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Why are US Jewish Organizations silent about Congressional anti-Semitism?

Why are US Jewish Organizations silent about Congressional anti-Semitism?

Major Jewish organizations cannot sit by and let The Squad and other anti-Semites dominate Congressional discourse. Op-ed.Barry Shaw, 12/11/2020 04:01
US and Israeli Jews are deeply divided on life and death issues

US and Israeli Jews are deeply divided on life and death issues

Our kinfolk in the U.S.are either indifferent or bent on support for a candidate committed to policies helping Israel's enemies. Op-ed.Dr. Martin Sherman, 11/11/2020 10:54
At the pinnacle of division, an opportunity for Jewish unity

At the pinnacle of division, an opportunity for Jewish unity

The 2020 election highlighted the deep political divide between US and Israeli Jews - but it can also be an opportunity for unity. Op-ed.Jay Ruderman, 11/11/2020 08:45
Former Druze minister and Likud MK Auoyb Kara says American Jewry 'betrayed Trump'

Former Druze minister and Likud MK Auoyb Kara says American Jewry 'betrayed Trump'

Ayoub Kara: 'Betrayal' by American Jewry of Israel-lover Trump reminds me of recurring phenomenon; time for soul-searching.'Mordechai Sones, 05/11/2020 13:35
Suggestion to Israel: Forget about the Jews of America

Suggestion to Israel: Forget about the Jews of America

Whether the next president is Trump or Biden, we in Israel must face up to the fact that most US Jews voted against Israel. Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 04/11/2020 08:13
Study: US Jews more like to get coronavirus than other Americans

Study: US Jews more like to get coronavirus than other Americans

Pew study finds 10% US Jews test positive for coronavirus antibodies compared to just 2% of the general population.Gary Willig, 27/10/2020 16:23
Leading religious groups urge community to 'stay home, save lives'

Leading religious groups urge community to 'stay home, save lives'

Orthodox Jewish groups sign joint statement calling on Jewish community to stay home, comply with health guidelines.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/03/2020 19:31
Could I be responsible for Israel's destruction?  

Could I be responsible for Israel's destruction?  

Diaspora Jewry has a lot to answer for - especially now that the election results are in. Alan Silverstein, 15/03/2020 08:04
Letter from a confused Jew

Letter from a confused Jew

When I asked the local Rabbi if I should move to Israel, he told me that am better off here in America, because in Israel it is hard to stay religious. Tzvi Fishman, 13/02/2020 14:25
Study: 80% of American Jews are pro-Israel, 67% feel 'attachment' to Israel

Study: 80% of American Jews are pro-Israel, 67% feel 'attachment' to Israel

Ruderman Family Foundation survey shows 80% of American Jews are pro-Israel, but see politics, institutional conduct, as cause for concern.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/02/2020 12:48
Putting US Jewry on notice

Putting US Jewry on notice

The deafening silence on the part of Jews in response to the highly visible profile of other Jews leading the anti-Trump campaign is undeniable. Ron Jager, 09/12/2019 07:00
Study: American Jewish population rises to 7.5 million

Study: American Jewish population rises to 7.5 million

New study out of Brandeis University finds US home to largest number of Jews - roughly 800,000 more than in Israel.Ben Sales, JTA, 08/10/2019 07:20
American Jewry in total denial

American Jewry in total denial

A steady level of violence and hate targeting Jewish people anywhere and everywhere is seemingly quietly condoned and accepted as a daily fact of American life. Ron Jager, 05/09/2019 17:36
'American Jews are shooting themselves in the foot'

'American Jews are shooting themselves in the foot'

Chairman of Republican party in Israel, Marc Zell, says American Jews' dislike for Trump leading them to support anti-Israel elements.Eliran Aharon, 24/07/2019 19:19
No more the safe haven, no more the Promised Land

No more the safe haven, no more the Promised Land

I see no way to put the anti-Jewish genie back in the bottle in the US. The 'Goldene Medina" - the Golden Land - as Jews used to call the USA, is no more.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 17/06/2019 01:11
The surprising future of American Orthodox Jewry

The surprising future of American Orthodox Jewry

American Jewry's past is very different from its present state and even less similar to what is predicted for the future. Israeli leaders would do well to pay attention to the change.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 26/05/2019 01:23
Half of US Jews identified as Democrats in 2018

Half of US Jews identified as Democrats in 2018

52% of US Jews identify as Democrats, the largest percentage of any religious group in America.Marcy Oster/JTA, 14/03/2019 16:36
The Federation’s General Assembly - A squandered opportunity

