Category: American Jewry

American Jewry, antisemitism

Orthodox Leaders, Community, Respond to NYT Chassidic Yeshivas Hit Piece

chassidishe boy learns alef bais

In response to what can only be called a highly antisemitic NY Times article on Chassidic yeshivas, many Jews are speaking out. Note that not all are religious—it’s just that they recognize antisemitism when they see it. The danger is real, with the progressive wing of the Democratic Party pushing a socialist, anti-religion agenda. It …

American Jewry, antisemitism

Jews Across America Targeted by Antisemitic Letter Distribution

Goyim defense league flyers

Jews in many US locations found antisemitic flyers and letters in their driveways and on their doorsteps this week. The items are delivered at night, an unpleasant wakeup surprise for the Jewish recipients. Locations targeted in the past several months include Jacksonville, Tampa, Miami, Long Island, Nashville, and Redding, California. Many of the flyers read …

American Jewry, antisemitism, terror

Jewish Federation Applauds Security Bandaid for Shuls

security guards outside Ohel Menachem synagogue

The Nonprofit Security Grant Program has just received an infusion of $360m thanks to the US House Appropriations Subcommittee. This funding will help to keep synagogues and Jewish community centers safe by bolstering security. The money will go to fund security measures such as inspection and screening systems, fences, cameras, more secure doors, additional hiring …

American Jewry, antisemitism

FBI At Last Investigates Antisemitic Hate Speech

map showing colleyville texas

FBI investigators will be taking a look at who is responsible for leaving antisemitic flyers in driveways in the city of Colleyville. The flyers accuse Jews of causing COVID-19. One flyer, for example, says, “every single aspect of the COVID agenda is Jewish.” In case you’re somehow unaware, on January 15, four congregants of Congregation …

American Jewry, terror, US Politics

Court Dismisses Lawsuit from Family of Ari Fuld Against the PLO

Ari Fuld

Ari Fuld was stabbed to death while talking on the phone in the parking lot of a shopping center in Judea. His family brought a civil suit before a New York judge, suing the PLO for the horrific 2018 terror attack that took the life of this 45-year-old father of four. US District Judge Jesse …

American Jewry, campus antisemitism

University of Maryland Professor Fired for Openly Expressing Jewish Faith, Brings Suit

university of maryland college park

Former University of Maryland, College Park Professor Melissa Landa, a ten-year veteran teacher at the College of Education has, for all intents and purposes, been fired from her long-held position. As a result, Dr. Landa has brought a civil rights lawsuit against the university, alleging a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act …

American Jewry, Massacres and Disasters

Cracks Appear in Buildings Near Florida Condo Collapse

Champlain East circled to show proximity to Champlain South that collapsed

As rescue efforts continue, hope remains that more survivors might still be found in the rubble of collapsed Florida condominium, Champlain Towers South. But while relatives nervously await the final death tally, neighbors worry the same thing could happen to them. Cracks have appeared in Champlain Towers East. We now know that there were signs …

American Jewry, antisemitism, campus antisemitism

Illinois College Forced to Limit Antisemitic “Bias Response” Team Actions due to Legal Challenge

university of illinois urbana-champaign

A University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign “bias response” team that was said to have intimidated pro-Israel students, has been reined in by the university after it was suggested a Supreme Court review was in the workings. Speech First, a nonprofit working against college policies that violate free speech, sued the university in 2019, for policies …