Jewish Democrats aim to solidify base

A group of Jewish Democrats, organizing to support party candidates for public office and planning to launch in October, made an early debut in the wake of President Donald Trump’s handling of the deadly white nationalist protests in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12. “To the horror of many of us, then candidate Trump pandered to… Read More

Jewish mayor now an expert on hate

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Michael Signer, the Jewish mayor of Charlottesville, has one thing in common with the white supremacists who descended on his southern Virginia city over the weekend: He also opposed the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Of course, Signer’s reasons for preserving the statue would have appalled the… Read More

More survivors eligible for reparations in new agreement with Germany

Holocaust survivors from Iasi, Romania, for the first time are eligible for Holocaust reparations from the German government, following negotiations between Germany and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which handles German reparations. Healthcare funding for all survivors was increased by millions of dollars. Specifically, the 2018 in-home services budget will increase from… Read More