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ADL: Attacks against Jews “more drastic…more dangerous”

ADL: Attacks against Jews “more drastic…more dangerous”

ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt appearing on PBS show sounds the alarm over the "brazenness" of recent violent assaults on American Jews.Dan Verbin, 25/05/2021 15:36
Newest Pew survey shows US Jewish demographic may be diversifying

Newest Pew survey shows US Jewish demographic may be diversifying

Just 3% of US Jews were born in Israel or have a parent who was born in Israel, newest Pew study shows.Asaf Shalev, JTA, 12/05/2021 09:50
After Efraim Gordon's murder, are Jews still safe in America?

After Efraim Gordon's murder, are Jews still safe in America?

Hashtag #JusticeForEfraim is now trending on Twitter, but American Jewish activists worry that the story will get lost in the news cycle.Dan Verbin, 07/05/2021 18:52
Arab refugee aid could endanger Israelis

Arab refugee aid could endanger Israelis

US Jews should find themselves in a quandary if they give this serious thought. Just why should any country donate money to the PA? Op-ed.Bruce S. Ticker, 22/04/2021 13:53
TJ Cline is thinking of signing with Maccabi TA

TJ Cline is thinking of signing with Maccabi TA

Born in America and currently playing in Italy, TJ Cline has divulged that he is considering moving to play for Maccabi Tel AvivShlomo Witty, 19/01/2021 18:40
How could voters support a hater like Raphael Warnock?

How could voters support a hater like Raphael Warnock?

Raphael Warnock has trashed America, white people, Jews, Israel, active military, law enforcement and more.Op-ed.Jeff Dunetz, 06/01/2021 09:09
Hellenism is alive and well in America!

Hellenism is alive and well in America!

Why should your run-of-the-mill secular Leftist in Israel be considered less of Hellenist than a Diaspora Jew? Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 18/12/2020 10:45
Jew vs. Jew

Jew vs. Jew

'In supporting Trumpism, the Jews of Israel betrayed their American cousins.This fissure will not soon heal.' A warning? Opinion.Prof. E. Morris & Prof.D. Jett, 14/12/2020 02:00
Misguided American Jews hiding in plain sight

Misguided American Jews hiding in plain sight

Dear American Progressive Jews, do not cower. Do not cling to your enemies. Hiding in plain sight, “passing,” will not save us. Opinion.Diane Bederman, 13/12/2020 11:30
Jewish day schools and yeshivas remain open as NYC public schools close

Jewish day schools and yeshivas remain open as NYC public schools close

Jewish day schools, yeshivas, and other private educational institutions in New York City remain open amid public school closures.Shira Hanau, JTA, 20/11/2020 09:27
How did Jewish Americans vote? Polls give different answers

How did Jewish Americans vote? Polls give different answers

With national exit poll no longer showing data on Jewish voters, other polls fill the void - but offer very different results.Ron Kampeas, Gabe Friedman, 17/11/2020 14:57
2020 election a 'watershed' moment for US Jewish identity, new paper says

2020 election a 'watershed' moment for US Jewish identity, new paper says

Only 4 percent of Jewish voters identify Israel as their first- or second-most important election issue, according to new research.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/09/2020 12:04
17% of US Jews attended a virtual prayer service last month, compared to 50% of Christians

17% of US Jews attended a virtual prayer service last month, compared to 50% of Christians

New study shows fewer Jews attended virtual religious services last month than did Christians. 36% prayed at least weekly during pandemic.Ben Sales, JTA, 09/08/2020 18:24
Poll: Few American Jews back Judea and Samaria sovereignty plan

Poll: Few American Jews back Judea and Samaria sovereignty plan

Just 12% of American Jews say they back Israeli plan to apply sovereignty over parts of Judea and Samaria, study shows.David Rosenberg, 30/07/2020 19:05
'Jewish communities in the US need to feel that Israeli Jews are there for them'

'Jewish communities in the US need to feel that Israeli Jews are there for them'

'Instead of focusing on getting them to come live here, we need to make it easier for them to stay,' rabbi says.Nitzan Keidar, 05/06/2020 10:51
Alumni of gap-year programs in Israel to US Jewish organizations: Condemn sovereignty

Alumni of gap-year programs in Israel to US Jewish organizations: Condemn sovereignty

