Tag: American Jews

Jewish protestors gathered in Washington, DC to denounce Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with a mix of pro-Palestinian activists and American and Israeli Jews advocating for a hostage deal.
Donald Trump expressed surprise at American Jews voting for Democrats, alleging many don't support Israel, a sentiment challenged by polls showing most American Jews feel connected to Israel.
Vice President Kamala Harris initially supported Israel's right to defend itself against Hamas attacks in October but later began criticizing Israel's actions, indicating a change in her stance.
Shabbos Kestenbaum, a Harvard graduate suing the university for not addressing campus antisemitism, spoke at the Republican National Convention about Harvard's illiberal culture and his support for Jewish and American values.
"Remnant of Israel: A Portrait of America's First Jewish Congregation" by Rabbi Marc Angel provides an insightful and accessible history of Shearith Israel, the oldest Jewish congregation in America, founded in 1654.
Josh Shapiro, the Jewish governor of Pennsylvania and a potential vice presidential running mate for Kamala Harris, could galvanize the Jewish electorate with his proud embrace of Judaism.
Rabbi Jay Michaelson, in response to the challenges faced by American Jews, highlights the importance of upholding Jewish values that align with American principles.
At the Republican National Convention, Republican Jewish Coalition CEO Matt Brooks delivered a speech emphasizing President Trump's commitment to restoring law and order to protect American Jews from rising antisemitism, particularly on college campuses.
J.D. Vance has been announced as the running mate for Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election, aiming to bolster Trump's campaign finances and appeal to working-class voters.
Project 2025, spearheaded by the Heritage Foundation and supported by right-wing Christian Nationalists, aims to transform America into a Christian nationalist state, jeopardizing the rights and safety of American Jews.
The article delves into the disturbing parallels between Trump's proposed mass deportation policies and historical Jewish experiences of being expelled and hunted.
Daniel Gordis delves into the political and cultural crisis facing US Jewry amidst shifting political allegiances and internal conflicts within the American Jewish community in a thought-provoking episode of "State of the Nation."
If Kamala Harris were to become president, it would likely have significant implications for American Jews and Israel.
The essay discusses the dangers of making assumptions in the Jewish world, emphasizing the importance of questioning assumptions to avoid unfounded conclusions.
Steve Bannon, a key figure in former President Trump's 2016 campaign, recently advocated for American Jews to align with Christian nationalists for the sake of Israel and Jewish prosperity in the U.S. However, critics caution against this alliance, pointing out Christian nationalists' belief in dominating various aspects of American life and their historical antisemitism.
American Jews are increasingly participating in solidarity tours to Israel, particularly to areas like Kfar Azza, in an attempt to reaffirm their support for Israel while maintaining a victim narrative.
Many American Jews supported President Biden in the election, but concerns have arisen surrounding the administration's approach to Israel's defense.
A recent Gallup poll found that nearly half of Americans consider antisemitism a very serious problem, a significant increase from previous years.
Rabbi Michael S. Beals, known as President Joe Biden's rabbi, suggests that it may be time for Biden to step aside for the greater good of safeguarding democracy, drawing parallels to the biblical concept of Pikuach nefesh, or saving a soul.
The text discusses how American Jews may feel unsupported by both the current political options represented by Biden and Trump.
The text discusses the surprising defeat of Jamaal Bowman, who is both a Squad member and an anti-Semite, in a Democratic primary.
The text highlights how liberal American Jews have overlooked the mainstream presence of anti-Zionism within progressive circles, particularly on college campuses like Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), which merges diverse leftist ideologies.
Families of hostages held by Hamas are pleading for support from American Jewish institutions to pressure Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to secure a deal for their release.
"Displaced Persons" by Joan Leegant is a collection of poignant stories focusing on characters struggling with afflictions, trauma, and a search for stability and renewal.
Recent events in Los Angeles and New York highlight a concerning rise in anti-Semitic incidents targeting Jews.