Cynthia Nixon gave a Shabbat sermon in 2011 — and praised Andrew Cuomo

Cynthia Nixon speaking in New York City, Jan. 29, 2018. (Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

(JTA) – Cynthia Nixon, the former “Sex and the City” star who just announced her campaign to be New York’s next governor, is hoping to win the votes of the state’s 20 million citizens.

But the actor and political activist has already won the hearts of progressive Jewish leaders.

Nixon isn’t Jewish herself, but she’s almost an honorary member of the tribe. [Read more…]

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Washington councilman accuses ‘the Rothschilds’ of controlling the weather

Trayon White Sr., shown in a photo from Facebook, has apologized for perpetrating an Internet conspiracy theory that the Rothschilds control the climate to create natural disasters.

(JTA) – A councilman in Washington, D.C., apologized for suggesting on Facebook that rich Jews who control the weather caused an unexpected snowstorm.

Trayon White Sr., a Democrat, posted a video early Friday morning in which he accused “the Rothschilds” of controlling the climate to make money – an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that has gained traction on web. He later removed the video, and issued an apology. [Read more…]

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‘Three Billboards’ film inspires activist to shame British Labour Party for anti-Semitism

(JTA) – Inspired by an Oscar-nominated American film, activists against anti-Semitism in Britain raised thousands of dollars for erecting three billboards outside the headquarters of the Labour Party.

Days after setting up an appeal for donations on an online crowd-funding platform, the Community United against Labour Party Antisemitism, or Culpa, group raised $4,860 US out of their goal of $6,300 US for the sign campaign outside Labour’s headquarters on London’s Victoria Street. The money came from approximately 100 donors. [Read more…]

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