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Mayor, NYPD, Council show united front against hate at Staten Island JCC

03/07/2017 5:32 PM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared at the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island Tuesday alongside Police Commissioner James O’Neil to meet with Jewish

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Orthodox groups celebrate as Senate confirms DeVos after tie vote

02/07/2017 1:35 PM

Orthodox groups celebrated today as the U.S. Senate vowed to confirm as secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, a longtime advocate of school choice and major donor to charter

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Trump vows to destroy Johnson Amendment. Will it matter to religious leaders?

02/02/2017 11:57 AM Updated: 2 months ago

Pres. Donald Trump was quite wide-ranging in his remarks during the National Prayer Breakfast, finding time to not only pray for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ratings but also to

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Rockland County GOP criticized as anti-Semitic, again

01/26/2017 5:39 PM Updated: 2 months ago

Lawrence Garvey, chairman of the Rockland County Republican Party, is under attack from what critics are calling an anti-Semitic Facebook post. Garvey intended to criticize last

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Someone Had Something Nice to Say About Our Clinton Endorsement

11/22/2016 1:40 PM Updated: 5 months ago

  We did not hear many compliments about our endorsement of Hillary Clinton before the election, which was fine, especially when it still looked like Clinton

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What if Trump Is Actually the First Jewish President?

11/21/2016 2:00 PM Updated: 5 months ago

Many in the Jewish community feel unhappy with President-elect Donald Trump, particularly his appointment of Steve Bannon to a White House-staffing position, as Bannon and his

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Trump May Not Move Embassy to Jerusalem: Advisor

11/13/2016 11:00 AM Updated: 5 months ago

    According to the Times of Israel, Walid Phares, one of Trump’s foreign policy advisors have indicated that Trump might not move the United States

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NY Reform Rabbis Link Rising Anti-Semitism to Trump Camp

11/07/2016 6:23 PM Updated: 5 months ago

  Anti-Semitic robo-calls, “Heil Hitler” graffiti, and thousands of pictures depicting Jews in gas chambers–these have been the markers of Donald’s Trump’s campaign for many Jews

Rabbi Moshe Indig and Rabbi David Niederman both endorse Hillary Clinton for president. 0

Both Satmars Endorse Clinton

11/07/2016 10:00 AM Updated: 5 months ago

The two rival factions in Chasidic Williamsburg rarely agree on anything, but 2016 has brought us a very strange election season, so add this to the

Rabbi Tsvi Blanchard (l) and Rabbi Ari Hart (r) both oppose Republican nominee Donald Trump [Twitter] 0

Orthodox Rabbis on Trump: “He Just Doesn’t Think”

11/07/2016 9:40 AM Updated: 5 months ago

All the way back in August, 40 Orthodox rabbis signed a letter “to condemn Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric and intolerant policy proposals.” Though only three months have

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See Who Your Local Orthodox Jews Are Voting for

11/03/2016 12:00 PM Updated: 5 months ago

With the election only five days away, tensions are rising higher and stakes are even higher. Who will America choose as their 45th president? Who will

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Trump or Hillary, Who Should American Jews Vote For?

11/01/2016 10:00 AM Updated: 5 months ago

Is there a Jewish Vote? That is the question being asked for this presidential election at tonight’s Manhattan Jewish Experience event. Rabbi Jonathan Feldman will be

Watchers of the first two presidential debate are still waiting for discussion of Israel (Photo: AFP/Kena Betancur) 0

After 2 Debates, Israel Still Absent

10/11/2016 7:20 AM Updated: 6 months ago

The second presidential debate was yesterday, and the entire 90 minutes went by without a single mention of Israel. In the first debate, the country was

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Israel’s Only Concern with Clinton? Obama

10/09/2016 4:40 PM Updated: 6 months ago

Email correspondence released by Wikileaks over the weekend sheds new light on Israeli attitudes toward Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the Jerusalem Post reported. The emails

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NJ Congressional Candidate Finds Swatstika Outside Home

10/09/2016 3:47 PM Updated: 6 months ago

Peter Jacob, who is running against Republican incumbent Leonard Lance to represent New Jersey’s 7th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives, discovered a swastika

Assemblyman Skouflis, seen here in 2015, had his bill vetoed by Governor Cuomo earlier this year. 0

Cuomo Vetoe Sets Stage for Kiryas Joel Annexation

09/30/2016 3:00 PM Updated: 6 months ago

Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday vetoed a bill giving county planning departments the power to review annexation proposals. The bill was meant to prevent the Kiryas Joel

The website of the late Andrew Breitbart, speaking in 2011,  is accused of anti-Semitism (Photo: Mark Taylor) 0

Breitbart’s Jewish Writers Can’t Stop Using “Jewish” as a Slur

09/30/2016 10:00 AM Updated: 6 months ago

Breitbart’s Matthew Tyrmand is under fire for a column he wrote earlier this week in which he slammed Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum as, among other

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Victorious in Obama Battle, Schumer Hopes to Make Jewish First

09/28/2016 4:00 PM Updated: 6 months ago

As JP Updates reported earlier today, the Senate voted to override President Barack Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which allows

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Peres: Architect of Israel Nuclear Program as Well as Peace

09/28/2016 9:20 AM Updated: 6 months ago

Jerusalem (AFP) – Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday aged 93, is famed for his peace efforts with the Palestinians but his role as architect of Israel’s

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What Is the Jewish Population in Swing States?

09/26/2016 1:20 PM Updated: 6 months ago

Overall, Jews in America are more left leaning than the entire country as a whole, a new poll by Steinhardt Social Research Institute found.  This study