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How did Jewish Americans vote?

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By Ron Kampeas and Gabe Friedman It’s a Jewish ritual: Every four years after a presidential election, the question arises about how American Jews voted. “Check...

Anti-Semitic hate crimes rose by 14% in 2019, according to the FBI

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  The number of anti-Semitic hate crimes increased significantly in 2019, according to the FBI, in a year that saw three lethal attacks against Jews. Anti-Semitic...

What to watch in Joe Biden’s presidency

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On Joe Biden’s first day as president, he plans to launch a task force to reunite children and parents separated at the country’s southern...

Controversy and record participation reflect renewed US Jewish interest in Zionist Congress

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner A virus forced the World Zionist Congress to go virtual for the first time since its founding in 1897. But that didn’t stop...
President Donald Trump, left, and Democratic challenger Joe Biden

American Jews grapple with profound political shifts

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PITTSBURGH — American Jews woke up on Wednesday to a presidential election that is extending their anxiety and to electoral maps that show a...

New help for the 20,000 Jewish communal professionals who lost jobs during pandemic

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Sponsored By Michele Chabin “Blindsided.” That’s how Melissa Engelberg felt after being laid off in April due to COVID-19 cutbacks. “I was shocked, I...

Jewish groups giving employees off for Election Day – to get out the vote...

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner On Nov. 3, Lanni Solochek and her wife, Rabbi Lily Solochek, will volunteer as poll workers near their home in Rockland, Maine. Among...

Jewish men talk about confrontation with Black Hebrew Israelites at Philly protest

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Orthodox Jews violently attacked by mob @ BLM protest last night in Philly,” Yaacov Behrman, a community activist, tweeted on the morning of Oct....

Nearly half of Americans don’t know what the phrase ‘anti-Semitism’ means

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Almost all American Jews say anti-Semitism is a problem. Half of Americans don’t know what it means. Those are takeaways from two surveys published Monday...

At a Long Island ‘Jews for Trump’ rally, Orthodox Jewry’s political contradictions take center...

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By Shira Hanau When Jacob Reich heard that Orthodox Jews would be staging a rally near his home to support President Donald Trump this weekend,...