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White Supremacist, David Duke Rants About Jewish Control Of Media

Duke is a U.S. Senate hopeful in Louisiana.

11/04/2016 - 08:23

White supremacist David Duke, a U.S. Senate hopeful in Louisiana, suggested that Jews control the American media and international banks.

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

These Ivanka Trump Fans Are Getting Surgery To Look Like Her

11/03/2016 - 14:52

(JTA) - Some women are calling out Ivanka Trump for standing by her father, even after he was caught on tape boasting about groping women. But others remain smitten by her — so infatuated, in fact, that they are going under the knife to look like her.

Jenny Stuart with Dr. Franklin Rose, who performed surgeries on her to look like Ivanka Trump. JTA

NJ Man, 24, Convicted Of Terrorism In Attacks On Synagogues

11/03/2016 - 11:25

A 24-year-old New Jersey man was convicted of terrorism for vandalizing and firebombing synagogues and a rabbi’s home in 2012.

With Less Than Week To Election, Trump Advisers Release Detailed Israel Plan

11/02/2016 - 14:38

Less than a week before the presidential election, Donald Trump’s two top Israel advisers released a detailed plan that pledges assistance to Israel beyond current levels but stops short of pledging to kill the Iran nuclear deal.

Donald Trump introducing Jewish supporters and members of his informal advisory team at Trump Tower in NYC this year. JTA

This Time, Neither Poetry Nor Grace

11/02/2016 - 10:18
Associate Editor

In a Dickensian perversion, it was the worst of times (for one party) and the worst of times (for the other). Elections were once a time for joyous bandwagons (literally), with Sinatra, supporting John Kennedy, singing his jaunty “High Hopes,” and not just any hopes but “high apple pie in the sky hopes!” Even in 1932, in the darkest alley of the Depression, “Happy Days Are Here Again” was Franklin Roosevelt’s theme song.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump: In the homestretch of a bitterly fought race. Photos by Getty Images

After Ari Shavit’s Assault Accusations, Things Fall Apart

Author apologizes, resigns from news organizations, following second accusation and communal condemnation.

11/02/2016 - 09:09

In the three weeks since a reporter published an essay that accused an unnamed “accomplished journalist from Israel” of sexually harassing and then sexually assaulting her during a 2014 interview, the journalist in question, reporter and author Ari Shavit, has gone from renown to persona non-grata in the Jewish communal world here.

Ari Shavit resigned from Haaretz and Channel 10 and apologized for his “mistakes” .

Pollsters Split Over Clinton’s Jewish Turnout

Lone Jewish House member caught in Trump bind.

11/02/2016 - 08:51
Staff Writer

Democratic challenger Anna Throne-Holst in Long Island’s First Congressional District is seeking to overcome incumbent Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin’s 15-point lead in the polls by arguing that Zeldin and Donald Trump are one and the same.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump: In the homestretch of a bitterly fought race.  Getty Images

Intermarriage Now Seen As ‘In The Mainstream’

National conference, new studies mark moment of growing acceptance among Jewish leaders.

11/01/2016 - 16:46
Staff Writer

History was made last week in Philadelphia in the controversial area of Jewish intermarriage.

At the National Museum of American Jewish History, representatives of such prominent organizations as Brandeis University and the Pew Research Center discussed the results of their latest studies on the topic – but the historical aspect was not what the experts said, but who was listening.

Caption: A panel at last week’s “Interfaith Opportunity Summit.” Courtesy of Interfaithfamily.com

Broad City Star, Abbi Jacobson, Releases New Book Illustrating Contents Of Celebrities’ Bags

In Carry this Book, the Jewish comedian and Comedy Central star draws the imagined contents of Beyonce and Hillary Clinton’s bags.

11/01/2016 - 13:43
Editorial Intern

Ever wonder what’s inside Beyonce, Hillary Clinton, and Oprah’s bags? Now you don’t have to, because Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson hilariously drew what we’ve always imagined in a playful and colorful illustration book titled Carry this Book

Abbi Jacobson revealing the cover of her new book. Instagram/Abbi Jacobson

The Jewish Vote: Senate Races To Watch

11/01/2016 - 11:06

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Hillary vs. Donald is sucking all the air out of the room.

Consider: The first woman major party nominee battling a reality TV star. The Republican nominee, Donald Trump, bragging in a 2005 video about sexual assault, then denying it when a dozen women corroborate his braggadacio. The seemingly never-ending Hillary Clinton email scandal, with defrocked congressman and notorious sexter Anthony Weiner thrown in to boot. And so much more.

The Senate’s side of the U.S. Capitol (Wikimedia Commons)
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