Laura E. Adkins, The Jewish Daily Forward

Laura E. Adkins

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Recent articles by Laura:

8 Amazing Kosher Wines To Try

Best kosher wines under $25 for Jewish holiday meals this Rosh Hashanah. → Read More

Most voters disapprove of Trump’s ‘disloyalty’ comment about US Jews

In poll for Politico, about half of Republicans approve of president's questioning of Jewish Democrats' loyalty to other Jews; Democrats disapprove by overwhelming 81% to 5% → Read More

64-Year-Old Brooklyn Rabbi Hit In Head With Brick

NEW YORK (JTA) — A 64-year-old rabbi, the father-in-law of popular Hasidic singer Benny Friedman, was hit in the head by a stone brick thrown at him while walking Tuesday morning in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. Rabbi Avraham Gopin was hospitalized with “a broken nose, missing teeth, stitches on his head and lacerations on his body,” Friedman posted on Twitter. Gopin is a dual… → Read More

Father-in-law of Hasidic singer Benny Friedman hit in head with brick

The 64-year-old victim, a rabbi, suffered "a broken nose, missing teeth, stitches on his head and lacerations on his body," Friedman tweeted. → Read More

Israeli Combat Soldier By Day, Drag Queen By Night

TEL AVIV (JTA) – The dimly-lit nightclub’s anxious patrons snap to attention when the “Fiddler on the Roof” song “Tradition” wails through the speaker. Onto the small stage strides a busty Mizrahi woman, her lips defined by serious black lipstick and hair concealed by a luminescent headscarf. She is dressed as a parody version of a Hasidic man, wearing a long black coat over her frock and a top… → Read More

This Tel Aviv drag queen says the glitz and glamour are far from the point

Shortly after release from the military, 20-year-old Mama de la Smallah says her role is to connect people and fight for rights of LGBTQ community → Read More

Israeli, French, U.S. Jews Agree On Everything — Except Trump

Lots of similarities on values, bonds with Jewish state, importance of diaspora; wide gulf on the president. → Read More

Israeli, French and American Jews agree on much – but not on Trump

While 71% of US Jewish community has unfavorable opinion of the job being done by US president, in Israel he gets much higher approval ratings → Read More

Israeli, French and American Jews agree on almost everything – except Trump

Israelis are much more inclined to support the U.S. president than American Jews. → Read More

Israeli, French and American Jews agree on almost everything – except Trump

Israelis are much more inclined to support the U.S. president than American Jews. → Read More

Most Democrats Like Israel But Not Netanyahu: Poll

A J Street poll found that Democratic primary voters don’t follow Israeli-Palestinian news, but like both Israel and the Palestinians. → Read More

Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Up 20 Percent In Germany

There were 1,799 anti-Semitic hate crimes reported in Germany in 2018 – and nearly 90% of perpetrators had a right-wing extremist background. → Read More

Anti-Semitic and xenophobic hate crime increased by 20 percent in Germany

There were 1,799 anti-Semitic hate crimes reported in Germany in 2018. → Read More

Arkansas Holocaust commemoration interrupted by white supremacists with Nazi flags

One sign the protesters held read “The Holocaust didn’t happen, but it should have.” → Read More

Jewish voters overwhelmingly prefer Biden as US Democratic nominee, poll finds

Almost half of 581 respondents favor former US vice president, leaving Jewish Senator Bernie Sanders and others way behind → Read More

Jewish voters overwhelmingly prefer Joe Biden for Democratic nominee, poll finds

Morning Consult says 47 percent of Jewish registered voters cited the former vice president as their first choice to 11 percent favoring Bernie Sanders. → Read More

In 2019, more than half of reported hate crimes were anti-Jewish, says NYPD

Of 353 reported hate crimes, 186 – or nearly 53 percent – had anti-Jewish bias. → Read More

Jews Are The Least Islamophobic Religious Group In America, Survey Finds

A majority of Jewish Americans have positive feelings about Muslims – and the feelings are mutual. → Read More

Jewish Americans are least Islamophobic faith group, survey finds

Meanwhile, 45 percent of the Muslim-American respondents had favorable views of Jews and just 10 percent had negative views. → Read More

Right-Wing Responsible For 71% Of Anti-Semitic, Extremist Incidents: ADL

The Anti-Defamation League found 1,879 anti-Semitic acts reported in the United States in 2018 - most of which came from the right. → Read More