"We demand our elected officials and leaders of US Jewish organizations stand with us, and issue public statements condemning annexation.”Marcy Oster, JTA, 04/06/2020 09:34
Some US college students are looking into Israel as an alternative

Some US college students are looking into Israel as an alternative

As colleges go virtual, students instead are heading to Israel on gap year programs.Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 22/05/2020 07:22
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
Flight chartered to bring US high school students home from Israel

Flight chartered to bring US high school students home from Israel

With most flights canceled due to coronavirus, a chartered airlift is bringing US teens home from Israel.Marcy Oster, JTA, 16/03/2020 07:44
Larry Tesler, inventor of copy and paste functions, dies at 74

Larry Tesler, inventor of copy and paste functions, dies at 74

American Jewish computer scientist who invented copy-paste functions dies in California home.Ben Harris, JTA, 22/02/2020 18:52
Why Jews have reason to fear in America

Why Jews have reason to fear in America

Opinion: Much of the rhetoric that is feeding the present day anti-Semitism is coming from the Left.Joseph Frager, MD, 10/02/2020 00:12
‘I think it’s Israel’: How Orthodox Jews became Republicans

‘I think it’s Israel’: How Orthodox Jews became Republicans

Once a reliably Democratic demographic group, since the 1960s, Orthodox Jews have become increasingly supportive of the GOP.Ben Sales, Laura Adkins, JTA, 05/02/2020 13:02
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
5 innovative ways Jewish day schools are reducing tuition costs

5 innovative ways Jewish day schools are reducing tuition costs

As US Jews struggle to ensure a Jewish future, some day schools are working to raise enrollment by reducing the burden on parents.Ben Harris, JTA, 05/11/2019 14:16
These Jewish families have ditched the day school system

These Jewish families have ditched the day school system

With day school costs high, more Jewish families opt for homeschooling.Sara Ivry, JTA, 02/08/2019 08:36
Century-old synagogue to be turned into college student housing

Century-old synagogue to be turned into college student housing

108-year-old synagogue is becoming apartments for Syracuse University studentsBen Sales, JTA, 30/07/2019 09:21
Alumni of these Jewish summer camps are making aliyah in droves

Alumni of these Jewish summer camps are making aliyah in droves

'Connection to Israel is nurtured in the home, school synagogue - and summer camp,' Nefesh B'Nefesh official says.Ben Harris, JTA, 16/07/2019 10:45
Members of a southern synagogue want to preserve it as a museum

Members of a southern synagogue want to preserve it as a museum

Selma’s only synagogue has 4 members and is fighting for its life.Ben Sales, JTA, 06/07/2019 21:35
CEO of American Jewish History musem resigns

CEO of American Jewish History musem resigns

Ivy Barsky, CEO of National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, resigning in June.Marcy Oster, JTA, 22/05/2019 08:51
Jewish-American author Herman Wouk dead at 103

Jewish-American author Herman Wouk dead at 103

Herman Wouk, whose Jewish life inspired many of his works, dies in California 10 days shy of his 104th birthday.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 17/05/2019 20:37
'High-minded culture' is now rife with antisemitism

'High-minded culture' is now rife with antisemitism

High-minded well-known literary types have the chattering classes in thrall with Jew hatred which has, octopus-like, permeated every nook and cranny of what was formerly considered “high” culture.Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 16/05/2019 12:59
Do American Jews love Israel less than before?

Do American Jews love Israel less than before?

Gil Hoffman talks about the schism between Israeli and American Jews and how it has been exacerbated recently by politics in both countries.The Land Of Israel Network, 23/04/2019 21:13
'Time for a Jewish Exodus from the Democratic party'

'Time for a Jewish Exodus from the Democratic party'

'No place for Jews in the Democratic party'. Amid Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitism scandal, American-Jewish model launches 'Jexodus' movement.David Rosenberg, 08/03/2019 12:17
73% of Israeli Jews light Hanukkah candles

73% of Israeli Jews light Hanukkah candles

A high percentage of Jews in Israel light the Menorah candles every night on Hanukkah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/11/2018 01:13
Sarsour says she wants 'better relationship with American Jews'

Sarsour says she wants 'better relationship with American Jews'

