Tragedies Deepen Jewish-Muslim Bonds to Fight Hate Crimes

NEW YORK — Muslim groups helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to help Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue recover after a gunman killed 11 people there, one year ago this week. The Jewish congregation mounted its own fundraiser for New Zealand’s Musli...

Rabbi Recounts First Moments of Poway Synagogue Attack

POWAY — The rabbi who led a service on the last day of Passover suffered a gunshot wound to his hands and two others endured shrapnel wounds as political, civic and religious leaders across the country struggled to make sense of another fatal attack on a house...
Photo of Jewish grave stones in Germany

Germany: Merkel Warns of Modern Racism on Kristallnacht 80th

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany's main Jewish leader warned against tolerating modern-day anti-Semitism and racism as they marked the 80th anniversary Friday of the Nazis' anti-Jewish Kristallnacht, or "Night of Broken Glass," pogrom. On Nov. ...

Portman Getting It From Both Sides for Israel Snub

Natalie Portman may be one of the few people who can bring Jews of disparate opinions to agree on something: Her recent absence from an Israeli award ceremony was wrong. The Hollywood actress recently reject...

Germans Rally to Jewish Community’s Defense

Weeks after the United States observed Holocaust Remembrance Day, residents of Berlin, Germany, are standing up to anti-Semitism in their city. It resulted from an experiment by an Israeli-Arab, who wore a k...

Did Far-Right Extremist Violence Explode in 2017?

Opinion by William Parkin, Seattle University; Joshua D. Freilich, City University of New York, and Steven Chermak, Michigan State University Intense media coverage of a so-called “alt-right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly...