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  • ‘Alt-right’ leader Richard Spencer: ‘Heil Trump’ at supremacist event was fun, exuberance

    29 minutes ago

    Richard Spencer, the founder of a right supremacist think tank, said an event in which he shouted “Heil Trump” as participants raised their arms was not threatening but fun.  

    “I understand why people were offended, but they have to understand the context in which it happened....

  • Poll: Donald Trump will be ‘pro-Israel president,’ most Israelis believe

    1 hour ago

    Some 83 percent of Israelis believe that President-elect Donald Trump will be a “pro-Israel president,” according to a new poll.

    The poll commissioned by the Ruderman Family Foundation also found that 49 percent of Israelis thought that the status of Jews in America would remain...

  • Pirkei Avot: A guidebook for the new administration

    5 days ago

    The Bible instructs every Jewish king that he must have one book with him all the time: the Torah. He should read it every day so that he will know three things: that he is accountable to God for his behavior as ruler; that he is bound by the Torah, the Constitution of his people,...

  • What happens after Trump?

    By Rob Eshman

    5 days ago

    Everybody who didn’t vote for Donald Trump is in a panic over what will happen during his time in office. 

    I’m worried about what happens after.

    The fact that Trump already has begun to backtrack on so many core promises gives me a smidge of hope. It proves his positions didn’t...

  • Holocaust survivors weigh in on Trump-Hitler comparison

    By Eitan Arom

    5 days ago

    One Sunday morning in March, Henry Oster was watching the news in bed when a video came on of then-candidate Donald Trump asking a crowd in Florida to raise their right hands and pledge to vote for him.

    “I almost fell out of bed. It was that kind of a shock,” Oster said.


  • Speaking of thy neighbor

    By Gina Nahai

    5 days ago

    A couple of weeks ago in my column, I asked Donald Trump’s Jewish voters if, in their minds, our historical experience as Jews created any doubts or even a dilemma about supporting him. In a nutshell, are they bothered by the idea of a (metaphoric or real) “wall”? 


  • Santa Monica artist part of ‘Golem’ revival in Berlin

    By  Orit Arfa

    5 days ago

    Urban legend has it that a golem lived in the Weissensee Cemetery in Berlin during the Nazi era, protecting the Jewish landmark from destruction while Jews successfully hid among its tombstones. Now the golem has returned to Berlin, this time for more auspicious purposes — as part...

  • Treasury pick Steven Mnuchin was mentored by two of Trump’s ‘global’ villains

    5 days ago

    Like the post-credits bonus scene in a Marvel superhero movie, Donald Trump’s final pre-election ad added three surprising villains to his usual rogues’ gallery (Hillary and Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, assorted foreigners): Lloyd Blankfein, George Soros and Janet Yellen.


  • Rep. Keith Ellison: A humanitarian leader

    5 days ago

    President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to appoint an apostle of the “alt-right” white supremacy movement as his chief strategist in the White House is frightening.

    Steve Bannon’s rise has alarmed many in the Jewish community. As executive chairman of Breitbart News, the...

  • The rise and fall of political snowflakes

    5 days ago

    I can now definitively say that I’ve been unfriended, blocked, bullied and viciously insulted by supporters of both President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump. A badge of honor? Perhaps. But it’s also a sign that we have slipped into a very undemocratic morass of...

  • Betsy DeVos, Trump pick for education, pleases Orthodox, spooks church-state separationists

    6 days ago

    Add sweeping school reforms – and with them, funding for private schools that Orthodox groups embrace and secular Jewish groups fear — to the campaign promises that Donald Trump plans to fulfill.

    Last week, just before Thanksgiving, the president-elect named Betsy DeVos, a...

  • Trump said to name Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary

    6 days ago

    President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary reportedly is Steven Mnuchin, the banker and movie producer who was his campaign’s finance chief.

    Mnuchin, who is Jewish and in his mid-50s, made his fortune as a banker for Goldman Sachs, and has also helmed smaller...

  • Against hysteria

    By David Suissa

    1 week ago

    Whether you’re on the left or the right, it feels good to be outraged — to feel you have truth and justice completely on your side. Drumming up and sharing this outrage can galvanize volunteers, motivate donors and spur on like-minded comrades.

    The election of a wild man like...

  • On anti-Semitism, Trump can’t just lead from behind

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 weeks ago

    President-elect Donald Trump is not an anti-Semite. The people around him – so I assume, with good reason – are not anti-Semites. At least most of them aren’t. Or don’t intend to be. If some of them harbor certain prejudices, if some of them, including Trump himself, tend to...

  • Dershowitz: ‘Trump knows how to show outrage’

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    2 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on jewishinsider.com.

    Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz on Tuesday called President-elect Donald Trump’s disavowal of the alt-right movement “not even a condemnation.”

