American Jewry, US Politics

Jews are Being Ousted from the Democratic Party

Gloating Ilhan Omar

Notorious antisemitic Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib survived challenges from qualified African American candidates quite nicely. Nancy Pelosi even backed Omar’s campaign to the tune of $14,000. What does this mean for American Jews? It appears to be nothing good. Front Page Magazine’s Daniel Greenfield notes that “A decade ago there were six Jewish …

American Jewry, antisemitism, campus antisemitism

USC Student Government Veep Resigns Due to Antisemitism

USC student government veep Rose Ritch before her resignation

Rose Ritch, student vice president for University of Southern California’s USC’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG), resigned her position August 5, due to antisemitic bullying. Ritch explained her resignation in a letter she posted to Facebook, explaining that the pressure got to be too much, and that it was all about her being a Zionist and …

American Jewry, antisemitism

Tisha B’Av Zoom Service Hacked by Antisemites

Antisemitic Zoom Bombing Screenshot Dallas Tisha B'av 2020

Tisha B’Av is the time we mourn the destruction of our holy Temples. That didn’t stop antisemites from hacking into a Zoom service to share threatening messages such as “Kill all Jews” and “Bomb Israel.” Zoom-bombing has become a favorite pastime of antisemites, who prey on virtual Jewish events and services. This time, it was …

antisemitism, social media

Twitter Boycott Over Refusal to Respond to Antisemitism

48 hour Twitter boycott symbol

By the time you read this, it will have been just a memory and it remains to be seen what effect the 48-hour boycott of Twitter will have on the social media giant’s refusal to take appropriate action against antisemitic accounts and tweets. The boycott, slated for Monday and Tuesday, is a reaction to horrific …

American Jewry, Israeli Politics

Junior Rabbi Says Jews Aren’t Indigenous to Israel, Tweet Goes Viral

Rabbi Andy Kahn tweet says Jews aren't indigenous

Rabbi Andy Kahn, assistant rabbi at New York’s Temple Emanu-El issued a shocking tweet on July 7: “Let me say this as plainly as possible: Jews are not an indigenous people. It is appropriative to make use of this word when referring to our relationship to the land of Israel, and it undermines the difficult …

antisemitism

Anti-Israel Rallies Draw Thousands

Day of Rage rally July 2 2020

Protesters from Black Lives Matter and other organizations calling for the destruction of the State of Israel came out in the thousands all across the United States on July 1st, declared a “Day of Rage” by the Palestinian Authority, a response to Israel’s intention to apply civil law to the disputed territories. Now, everyone has …

American Jewry, antisemitism

Holocaust Memorial Fountain Toppled in Possible Hate Crime

Santa Rosa Holocaust Memorial Fountain

A Holocaust memorial fountain was vandalized last week in Santa Rosa, California. The fountain was found toppled in pieces in the ground. Built in 2016, the memorial was built by Daniel Judd to honor his parents, Emil and Lillian Judd. The two were Holocaust survivors. During the recent BLM protests, many Jewish stores and synagogues …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Israeli Politics

American Jew Violates Israeli Quarantine Agreement

El Al airplane in flight

American and Israeli Jews share a common heritage and faith, but don’t always agree on the nitty-gritty details of what that means. Maybe that’s why American Jewish tourist to Israel, Brandon Korff, ended up breaking his agreement with Israeli officials. Israel hasn’t allowed foreigners into the country, as part of coronavirus control, since March. But …