(JTA) — A federal judge said that Jews are protected by a law banning racial discrimination when seeking employment.
Magistrate Mark Hornsby said that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not define what constitutes “race,” but that Jews were entitled to protection under it. In a court filing Friday, the Louisiana judge said that though there was debate about whether Judaism is a race, since many people view it as such, the law applies to Jews, The Associated Press reported.
The opinion concerned a case in which a man sued a…
We are Jewish and pro-Israel students who are active within our Jewish communities on college campuses across North America. Many of us have helped organize against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions-affiliated movements throughout our time on campus.
Over the course of our time fighting BDS campaigns, Canary Mission was brought to our attention repeatedly. Canary Mission is an anonymous site that blacklists individuals and professors across the country for their support of the BDS movement, presumed anti-Semitic remarks and hateful rhetoric against Israel and the United States.
As a group of conscientious students on the front lines fighting BDS on…
(JTA) – President Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia and Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary took part in an official ceremony opening a synagogue in northern Serbia following a full restoration of the art nouveau building.
Some 900 invited guests attended the ceremony Monday in Subotica.
The synagogue, which is owned by the municipality, will be managed as a tourist attraction and concert venue. But the small local Jewish community can also use it for services and on other occasions.
Both Vucic and Orban called the multimillion-dollar restoration of the synagogue a symbol of cooperation among Serbs, Hungarians and Jews.
(JTA) — A Polish official said that Holocaust-denying comments by a former politician who is the father of the country’s prime minister do not reflect the position of the Polish government.
Kornel Morawiecki, a former senator whose son, Mateusz, became prime minister last year, said in an interview that Jews during the Holocaust moved to ghettos of their own accord to get away from non-Jewish Poles.
“Do you know who chased the Jews away to the Warsaw Ghetto? The Germans, you think? No. The Jews themselves went because they were told that there would be an enclave, that they would not have to…
(JTA) — The Balkan nation of Macedonia joined the United Kingdom, Romania and Bulgaria in adopting a definition of anti-Semitism that includes the demonization of Israel.
Macedonia, where the 75th anniversary of the deportation of the country’s Jews during the Holocaust is being commemorated this week, adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition last week, the World Jewish Congress said on its website.
Next month, the country will see the opening of the Holocaust Memorial Center for the Jews of Macedonia. Designed by Berenbaum Jacobs Associates, the new museum tells the story of the Macedonian Jewry beginning two millennia…