(RNS) — Many people of faith have faced limits on meeting for services. But when Jewish Americans have gathered publicly, they have faced a slew of anti-Semitic attacks — some from prominent government officials.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio defended his tweets criticizing a large Jewish funeral.
(RNS) — It presents particular challenges to Orthodox Jews, especially on Shabbat, a time when many refrain from using any electronic devices.
(RNS) — For Orthodox Jews, the current wave of anti-Semitic attacks raises questions about how to keep safe while remaining identifiably Jewish.
(RNS) — American Jews have increasingly been scared to identify their faith publicly. An October survey by the AJC found that 31% of Jews avoided wearing symbols or objects identifying them as Jews.
(RNS) — A video from a group called Rise Up Ocean County that paints Orthodox Jews as invaders has raised concerns in suburban New Jersey communities where the Jewish population is increasing.
A shrinking God Gap and a decline in worship attendance are the keys.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Amud Aish Memorial Museum, located far from the tourist crowds, near the very edge of the Brooklyn, focuses on the experiences of Orthodox Jews during and after the Holocaust.
(AP) The New Jersey town council was pressured by the state to drop its ban on New Yorkers visiting its public park. The council had also tried — and failed — to ban boundary markers Jews use to observe Sabbath rules.
BOSTON (RNS) — If you really want to welcome interfaith families into Jewish life, better rethink your language, many Jewish leaders say.
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) —The state contends Mahwah township violated New Jersey's Green Acres Act by banning out-of-state residents from its parks after residents complained about their use by Orthodox Jewish families from New York.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) The case against El Al was brought by 83-year-old Renee Rabinowitz, who was asked by a flight attendant, after boarding a flight from Newark, N.J., to Tel Aviv in 2015, if she would agree to move.
NEW YORK (RNS) The endearing group of a cappella Orthodox Jewish singers is out with a 30-second spot that takes aim at the phenomenon of "agunot," or "chained women" whose husbands will not grant them a divorce.
JERUSALEM (RNS) 'They are enlisting our girls,' who emerge from the army 'non-Jewish,' said Rabbi Yigal Levenstein.
(RNS) Anti-Semitism, UNESCO and ambassador pick David Friedman make the list.
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