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In League With Theo

A Jewish Mount Rushmore of sports geniuses.

11/09/2016 - 09:01
Staff Writer

Another jinx broken, another notch in the bat of a Jewish prodigy.

The Chicago Cubs’ victory in the World Series last week not only broke a putative 108-year-old curse, but cemented the reputation of general manager Theo Epstein.

Cubs general manager Theo Epstein: Two teams, two curses undone. Credit

Donald Trump Takes The Oval Office, GOP Keeps Congress

In surprise win, Donald Trump sweeps to victory in at least 29 states becoming the 45th president of the USA.

11/09/2016 - 08:22

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Donald Trump is the next U.S. president, having swept to victory in at least 29 states with 288 electoral votes and jolted a Jewish community made increasingly anxious as his rough-edged nativist rhetoric emboldened the far right and amplified a strain of anti-Semitic invective not heard in decades.

Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States in a surprise win over Hillary Clinton. Getty Images

104 Year Old Jewish Voter Never Misses An Election

Queens resident, Rose Orbach, is voting in her 16th presidential election.

11/08/2016 - 11:44
Editorial Intern

Rose Orbach, a 104 year-old New Yorker, plans to exert her right to vote in today’s election for one of the two presidential New Yorker candidates. This will be Orbach’s 16th presidential election she’s voting in, reported the New York Times.

104 year old, Rose Orbach, will vote in her 16th election today. Screenshot/New York Times Metro Twitter

Jewish Republican Honcho Ari Fleischer Retracts Trump Endorsement

11/08/2016 - 08:54

Ari Fleischer, a White House press secretary under President George W. Bush, said he will leave his presidential ballot blank, walking back his endorsement of Donald Trump earlier this year.

Ari Fleischer said he will leave his presidential ballot blank, walking back his earlier endorsement of Trump. JTA

Chorus Of Jewish Groups Declares Support For Standing Rock Protest

11/06/2016 - 11:22

Several Jewish groups have voiced their support for the Native American-led protest of an oil pipeline that would run near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota and South Dakota, with some rabbis traveling to the protest in solidarity.

Protestors rally against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Flickr Creative Commons/Fibonacci Blue

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
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