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News and updates about American Jews

Due to anti-Israel protests:

Survey: Over 60% of Jewish students feel less safe on campus

Many Jewish students say pro-Palestinian encampments make them feel less safe, Hillel survey finds.

Survey: Over 60% of Jewish students feel less safe on campus

Survey:

Majority of US Jews see Israel's actions in Gaza as 'acceptable'

JPPI’s Voice of the Jewish People Index survey reveals: Campus protests heighten sense of anti-Jewish discrimination in US, while Jewish support for President Biden holds strong.

Majority of US Jews see Israel's actions in Gaza as 'acceptable'

These last names help locate US Jewish communities

The secret list of 29 names that helps pollsters find American Jews.

These last names help locate US Jewish communities

Despite admin's opposition

Majority of US Jews support Rafah operation

A poll by JPPI found that American Jews are in consensus about the need for Israel to operate in Rafah. A majority also says Senator Chuck Schumer had no place to call for elections in Israel.

Majority of US Jews support Rafah operation

New poll shows:

Most Muslims don't notice discrimination against Jews

Most Americans and nearly all American Jews say antisemitism has risen since Oct. 7, survey finds.

Most Muslims don't notice discrimination against Jews

Major US Jewish groups object to federal security funding cuts

'These funds are not just grants; they are lifelines that have fortified vital institutions against hate and violence,' Jewish groups stress.

Major US Jewish groups object to federal security funding cuts

In the Catskills, once-bustling Nevele Grande Hotel burns down

The Borscht Belt is burning: In the Catskills, abandoned resorts keep catching fire.

In the Catskills, once-bustling Nevele Grande Hotel burns down

'Location upon RSVP':

Here's how some responded to anti-Israel violence

To evade pro-Palestinian protests, some Jewish and Israeli events are keeping their locations low-profile.

Here's how some responded to anti-Israel violence

A non-Jew's reflections on antisemitism in America

The genie of antisemitism in America has left the bottle, and has infected mainstream journalism, academia, and culture. There is only one thing that may work. Opinion.

A non-Jew's reflections on antisemitism in America

Democratic rhetoric takes a perilous turn for Jews

Democratic movers and shakers are grafting antisemitism onto the party’s DNA. Op-ed.

Democratic rhetoric takes a perilous turn for Jews

So who is in charge of America? We really don’t know

So who you gonna call when you need assistance? If, say, you are the prime minister of Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu, and there is urgent business to discuss, you call, but nobody answers. Op-ed.

So who is in charge of America? We really don’t know

Jewish billionaire buys the Baltimore Orioles

Jewish billionaire David Rubenstein buys his hometown Baltimore Orioles.

Jewish billionaire buys the Baltimore Orioles

77 WABC Morning:

Host Sid Rosenberg broadcasts live from Israel

Trip includes visit to site of Nova music festival and kibbutzim near the Gaza border.

Host Sid Rosenberg broadcasts live from Israel

Abbey Levy:

A rising Jewish star in the brand new PWHL

'When I was away from home, I realized life is not all about hockey, it’s about who’s around you, too,' says professional Jewish hockey player Abbey Levy.

A rising Jewish star in the brand new PWHL

Helping Israeli farmers:

Israeli and North American Jews help Israeli farmers

Since the start of the war, there has been an influx of Jews from North America coming to volunteer in Israel.

Israeli and North American Jews help Israeli farmers

Outfielder Harrison Bader signs with New York Mets

Outfielder Harrison Bader, whose father is Jewish, signs with the New York Mets.

Outfielder Harrison Bader signs with New York Mets

Israeli secular actor:

'I want to go to synagogue, to learn Talmud, to put on tefillin'

Israeli actor Guri Alfi says he is not becoming religious, but that Judaism is nevertheless an inseparable part of him.

'I want to go to synagogue, to learn Talmud, to put on tefillin'

Rabbi Matisyahu Chaim Salomon, BMG mashgiach, passes away

US Jewry mourns passing of Rabbi Matisyahu Chaim Salomon, mashgiach of Lakewood's Bais Medrash Govoha.

Rabbi Matisyahu Chaim Salomon, BMG mashgiach, passes away

US Jews in retreat

Waking up to an American nightmare. Opinion.

