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Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Joe Rozenberg: Always adaptable, never bitter

Joe Rozenberg, a survivor of the Shoah from Poland, lived an extraordinary life By MORDECAI SPECKTOR Joe Rozenberg lived through the nadir of humanity, the Nazi destruction of European Jewry in the Shoah. Specifically, the native of Lodz, Poland, whose mother and brother were killed by German soldiers, survived the Lodz Ghetto; several weeks in […]

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 […]

Friday, September 8th, 2017

CORRECTION: Shaare Shalom High Holidays services

The American Jewish World’s Rosh Hashana special edition ran the wrong ad for Shaare Shalom’s High Holidays services. Services will take place at the Talmud Torah of St. Paul, 768 Hamline Ave. S., not at the St. Paul JCC. The correct ad is HERE. Rosh Hashana services are scheduled for: Erev Rosh Hashana — 8 […]

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Not even Harvey could stop this family from publishing Houston’s Jewish paper

By BEN SALES (JTA) — As Hurricane Harvey bore down on Houston Friday, Vicki Samuels Levy dashed over to the offices of the Houston Jewish Herald-Voice, the local Jewish paper, took the proofs of this week’s newspaper and went to her mother’s house. Then mother and daughter spent all night editing the paper. And as […]

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Jared Kushner was in the Middle East. Did Trump’s A team bring a peace plan?

The U.S. administration has yet to describe its preferred framework for peace in the Middle East By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Seven months into the Trump presidency, Israel and the Palestinians, along with other countries in the Middle East and experts on policy in the region, are still waiting for the U.S. administration to describe […]

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Jewish day schools increase security with Charlottesville and bomb threats in mind

Just weeks after the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Jewish schools increase security By BEN SALES NEW YORK (JTA) — Each year, the Aleph Bet Jewish Day School in Annapolis, Maryland, would run a monthly fire drill for its 32 students. Then the school was hit with a bomb threat in February. So this year, […]

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Houston Jewish community ravaged by Harvey’s torrential rains

(JTA) — Most Houston-area Jewish institutions have been flooded due to Tropical Storm Harvey and a large portion of the city’s Jewish population is living in areas that have experienced flooding, the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston said. “While we do not yet know the full extent of the damage, we know that most of […]

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

A sanctuary at Shir Tikvah

With members, staff and clergy aligned in common purpose, the Minneapolis shul prepares to become a sanctuary for immigrants facing deportation. By MAXWELL KENT Luke Weisberg, board president of Shir Tikvah in Minneapolis, could not be more excited about the coming winter season. His excitement does not stem from the eventual drop in temperature, but […]