Menu JTA Search
Steven Spielberg, in Harvard commencement speech, says anti-Semitism on the rise

Steven Spielberg, in Harvard commencement speech, says anti-Semitism on the rise

Spielberg also offered a veiled criticism of Donald Trump, saying, "We are a nation of immigrants — at least for now" and calling on graduates to vote in the upcoming presidential election.

Featured Stories

Ta’alin Abu Hanna reacting to being crowned Miss Trans Israel in Tel Aviv, May 27, 2016. (Breaking News)

Transgender Israeli Arab wins historic Tel Aviv pageant

Nihar Janga, left, and Jairam Hathwar are co-champions of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee held in National Harbor, Maryland. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Spelling bee champ nails obscure Yiddish word en route to victory

(Screenshot from Newswatch 16)

Crash kills three workers at Jewish camp in Pennsylvania

Read More >

United States

The New York Times newspaper being delivered to newsstands and all night deli's starting at 5 a.m. on May, 2008, in New York City. ( Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images)

NY Times removes quotation marks from Israeli ‘occupation’

Glenn Greenwald and other journalists had called the quotation marks an act of "abject cowardice."

Read More >

Israel & Middle East

People entering the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, Jan 30 2011. (Moshe Shai/Flash90)

US health firms, Haifa hospital team up to ‘incubate’ digital medicine start-ups

IBM Watson Health, Medtronics and Rambam Health Care Campus aim to launch innovations in telemedicine, wearable diagnostics, and IT for hospitals.

Read More >

From the JTA Archives

(Wikimedia Commons)

Brando, Dylan, Other Theater Stars Participate in Seder


Tigers outfielder arrested after shouting anti-Semitic remarks

(Wikimedia Commons)

State Dept.: Yaalon attack on Kerry ‘offensive’

Read More >


Dutch Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs left and police representatives at Grand Cafe Rimon in Amsterdan on May 24, 2016. (Cnaan-Liphshiz)

Amsterdam kosher restaurant stabbing not a hate crime, police say

Leaders and members of the Dutch Jewish community gathered at the eatery where a seemingly deranged assailant moderately wounded a woman to show their support.

Read More >

From 70 Faces Media

V0012038 A sadistic tooth-drawer using a cord to extract a tooth from

Meet the Two Jewish Criminals Who Were Australia’s First Dentists


I’m Finally Making Peace With My Orthodox Past


The Best Jewish Food in New York City

Read More >

Life & Culture

Taylor Swift attending the 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, May 10, 2016.  (Mark Davis/Getty Images)

Neo-Nazis salute ‘Aryan goddess’ Taylor Swift

White supremacists are proclaiming their love for the pop icon, who they believe is a secret Nazi.

Read More >