US Jews in retreat

Newly-minted Hall of Famer:

'A Jew can be literally anything if we set our mind to it'

Maxwell Jacob Friedman — the latest pro wrestler in the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame — is glad to be seen as a strong Jew.

'A Jew can be literally anything if we set our mind to it'

Orthodox Union leader:

'Defending ourselves is a Jewish ethic'

Rabbi Moshe Hauer of the Orthodox Union tells Arutz Sheva how American Jews are experiencing the current situation.

'Defending ourselves is a Jewish ethic'

NFL:

Jewish player wins game after wearing 'stand with Israel' cleats

Jewish NFL player Greg Joseph kicks 36-yard game-winning field goal after wearing cleats declaring ‘I Stand with Israel.’

Jewish player wins game after wearing 'stand with Israel' cleats

Illinois:

Program that helped families with day school tuition ends

Illinois tax credit program for private schools set to end, upsetting Jewish advocates.

Program that helped families with day school tuition ends

Amid war in Israel:

American Jews are arming themselves

Following a spike in antisemitic incidents, Jews in the US feel the need to protect themselves and are seeking out means to do so.

American Jews are arming themselves

Jewish Democrat quits progressive caucus over Israel criticism

Lois Frankel, Jewish Florida Democrat, quits progressive caucus over Israel differences.

Jewish Democrat quits progressive caucus over Israel criticism

1 in 10 US Jews showed up on a Tuesday to stand for Israel

The demographic equivalent would be 3 million black people, 4.5 million Latinos, 1.2 million Asians rallying in D.C. For starters..Op-ed.

1 in 10 US Jews showed up  on a Tuesday to stand for Israel

Tens of thousands arrive in Washington ahead of pro-Israel rally

Planes, trains and bus caravans: Ahead of mass pro-Israel rally, tens of thousands of Jews are descending on Washington.

Tens of thousands arrive in Washington ahead of pro-Israel rally

American Jews arm themselves in the face of rising antisemitism

Jews in Rockville, Maryland tell how they are preparing to defend themselves against rising hostility against Jews in the United States.

American Jews arm themselves in the face of rising antisemitism

On National Mall:

Jewish organizations announce march for Israel

Event will bring together communities from across USA, show strong solidarity with Israel, & demand immediate release of remaining hostages.

Jewish organizations announce march for Israel

'Beading our way through pain'

Ohio's donation to Israel's Gaza border communities

In Columbus, Ohio, Jews and non-Jews raise over $20,000, selling homemade bracelets to help locate missing and kidnapped & support families.

Ohio's donation to Israel's Gaza border communities

What Jews must do to fight back

Some suggestions for dealing with hatred unleashed.Op-ed.

What Jews must do to fight back

Over silence on Israel-Hamas:

Israeli-American screenwriter quits Writers Guild

Screenwriter Dan Gordon blasts Writers Guild of America: Worst slaughter of Jews since Nazi Germany and you can't find a word to say.

Israeli-American screenwriter quits Writers Guild

Communal effort:

Planeload of donated medical supplies arrives in Israel

El Al Dreamliner carrying first aid gear, medical equipment donated by Jews across the USA.

Planeload of donated medical supplies arrives in Israel

Orthodox Jews go Republican

The Democratic party must understand that American Jews can no longer be taken for granted. Op-ed.

Orthodox Jews go Republican

Jewish woman who participated in longevity study dies at 112

Louise Levy, ‘supercentenarian’ subject of longevity study among Ashkenazi Jews, dies at 112.

Jewish woman who participated in longevity study dies at 112

Jewish fencer wins sabre World Championship

Jewish fencer Eli Dershwitz becomes first US man to win sabre World Championship.

Jewish fencer wins sabre World Championship

Jews of the Revolutionary War

No one can say that the Jews did not spill their own blood for the formation of America. The Jews were very much part of creating the USA.

Jews of the Revolutionary War

Op-ed:

America is still worth fighting for

The civilizational struggle in which the left has cast the US as an irredeemably racist nation holds important stakes for the Jews. Op-ed.

America is still worth fighting for

Leading Chicago Jewish philanthropist killed in crash

James Crown, one of Chicago’s leading Jewish philanthropists, dies in racetrack crash at the age of 70.

