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Fourteen American Jews were arrested by the New York Police Department after blocking the entrance to US Senator Chuck Schumer's New York office on ... There have been several indicators, including these latest sit-ins at politicians' offices, of a growing split in the American Jewish community over ...
The vast majority of American Jews believe in God, but not in the God of the Bible, according to a new study. A survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted last December and released Wednesday, showed that 89 percent of American Jews believe in God, compared to 99 percent of Christians, ...

Found in: conservative judaism, reform judaism, western wall, american jews, ultra-orthodox, rabbinate, us jews. Danny Zaken is a journalist who works for the Israeli public radio station Kol Israel. Zaken has covered military and security affairs, West Bank settlers and Palestinian topics. He was a Knight ...
Today, nearly all American Jewish institutions are vocally, even passionately pro-Israel. But even in the years after the Jewish state won its independence 70 years ago, that feeling was not yet universal. Before the Holocaust, Zionism itself was polarizing among American Jews. Many, especially in ...
IfNotNow was established in the summer of 2014 during Israel's war in Gaza by young American Jews. Angered by the overwhelming support of American Jewish institutions for the war, they began organizing actions calling for an end to the war, an end to the occupation, and freedom and dignity for all.
Israelis need to experience the diversity and richness and pluralism of American Jewish life. Liberal American Jews need to face the challenge of applying their values to situations of conflict and danger, and have opportunities to share their American know-how to help equalize opportunity in Israeli ...

Sanders represents a classical tradition in the American Jewish community. Before World War II, the dominant cause among American Jews was not Zionism or Reform. It was Socialism and Unionism. The goal was not to make society better for Jews, but for all people, particularly the working classes.
“After the mid-1930s, the majority of American Jews had come to be positive one way or another about the idea of a Jewish homeland,” said Hasia Diner, director of the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History at New York University. “While 1948 on the one hand was very exciting and [had] lots ...
These Jews include the folks at the American Jewish World Service (AJWS), who have produced a handout titled An exodus in our time: A reflection on the Rohingya crisis for the Passover table. The handout asks readers to spend the night telling stories not only of Jewish suffering and liberation, but also of ...
NEW YORK (JTA) — American Jewish organizations paused to remember Mireille Knoll, the French Holocaust survivor found murdered in her Paris apartment. The American Jewish Committee held a ceremony at its New York office Thursday attended by French Consul General Anne-Claire Legendre, ...
These can be trying times for American Jews. The ADL recently released data showing a 57 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents since 2016 — and not just from white supremacists, either. Louis Farrakhan, head of Nation of Islam, continues to spew anti-Semitic remarks every chance he gets. This has ...
All of the fifty-odd Jewish groups that belong to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations are subject to the rules, which now ban “insults, ad hominem attacks, and name calling” against the Presidents Conference or its member organizations, and statements that are “false, ...
In this, Weisman resembles many contemporary American Jews, who have been able to comfortably coast to social acceptance and professional accomplishment by wearing their ... He resorts to broad criticism and unsupported assertions about American Jewish life that sidestep a more complex reality.
Nearly fifty years ago Lyndon Johnson sent the army into Washington to quell unrest in the days after the killing of Martin Luther King Jr. and– seeing the soldiers with guns on his street as the Pharaoh's army, Arthur Waskow wrote the Freedom Seder, which venerated Eldridge Cleaver and Allen Ginsberg ...
The results of a pioneer study conducted by Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU) shows that gaps between Muslim Americans and Jewish Americans are much smaller than previously anticipated. It varies from one person to another at a granular level and the more devout a person, the closer that ...
Israel's current leaders are dismissive of American Jews, and as Chemi Shalev notes, Benjamin Netanyahu has actively discouraged Israelis from caring about Diaspora issues. Netanyahu's cancellation of the Kotel agreement was proof positive of his contempt for American Jewish concerns. Women of the ...
Both American Muslims and Jews acknowledge that there is anti-Muslim sentiment in the American Jewish community, with 55 percent of Jewish respondents surveyed saying that there is some and 9 percent saying there is a lot of anti-Muslim sentiment among Jews, and 44 percent of Muslims saying there ...

