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German Art Collective Tricks Neo-Nazis Into Outing Selves

December 12, 2018, by

Last August, approximately 7,000 Neo-Nazis attended rallies in Chemnitz, Germany, most of them successfully avoiding not only arrest but even identification. To rectify that situation, the German art group the Center for Political Beauty (ZPS) spearheaded an effort to get the participants to identify themselves. By collecting footage and cross-referencing faces with social media profiles, […]

Frank Sinatra’s Yarmulke Sells for $9,000+

December 12, 2018, by

Sotheby’s has sold a hand-crocheted yarmulke that once belonged to Frank Sinatra for more than $9,000, far exceeding the original estimate of $200-$400. The black kippah featured musical notes and the name “Frank.” The auction catalog did not indicate who made the yarmulke or gave it to Sinatra. Read more on JTA

No Chanukah Song on Shatner’s New Holiday Album

December 6, 2018, by

On William Shatner’s new holiday ablum,  “Shatner Claus,” the actor sings classic Christmas songs, including “Jingle Bells,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Silent Night,” but no Chanukah songs. Shatner, who is Jewish, has had second thoughts about that decision. “I was going to do ‘Dreidel, Dreidel,’ then I thought better of it … I mean, I […]

California College Votes to Suspend Study Abroad in Israel

December 3, 2018, by

Recent months have seen college professors, acting on political grounds, opposing their students’ intentions to study in Israel, including two instructors at the University of Michigan who refused to write letters of recommendation for students to study there. Now, the faculty of Pitzer College in Southern California has voted to suspend the school’s study abroad […]

CNN Fires Commentator Who Called for “Free Palestine From the River to the Sea”

December 3, 2018, by

CNN has fired political commentator Marc Lamont Hill after he used the phrase “a free Palestine from the river to the sea” – an expression associated with Palestinian extremists – during a speech at the UN. Hill made the remark at an event held for the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. “We have […]

Celebrities Duped into Recording Anti-Semitic Videos

December 3, 2018, by

A number of celebrities were tricked by a group of white supremacists into making videos that included coded anti-Semitic messages. The videos were made using Cameo, where users pay celebrities to record personalized messages. Quarterback Brett Favre, actor Andy Dick and rapper Soulja Boy recorded messages at the request of the white supremacist group. In a […]

Rav Leff Learning Torah Goes Viral

November 25, 2018, by

Rav Zev Leff of Moshav Matityahu became an Internet sensation when a stadium camera caught him studying Torah at the Israel-Scotland game in Glasgow. Rabbi Leff was visiting his daughter, Rebbetzin Sarah Bodenheim, and accompanied family members to the game. The Sky News camera panned to the family after Israel scored its first goal. Rabbi Leff was […]

Nazi Salute Students Will Not Be Punished

November 25, 2018, by

A recent viral photo showed a group of male students from the Baraboo school district in Wisconsin headed to prom. Many of the teens had their right arms extended in a manner that has been interpreted as a Nazi salute. The photo drew condemnation, including from the Auschwitz Memorial’s official Twitter account, which called the incident […]

Sarsour Apologizes for Women’s March Anti-Semitism

November 21, 2018, by

Linda Sarsour has released a statement apologizing on behalf of the Women’s March for the movement being too slow to show its commitment to fighting anti-Semitism. The organization has come under renewed fire recently for co-chair Tamika Mallory’s association with Louis Farrakhan, anti-Semitic leader of the Nation of Islam. In February, Mallory posted a photo […]

New Congressperson Moves to Overturn 181-Year-Old House Ban on Headgear

November 20, 2018, by

Ilhan Omar, a newly-elected Congressperson from Minnesota and one of the first two Muslim women to be elected to the House of Representatives, is a co-authoring a proposal to overturn the 181-year-old rule banning Congress members from wearing hats of any kind. Omar wears hijab, the Muslim headscarf. (Rashida Tlaib, the other newly-elected Muslim woman, […]