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Is Trump owed an apology after the JCC bomb threat arrest? Is anybody?

American-Israeli Jewish teenager (C), accused of making dozens of anti-Semitic bomb threats in the United States and elsewhere, is escorted by guards as he leaves the Israeli Justice court in Rishon Lezion on March 23, 2017.
The arrest comes after a wave of bomb threats to American Jewish institutions since the start of the year spread concern and political backlash in the United States. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ        (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL

NEW YORK (JTA) — Literally within seconds of the news of the arrest in Israel of an Israeli-American teenager for the bulk of the JCC bomb threats, Twitter lit up with Jewish anxiety.

“[I] fear the inevitable backlash from haters who we whipped [into] a frenzy for our own...
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UPDATE: Israeli-American teen arrested in Israel for JCC bomb threats

A man brought for a court hearing at the Rishon Lezion Magistrate's Court, under suspicion of Issuing fake bomb threats against Jewish institutions around the world, on March 23, 2017. Photo by Flash90

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An unnamed Israeli teenager, who also has American citizenship, was arrested on suspicion of carrying out more than 100 bomb threats on Jewish institutions in the United States.

Israel’s anti-fraud squad arrested the 19-year-old suspect at his home in southern Israel and searched the premises on Thursday....
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From Meyer Lansky to Myron Sugerman: the Jewish mob revealed

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By ALAN SMASON

To hear Myron Sugerman tell it, the Jews were a tough bunch who made their bones in their own mob just the same as the Italians and the Irish before them. With an almost romantic nostalgia, Sugerman regaled the crowd at Congregation Beth Israel with his own...
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JEF Annual Event planned for Sunday, March 19

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The Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana (JEF) marks half a century of service to the Greater New Orleans Jewish community with its Annual Event this Sunday, March 19. A reception kicks off in the Grand Ballroom (12th floor) of the Westin Canal Place, 100 Canal Street, at 11:30 a.m. with...
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Authorities say 1 man likely behind attacks

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(JNS.org) — Authorities believe that one person is primarily behind most of the ongoing bomb threats against Jewish community centers (JCCs) and other institutions since the beginning of the year.

Commissioner of Intelligence and Counter-terrorism John Miller of the New York Police Department (NYPD) said on the “CBS This Morning”...
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‘Beautiful’ is glorious; runs till Sunday at Saenger

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Erika Olsen (Cynthia Weil)

Ben Fankhauser (Barry Mann)

Curt Bouril (Don Kirshner)

Liam Tobin (Gerry Goffin)

Suzanne Grodner (Genie Klein)

By ALAN SMASON, Theatre critic, WYES-TV (“Steppin’ Out“)

In 2014 when “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” opened at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York, critics and pundits were applauding Jessie Mueller for what seemed an impossible role to fill. Not only did the actress have to emulate the singing...
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At least 16 Jewish sites threatened in sixth wave of harassment

LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 27:  Police tape blocks a parking lot at the Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada after an employee received a suspicious phone call that led about 10 people to evacuate the building on February 27, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Danny Cordero said the nature of the call led officers to believe there might be a suspicious device inside but none was found. He said police are stepping up patrols around Jewish institutions in Las Vegas following the fifth wave of bomb threats since January against Jewish community centers and schools across the country on Monday and recent vandalism of Jewish cemeteries.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(JTA) — At least 12 Jewish community centers and institutions across North America and four Anti-Defamation League offices have received threats of lethal attack, the sixth such wave since the beginning of the year. Although the local Uptown JCC was threatened and evacuated on Feb. 22, no such threat was...
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St. Louis man arrested for bomb threats against 8 Jewish institutions

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NEW YORK (JTA) — A St. Louis man has been charged for making at least eight bomb threats against Jewish community centers and the Anti-Defamation League.

Juan Thompson, 31, made some of the threats in the name of a former romantic partner he had been cyberstalking, according to a statement...
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Chabad leader, Tulane professor David Kaufmann dies in Houston

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DAVID KAUFMAN, a Tulane professor and leader of the Chabad Lubavitch community for the past four decades, and considered a shaliach (emissary) died on Thursday morning in Houston, where he had been living  while receiving continuing medical treatment at M.D. Anderson Clinic for the past two months.

Kaufmann, considered a...
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Fifth wave of phone attacks hit at least 20 JCCs, day schools

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(JTA) — At least 20 Jewish community centers and Jewish day schools across the country received bomb threats on Monday in the latest wave of threats to hit Jewish institutions. The New Orleans JCC, hit with a threat last week, was not among those threatened today.

The incidents are the fifth...
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