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Questions Over ADL’s Direction In Wake Of Top Pick

Social entrepreneur with strong ties to Democrats to replace the iconic Foxman.

11/11/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

For the last generation, the Anti-Defamation League has arguably been the most prominent Jewish organization in the country, and its national director, Abraham Foxman, the voice of American Jewry.

Obama administration official Jonathan Greenblatt, speaking this week in L.A.

‘Sharing’ Is Key Word At G.A.

At annual confab, Jewish federations see future in more collaboration.

11/10/2014 - 19:00

Oxon Hill, Md. — There was the vice president of the United States, two Supreme Court justices and an Academy Award-winning actress with a compelling Jewish story. There were Jewish professionals, lay leaders, clergy and recent college graduates. The West Point cadets’ Jewish choir performed. The Israeli prime minister appeared via satellite from Jerusalem.

Vice President Joe Biden. JTA

Nicki Minaj Apologizes for Nazi-Themed Video

The rap superstar takes 'full responsibility' on Twitter.

11/10/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer
Nicki Minaj apologizes for video containing Nazi-imagery. Via allmusic.com

World War II Through The Eyes Of A Veteran

Alan Moskin, a Nazi POW, reflects on his wartime experiences this Veteran's Day.

11/10/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Alan Moskin, “a New Jersey boy,” an 18-year-old soldier in Gen. George Patton’s Third Army, a Syracuse University student who was drafted after World War II broke out, was among a group of American soldiers at a Nazi POW camp in Austria on May 4, 1945.

Alan Moskin in WWII Unifrom

Md. District May Remove Jewish Holidays Designation From School Calendar

11/10/2014 - 19:00

Schools in a Maryland school district would close for the Jewish High Holidays but without identifying the reason under a recommendation by its superintendent.

Nicki Minaj Lyric Video Evokes Nazi Imagery

'Only' debuts on the anniversary of Kristallnacht and features propaganda images from Hitler’s Third Reich.

11/09/2014 - 19:00
Editorial Intern

Released on November 7, the new lyric video for Nicki Minaj’s latest single, “Only” features Nazi imagery, in addition to a cameo appearance by MOT Drake.

Nicki Minaj is under fire for her new single, "Only." Via wikimedia.org

U.S. Supreme Court Justices Talk Jewish At G.A. Opening

11/09/2014 - 19:00

Oxon Hill, Md. – U.S. Supreme Court justices Stephen Breyer and Elana Kagan talked about their Jewish identities at the opening plenary of the 2014 General Assembly conference of the Jewish Federations of North America.

Eatery Featuring Palestinian Cuisine Receives Death Threats, Closes

The Jewish-owned Conflict Kitchen turned over letter containing death threats to the police.

11/09/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Conflict Kitchen, a Pittsburgh eatery that recently came under fire for serving Palestinian cuisine with messages from Palestinians living in Gaza and the U.S. on the wrappers, has closed until further notice after receiving a letter containing death threats, according to its Facebook page.

Conflict Kitchen closed temporarily due to death threats. Via conflictkitchen.org

Beth Din Of America Invites 'Several Women' To Join The Board

National rabbinic court of the Orthodox community hopes to 'repopulate' the board with 'members that reflect the broad swath of the Jewish community.'

11/06/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

The Beth Din of America, the country’s preeminent Orthodox religious court, invited “several women” to join its board.

Dr. Michelle Friedman. Via lionconference.org

Lee Zeldin: What Jew Need To Know

Will the new Jewish senator replace Eric Cantor?

11/05/2014 - 19:00
Editorial Intern

Here's what you don't know about Lee Zeldin, the New York State Senator who put an end to the short-lived drought of Jewish Republican representatives in Congress.

New York State Senator Lee Zeldin. Nysenate.gov.
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