    “One thing we know about Donald Trump, he knows how to show outrage,”...

  • Trump: Kushner’s White House role could range from nothing to peace broker

    2 weeks ago

    President-elect Donald Trump said his Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner’s role in the White House could range from nothing to brokering peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

    Trump was asked Tuesday in an on-the-record meeting with New York Times editorial staff what role...

  • Trump’s choice: Discriminatory policies or delivery on his economic promises

    By Rob Eshman

    2 weeks ago

    Last Sunday, I was 20 minutes late to the Dolores Mission Church. When I arrived, there was no place to sit, or even stand. I waited with dozens of other latecomers just outside the front doors, thinking, What kind of people get to shul on time? 

    The answer is angry and anxious...

  • How to talk Trump at the Thanksgiving table

    By Drew Kugler

    2 weeks ago

    For the past two years, “Racist Trump” and “Crooked Hillary” became convenient scapegoats for us to fight over. Now that the election is over, we each have a choice to make. Retreat into our sense of loss and bitterness on one hand, or triumphalism and righteousness on the other —...

  • Jewish historian’s anti-Trump statement goes viral

    2 weeks ago

    More than 240 Jewish studies scholars have signed a public statement that warns against the threat to minorities posed by the election of Donald Trump.

    In the letter, originally published on the Jewish Journal’s website on Nov. 15, the historians decried “repeated anti-Semitic...

  • Anti-Defamation League sees online fundraising boom after election

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    2 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on jewishinsider.com.

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has seen a dramatic increase in online donations since the election of Donald Trump, new data shared with Jewish Insider showed.

    The ADL was a fierce critic of Trump’s presidential candidacy,...

  • When progressives value politics over friends and family

    By Dennis Prager

    2 weeks ago

    A troubling pattern appears to be developing in America that good people of all political persuasions need to be aware of — and hopefully then do something to change it. 

    According to news reports and numerous callers to my nationally syndicated radio show, many people — it is,...

  • A tempered Ayaan Hirsi Ali preaches Muslim integration in the Age of Trump

    By Danielle Berrin

    2 weeks ago

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali is the Somali-born author and activist best known for her outspoken and sometimes-incendiary critique of Islam. 

    Throughout four books, she has compared Islam with Nazism, described it as a “destructive, nihilistic cult of death,” and suggested that well-meaning...

  • Jewish women’s group on Trump: ‘We will fight this with everything we have’

    By Bill Boyarsky

    2 weeks ago

    Donald Trump’s election to the presidency poses special challenges to many members of the Jewish community. How will they react to his proposed immigration raids and medical insurance cuts? What about Trump’s appointing to a top White House post Stephen Bannon, who heads the...

  • Reince Priebus nixes, Jewish groups slam Muslim registry proposal

    2 weeks ago

    The American Jewish Committee slammed the idea of creating a database of Muslims in the United States one day after President-elect Donald Trump’s recently named chief-of-staff said there were no plans to create a religion-based registry.

    “Look, I’m not going to rule out...

  • Trump team condemns ‘racism’ without addressing pro-Trump event with Nazi salutes

    2 weeks ago

    Donald Trump’s transition team declined to directly condemn a conference where his victory was hailed as a triumph for white supremacists, instead reiterating a general denunciation of racism.

    Asked by NBC and other media to comment on the weekend conference in Washington D.C. ,...

  • In written directive, Netanyahu forbids government to contact Trump officials

    2 weeks ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has forbidden all government ministers from contacting the new administration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

    A letter distributed to all cabinet members on Monday instructed government ministers to request permission to make contact...

  • Is Europe’s far right experiencing a ‘Trump effect’?

    2 weeks ago

    European far-right politicians were quick to hold up Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election as a harbinger of their own impending triumphs.

    Marine Le Pen, head of France’s far-right party, said that what Europeans call “the Trump effect” — that is, right-wing...

  • Let’s stop shaming Trump voters

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    People who are 100 percent sure of themselves — and who can’t imagine why, for example, anyone with a brain would vote for Donald Trump — can lose all sense of humility and curiosity.

    Take the case of Matt Maloney, CEO of Grubhub. The day after Donald Trump got elected, he sent...

  • Sunday Reads: Why Erdogan is happy about Trump, Israel’s muezzin law, Satan’s biblical origins

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 weeks ago


    Max Boot hopes Trump will realize that Putin is not a friend before too much damage is done:

    Trump is too mercurial a figure to pursue any policy with any consistency, even a pro-Russia policy. We can only hope that Russia does not succeed in reestablishing its empire and...

  • How bad can it get? A glance at history

    By David N. Myers

    2 weeks ago

    The first weeks after the still surreal election of Donald J. Trump have provided precious little relief. The fears of many among the majority of Americans who voted against him remain alive, and justifiably so. I was joking with a friend last week about what a stroke of good...

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