Tag: Jews

Orthodox, Eruv, Ameren, Champaign-Urbana

Orthodox Jews in Champaign-Urbana Illinois Construct Eruv With Help of Mayor, Volunteers and Ameren

The small but active Orthodox Jewish community of Champaign-Urbana, Ill., had a problem: The area did not have the necessary infrastructure to accommodate the observant religious community during its celebration of Shabbat. Many Orthodox families were not sending their children to the local University of Illinois, and those Orthodox Jewish…

Principal Who Didn’t Want to Call Holocaust a Fact Is Fired

Spanish River Community High School principal William Latson’s emails about the Holocaust to a concerned parent went viral – and now he’s been fired after a petition began circulating calling for his removal. Latson was emailing with a concerned parent in April 2018 asking about the curriculum for teaching about…

Anti-Defamation League Offers to Teach Spicer About Holocaust

Following White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s spreading of “alternative facts” about the Holocaust, the Anti-Defamation League has offered to provide him with a little education. On Tuesday, when comparing Syrian President Bashar Assad to Adolf Hitler, Spicer described Hitler as someone “who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons”…

Jewish Cemetery Vandalized in Latest Anti-Semitic Incident

As more incidents of anti-Semitism take the national spotlight, about 100 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia were overturned this weekend, police reported. This comes just one week after about 150 headstones were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Missouri. Aaron Mallin made the discovery at Mount Carmel Cemetery…

Trump's Anti-Semitism Response 'Too little, too late'

President Donald Trump’s delayed response to condemn a national rise in anti-Semitism was met with criticism from civil rights groups. “The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root…

Carson: No Holocaust if Jews had Guns

“I think the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed,” Dr. Ben Carson said in an interview last week. The Republican candidate has been adamant on his stance regarding gun control, and he has made his view…