American Jewry, antisemitism, Freedom of religion, Quality of Jewish Life

San Diego Rabbi and Williamsburg Man Attacked in the Same Week

Williamsburg antisemitic attack October 15 2020 screenshot

Tree of Life was a surprising attack, but now it seems Jews are attacked weekly, and sometimes daily. The latest antisemitic attacks are on a rabbi in San Diego, just outside his synagogue on October 10, and five days later, a man dressed in “Orthodox garb” in Williamsburg. It certainly isn’t helping the situation when …

Israel, Terror

Arson Forces Evacuation of Northern Israelis on Eve of Holiday

Fires in Haifa Israel

Over 5,000 Israelis were forced to leave their homes on Friday morning as fire threatened to engulf the North. While the fires continued to burn, many residents were able to return home on Saturday morning. The hot, dry weather is one factor in the blaze, but Arab arson is a widespread grassroots means of protesting …

Conservative Movement

Who Won the First 2020 Presidential Debate?

biden trump boxing match symbolizes first debate

President Trump and Joe Biden faced off in the first presidential debate and the results were, er, interesting. The two interrupted each other unceasingly, and the moderator, Chris Wallace, made clear he was biased against Donald Trump. It was noisy and it was boring. Just two old men fighting on TV. Surprisingly, Joe Biden made …

American Jewry, Liberal Jews

Jews Up in Arms Over Catholic Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett

Amy Coney Barrett

Jewish progressives and Democrats have come out against the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court, because they believe she stands in opposition to the staunch progressive principles of predecessor Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) Executive Director Halie Soifer said that aside from the fact that there will …

American Jewry, Celebrity MOTs, Jewish pride, Liberal Jews, Reform Movement

RBG’s Death on Rosh Hashanah Marked By Shofar Blasts

Shofar blower enrobed in tallit

Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Rosh Hashanah of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. While traditional Jews do not blow the shofar when Rosh Hashanah falls on Shabbat, Reform Rabbi Matt Soffer of Durham, North Carolina, blew the shofar minus one blast, to signify that the Supreme Court was now minus one justice. Actor Mandy Patinkin, …

Israel, Quality of Jewish Life

Jerusalem Great Synagogue Closed for Business Over Holidays

Jerusalem Great Synagogue

With Israel contemplating a new lockdown until after the High Holidays, it has been reported that Jerusalem’s Great Synagogue will be closed for the first time ever since opening its doors in 1958. The lockdown, it is hoped, will lower the number of coronavirus victims, as the numbers of those sick with the virus in …

antisemitism, campus, Holocaust, Israel, Terror

San Francisco University to Host Arab Terrorist

Terrorist Leila Khaled

Leila Khaled, a notorious Arab terrorist and leading member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), is scheduled to speak on a panel on September 23, at San Francisco University (SFU). Khaled took part in hijacking a commercial flight to Tel Aviv in 1969. The PFLP took part in suicide bombings and …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Quality of Jewish Life

Three Arrested in Cleveland for Antisemitic Vandalism

cleveland swastika graffiti

Three people, a 20-year-old man, a 23-year-old woman and a 16-year-old, all from Beachwood, Ohio have been arrested for painting swastikas and other antisemitic imagery and graffiti back in July on several Jewishly-owned businesses in University Heights, a Cleveland suburb. Bo Briele Truitt, 23, arrested two weeks ago, has been charged with ethnic intimidation, inducing …

Terror

Beirut Explosion Definitively Traced to Hezbullah

beirut explosion

The massive Beirut explosion that killed 172 people, injured 6,000 and left 300,000 homeless, has definitively been traced to Iranian terror group Hezbullah, by way of an abandoned ship’s owner connected to a Lebanese bank used by the terror organization. The ship, known as the Rhosus, arrived at the port of Beirut in 2013, carrying …

American Jewry, Israel

Biden Takes Credit for UAE Israel Peace Accord

Joe Biden David Friedman

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) took a giant leap forward for the Arab people when they agreed to normalize relations with Israel. The two countries share a common enemy—Iran—and Trump was able to persuade the UAE to let bygones be bygones. But Joe Biden was quick to take the credit for the accord: “The coming …