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New York Times Jew-shames Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump

The New York Times took aim at Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump on Saturday in a story citing them as symbols of division within the American Jewish community: “Are Jared and Ivanka Good for the Jews?”

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump (Olivier Douliery / Getty)

Fusion GPS Founder Unhinged: Putin Uses Jews to Control the World

Glenn R. Simpson, the co-founder of the controversial opposition research firm Fusion GPS, espoused a conspiracy theory claiming that Vladimir Putin “essentially took over the Russian Jewish community” and that Putin uses “the Jewish Diaspora” as a route for Russian influence.

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Religious Jews Celebrate as Trump Commutes Sholom Rubashkin’s Sentence

There was dancing in the streets of Brooklyn on Wednesday as President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of Rabbi Sholom Rubashkin, a former supplier of kosher meat who was sentenced to an unusually long prison term of 27 years in 2010 after being convicted of fraud the year before.

Sholom Rubashkin (Andrea Melendez / Associated Press)

Vandals Attack Jewish Center at Anti-Israel Campus

Last week, a group of vandals targeted the Chabad at San Diego State University (SDSU) and broke one of the branches of their free-standing menorah, which the Jewish people use to celebrate Hanukkah.

SDSU Chabad House menorah (Facebook)

All 100 Senators Contacted Russian Government This Week

On Monday — two days before the Washington Post broke the highly scandalous story that Sessions had met the Russian ambassador twice in the course of his duties — every single United States Senator had formal contact with the Russian government.

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Report: Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump Pick Orthodox Chabad Synagogue in DC

Businesswoman Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner have purchased a home in Washington DC in preparation for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. As a practicing Jewish couple, their impending move also necessitated joining a local synagogue. They Chose TheSHUL, a small synagogue run by international the Chabad Jewish community and outreach organization.

Ivanka Trump (R) and her husband Jared Kushner are seemingly headed to play important roles in the administration when Donald Trump becomes president on January 20

Santa Monica Synagogue Turns Darkness to Light on Chanukah

SANTA MONICA, California — A synagogue that was vandalized on the first night of Chanukah, with feces and food smeared across the front entrance near a menorah display, held a joyful public menorah lighting on Monday evening to celebrate unity and tolerance.

Santa Monica synagogue lights Chanukah menorah (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Rabbi Uses National Menorah Lighting to Rebuke UN, Obama

Rabbi Levi Shemtov rebuked the United Nations — and, by implication, the Obama administration — at the National Menorah Lighting in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. on Sunday evening, criticizing them for an anti-Israel resolution that passed on Friday.

National Menorah Lighting (Wim McNamee / Getty)

Activists Sue Religious Jews over ‘Kapparot’ Chicken Ritual

Animal rights activists are suing religious Jews in Irvine to stop the tradition of kapparot, an annual ritual in some Jewish communities in which chickens are waved in the air, slaughtered and donated to the poor as atonement for sin in preparation for Yom Kippur.

Kapparot (Jack Guez / AFP / Getty)