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  • Report: Anti-Semitic tide rises in Russia

    NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (JTA) — During the past decade, a tide of grass-roots anti-Semitism has accompanied the renaissance in Russian Jewish life. In the past few years, this tide has risen, with an increasing number of anti-Semitic statements by lawmakers and high-profile attacks against Jews in the central republic of the former Soviet Union….

  • A millennial Jewish timeline

    NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (JTA) — The following is a list of some of the important Jewish dates of the last 1,000 years, with an emphasis prior to the 20th century: 1009 — The oldest existing text of the full Hebrew Bible is written. 1070 — Rashi, a French Jewish thinker, completes his commentaries on…

  • A millennial Jewish timeline

    NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (JTA) — The following is a list of some of the important Jewish dates of the last 1,000 years, with an emphasis prior to the 20th century: 1009 — The oldest existing text of the full Hebrew Bible is written. 1070 — Rashi, a French Jewish thinker, completes his commentaries on…

  • Anti-Nazi activism part of lesson plan

    About 160 students at a Jewish high school on Long Island went on a field trip this week to protest an alleged Nazi war criminal. “No SS in the U.S.” and “Honk If You Hate Nazis” were some of the signs they carried in front of the New York suburban home o

  • White hoods not in fashion among racists

    A small, fractured segment of the hatemongering community has been pulling off public relations coups. The leader of the Church of the American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, John Berry, was able to catapult his group into national headlines in New York rec

  • White hoods not in fashion among racists

    A small, fractured segment of the hatemongering community has been pulling off public relations coups. The leader of the Church of the American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, John Berry, was able to catapult his group into national headlines in New York rec

  • Far right leader can run but not hide

    NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (JTA) — It’s never easy completing a 26-mile race, but one European far-right leader might find next month’s New York City Marathon particularly grueling. At least one Jewish politician is threatening to interrupt Jorg Haider, the leader of Austria’s Freedom Party, if he goes ahead with his intention to compete in…

  • White hoods not in fashion among racists

    NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (JTA) — Last weekend’s Ku Klux Klan demonstration in New York was a public relations coup for a small and fractured segment of the hatemongering community, experts say. The leader of the Church of the American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, John Berry, was able to catapult his group into…

  • Generation J’ author on a quest for Jewish identity

    The author of the memoir “Generation J” is a poster adult for the unaffiliated Jew. Lisa Schiffman grew up in a non-Jewish environment that came directly out of an early Philip Roth novel. She suffered from a serious case of Christmas envy and didn’t have

  • Rabbis preach to the funny bone

    NEW YORK, Oct. 20 (JTA) — How many comedians have routines in which they allude to the 17th-century false messiah Shabbetai Tsvi? It’s a reference that only a rabbi could love, and last Tuesday night in Manhattan, a group of them came down from their bimahs and attempted leave them rolling in the aisles. Rabbi…