Friday, March 31, 2023


White House Launches Task Force

“We look forward to working with advocates, civil rights leaders, civil society and members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to continue countering the scourge of antisemitism,” said White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.

The White House announced on Monday the


Transforming Education In Israel: AMIT Kfar Batya Campus

Nearly 100 years ago, Bessie Gotsfeld, the visionary founder of American Mizrachi Women (today known as AMIT Children), traveled to pre-state Palestine with a suitcase and a dream of educating the children of Israel to help develop a Jewish homeland.

In 1927, Gotsfeld saw Israel’s future. She


UN Rapporteur Said ‘Jewish Lobby’ Controls US, Compared Israelis to Nazis

(JNS) The individual tasked by the United Nations Human Rights Council with probing alleged Israeli violations against the Palestinians had previously said that the “Jewish lobby” controls the United States and compared Israelis to Nazis, The Times of Israel reported on Wednesday, Dec. 14.



New York Times Blasted for Coverage ‘Defaming and Misrepresenting’ Orthodox Jewish Community

(JNS) Agudath Israel of America has expressed “deep chagrin” with a front-page article in The New York Times for its continuation of the newspaper’s pattern of “defaming and misrepresenting” the Orthodox Jewish community.

The Dec. 12 article, headlined “Why Some Hasidic Children Can’t Leave


Netanyahu: This Will Be a ‘Liberal-Nationalist’ Government

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu rejected criticism that his coalition will pursue a right-wing extremist agenda.

During a Knesset plenum, Netanyahu said, “Everyone will live in accordance with their own faith. This will not become a nation of religious law. It will be a


‘Iron Fist’: Israeli Active Protection System Passes Live-Fire Test

(JNS) The Iron Fist active protection system has successfully completed a series of interception tests as part of its development process and installation on board Israel Defense Forces armored personnel carriers and D9 armored bulldozers.

Iron Fist provides 360-degree protection against a range of


‘All Bets Are Off’ If Iran Goes Nuclear, Said Saudi Foreign Minister

(JNS) Iran’s Gulf Arab neighbors will “ensure their own security” in the event Tehran obtains nuclear weapons, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has announced

“If Iran gets an operational nuclear weapon, all bets are off,” Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said during the World Policy Conference


Foundational Texts of Chabad Movement Launched in Digital Form

(JNS) Sefaria, a provider of digital Jewish texts at no cost, has launched its offering of the four foundational texts of the Chabad-Lubavitch Chasidic movement.

The newly available texts include a fully bilingual edition of the Tanya, the cornerstone philosophical text of the Chabad movement; a Hebrew


Jewish Groups Call on FBI to Fix 2021 Hate Crimes Report

Jewish groups slammed the FBI’s annual hate crimes report for 2021 for grossly underreporting the rising number of antisemitic incidents.

Ted Deutch, CEO of the American Jewish Committee, said the blame did not fall solely on the FBI, but rather that the document depends on voluntary reporting from law


Police: Antisemitic Hate Crimes Up 125% in NYC

(JNS and combined sources) The New York Police Department reported 45 antisemitic crimes in the city in November, compared to 20 over the same period in 2021, according to police data. Also according to their data, Jewish New Yorkers were the most targeted group in the city, accounting for 60 % of all hate crimes that occurred.


Jewish Man and 7-Year-Old Son Shot With BB Gun in NY

(Algemeiner) A Jewish man and his son were shot with BB guns over the weekend while standing outside a kosher supermarket in Staten Island.

Two suspects driving a black Ford Mustang grazed the son, who is 7-years-old, on the ear and impacted the father in the chest. According to CBS New York, the New


USDA Launches Webpage Listing Kosher Foods Available To Communities in Need

(JNS) The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) last week warmly welcomed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to create a webpage listing kosher foods in The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).

In September 2021, Jewish and Muslim members of Congress sent a letter to the USDA

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