Leading Chicago Jewish philanthropist killed in crash

Face it - America is doomed

The dictatorial, behavior of the Progressive Democrat Party has led to the destruction of a great Democratic, Constitutional Republic.Op-ed

Face it - America is doomed

Tribute to Rav Aharon Kotler's greatness:Torah study in the USA

A post-Holocaust American haven for 'Yavneh and its Sages' was created by Rav Kotler zt"l.:

Tribute to Rav Aharon Kotler's greatness:Torah study in the USA

Almost half of American 'Jews' actually are not Jewish

Reform leader Rick Jacobs travels the USA proudly proclaiming that “interfaith families are now the majority of the movement.” Op-ed.

Almost half of American 'Jews' actually are not Jewish

Joe Biden’s sop to the Jews

Condemning White Supremacist antisemitism has meaning only if it acknowledges the breadth and depth of Black Jew-hatred in America. Op-ed.

Joe Biden’s sop to the Jews

Op-ed:

To believe or not to believe: The state of American values

Two polls reveal surprising differences on religious belief and seeming contradictions between age groups. Op-ed.

To believe or not to believe: The state of American values

JCPA:

Woman who led suit against Charlottesville organizers named CEO

Jewish Council for Public Affairs names Amy Spitalnick, who sued Charlottesville rally organizers, as its CEO.

Woman who led suit against Charlottesville organizers named CEO

Sen. Ben Cardin:

'My Jewish values are what got me throughout my entire life'

Translating ‘tzedakah’ for Marylanders: Sen. Ben Cardin’s long Jewish goodbye,

'My Jewish values are what got me throughout my entire life'

Matan Kahana to US Jews: Support Israel unconditionally

Former Religious Services Minister meets with American Jewish leaders during trip to the US.

Matan Kahana to US Jews: Support Israel unconditionally

This is what an $8 million synagogue renovation looks like

Historic Upper West Side synagogue gets elevator, updated security measures.

This is what an $8 million synagogue renovation looks like

Harold Kushner, best-selling Jewish author, dies at 88

Harold Kushner, whose works of practical theology were best-sellers, dies at 88.

Harold Kushner, best-selling Jewish author, dies at 88

New study: Hebrew school enrollment down by nearly half

Hebrew school enrollment across US down by nearly half since 2006, report says.

New study: Hebrew school enrollment down by nearly half

New study shows the important role rabbis play for young US Jews

New Report from Atra shows that young people want relationships with rabbis who accept them for who they are and how they want to be Jewish.

New study shows the important role rabbis play for young US Jews

Poll: Most Americans have positive attitude toward Jews

Pew survey finds Jews also receive favourable ratings from other religious groups, Democrats and Republicans.

Poll: Most Americans have positive attitude toward Jews

Antisemitism in America:

FBI reveals hate crimes at levels not seen in over 20 years

Updated data finds antisemitic hate crimes against American Jews increased nearly 20 percent in 2021.

FBI reveals hate crimes at levels not seen in over 20 years

New Survey:

4 in 10 American Jews felt less secure last year

One in four American Jews avoid wearing anything that would identify them as Jews, survey shows.

4 in 10 American Jews felt less secure last year

The Ilhan Omar vote is a turning point for American Jews

Partisan split on booting Omar from committees illustrates the normalization of anti-Zionism.Op-ed.

The Ilhan Omar vote is a turning point for American Jews

Are US Jews anti-democratic? Where is Sephardic representation?

Diversity is all the rage, yet American Jews don’t have Sephardic Jews in their liberal organizational leadership. Op-ed..

Are US Jews anti-democratic?  Where is Sephardic representation?

US Jews feel less secure year after Colleyville hostage crisis

American Jewish Committee survey finds hostage taking at Texas synagogue caused American Jews to question their safety.

US Jews feel less secure year after Colleyville hostage crisis

Two great men built an alliance between Blacks and Jews

How reverse the mistrust and hatred? How do Jewish and African American communities go back to the days of Heschel and King? Op-ed.

Two great men built an alliance between Blacks and Jews

Is US antisemitism going to become a Civil Rights Question?

Lip-service, by itself, didn’t work in Germany in the 1930’s and won't work against today's antisemitism towards vulnerable Jews. Op-ed.

Is US antisemitism going to become a Civil Rights Question?

Jews in Belgium, Jews in America - things have changed

“Before It’s Too Late – A Love Letter to my daughters and America” is a great book and a greater wake-up call. Op-ed.

Jews in  Belgium, Jews in America - things have changed