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German federal court rejects bid to remove anti-Semitic relic

Germany Wittenberg Stadtkirche

Berlin, GermanyAP A German federal court on Tuesday rejected a Jewish man’s bid to have a 700-year-old anti-Semitic statue removed from a church where Martin Luther once preached. The Federal Court of Justice upheld rulings by lower courts on the “Judensau,” or “Jew pig,” sculpture on the Town Church in Wittenberg – one of more […]

New York clergy denounce anti-Semitic violence following slew of attacks

Rev Al Sharpton

New York City, USReligion Unplugged Rev Al Sharpton assembled a group of black clergy and civil rights leaders to meet with a New York rabbi on Monday, a day after five people were stabbed at a Hanukkah celebration about 50 kilometres north of Manhattan. The attack came after a spate of anti-semitic incidents in New […]

In US, all 100 senators press Trump administration to help communities fight anti-Semitism


USA Today/via RNS Lawmakers in the US are pressing the Trump administration to help local communities battle anti-Semitism after a rash of threats to Jewish institutions and vandalism at historic cemeteries. In a rare show of unity, all 100 senators sent a letter on Tuesday to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director […]