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  • Arsonist who torched Orlando club shooter’s mosque has Messianic Jewish ties

    September 16, 2016 | 9:50 am

    The Florida man who confessed to setting fire to the mosque of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen has ties to Messianic Judaism.

    Joseph Michael Schreiber, 32, of Port St. Lucie, was reported to be Jewish, but a photo on his Facebook page hints at ties to Messianic Judaism, a...

  • Trump says he wouldn’t have removed ‘Star of David’ tweet

    July 7, 2016 | 9:22 am

    Donald Trump kept alive a controversy over a campaign tweet featuring apparently anti-Semitic imagery by saying his staff “shouldn’t have taken it down” and tweeting a picture featuring popular Disney characters to demonstrate that the media are “dishonest.”

    Trump defended...

  • Trump defends Star of David tweet: ‘Just a star’

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    July 6, 2016 | 4:27 pm

    Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his controversial “Star of David” tweet, insisting the “sick” media stirred it up to cover up for Hillary Clinton’s FBI interview on Saturday. 

    “It was a star. A star. Like, a star,” Trump said during a campaign rally in Cincinnati, Ohio on...

  • ADL head: Trump should apologize for star tweet

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    July 6, 2016 | 9:40 am

    Donald Trump could put the “Star of David” tweet to rest if he would apologize and acknowledge that the perceived offense caused harm, ADL’s CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said on Tuesday.

    “He should just admit the offense [and] apologize,” Greenblatt said in an interview on “CNN...

  • Donald Trump blames ‘dishonest media’ for fuss over tweet depicting Star of David

    July 5, 2016 | 10:13 am

    Donald Trump blamed the “dishonest media” for the dust-up over a tweet showing a Star of David shape and dollar bills superimposed over an image of Hillary Clinton.

    On Monday, Trump made his first response to the controversy since his official account tweeted— then deleted — the...

  • Clinton, ADL blast Trump’s ‘Star of David’ tweet

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    July 5, 2016 | 8:30 am

    The Hillary Clinton campaign on Monday scolded Donald Trump for defending his Saturday tweet, which included an image of Clinton and a Star of David created by a racist Twitter user and first posted on a white-supremacist website.

    “Donald Trump’s use of a blatantly anti-Semitic...

  • Trump tweet attacking Clinton employs image of Star of David

    July 2, 2016 | 12:53 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday tweeted an image of rival Hillary Clinton alongside hundred-dollar bills and a Jewish star bearing the words "most corrupt candidate ever!", prompting outrage and bafflement on social media.

    Two hours after his initial...

  • Artist paints over anti-Semitic graffiti on Berlin Wall monument

    By JNi.media

    August 3, 2015 | 11:12 am

    Gunther Schaefer, who painted “Vaterland” an image of the German flag with a Star of David painted on it, has covered the anti-Semitic graffiti and the hate slogans that marred the mural on the East Side gallery of the wall.

    The graffiti appeared on Friday, and Schaefer says his...

  • Palestinian baby burned to death, Israel searches for Jewish extremists

    July 31, 2015 | 11:56 am

    After a Palestinian baby was burned to death in a West Bank arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered a manhunt to track down the perpetrators.

    Netanyahu said in a statement that the arson Thursday night in the Palestinian West...

  • Anton Yelchin explores extramarital love’s time slot in ‘5 to 7’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 2, 2015 | 1:58 pm

    In Victor Levin’s new romantic film, “5 to 7,” an aspiring author laments to a friend about his affair with a French diplomat’s wife who is in an open marriage.  “I was taught that there are no free lunches…the other shoe drops and you suffer 1,000-fold,” the character, named Brian...

  • Anne Frank’s cousin, actor Buddy Elias, dies at 89

    March 18, 2015 | 11:52 am

    Buddy Elias, a former president of the Anne Frank Fonds in Basel and a cousin of the teenage diarist from Amsterdam, has died.

    Elias, an actor who headed the charity named after his cousin, died Monday shortly before his 90th birthday at his home in Basel, according to Tachles,...

  • Jewish shopper hit, kicked at mall near Vienna

    March 18, 2015 | 11:33 am

    Austrian police arrested a man who is suspected of a hate crime against a Jewish man in a shopping mall near Vienna.

    The alleged victim was shopping Tuesday at a supermarket inside a shopping mall in St. Polten, a city in lower Austria, while wearing a Star of David necklace, the...

  • Third generation

    March 12, 2015 | 3:17 pm

    Nick stood in the laundry room, all six feet of him towering over me, his hand cupped as if it were holding a tiny fragile bird.  I was mindlessly folding laundry when he leaned toward me and said, “Mom, can you untangle this for me? I want to wear it.” In his hand lay his Star of...

  • Urban Outfitters is shaming the memory of the Holocaust

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    February 10, 2015 | 3:10 pm

    A “tapestry” reminiscent of the concentration camp garb the Nazis cruelly made homosexuals wear; a yellow six-pointed star on a sea of cerulean stripes; a shirt pattern eerily close to drenched blood. Normally, browsing for clothes doesn’t inspire righteous anger. Yet, sadly, in...

  • Winehouse statue features Star of David

    September 17, 2014 | 12:17 pm

    A statue of Amy Winehouse in London has the iconic blues singer wearing a Star of David.

