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  • Poll: Clinton crushing Trump among Florida Jews; Orthodox for Trump 2-1

    NEW YORK (JTA) — The vast majority of Florida Jews will vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in the presidential election, according to a new poll. Orthodox Jews were the only Florida Jewish demographic to support Trump. The poll, conducted by GBA Strategies, found Clinton was beating Trump among Florida Jews, 66 percent to 23 percent….

  • Anti-Zionist Hasidic children pelt eggs at mock Netanyahu car in anti-Israel protest

    The Satmar Hasidic movement has long been famous for, among other things, its opposition to Zionism and the state of Israel. In the video below, published last week by the Yeshiva World News, children at two Satmar day camps can be seen being led in protests against Israel. In one of the protests, they hurl eggs…

  • Jewish groups mobilize in Baton Rouge to aid flood victims

    (JTA) — At midnight on Aug. 13, the floodwaters began to flow into Ellen Sager’s Baton Rouge home. Her husband grabbed some important family documents, then the couple gathered some snacks and headed to a room on the second floor with their two teenage children. Sager assumed the waters would recede and the family could…

  • A summer at camp exposes Ugandan Jews to America’s food and kids

    NEW YORK (JTA) — Growing up in Uganda, Sarah Nabaggala would often have to walk to a well to retrieve drinking water. Shoshana Nambi, from the same village, Mbale, remembers a childhood where they had little and wasted nothing. So Nabaggala was surprised when the kids at Camp Coleman, a Reform Jewish overnight camp in northeastern…

  • Meet the accent coach who taught Natalie Portman to sound like an Israeli for her new film

    NEW YORK (JTA) — While making the film “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” Natalie Portman had to put her palm in front of her mouth, repeat Hebrew words and feel how the air hit her skin. If Portman felt her breath, it meant she was saying the words in an Israeli accent — or…

  • This year’s Hillary Clinton is last year’s Benjamin Netanyahu

    “I’m the most experienced one out there. Security credentials? Check. Economic credentials? Check. Executive experience? Check. I have spent years and years serving the country, longer than almost any other leader in our history. “And you know me. Am I the perfect candidate? No. But you’ve seen me before. You know that if you elect me, our country will be…

  • Christie signs NJ bill prohibiting state’s investment in pro-BDS companies

    NEW YORK (JTA) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill prohibiting the state’s pension and annuity funds from investing in companies that boycott Israel or Israeli businesses. The measure, which was signed Tuesday, was passed in the state’s General Assembly in June by a vote of 69-3 with two abstentions. It had passed the state Senate…

  • Why did Donald Trump launch a Twitter feed in Hebrew?

    The Trump campaign has launched a Hebrew-language Twitter feed, aiming to boost support for the GOP presidential nominee in Israel and raising an interesting question: Just how many potential U.S. voters in Israel don’t speak English? The feed, launched Monday night, is named “Campaign Trump b’Yisrael,” and uses the generic handle @USAISRAEL2016, though a quick search shows that the campaign…

  • Beth Din of America added to $100M civil suit in Freundel mikvah-peeping case

    NEW YORK (JTA) — The Beth Din of America has been added to the list of defendants in a $100 million class action suit against Rabbi Barry Freundel, the prominent Washington, D.C., spiritual leader who was convicted of secretly videotaping women in his synagogue’s ritual bath. On Tuesday, the attorneys representing the plaintiffs filed an…

  • Olympics 2016: 3 times Israel was snubbed in Rio

    If Olympic athletes are any sign of their countries’ attitudes, things don’t look too good when it comes to relationships between Israel and its neighbors. The Olympics at their best allow the nations of the world to forget their differences and, for two weeks, come together under the banner of sports and friendly competition. Of…