Tag: Anti Semitism

Twelve Rabbis Meet with New York Times About It’s anti-Semitic Cartoon and Israel Coverage

NEW YORK (JTA) — A dozen rabbis from across the major denominations met with the publisher and editorial page editor of The New York Times regarding the anti-Semitic cartoon it published and its general coverage of Israel.

The meeting Wednesday morning at The Times offices in Midtown Manhattan lasted an hour and a half and was organized through the New York Board of Rabbis, an interdenominational group. Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, the group’s executive vice president, said A.G. Sulzberger and James Bennet, the publisher and editorial page editor, “owned the problem” of the cartoon being anti-Semitic.

The cartoon,…

Fliers Blaming Jews for Kavanaugh Assault Allegations Target Iowa Organizations

This flier has been hung on the doors of Iowa organizations and on at least four U.S. college campuses. (StandWithUs)

(JTA) — Anti-Semitic fliers that blame Jews for the sexual assault allegations against newly sworn-in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh were hung on the doors of Iowa organizations.

The hate fliers discovered Monday are the same ones posted on at least four college campuses across the country.

The fliers were posted on the doors…

Man Sets Fire and Draws Devil Outside California Synagogue

(JTA) — Police arrested a Northern California man who set a small fire outside a synagogue in Modesto and drew a devil on the sidewalk.

Brett Bisnett, 37, of Modesto, could be charged with vandalism to a place of worship and arson for his attack on Congregation Beth Shalom.

Bisnett reportedly told officers that the drawing in permanent black marker…

‘Odd Mom Out’ Star Jill Kargman Tells How Her Son Was Victimized by anti-Semitism at School

 

Jill Kargman at Lincoln Center in New York City, April 25, 2018. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Brooks Brothers)

(JTA) — Even celebrities and their families can fall victim to prejudice and xenophobia, Jill Kargman recently found out.

Writing in Tablet, the author and star of Bravo’s “Odd Mom Out” recalled how her son came to her as she was recovering from a double mastectomy and, crying, described how a classmate at his exclusive New York school expressed his approval of the Holocaust.

“I’m a fan of Hitler! God sent Hitler down to…

US Judge Says Racial Discrimination Law Applies to Jews

(JTA) — A federal judge said that Jews are protected by a law banning racial discrimination when seeking employment.

Magistrate Mark Hornsby said that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not define what constitutes “race,” but that Jews were entitled to protection under it. In a court filing Friday, the Louisiana judge said that though there was debate about whether Judaism is a race, since many people view it as such, the law applies to Jews, The Associated Press reported.

The opinion concerned a case in which a man sued a…