Going places near and far: National Museum of American Jewish History is unexpected revelation in Philadelphia .... The US Constitution made American Jews citizens in 1790, but some states had laws lasting well into the 19th century barring Jews from holding public office (despite the Bill of Rights' first ...
Regarding the election of Donald Trump, Catherine Rampell (“Hey, Putin: Don't try to pin this election on the Jews,” March 14) wrote: “If Jews had rigged the election, it would have had a way different outcome … . (He) has since remained low in our esteem, with just a 26 percent approval rating among ...
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — One of the first conductors born and educated in the U.S. to receive worldwide acclaim is the focus of an exhibition at the National Museum of American Jewish History, highlighting his life, identity and social activism. “Leonard Bernstein, The Power of Music” features artifacts and ...
There is an important Zionist argument that Israel has made Jews around the world safer, by giving Jews a national identity, and esteem as agents not victims, which we did not have before. So that makes Israel vital to Jewish existence, and admirable too. Here are three recent statements of this argument.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended policies that sometimes drew dissent from American Jews, saying Israel's national ... “I have the greatest respect for the American Jewish community,” he said, noting he was scheduled to address the American Israel Public Affairs ...
As such, it is important for teens as a whole, American, Jewish, philanthropic or not, to be aware of their past, and to openly discuss their history. Sometimes this may involve challenging previously held historical facts and dialogues, it may mean accusing a government of injustice or corruption, or it may be ...
I don't have the room to debate the variables that create a ruthless killer. But I do have the room to briefly point out the benefits of a society that appreciates marksmanship. Understandably, there are those who have a visceral reaction to the destructive potential of firearms. As an experienced school ...
It also casts light on how a diaspora population – in this case American Jews – can be moved by media opinion originating in a nation, despite its distance, with which they ... Within a news cycle or two after the Haaretz columns appeared, similar pieces started to appear in liberal American Jewish media.
The Ruderman Family Foundation released a statement saying that "after a hugely successful campaign that went viral internationally and among American Jews and Israelis who have signed the petition - the Foundation was contacted by the Polish Jewish community and because of their concerns for ...
While highlighting some important developments that make clear the urgent need for justice in Israel/Palestine and a change of course in the American Jewish establishment's approach to Israel advocacy, the article relies on some foundational assumptions about what young Jews want and what they need ...
Ungar-Sargon writes, “If moneyed American Jews want to strengthen Jewish continuity, they should stop spending money trying to convince American Jews that they aren't seeing what they say they are seeing when they look at Israel, and start convincing Israeli leaders to pursue policies that American ...
Muzin and Kleinfeld's work tells a dissonant story about Qatar's view of the U.S. Jewish community: Does Doha see American Jews as an obstacle or an opportunity? Does the Qatari regime want to squeeze the Jewish community or embrace it? Both? Whatever its actual objectives in Washington, what's ...
... American Jews to oppose our own leadership— as was the case when Prime Minister Netanyahu asked us to contest the Iran deal negotiated by the Obama administration — will increase resentment among Americans and American Jews in particular. The traditional Israeli respect for US Jews' concerns ...
On every page of “Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu,” out May 1, one feels Pfeffer's encyclopedic knowledge of his subject and his profound fairness in assessing Israel's leader. For American Jews especially, the book pulls back the curtain on a man held in high esteem who holds ...
Today, nearly all American Jewish institutions are vocally, even passionately pro-Israel. But even in the early years after the Jewish state won its independence, that feeling was not yet universal. Before the Holocaust, Zionism itself was polarizing among American Jews. Many, especially in the Reform ...
Yet American Jewish leaders — the heads of influential, established organizations like the American Jewish Committee and the Jewish Federations of North America — have been remarkably quiet, focused instead, as they have been for decades, on Israel, not the brewing storm in our own country.
As the head of the not-for-profit Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Hoenlein has represented American Jews in meetings with the top levels of Israeli, Arab and U.S. political leadership for decades. In those high-level meetings, Hoenlein speaks for more than 50 Jewish ...