The Federation’s General Assembly - A squandered opportunity

Rolling into town with PR spin doctors may create a few headlines, but will not produce much substance. Leah Aharoni, 21/10/2018 11:15
Poll: Jews strongly back Democrats in 2018 midterms

Poll: Jews strongly back Democrats in 2018 midterms

New poll shows just 25% of American Jews approve of President Trump, while 26% back Republicans in midterm elections.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/10/2018 12:54
Supreme Court Justice recalls ‘very strange Jewish upbringing'

Supreme Court Justice recalls ‘very strange Jewish upbringing'

Justice Elena Kagan discusses her 'very strange Jewish upbringing' in family that 'didn't really know what it was.'Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 13/09/2018 22:08
Trump: I have a personal connection to Judaism

Trump: I have a personal connection to Judaism

President Trump touts his accomplishments, highlights his 'Jewish connection' in pre-holiday conference call with American Jewish leaders.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/09/2018 20:44
Will American Jews listen to Israelis about Israel?

Will American Jews listen to Israelis about Israel?

American Jewish Federation leaders say Diaspora Jews and Israelis 'need to talk' - but are they really interested in open dialogue?Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/08/2018 17:06
Minister: It's official - More Jews in Israel than US

Minister: It's official - More Jews in Israel than US

Immigration Minister confirms that Israel now home to world's largest Jewish community, surpassing the US.David Rosenberg, 03/07/2018 12:31
Goodbye, Philip

Goodbye, Philip

The tragedy of American Jewish writers. Tzvi Fishman, 27/05/2018 00:08
Woman who led rebuilding of New Orleans synagogue dies

Woman who led rebuilding of New Orleans synagogue dies

Jackie Gothard, who led rebuilding of New Orleans congregation after Hurricane Katrina, dies at 83.JTA, 25/05/2018 14:32
Two-State delusion divides American and Israeli Jews

Two-State delusion divides American and Israeli Jews

Perhaps Diaspora Jews are alienating Israelis and not vice-versa. Matthew M. Hausman, J.D., 24/05/2018 15:30
Muslims to outnumber Jews in US by 2040

Muslims to outnumber Jews in US by 2040

While size of US Jewish population stagnates, number of US Muslims set to double by 2040.David Rosenberg, 12/01/2018 11:24
When the local synagogue dies

When the local synagogue dies

A Rust Belt synagogue 'runs out of people' and gathers to bury its past.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/01/2018 19:09
WZO: Anti-Semitism on the rise in the US

WZO: Anti-Semitism on the rise in the US

World Zionist Organization survey shows spike in anti-Semitism in the US over past year.Hezki Baruch, 01/01/2018 22:36
Report: PM considering firing Hotovely

Report: PM considering firing Hotovely

Netanyahu reportedly examining how to legally fire Hotovely following her statements on US Jewry. 'Don't put the government in hot water.'JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/11/2017 17:52
Left demands Deputy Minister Hotovely's suspension

Left demands Deputy Minister Hotovely's suspension

MKs push PM to suspend Hotovely for comments on American Jews, suggesting Diaspora Jews fail to understand Israel's predicament.Mordechai Sones, 23/11/2017 15:59
Hotovely clarifies 'American Jews' remarks

Hotovely clarifies 'American Jews' remarks

MK Hotovely said in interview 'American Jews live comfortably and don't understand Israeli reality.' Prime Minister distances himself.Mordechai Sones, 23/11/2017 11:23
'The price of loyalty: who's dividing the Jewish people and why'?

'The price of loyalty: who's dividing the Jewish people and why'?

Blaming Israel is a convenient weapon to mask failures of the Jewish Establishment.Dr. Moshe Dann, 13/11/2017 13:41
'Time for American Jews to pick a side'

'Time for American Jews to pick a side'

Leftist leader calls on American Jews to shun Israeli Consul General over his pro-settlement views.David Rosenberg, 27/08/2017 21:14
Shuttered Bronx synagogue becomes a dumping ground

Shuttered Bronx synagogue becomes a dumping ground

After Bronx synagogue closes down, neighborhood residents dump trash on the property - then complain to municipality.JTA, 24/07/2017 10:11
'Reform Jews, stay in America and don't interfere here'

'Reform Jews, stay in America and don't interfere here'

Haredi MK praises PM's decision to freeze Western Wall plan, calls on Reform Jews to stay in US - and out of Israeli politics.Haim Lev, 27/06/2017 12:58
'Relationship with American Jews is strategic'

'Relationship with American Jews is strategic'

Foreign Affairs and Defense Chair: 'Connection between American Jewry and State of Israel strategic-to-existential asset; turbo strategic.'Mordechai Sones, 13/06/2017 19:47
Is there a future for non-Orthodox American Jewry?

