Sunday, April 30, 2017
Four Jewish community centers across the United States and a number of Anti-Defamation League offices have received bomb threats, the sixth such wave since the beginning of the year.
A Paris teenager of Turkish descent who attacked a Jewish teacher with a machete was sentenced to seven years in jail.
Vice President Mike Pence visited a vandalized Jewish cemetery near St. Louis after giving a speech in Missouri touching on a spate of recent anti-Semitic attacks.
ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt - “We are working with law enforcement officials to determine if it is connected to similar threats against Jewish institutions across the country."
The Knesset will not alter its dress code barring “short skirts and short dresses” but will put a new mode of enforcement into place, which includes issuing warnings before denying a Knesset employee entry to the parliamentary building.
Evangelicals, who have been advocating for Israel for years, have historically let the Jews take the lead. Laurie Cardoza-Moore, for one, is excited that they are poised to take on a prominent role. An evangelical TV host and activist, Cardoza-Moore backs President Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, a supporter of the settlement movement who is deeply skeptical of the two-state solution.
Jews are the most warmly regarded religious group in America, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.
Since 1917 JTA has documented the stories of Jews around the world, including unique tales of love, from a Jewish wedding that took place in a hotel room previously reserved for Adolf Hitler to “proxy” marriages that allowed Syrian Jewish women to escape to the United States.
Some 72 percent of Jewish Israelis and 76 percent of Arab Israelis support the statement that “every resident [of Israel] has the right to get married in Israel with whomever he chooses, in whatever way he chooses, and according to his beliefs.”
In this week’s parsha we look at the value of speaking from the heart.

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