The Jewish community in Paris, France, held a memorial ceremony to mark five years since the brutal murder of a father and three young schoolchildren by an Islamic terrorist in Toulouse.
A 767 charter flight filled with Orthodox-Jewish passengers heading from London to Poland to mark the Yahrtzeit of Reb Elimelech of Lizhensk was forced to make an emergency landing in Amsterdam after a malfunction caused the cabin to lose pressure and the pilot to issue a Mayday call. B”h the plane landed safely and no one was harmed.
Dozens of anti-Semitic fliers were found in several buildings on the University of Illinois at Chicago campus earlier this week. The fliers accused Jews of controlling a disproportionate amount of the wealth in the United States, stating “Ending white privilege starts with ending Jewish privilege.”
Team Israel ended its underdog run at the World Baseball Classic after losing 8-3 to Japan’s national team in Tokyo last night.
Adam Krief, a Jewish cancer patient whose search for a bone marrow donor captured the attention of social media and celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Mayim Bialik and Jason Biggs, has died.
The St. Louis man accused of making at least eight bomb threats against Jewish community centers and the Anti-Defamation League must remain in jail until his trial, a federal judge in that city ruled.
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos praised Orthodox Jewish schools as a model for publicly funded education.
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced an increase in the reward amount – from New York State’s current $5,000 reward to a joint State-City $20,000 reward – for any information leading to an arrest and conviction for a hate crime.
The first confirmed case in 2017 of neo-natal herpes that is directly linked to metzitzah b’peh has been confirmed by the New York City Department of Health, prompting the city to send out an alert warning medical personnel to be on the alert for additional cases.
Bomb threats have been emailed to at least four Jewish community centers across the U.S. today, Wednesday, following a wave of threats that targeted 16 Jewish institutions yesterday, Tuesday.
Standing in the lobby of one of several Jewish institutions in the New York City area that have been recently targeted with bomb threats, Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed to take a tough stand against bias crimes during a Tuesday morning press conference.
More than 200 people turned out on Motzei Shabbos, March 4th at the Beth Gavriel Center in Forest Hills, Queens for an event that was designed to continue spreading the word about the prevalence of drug abuse within the Jewish community while offering practical suggestions and guidance to address the growing problem. The crowd was captivated by several expert medical health professionals and educators, among them the renowned lecturer and author Rabbi Y.Y. Jacobson.
The NYPD says it has seen a 55 percent increase in hate crimes compared to the same time last year. That includes a 94 percent surge in anti-Semitic incidents.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that a man suspected of multiple incidents of bias graffiti at Pennsylvania Station was arrested and charged for committing a series of hate crimes. The arrest and charges highlight the aggressive actions the state is undertaking to combat the growth of hate crimes and anti-Semitism.
A Jewish cemetery in Rochester, New York, was vandalized, the third such incident in the United States in less than two weeks.
After Jewish cemeteries were vandalized and Jewish centers received bomb threats all across the country, a group of Florida Muslims delivered flower bouquets to a local synagogue and Jewish center, saying “it is important that we stand together.”
For more than a month, dozens of bomb threats have been called into JCCs and other Jewish institutions around the country. We’ve witnessed the overturning of tombstones in Jewish cemeteries along with other anti-Semitic acts and threats. It’s always good for parents and their kids to sit down for a discussion of the events of the day; so renowned author and educator Rabbi Tzvi Freeman compiled a list of five points to cover.
Csanád Szegedi grew up in a mildly racist milieu in Miskolc, a midsized town in northeastern Hungary. His father was the scion of an old noble family of Magyars, a point of pride for the young Szegedi, who was born in 1982 and came of age in the chaotic years following the fall of the Soviet-influenced Hungarian People’s Republic.
NYC Councilman David G. Greenfield congratulated Governor Andrew Cuomo, after Cuomo’s proposal this week to spend $25 million to provide security for non-public schools throughout the state. Cuomo’s measure echoes Greenfield’s own historic law, passed with overwhelming support in 2016, that provides free security guards for nearly every non-public school in New York City including yeshivas and Catholic schools.
Israel’s official Holocaust memorial has asked Amazon to stop selling literature on its site that denies the genocide of 6 million Jews during World War II and otherwise promotes anti-Semitism.
Once again, multiple Jewish centers and schools were evacuated on Monday morning after receiving bomb threats.
Police are investigating after swastikas were found keyed into multiple cars in Miami Beach’s Orthodox-Jewish neighborhood. Rabbi Mendy Levi, a Chabad Shliach who lives next to one of the home’s where a car was vandalized, told Channel 7 News that this and other recent anti-Semitic acts around the country worry him.