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  • Ivanka Trump and other prominent Jews send messages of solidarity after Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

    (JTA) — In the aftermath of the horrific shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left at least 11 dead, prominent Jews on Twitter are speaking out about their identity and sharing messages of solidarity. Ivanka Trump said she stands with the Jewish people and called the gunman, identified as 46-year-old Robert Bowers, a “depraved bigot…

  • World Cup 2018: 7 Jewish stories to watch

    (JTA) — Although soccer’s popularity seems to be on the rise in the U.S., this year’s edition of the World Cup might be somewhat of a downer for American Jews who enjoy watching the sport. The U.S. men’s team failed to qualify for the quadrennial tournament for the first time since 1986, and there are…

  • How the Holocaust motto Never Again became a rallying cry for gun control

    (JTA) — After a gunman took the lives of 17 students and staff at their high school in Parkland, Florida, students there launched a national campaign to promote gun control. They called for a major protest in Washington, D.C., on March 24, and are encouraging similar protests and student walkouts across the country. And they…