Category: American Jewry

American Jewry, antisemitism

Anglican Church of Canada Replaces Prayer for the Conversion of the Jews

Historical building in Toronto, Canada, with Canadian flag

The Anglican Church of Canada intends to remove a prayer for the conversion of the Jews from its liturgy. The prayer is to be replaced with a text on the “Reconciliation with the Jews.” Bruce Myers, the Anglican bishop of Quebec, issued a statement saying that the changes are meant to move the community to …

American Jewry, Celebrity MOTs, Israel, Liberal Jews

Democratic Nominee Hopeful Joe Sestak Wants Israel U.S. Embassy Move Redo

Democratic hopeful Joe Sestak

For years, presidents promised to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, but it took Donald Trump to follow through. Now Joe Sestak, who is one of the many Democrats hoping to win the nomination for president in 2020, says he wants a redo. “We need to move the embassy back out of Jerusalem, …

American Jewry, Holocaust

Concentration Camp Survivor Tells AOC What’s What

Ed Mosberg, concentration camp survivor wearing camp inmate uniform

Ed Mosberg is one of the few remaining survivors of the concentration camps. At 93-years-old, he has no patience with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez referring to illegal migrant detention centers as “concentration camps.” “She should be removed from Congress. She’s spreading anti-Semitism, hatred and stupidity,” said Mosberg in an interview with the New York Post. “The …

American Jewry, Celebrity MOTs, Israel, Liberal Jews

Alan Dershowitz Enthusiastic About Voting for a Biden Perceived by Many as Anti-Israel

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Joe Biden has a long history of anti-Israel actions, as covered in this JNS piece by Jackson Richman. And still, Alan Dershowitz has gone on record with Dan Abrams of Fox News as an enthusiastic supporter of Biden: “I’m a strong supporter of Joe Biden,” Dershowitz responded. “I like Joe Biden. I’ve liked him for …

American Jewry, Israel

Israel Unimportant to One Quarter of American Jews

Jewish neighborhood, New York

A new study by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) shows that only 72 percent of American Jews feel that Israel is important for the long-term future of the Jewish people. It could be worse: in France, that number would be only 53 percent. Which leads us to wonder what it all means to the Jews …

American Jewry

Jewish Voters Choose Biden Over Sanders

Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden

A new poll has Jewish voters preferring Joe Biden over Bernie Sanders for president in 2020. The Morning Consult survey has 47.1 percent of registered Jewish voters supporting Biden, with just 11.1 percent supporting Sanders. While it is interesting to some that Jews are not supporting the Jewish candidate (Sanders), it is more interesting to …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Quality of Jewish Life

Lori Kaye Jumped In Front of Her Rabbi to Save Him

Lori Kaye

The news of the newest synagogue shooting in Poway, California, just six months after Tree of Life is more than shocking. We wonder what is happening to America, to our religious freedom and security. We felt safe. Now we do not. What will be? Only Hashem knows. John Earnest had evil on his mind as …

American Jewry, Israel, Liberal Jews

American Jews Ask Trump to Stop Bibi From Annexing Judea and Samaria

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Nine Jewish organizations signed a letter asking President Trump to prevent Israel from annexing the disputed territories of Judea and Samaria. The organizations are Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Union for Reform Judaism, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, MERCAZ, the Rabbinical Assembly, the Anti-Defamation League, Ameinu, the National Council of Jewish Women and the …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Israel

Ilhan Omar Says Support for Israel is “All About the Benjamins, Baby.”

Ilhan Omar

Already known for her BDS support and for calling Israel “evil,” Ilhan Omar has now said rich Jews in AIPAC are behind U.S. support for Israel. And she’s said it in an entirely offensive way. Read the tweets and see for yourself: It’s all about the Benjamins baby 🎶 https://t.co/KatcXJnZLV — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Israel

Finally a Response to Antisemitism

Some American Jews have found it shocking that no action has been taken against Freshman Democrats Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. The former accused American Jews of dual loyalty, an age-old canard. The latter suggested that Israel was evil and had “hypnotized” the world. While Democrats have been slow to condemn these expressions of antisemitism, a Republican leader in the U.S. House of Representatives has now pledged to take action, if the Democratic majority fails to do so. “If they do not take action I think you’ll see action from myself,” said Kevin McCarthy of California. The minority leader, according to Capitol Hill reporters writing in a number of publications also said, “This cannot sustain itself. It’s unacceptable in this country.” McCarthy isn’t only a man of words, you should know. He recently moved to isolate Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, when King, long associated with white supremacists, wondered in an interview why terms like “white supremacy” carried a stigma. McCarthy has suggested that statements made by Tlaib and Ilhan are worse than King’s, saying not only are they equal to that offending statement, but in terms of offense, even “more so.” It’s not clear, as of yet, what actions McCarthy might take against the two women.

Some American Jews have found it shocking that no action has been taken against Freshman Democrats Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. The former accused American Jews of dual loyalty, an age-old canard. The latter suggested that Israel was evil and had “hypnotized” the world. While Democrats have been slow to condemn …