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Jewish groups gear up to battle abortion bans after Roe overturned

WASHINGTON (JTA) — An array of Jewish groups across the country are kickstarting into action to protest and potentially challenge the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the…

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In landmark reversal, US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, okaying abortion bans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe…

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Australian state of Victoria bans public display of Nazi swastikas

JTA — The Australian state of Victoria, which includes Melbourne, has banned the public display of Nazi swastikas, earning praise from Jewish groups. The law, which was passed Tuesday, introduces…

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World swimming bans transgender athletes from women’s events

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — World swimming’s governing body has effectively banned transgender women from competing in women’s events, starting Monday. FINA members widely adopted a new “gender inclusion policy” on…

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UAE bans Pixar’s new animation ‘Lightyear’ over same-sex kiss scene

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Monday banned the upcoming Pixar animated feature “Lightyear” from showing in movie theaters amid reports that the film includes…

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Prominent Hasidic rebbe bans glitzy head coverings for women

The grand rabbi of the Vizhnitz Hasidic dynasty has banned certain flashy kerchiefs used by some religious women as head coverings, a ruling that was said to have taken many…

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US Embassy bans employees from Old City during Jerusalem Day, and previous Friday

The US Embassy in Jerusalem has issued restrictions to its employees and their families on entering the Old City ahead of Sunday’s contentious Jerusalem Day Flag March. In a statement…

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