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.
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.
(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.