{FD} California Imam under fire after asking Allah to ‘annihilate’ Jews in sermon

Jewish groups have asked Homeland Security and the U.S. Attorney's office to investigate a California Imam who gave a sermon calling on Allah to "annihilate" Jews "down to the very last one" -- and asked for his congregants to take part in the slaughter.

{FD} NJ rabbi stole $630G from special needs tuition fund, indictment claims

A rabbi in New Jersey stole more than $600,000 worth of public tuition money from a special needs school that he founded, and used much of the cash to invest in a clothing business, according to an indictment against him.

{FD} Israeli-American arrested in US Jewish community center bomb threats

Israeli police say they have arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers in the U.S. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Thursday the suspect's motives are unclear.

{FD} Muslim veterans vow to protect Jewish cemeteries amid anti-Semitic threats

Following the desecration of hundreds of graves at Jewish cemeteries and wave after wave of hoax bomb threats at Jewish community centers and day schools around the nation, Muslim veterans are offering their support and vow to protect these places of worship.

{FD} Rabbis plan response to white supremacist threats in Montana

Orthodox Jewish rabbis said Wednesday they will counter white supremacists' harassment of the Jewish community in the Montana town of Whitefish by sending students to visit the Auschwitz concentration camp and by mailing a Torah to every Jewish family in the state.

{FD} Synagogue in 11th-hour appeal to hold chicken-killing ritual

Lawyers for an Orange County synagogue have filed an 11th-hour motion asking a judge to dissolve a temporary restraining order preventing worshippers from carrying out a religious ceremony that involves killing chickens.

{FD} Report on anti-Semitism at Univ. of Tennessee only the ‘tip of the iceberg,’ watchdog warns

The national watchdog group that uncovered a string of unchecked anti-Semitic social media posts among students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville warned on Wednesday that the findings were just the "tip of the iceberg," The Algemeiner reported.

{FD} ‘Cesspool’ of anti-Israel behavior at University of Tennessee, watchdog group finds

A watchdog group at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville uncovered what it called a "disturbing trend" of anti-Semitic behavior on campus, with several students' social media posts denigrating the Jewish faith and praising Adolf Hitler, The Algemeiner reported.

{FD} Arizona man charged with plotting terror attack also eyed Jewish center, FBI says

A Tucson man charged with plotting a terrorist attack on a motor vehicle office in metro Phoenix also expressed to an undercover FBI employee that he wanted to target a Jewish community center in his hometown in a violent attack, a federal agent testified Tuesday at a court hearing.

{FD} People vote in churches and synagogues. Why not a mosque?

Voters in Palm Beach County, Florida, have been assigned to polling stations in about 80 Christian churches and five synagogues or Jewish centers this year, along with schools, government buildings and other locations.

{FD} US, Israel Jewish leaders demand right to pray in Jerusalem

Leaders of liberal American and Israeli Jewish movements are demanding the right to pray at a Jerusalem holy site and say the Israeli government's lack of progress on giving them those prayer rights is "unjust and insulting." Israel announced in January it would expand and officially recognize a special mixed-gender prayer area at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

{FD} Oldest US synagogue’s congregation wins multimillion-dollar legal fight

The congregation that worships at the nation's oldest synagogue prevailed Monday in a bitter legal fight that threatened its existence, as a federal judge ruled it may now control its own destiny and decide what to do with a set of ceremonial bells worth millions.