Jewish Boundary Markers Stir Tension In N.J.

One side says the fight in Mahwah, New Jersey, over plastic pipes clamped to utility poles is rooted in anti-Semitism. The other says it’s merely about enforcing an ordinance that governs outdoor displays. Read more

Orthodox Party Wins Control Of AMIA Jewish Center In Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina – An Orthodox party has won an outright majority in elections for the leadership of the AMIA Jewish community center here, representing a power shift in local Jewish politics. Read more

NJ Town Votes To Ban Dorms, Denies Targeting Lakewood Jewish Community

Jackson, NJ – A New Jersey town has banned the construction of dormitories after months of heated debate that some opponents say was rooted in fears of a growing Jewish community. Read more

Avrohom Margolis, Fled To Israel After Sexually Assaulting Child

A Brooklyn man charged with repeatedly having sex with a child relative fled to Israel after plea talks fell apart following more than two years of negotiations, authorities said in court. Read more

‘When Jews Are Targeted, It’s A Sign of Things To Come,’

Side event at Munich Security Conference urges govts to not overlook security needs of Jewish communitiesEuropean countries lack understanding of the security needs of Jewish communities, caution community leaders and experts. Read more

Belfast Jewish Community Reviewing Security After Hate Messages

Police are investigating after they received a report of abusive messages having been sent to the Belfast Jewish Community. Read more

Le Pen: French Jews Will Have To Give Up Israeli Citizenship

In a France ruled by the far-right Marine Le Pen, Jewish citizens will be forced to give up their Israeli citizenship, the Front National party leader said on Thursday. Read more

Monsey – Councilman Dan Friedman Jumps off Bear Mountain Bridge In Apparent Suicide

ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY — Former Ramapo Town Councilman Daniel Friedman died jumping off the Bear Mountain Bridge Friday morning. Read more

Britain Pledges $17 Million To Protect Synagogues, Jewish Schools

The British home secretary, Amber Rudd, pledged $17 million on Wednesday to provide guards for every Jewish school, college, synagogue and nursery school, the Telegraph of London reported. Read more

‘Threat of Imminent Attack on US Jews Is Real’

Painting a grim picture of Jewish vulnerability in the United States, a top U.S. security official said that the vast majority of funds earmarked to secure non-profits goes to Jewish institutions because their need is most acute. Read more