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American Jews say making daylight saving time permanent threatens morning prayer

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RNS American Jews say they were blindsided by the US Senate’s lightning-fast passage of a bill to make daylight saving time year-round and intend to fight it. The Sunshine Protection Act, which passed the Senate on 15th March, will make it nearly impossible for Jews to pray communally in the morning, Jewish advocates say, and […]

Anti-Semitism tops American Jewish concerns in latest survey

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RNS A first-of-its-kind survey from the American Jewish Committee finds that 88 per cent of American Jews say anti-Semitism is a problem in the US today and nearly a third report they avoid publicly wearing, carrying or displaying objects or symbols that might help people identify them as Jewish. The Jewish advocacy organisation released the survey last […]

American Jews feel threatened, blame Trump – poll

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RNS A survey of 1,000 Jewish voters released Wednesday by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows 73 per cent of registered Jewish voters believe Jewish Americans are less secure than they were two years ago, at least in part, respondents said, because of the way President Trump has handled anti-Semitism. The poll’s release coincides with a two-year spike […]