Menu JTA Search
Orthodox rabbi’s anti-Trump prayer causes a stir

Orthodox rabbi’s anti-Trump prayer causes a stir

Over the centuries, Jews have adopted different prayers for the governments of the countries in which they live. But some think Shmuly Yanklowitz's new prayer goes too far.

Featured Stories

April Baskin

Think tank names two Jews of color to list of ‘Faith Leaders to Watch in 2017’

U.S. embassy

American-Israelis to rally in Tel Aviv in solidarity with DC Women’s March

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand, Drake and other Jewish celebs share their thoughts on Trump’s upcoming inauguration

Read More >

United States

Adam Szubin

Trump asks Obama appointee who helped craft Iran nuclear deal to stay in role

Adam Szubin oversees international sanctions at the Treasury Department and called the Iran deal "a tremendous diplomatic breakthrough."

Read More >

Israel & Middle East

Alberto Nisman speaking at a news conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 20, 2009. (Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel’s Argentinian Jews honor Alberto Nisman and demand justice

Immigrants unveil a statue in Nahariya honoring the prosecutor who died while investigating the deadly bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.

Read More >

From the JTA Archives


Jewish Funeral Arranged for Jack Ruby; Will Be Buried in Chicago

Front row, left to right, Benjamin R. Epstein, national director of the Anti-Defamation League B'nai B'rith, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Roy Wilkins of the NAACP and US Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson outside the White House, June 1963. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

ADL Warned of Anti-semitism in ‘radical Right,’ John Birch Society

(Wikimedia Commons)

5,000 Killed in 6-month Anti-Jewish ‘blitzkrieg’ in Rumania

Read More >



A vigil in Buenos Aires on the first anniversary of Argentinean prosecutor Alberto Nisman's death, Jan. 18, 2016. (Omer Musa Targal/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


Honor Alberto Nisman’s sacrifice by continuing his probe of Iran

Argentina must make a transparent investigation into Iran's role in the bombing of the AMIA Jewish center, write two staffers at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Read More >

From 70 Faces Media


The Jewish Feminist Rabbi’s Take on Trump’s Inauguration


How to Cook a Shabbat Dinner When You Are a Vegetarian But Your Guests Are Not

Nepal jungle area at the foot of the Annapurna

The Nazi Gravesite in the Heart of the Amazon

Read More >

Life & Culture

A new exhibit at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum allows visitors to video chat with refugees. (Courtesy of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)

At the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, a virtual encounter with a Syrian refugee

Like many young men, Omar wants to flirt with women and talk about technology. He has also encountered enough grief for several lifetimes.

Read More >