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Diaspora Jews Have Their Say: World Zionist Congress 2020

The World Zionist Congress, in a sentence: “Nobody knows what it is,” laughed Mort Klein, national president of the Zionist Organization of America and...
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After Stabbing, Monsey’s Orthodox Jews Are Defiant

By Ben Sales / JTA MONSEY, N.Y. — When a man wielding a machete burst into a Chanukkah party at a rabbi’s house in this...
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After Increase in Anti-Semitic Attacks, Guardian Angels Will Patrol Brooklyn

By Marcy Oster / JTA The Guardian Angels said it would start patrolling in Brooklyn after an increase in anti-Semitic attacks in the area. The group’s...
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Man Stabs Multiple People at a Rabbi’s Home in Monsey, NY

By Ron Kampeas / JTA A man wielding a machete walked into a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York, and stabbed at least five people. In...
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What the Executive Order Means, and What the Community Is Saying About It

More than a week has passed since President Donald Trump signed an executive order addressing anti-Semitism on college campuses, and people from across the...
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After Jersey City Shooting, Investigation and Healing Begin

By Jesse Bernstein and JNS.org Law-enforcement officials say it could take months to complete their investigation of the shooting inside the JC Kosher Market in...
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A Look at the Movement to Ordain Orthodox Women Clergy

By Josefin Dolsten / JTA Growing up in a Modern Orthodox community in South Africa, Sara Hurwitz never imagined that she would one day become...
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Jersey City Remembers Shooting Victims as Generous, Courageous

By Ben Sales and Laura E. Adkins / JTA One opened a grocery store that became a hub for a growing community. Another was a young...
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Here’s What You Need to Know About the Black Hebrew Israelite Movement

Ron Kampeas / JTA Police have identified one of the dead suspects in a shootout at a kosher market in Jersey City as David Anderson,...
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The Kosher Supermarket Shooting Rattled an Orthodox Community

By Josefin Dolsten and Gabe Friedman / JTA Hours after gunfire that started in a cemetery and ended in a shootout at a kosher supermarket...