Is there a future for non-Orthodox American Jewry?

New study shows American Jews marrying later or not at all, having fewer children, and intermarrying at a high rate.David Rosenberg, 09/06/2017 14:59
American Jewish population rapidly becoming more Orthodox

American Jewish population rapidly becoming more Orthodox

Pew Center Survey shows rapid climb in the percentage of US Orthodox Jews - and their influence goes beyond their numbers.Shlomo Vile, 20/12/2016 09:58
4 major Jewish groups to skip Hanukkah party at Trump hotel

4 major Jewish groups to skip Hanukkah party at Trump hotel

Four Jewish organizations will not attend a Hanukkah party co-hosted by the Conference of Presidents at a hotel owned by Donald Trump.JTA, 14/12/2016 22:21
The day the music died for Jewish American Liberals.

The day the music died for Jewish American Liberals.

It's always tough to bet on the losing horse, but when you have to realize that your arrogant abetting of an anti-Israel administration has landed you outside the circle, that can lead to PTSD (Post Trump Stress Disorder). Ron Jager, 02/12/2016 13:40
Taking the BDS battle to summer camps

Taking the BDS battle to summer camps

Former MK Dov Lipman goes on summer camp tour in the US to teach campers about the fight against BDS and its crucial importance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/07/2016 09:48
American Jews strongly back gay marriage, abortion

American Jews strongly back gay marriage, abortion

Poll finds Jews most libertine religious group in America, more likely to support abortion and gay marriage than those without religion.David Rosenberg, 30/05/2016 18:30
Watch: Israel honors American Jewry

Watch: Israel honors American Jewry

The Knesset salutes American Jewry's longstanding contribution to Israel.Yoni Kempinski, 26/05/2016 04:45
What's the future of American Jewry?

What's the future of American Jewry?

Knesset Committee holds hearing on the symbiosis between Israel and American Jews - and how one can save the other.Uzi Baruch, 25/05/2016 19:07
Middle America Orthodox: Beth Israel in Omaha

Middle America Orthodox: Beth Israel in Omaha

Take a map of North America, find the precise center, and you'll find the physical center of Orthodox Judaism in the United States...Hillel Fendel, 17/03/2016 22:20
US and Canadian Jews' relationship to Israel

US and Canadian Jews' relationship to Israel

Impressions gained on a North American lecture tour. Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 25/02/2016 21:54
Mixed-up Jews

Mixed-up Jews

Israeli Jews are an inconvenience to American Jews. Jack Engelhard, 31/12/2015 06:08
Should American Jews celebrate Thanksgiving?

Should American Jews celebrate Thanksgiving?

Susie Fishbein, bestselling author of 'Kosher By Design' cookbooks, discusses Thanksgiving from a Jewish perspective.Raphael Poch, 26/11/2015 11:32
'If Reform kept out, US Jews drop Israel support'

'If Reform kept out, US Jews drop Israel support'

US Jewish coalition visits to pressure Israel to create non-observant 'alternatives' to Chief Rabbinate; 'Judaism a universal matter.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2015 20:43
Americans less religious; mixed news for Jews

Americans less religious; mixed news for Jews

Religious practices nationwide on the decline - but Jewish observance on the rise, report indicates.Tova Dvorin, 04/11/2015 10:55
Anti-Semitism Rampant on US College Campuses

Anti-Semitism Rampant on US College Campuses

54% of Jewish American students experienced anti-Semitism in 2014 - regardless of denomination and affiliation.Tova Dvorin, 24/02/2015 20:07
Changes in American Jewish Identity

Changes in American Jewish Identity

Interview with Professor of Jewish Social Policy, Steven M. Cohen: Fewer people today regard being Jewish as a matter of norms and obligations.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, 17/11/2014 13:47
Letter Urges Schools to Protect Jewish Students

Letter Urges Schools to Protect Jewish Students

14 organizations unite to send letter calling on US colleges and universities to protect Jewish students from anti-Semitic harassment.Cynthia Blank , 01/10/2014 23:00