Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Poll: American Jews mainly reject Trump

77 percent of Trump poll respondents said they viewed the president’s job performance unfavorably and 21 percent said they viewed him favorably By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — American Jews overwhelmingly disapprove of President Donald Trump in just about every area, scoring him lower than his predecessor even on topics like Israel, where Jewish approval […]

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Neo-Nazis plan march by Swedish shul on Yom Kippur

Swedish Jews face anti-Semitism both from the nationalist far right as well as the far left By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — Jews in the Swedish city of Gothenburg were bracing for a neo-Nazi march scheduled to pass near the city’s main synagogue on Yom Kippur. Community leaders said they will appeal a police decision last week […]

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Eleven inspiring Jews who died in 5777

As 5777 draws to a close, here are some members of the tribe we’ve mourned since last Rosh Hashana By GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — It’s always difficult to whittle down the list of influential Jews who died in a given year, but this year the task seemed to be especially tough. The number of Jews […]