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Identity In, 'Spirituality' Out For Jewish Teens

05/10/2016 - 15:13

What do the Jewish members of Generation Z — the one right behind the millennials — want?

Not conventional “spiritual” practices, including synagogue attendance, it turns out. What they do want, according to a major report released last week by the New York-based Jewish Education Project, is to be better human beings.

These teen interns in New York adorned cover of new study.

The New Han Solo Is Jewish – And He Was Discovered At A Bat Mitzvah

05/09/2016 - 10:20
JTA

The next time you’re kvetching about having to go to another bar or bat mitzvah, think about this: Steven Spielberg could be there, and he could make you a star.

Alden Ehrenreich arriving at the premiere of Universal Pictures’ “Hail, Caesar!” at Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, Ca. JTA

Donald Trump Disavows David Duke’s Praise

05/06/2016 - 10:17

Washington — Donald Trump “totally” disavowed an anti-Jewish tirade on his behalf by white supremacist David Duke and said there was no place for anti-Semitism in society.

Donald Trump addressing the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C. JTA

Adelson Backs Trump, Says He’ll Be Good For Israel

05/06/2016 - 10:12

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson said he will back Donald Trump now that Trump has locked up the Republican Party’s presidential nomination

Sheldon Adelson. Wikimedia commons

Top GOP Jews Want To Hear More From Trump

Support for presumptive nominee, though tentative, appears to be coalescing.

05/05/2016 - 16:23
Staff Writer

Some prominent Jewish Republicans have begun cautiously throwing their support — however tepid — to Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee after his two remaining competitors dropped out. But many want to hear from him more on several key issues.

Some prominent Jewish Republicans have begun cautiously throwing their support, however tepid, Trump. Getty Images

David Duke: Trump Victory Wrests Control Of Country From ‘Jewish Extremists’

05/05/2016 - 12:28

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke praised Donald Trump’s Indiana primary victory, which makes him the presumptive GOP candidate, and said it has wrested control of the country from “Jewish extremists.”

David Duke, former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, during a debate with Joe Hicks at Cal State University, Sept. 25, 1996. JTA

Obama Calls For Solidarity With European Jews, Jewish Students On Holocaust Remembrance Day

05/05/2016 - 11:29

Washington — In his Holocaust Remembrance Day message, President Barack Obama called for solidarity with Jews facing anti-Semitism in Europe and on campuses.

President Barack Obama speaking at the Righteous Among the Nations award ceremony at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. JTA

Donald Trump: No Message For Followers Who Flooded Reporter With Anti-Semitic Abuse

05/05/2016 - 11:25

Washington — Donald Trump said he had no message for supporters who deluged a reporter with anti-Semitic comments after she wrote a critical profile of his wife.

Donald Trump speaking to supporters and the media at Trump Tower in New York City following his victory in Indiana. JTA

After Ted Cruz Drops Out, Donald Trump Is The Presumptive Republican Nominee For President

05/04/2016 - 10:58
JTA

Washington — Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee for president after trouncing his opponents in Indiana, driving Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, out of the race.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaking during an election night watch party at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Union Station in Indiana. JTA

Critical Profile Of Melania Trump Unleashes Flood Of Anti-Semitic Abuse On Reporter

05/02/2016 - 14:55

Washington — A reporter who wrote a critical profile of Melania Trump has been deluged with anti-Semitic abuse.

Donald Trump speaking during a campaign rally with, from left to right, wife Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump and her husband. JTA
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