After accusing American Jews of dual loyalty, Women's March leader Linda Sarsour says group must do more to reach out to Jewish community.Ben Sales, JTA, 21/11/2018 07:27
Linda Sarsour ripped for accusing US Jews of dual loyalty

Linda Sarsour ripped for accusing US Jews of dual loyalty

Women's March organizer and pro-Sharia left-wing activist Linda Sarsour criticized for apparently accusing American Jews of dual loyalty.JTA, 18/11/2018 17:59
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
Chicago ball field renamed in memory of Jewish teen

Chicago ball field renamed in memory of Jewish teen

Community names baseball field in memory of Jewish teen who died after lengthy battle with cancer.JTA, 14/08/2018 16:16
Judaism: Does it matter who you marry, or how you feel?

Judaism: Does it matter who you marry, or how you feel?

The fall of a top sociologist could change the field of counting Jews.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/08/2018 13:57
Ship named after Jewish-American guardsman killed in Iraq War.

Ship named after Jewish-American guardsman killed in Iraq War.

Coast Guard names ship after Jewish-American guardsman killed while intercepting suicide bomber.JTA, 27/07/2018 08:36
Flight cancellation nearly causes family to miss Passover seder

Flight cancellation nearly causes family to miss Passover seder

This family’s New York-Miami flight was cancelled right before Passover.JTA, 31/03/2018 20:21
Alex Bregman is baseball's next Jewish star

Alex Bregman is baseball's next Jewish star

Family of rising Jewish baseball star give the public a glimpse of his his devotion, kindness, and potential.Hillel Kuttler/JTA, 28/03/2018 23:46
'The Orthodox Jews are an important part of the community'

'The Orthodox Jews are an important part of the community'

New York Councilman Bruce Blakeman discusses relations with the Orthodox Jewish community as well as the bigger picture.Yoni Kempinski, 18/03/2018 03:37
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
Five Jewish Americans killed in Costa Rica plane crash

Five Jewish Americans killed in Costa Rica plane crash

Five members of Jewish family killed in plane crash while vacationing in Costa Rica.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/01/2018 02:32
Prime Minister punishes Hotovely, nixes her Czech trip

Prime Minister punishes Hotovely, nixes her Czech trip

Trip to Czech Republic by Deputy Foreign Minister reportedly was scrapped a week after her comments on US Jewry.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/11/2017 16:46
Watch: Hotovely meets lone soldiers

Watch: Hotovely meets lone soldiers

Amid uproar over her comments on American Jews, Deputy Foreign Minister meets lone soldiers for Thanksgiving dinner.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 24/11/2017 22:00
Netanyahu: Hotovely's words don't reflect my position

Netanyahu: Hotovely's words don't reflect my position

Prime Minister says in interview he completely rejects Deputy Foreign Minister's remarks on American Jews, urges unity.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/11/2017 03:38
'American Jewry is dwindling'

'American Jewry is dwindling'

Amidst uproar over Tzipi Hotovely's comments on 'American Jews,' Israeli Chief Rabbi suggests looking at demographic data of American Jewry.Eliran Aharon, 23/11/2017 22:48
'American Jews are important to me, I didn't mean to offend'

'American Jews are important to me, I didn't mean to offend'

Deputy Foreign Minister speaks to Arutz Sheva about recent controversy over 'American Jews' comments. 'I didn't want message to be hostile.'Nitsan Keidar, 23/11/2017 22:01
The vanishing American traditional Jew

The vanishing American traditional Jew

The reason for the waning of the Conservative Movement.Rabbi Berel Wein, 01/11/2017 22:34
'When we're unified, we're unstoppable'

'When we're unified, we're unstoppable'

Watch: Martin Oliner stresses unity in interview for Rosh Hashanah.Eliran Aharon, 24/09/2017 09:01
'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
American Jewish actor, comedian Jerry Lewis dead at 91

American Jewish actor, comedian Jerry Lewis dead at 91

Jerry Lewis, comedic legend of the 1950s and 60s, best known for his films 'The Bell Boy' and 'The Nutty Professor' dies at age 91.David Rosenberg, 20/08/2017 22:27
No change in U.S. Jewish donations to Israeli charities

No change in U.S. Jewish donations to Israeli charities

Online donations platform finds Western Wall and conversion row has had no effect on donations to Israeli charities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/08/2017 03:05
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