    The unveiling Sunday in the Camden Town neighborhood, where Winehouse lived, marked what would have been Winehouse’s 31st birthday and was attended by her parents.

    The statue, by Scott...

  • Winehouse statue features Star of David

    September 16, 2014 | 3:31 pm

    A statue of Amy Winehouse in London has the iconic blues singer wearing a Star of David.

    The unveiling Sunday in the Camden Town neighborhood, where Winehouse lived, marked what would have been Winehouse’s 31st birthday and was attended by her parents.

    The statue, by Scott...

  • Zara ‘sorry’ for t-shirt that looks like Nazi camp uniform

    August 27, 2014 | 9:48 am

    Global fashion chain Zara, owned by Spain's Inditex, pulled from sale on Wednesday a striped children's top decorated with a large six-pointed star after it was likened to uniforms worn by Jewish concentration camp inmates in Nazi Germany.

    The shirt, bearing horizontal blue and...

  • A Jew steps into Christmas

    December 17, 2013 | 3:48 pm

    I got offered a part in a Christmas movie over the summer. It’s called “Defending Santa” and stars Dean Cain, Jud Tylor and my movie wife, Jodie Sweetin, best known for playing Stephanie on “Full House.” 

    I’m always happy to be on a set. Acting is one of those jobs where you...

  • Israeli woman in N.Y. Times breast cancer photo speaks out

    December 2, 2013 | 1:22 pm

    An unnamed Israeli woman pictured in a controversial photo on the front page of The New York Times last Wednesday spoke out in response to critics of the paper’s choice of images.

    An image of the woman’s upper body — including an incision scar, a portion of her aureola and a...

  • Bill Caplan — Golden boy of boxing publicity

    November 7, 2013 | 4:44 pm

    When Dmitriy “Star of David” Salita takes on Gabriel Bracero in a welterweight match at the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn on Nov. 9, Bill Caplan will be ringside. A boxing fan since his age was calculated in single digits, the 78-year-old San Fernando Valley resident...

  • Will Deutsch: Drawing on Jewish culture

    By Avishay Artsy

    October 16, 2013 | 11:51 am

    What’s considered “Jewish art” often includes a Marc Chagall print. Maybe some abstract metal sculptures resembling a menorah or Star of David. Or a painting of Orthodox Jewish men dancing with a Torah or playing klezmer music.

    This is the art that Will Deutsch grew up around,...

  • Jews with tattoos: the good, the bad and the oy vey

    By Julie Bien

    October 15, 2013 | 10:06 am

    Before I go any further, I would like to acknowledge that tattoos are a controversial subject--not only because they are forbidden under religious law, but mostly because of the weight they carry as signifiers of the Holocaust. This article does not in any way aim to diminish the...

  • When Roger Waters crossed the line

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 26, 2013 | 10:30 am

    Roger Waters is a passionate anti-Israeli advocate. The former Pink Floyd frontman constantly criticize the Israeli government, and is one of the main voices of the BDS movement, calling musicians to boycott Israel. Last Saturday, however, Waters crossed the thin line between...

  • Did You Know That Louis Armstrong Wore a Star of David?

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    June 1, 2013 | 10:37 am

    Go Down Moses

    I recently wrote a Jewish Journal blog titled Go Down Moses: Finding Kinship between the Jewish and African Slave experience.  I talked about how I discovered the Louis Armstrong version of the song Go Down Moses, and it hit me that it was the same song I love to...

  • Anti-Semitic message painted on Boston-area church

    April 23, 2013 | 1:37 pm

    A suburban Boston church was vandalized with an anti-Semitic message while police were hunting for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

    The Victory Assembly of God church in Sharon, Mass., was vandalized on the night of April 19, as police pursued Tsarnaev, 19, and...

  • Danish Jews report record level of anti-Semitic attacks

    March 1, 2013 | 6:32 am

    The Jewish community of Denmark documented 40 anti-Semitic incidents in 2012, almost double those in 2009, a year that marked a sharp upturn in such attacks.

    A report released on Feb. 25 by AKVAH, the security unit of Denmark's Jewish community of 8,000, counted six physical...

  • Petition to delete Israel-haters Facebook page draws immediate support

    By Tom Tugend

    January 31, 2013 | 4:48 pm

    The long-standing Facebook war of words between pro- and anti-Israel partisans has heated up a few degrees with a petition to remove a particularly offensive “F… Israel” page.
    Originator of the removal drive is Michael Mendelson, a Miami resident, who said in a phone...
  • Editorial Cartoon: Star of Mitt

    By Steve Greenberg

    August 8, 2012 | 12:04 pm


  • Aly Raisman says she was for Munich 11 moment of silence [SLIDESHOW]

    August 8, 2012 | 10:07 am

    Slideshow highlighting Aly Raisman‘s Olympics at bottom

    Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman expressed her support for a moment of silence at the Olympics for the Israelis killed at the 1972 Munich Games.

    Raisman was speaking to reporters Tuesday following her gold medal performance...

  • Amy Winehouse’s family will light yahrzeit candle

    July 10, 2012 | 10:33 am

    The family of Amy Winehouse will mark the first anniversary of the singer’s death using Jewish tradition, a British magazine reported, quoting the singer’s mother.

    Janis Winehouse told HELLO! Magazine that the family will mark the anniversary quietly together with prayers and the...

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