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Jewish comedians aim to deflate modern anti-Semitism with laughs

By STEVE NORTH

MONTREAL (JTA) — As long as there have been Jews, there have been two unwavering constants: anti-Semitism and Jewish jokes about anti-Semitism.

Like the one told about the assassination of Czar Alexander of Russia in 1881, when a government official approaches a rabbi and growls, “I assume...
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Police identify 3 men who sprayed dark fluid on N.J. synagogue worshipers

(JTA) — Police in Teaneck, New Jersey identified three of four people suspected of a hate crime, in which they allegedly sprayed dark liquid on Jews near a synagogue.

The three suspects, who are said to have used water guns to squirt the liquid on July 12 outside the Young...
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Team USA wins Maccabi Game in Soccer

Team USA remained undefeated in the semi-finals for Soccer,  finishing at 5-0 at the North American Maccabi Games in Mexico City today, July 14. They advanced to the Gold Medal match after defeating Brazil earlier.

The final score was Team USA 7, Mexico 2.

One of the youth...
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Pence makes surprise visit to Chabad of Poway, CA.

 – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise visit to Chabad of Poway in Southern California on Thursday, a month-and-a-half after a gunman killed a woman and injured three others during Shabbat-morning services on the last day of Passover, April 27.

Pence and his wife, Karen, walked into...
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The Jews getting arrested at ICE centers are just getting started

By BEN SALES

NEW YORK (JTA) — If you’re going to physically block an entrance to an ICE detention center, the handbook says, don’t act nice about it.

Do chant in Yiddish. Do sing Hebrew prayers.

“Defiant, angry, urgent, Jewish,” reads the #NeverAgainIsNow Action Toolkit, a six-page Google Doc meant...
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DC suburb will screen anti-Israel film narrated by Roger Waters

WASHINGTON (JTA) — After canceling an earlier screening of an anti-Israel film following complaints by Washington-area Jewish officials, a Maryland suburb will now screen the movie narrated by Roger Waters later this month.

The municipality of Takoma Park will screen “Occupation of the American Mind” on July 23. A blurb...
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Rolling Stones concert rescheduled for Monday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome

The Rolling Stones concert originally scheduled for Sunday night has been rescheduled to Monday night at the same time, according to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome officials where it is slated to be held.

The Twitter account for the Superdome announced earlier today: “Due to the weather forecast, the Rolling Stones show...
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All area services cancelled except for Chabads, Anshe Sfard

Despite the cancellation of Shabbat services tonight and tomorrow at Congregation Gates of Prayer for the Union for Reform Judaism, Congregation Beth Israel and Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation, both the Btesh Family Chabad House Uptown and the Gerson Katz Chabad Center in Metairie as well as Congregation Anshe Sfard will...
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Alexander Acosta resigns as labor secretary amid claims he let sex offender Jeffrey Epstein off the hook

(JTA) — Alexander Acosta quit as U.S. secretary of labor amid debate over a plea deal he helped arrange for sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in 2008.

President Donald Trump announced the resignation Friday morning with Acosta at his side.

Trump said the secretary called him Friday morning to say the...
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New Orleans Jewish Federation issues statement on TS Barry

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans issued a statement in advance of the arrival of the rain and winds associated with Tropical Storm Barry. 

According to the statement, the Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus, which includes the Jewish Federation, the Jewish Community Day School, and the JCC in Metairie...
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