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Officials believe Jersey City shooters were motivated by anti-Semitic and anti-police views

(JTA) — New Jersey officials believe the two shooters at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City were motivated by bias against Jews and the police.

“We believe that the suspects held views that reflected hatred of the Jewish people as well as a hatred of law enforcement,” the state’s attorney...
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Orthodox Jews tried to build a home in Jersey City. Then a shooting terrorized their community.

By BEN SALES and LAURA E. ADKINS

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (JTA) — Every Friday afternoon, Leah Mindel Ferencz would cook hot kugel and cholent and serve them in the small grocery store she and her husband, Moshe, opened here about four years ago.

The couple had moved from Brooklyn, and...
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One of the Jersey City shooters was a Black Hebrew Israelite. Here’s what you need to know about the movement.

By RON KAMPEAS

(JTA) — Police have identified one of the dead suspects in a shootout at a kosher market in Jersey City as David Anderson, who reportedly was once a member of the Black Hebrew Israelites.

Here are some things to know about the movement.

Are they Jewish? Black...
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Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff lead charge as House introduces articles of impeachment

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. House of Representatives introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

The articles, unveiled Tuesday at a news conference led by House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-CA., accuse the president of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Three of the five committee chairmen in...
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The Jersey City kosher supermarket shooting rattled a tight-knit Orthodox Jewish community

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (JTA) — Hours after gunfire that started in a cemetery and ended in a shootout at a kosher supermarket here left six dead on Tuesday, there were more questions than answers.

As of Tuesday night, the crime scene was cordoned off, keeping onlookers far from the scene....
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6 killed in Jersey City shootout that ends at kosher supermarket

(JTA) — Six people were killed, including a police officer and three civilians, during an hours-long shootout Tuesday afternoon that concluded in a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, New Jersey.

There was “no indication of terrorism,” an official said at a news conference. Investigators believe that the store was chosen...
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Trump to sign order recognizing Jewish university students as a protected class

WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Donald Trump will sign an executive order recognizing Jewish university students as a class protected from discrimination.

The order, to be signed Wednesday, according to The New York Times, leapfrogs bipartisan legislation in Congress that would do the same thing. The signing of the order will...
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Speaking to Israeli-American group, Trump slams Jews who ‘don’t love Israel enough’

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (JTA) — President Donald Trump slammed American Jews who he said did not sufficiently “love Israel.”

“So many of you voted for the people in the last administration. Some day you will have to explain that to me because I don’t think they like Israel...
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Tufts to remove Sackler name from buildings and programs

(JTA) — Tufts University will remove the Sackler name from several buildings and programs on its medical campus.

The decision announced on Thursday came after an independent report slammed the school for taking gifts from the family. Tufts commissioned the study earlier this year after a lawsuit was filed against...
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Kamala Harris drops out of 2020 presidential race

(JTA) — Kamala Harris, the junior senator from California, is dropping her presidential bid.

“My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue,” Harris, 54, told supporters in a message on Tuesday.

The former California attorney general had failed to gain steam among the crowded...
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