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Ivanka Trump condemns white supremacist rally in Charlottesville

(JTA) — Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, condemned a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis,” Ivanka Trump tweeted Sunday morning from her personal Twitter page.

“We must all come together as Americans — and...
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One dead as car plows through anti-white supremacist protesters in Charlottesville Va.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (JTA) — A car traveling at a high speed plowed through a crowd during protests against a white supremacist gathering, killing one person and injuring at least five.

At least one of the injured was in critical condition, sources close to law enforcement told JTA on Saturday. A...
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Son of Sam’ serial killer says he expects to die in jail, be redeemed by God

(JTA) — Forty years after he terrorized New York with a string of deadly assaults, serial killer David Berkowitz said remorsefully that he expects to die in prison for actions which he cannot explain.

Berkowitz, 64, gave an interview to the New York Daily News Thursday, the 40th anniversary of...
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Jewish groups spar over Trump National Security Adviser McMaster’s Israel record

(JTA) — Jewish organizations sparred over the views of H.R. McMaster, the U.S. national security advisor, with the Zionist Organization of America attacking him as anti-Israel and the American Jewish Committee defending him. ZOA, one of the few Jewish organizations to consistently defend President Donald Trump, issued a report on...
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New group for progressive Zionists to march in Chicago SlutWalk

(JTA) — Calling themselves progressive and Zionist, about a dozen activists plan on marching in a Chicago demonstration against sexual violence to promote the idea that Zionism and liberal values are compatible. Members of the Zioness initiative, which launched Tuesday, will march together on Saturday at SlutWalk Chicago, a women’s...
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Tablet magazine hires reporter who broke story of Jewish women kicked out of Chicago Dyke March

(JTA) — Tablet magazine has hired a journalist who was relieved of her reporting duties at a Chicago newspaper after breaking the story of three Jewish women who were ejected from a lesbian march.

In July, Gretchen Rachel Hammond, formerly an award-winning reporter for the Windy City Times, a Chicago...
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Camp Ramah in the Rockies relocates to borrowed facility after devastating fire

(JTA) — Camp Ramah in the Rockies relocated to the nearby JCC Ranch Camp after a fire destroyed the building housing the camp kitchen, dining hall and administrative offices. Camp staff and 130 campers moved to their new home in Elbert, Colorado, on Tuesday after spending a day in Denver....
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David Satterfield, veteran U.S. diplomat with Mideast experience, named assistant secretary of state

(JTA) — David Satterfield, a veteran U.S. diplomat with experience in the Middle East, will become acting assistant secretary of state for Near East affairs.

Satterfield will take the position on Sept. 5, replacing Stu Jones, who will retire on Aug. 11, a State Department official told JTA. His appointment...
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Minnesota Jewish community affirms solidarity with firebombed mosque

(JTA) — The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota affirmed its solidarity with the Muslim community in the wake of an attack on a local mosque.

The blast at the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Minneapolis occurred early Saturday while worshippers were gathered for early morning prayers. No one...
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NCSY campers gather in Israel to demonstrate commitment to Jewish identity

JERUSALEM – Organized by the Orthodox Union (OU), over 2,000 campers and staff members gathered this week at Park Raanana for a celebratory event that brought together participants from 17 different Israel programs organized by the organization’s youth group, NCSY.

Featuring Jewish music superstar Mordechai Shapiro, the event was the...
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