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…

Sarsour, Anti-Semitism, Women's March

Accused Anti-Semites Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory and Bob Bland Leave Board of Women’s March

The Women’s March has cut ties with three founding board members — Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory and Mari Lynn “Bob” Bland — whose reputations have been tainted with claims of anti-Semitism. A press release announces the departure of the three board members and the appointment of 17 new members. It does…

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…

Republican Congressman Uses Auschwitz as Backdrop for Political Video

A controversial congressman has come under fire after filming a political video using Auschwitz as its backdrop. U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, a Republican from Louisiana, posted the video over the weekend and has since taken it down. The video shows Higgins walking through Auschwitz and making commentary as he does…

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…