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April 4, 2024

Okay to Laugh? Israeli comedian Benji Lovitt coming to Metairie

Benji Lovitt has been there before. While the mood in the Jewish world has been somber and serious since Oct. 7, the well-known Israeli comedian will be in Metairie on April 13 for “Israeli Humor: Is It Okay to Laugh?” During Operation Protective Edge in […]
April 4, 2024

Congressman praises UNCC administration’s rebuff of anti-Israel student resolution

The student government at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte campus, passed a resolution on March 28 that accuses Israel of genocide and calls on the school to divest from Israel. The university administration has since denounced that decision and said that it counseled Student […]
April 4, 2024

Missouri Legislature working on ‘unequivocal’ support for Israel bill

State Capitol of Missouri. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. By Menachem Wecker (JNS) — Mary Elizabeth Coleman knew she was visiting her Christian faith’s birthplace when she visited Israel last August. But beyond walking in the steps of Jesus, she also saw “why our country must stand […]
April 3, 2024

Virginia governor signs bills combating Jew-hatred

Glenn Youngkin campaigning on Oct. 30, 2021, a few days before he was elected governor of Virginia. Credit: Michael Robb Photography/Shutterstock. (JNS) — Two of the 100 bills that Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed into law on April 2 address antisemitism. “From day one, we […]
April 2, 2024

Righteous Road in good spirits for Passover

By Lee J. Green Putting his Judaism into his product creations has led to high spirits for St. Louis entrepreneur David Hermelin. He founded Righteous Road in 2018, and his kosher craft spirits company now ships to over 40 states, while also being in stores […]
March 29, 2024

Texas governor issues order combating antisemitism on campus

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during CPAC Texas 2022 conference at Hilton Anatole on Aug. 4, 2022. Credit: lev radin/Shutterstock. (JNS) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order on March 28 “addressing acts of antisemitism in institutions of higher education.” “Antisemitism is never […]
March 29, 2024

Southern AGs investigate investment firm MSCI over anti-Israel bias

MSCI website. Credit: Mehaniq/Shutterstock. By Mike Wagenheim (JNS) — When Ashley Moody announced on March 29 that she is leading a coalition of state attorneys general in investigating whether a major investment firm is engaging in anti-Israel practices, the Florida attorney general cited JNS reporting. […]
March 27, 2024

First Lady Jill Biden criticized for comparing Fla. law to Nazi Germany

U.S. first lady Jill Biden speaks at an event in Crystal City, Va., on May 16, 2023. Credit: Ken Cedeno/U.S. Department of Labor. (JNS) — U.S. first lady Jill Biden is drawing criticism for appearing to compare Florida legislation, which she called the “‘Don’t say […]
March 22, 2024

House Speaker Johnson from La. would love to invite Netanyahu to address Congress

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.) speaks during a House Judiciary Committee field hearing on New York City violent crimes, at the Javits Federal Building in New York City on April 17, 2023. Credit: Lev Radin/Shutterstock. (JNS) — Amid growing partisan divisions over U.S. […]