031018 AJC Putin comments photo On Saturday, the American Jewish Committee denounced Russian President Vladimir Putin's comments after he suggested those behind the efforts to interfere in the 2016 election might have been "Ukrainians, Tatars, Jews, just with Russian citizenship." (Alexei ...
It also casts light on how a diaspora population – in this case American Jews – can be moved by media opinion originating in a nation, despite its distance, with which they ... Within a news cycle or two after the Haaretz columns appeared, similar pieces started to appear in liberal American Jewish media.
Ungar-Sargon writes, “If moneyed American Jews want to strengthen Jewish continuity, they should stop spending money trying to convince American Jews that they aren't seeing what they say they are seeing when they look at Israel, and start convincing Israeli leaders to pursue policies that American ...
WASHINGTON - A number of Jewish American organizations expressed dismay on Monday after The Wall Street Journal revealed that Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat from Minnesota, attended a private dinner with Nation of Islam founder Louis Farrakhan, who has expressed Anti-semitic opinions over the ...
I commend J.'s Jan. 26 editorial (“Partisan divide over Israel — sound the alarm!”) for acknowledging the recent Pew report that 79 percent of Republicans versus 27 percent of Democrats favor Israel over Palestine in the ongoing conflict. You are also insightful in noting that since, someday, the Democrats ...
The Qatari government is Muzin's other foreign client, and he has spent the past six months making unlikely inroads with American Jewish leaders on ..... Muzin and Kleinfeld's work tells a dissonant story about Qatar's view of the U.S. Jewish community: Does Doha see American Jews as an obstacle or an ...
In 2010, the American Jewish Congress announced it was shutting down. This past summer, it started sending out fundraising emails. Lots of them. At times in 2017 they arrived almost daily. The emails posed a puzzle: Why was a defunct Jewish organization trying to raise money? And why was it selling a ...
WASHINGTON – Qatar's foreign minister reacted publicly on Thursday to the recent wave of visits by leaders of U.S. Jewish organizations to his country at the invitation of the ruling Emir. In reply to a question from Haaretz on the subject, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin ...
... American Jews to oppose our own leadership— as was the case when Prime Minister Netanyahu asked us to contest the Iran deal negotiated by the Obama administration — will increase resentment among Americans and American Jews in particular. The traditional Israeli respect for US Jews' concerns ...
Israeli Embassy in U.S.: We Oppose Qatar's 'Outreach to pro-Israel U.S. Jews' ... WASHINGTON – Israel's Embassy to the United States does not support Qatar's campaign to improve its image in the American Jewish and pro-Israel community, an embassy spokesman told Haaretz Tuesday. "We oppose ...
As if to say that American Jews who hold progressive views must have something wrong with their brains or their chemistry. Cue eye-roll. As those who would be the likely target of such a campaign – we are the Chair and Vice-Chair of Democrats Abroad, Israel – we would like to clarify that his proposed ...
Israel is rapidly losing its hold on young American Jews, who increasingly view the Jewish state as antithetical to their liberal values, a leader of the Jewish Agency warned on Monday. Speaking in uncharacteristically blunt terms for an official in his position, Alan Hoffman, the CEO and director-general of ...
(JTA) — In a survey conducted online among hundreds of respondents who identified as Jews, 27 percent of Europeans and 11 percent of Americans said they felt unsafe. In the World Zionist Organization survey, which was conducted last year among a total of 1,361 respondents, 51 percent of those in ...
The Capitol and Washington Monument are seen as Women's March demonstrators line the Reflecting Pool at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.Cliff Owen/AP. Michelle Obama for president in 2020 · Did Oprah just launch her 2020 presidential campaign at the Golden Globes.
WASHINGTON – Qatar has recently expanded its public relations effort aimed at improving its image in the United States, including within the Jewish community. The wealthy emirate, often criticized for having ties to Hamas, has invited influential American public figures – some of them with close ties to the ...
AlterNet This month, the Israeli government announced that activists affiliated with 20 organizations, including my organization Codepink, would be banned from entering Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories because of our support for the nonviolent boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) ...


 

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