First, the bad news: As is the case for most other Americans, the government shutdown is bad for Jews.
Cantor Ricky Kampf descends from the bimah, adjusts his prayer shawl and strides up the aisle, cutting through the cavernous sanctuary to greet the familiar out-of-towner.
Around 250 communal organizations and religious groups joined the mayors of Memphis and Shelby County, Tenn., in publishing a statement supporting diversity on the day the Ku Klux Klan staged a rally in the city.
The lawyer for a man badly burned during an alleged arson attempt in a New York hasidic village is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the incident as a hate crime. The May 22 attack in the village of New Square was "evocative of the Ku Klux Klan and Nazi Germany," wrote lawyer Michael Sussman in a letter sent last week to Attorney General Eric Holder, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
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The growth of hate sites on the World Wide Web is staggering, according to a report by the Simon Wiesenthal Center.