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Daniel Barenboim, the star conductor, himself a Jew, joined a growing number of musicians who handed back their Echo awards in protest, arguing in an open ... Members of the Jewish community in several German cities organised protests at which people were invited to wear the kippah in solidarity.
An agreement reached this week surrounding a Louisville Jewish Orthodox congregation's property and its contentious landmark designation would benefit the city's entire Jewish population, those involved say. The deal would allow the Anshei Sfard congregation — Kentucky's only Orthodox synagogue ...

Directors of the 125 Jewish community relations councils, or JCRCs, across the country are tasked with finding consensus across an increasingly divided ... “I think communities across the country are more divided because the country itself is more divided,” said Anita Zusman Eddy, executive director of the ...
Sebastian Lelio, the director who recently won the Academy Award for best foreign film for “A Fantastic Woman,” grew up Catholic in Chile knowing almost nothing about observant Jews. So when the Jewish actress Rachel Weisz approached him a couple of years ago and suggested he co-write and direct ...
Also named as defendants: the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City and two of its employees, along with one employee of the Truman Library Institute. Both organizations were co-sponsors of the the May 9 event. A private security professional then employed by the Jewish Community ...
The attack in Berlin, caught on video, involved a 21-year-old man wearing a Jewish skullcap, also called a kippa, who was suddenly attacked by an assailant calling out "Yahudi!" — the Arabic word for Jew. The man being attacked replies, "Jew or no Jew you have to deal with it." A 19-year-old Syrian ...

"If I could, I would cook all day," says the rabbi, who is also the co-director of Chabad of Uptown, a community center for Jewish people. ... holiday or recipe, chances are you'll find an Orthodox Jew whipping it up on their local TV news station thanks to Chabad.org, a website promoting Judaism that last year ...
On March 30th 2018, in Ventnor at the Chabad Ventnor Shul - Chai Center, Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport and others are setting up for the annual Passover Seder, expecting around 120 people. Some of the items present for Seder: (l-r) Matzah, wine, and on the Seder Plate - Egg, Maror, Charoset, lettuce, and ...
"If you take the word Pesach in Hebrew, there are two translations. One of them, Pesach in one word, is pass over, meaning when G-d came to Egypt and he wanted to expunge the firstborns of Egyptians, He 'passed over' the Jewish houses to spare them. But the other explanation, when you divide Pesach ...
So it may come as a surprise that in Vilnius, the country's capital, there is a thriving Jewish community center (including a cafe serving bagels), an expanded new ... beneficiaries of a Western-looking government that encourages Litvak Jews to return and has proposed to declare 2019 “The Year of the Jew.
She added Labour should be "the natural home for the Jewish community" and that it is "shameful" the party has not been "of late". Ms Shah was herself suspended by Labour in 2016 over comments she made about Israel, but was later reinstated after apologising and admitting her "ignorance" for the ...
Until we publicly wrestle with these tensions, we'll continue to confront moments that lay bare the Black-Jewish divide. We must articulate the contradictions that complicate the Jewish community's position within the movement to end white supremacy. White American Jews have historically been victims of ...
Hundreds of Jewish communities in Connecticut will observe one of the religion's biggest holidays this week, and many are inviting all — regardless of religion — to participate in the festivities. The eight-day festival of Passover, which marks the exodus of the Jews from Egypt, is celebrated this year from ...
Gan Levy says Jewish community farming is an “international movement,” with people from Toronto to Tel Aviv looking backwards and finding a long history of sustainable farming in Jewish communities. Sarah Kornhauser, director of Hazon Denver, a chapter of a nationwide group that supports Jewish ...
Knoll, who managed to flee a mass roundup of Jews in Paris during World War II, was found dead Friday in her apartment in the east of the French capital, where ... The murder of Knoll and Halimi has once again rocked France's Jewish community, which was the victim of terror attacks in 2012 and 2015.
As Federation president, I am so proud that our Jewish Federation continues to pave the way with innovative programming and funding mechanisms. What we are achieving here in South Jersey is groundbreaking for any Federation, let alone one of our size. In the Federation “world,” we are considered a ...
Yale University's Jewish/Hebrew/Israeli a cappella group's shows in Squirrel Hill this weekend sound like a lot of fun. ... “I'm very excited to bring Magevet home with me, not only because I want the Pittsburgh Jewish community to meet us, but also because I think the group will absolutely love Pittsburgh ...

In a statement on its website, the Federation of Jewish Communities in Spain (FCJE) said it “thanks the Government of Spain for the decision taken on Friday, March 9, 2018, to extend the deadline for a year for Sephardic descendants of Jews expelled from Spain in 1492 to apply for Spanish nationality.”.
Lazar and his Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia are often accused of supporting Putin unconditionally in exchange for his regime's seal of approval for Chabad, which has helped the group become the dominant Jewish force in Russia. In reality, Lazar's group speaks out in harsh terms against ...
Among the survey's starting points is an estimate by community leaders that around 400,000 Jews live in Canada. That estimate amounts to less than 2% of the total Canadian population, but it would give Canada the world's fourth-largest Jewish community after Israel, America and France. Numbers may ...
Now, Farrakhan is a vicious anti-Semite (among their other sins, Jews, he said last week, encourage "degenerate behavior in Hollywood turning men into women and women into men.”) It is indeed gross that Mallory is currying favor with a despicable man. But as we pillory her, we should remember: ...
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has apologised for the "hurt" caused by his party towards the Jewish community in Britain. The statement comes after two Israel lobby groups, the Jewish Leadership Council and Board of Deputies of British Jews, called for a demonstration on Sunday against alleged ...
SUDBURY – Over the weekend, author Haroon Moghul plans to teach a roomful of Jews what it means to be Muslim. “For me, this has been my way of contributing to a healthier American society,” Moghul said, “by building bridges between communities that might not know a lot about each other, and may ...
Led by Kaminetsky, Tomsk's Jewish community already has a beautiful and renovated synagogue, and is in mid-construction of a Jewish community center. ... The Jewish soldiers were often viewed with suspicion by Jewish communities, sometimes forcing them to create their own communities and ...
Danielle Hartman, right, president and CEO of Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, and her husband Tom Forlenza, vice president of facilities operations at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, support each other's profession. (SUSAN STOCKER/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER).
The synagogue plan is the latest bone of contention among some of Jackson's longtime residents, who have complained of unwanted cultural as the town's Orthodox Jewish community continues to grow. The latter has gone to court to push back against what it perceived as unlawful religious discrimination.
Special guest Leibel Groner of New York writes the final letters on UC Irvine's Unity Torah during a ceremony Monday at the university's Cross Cultural Center. Groner is the grandfather of Zevi Tenenbaum, the campus rabbi. The Torah will be placed at the Rohr Chabad at UCI. (Don Leach / Staff ...
Look to their influencers for the answer. It's not Spencer or Duke who Orthodox Jews are parroting. Right wing Jewish commentators, some Orthodox, have an enormous impact on the right wing Orthodox community. These establishment figures aren't in any way as marginal as Duke and Spencer, and yet, ...
(JTA) — Sam Bloch, a Holocaust survivor who committed much of his life to ensuring that the murder of millions of Jews would not be denied and the lives they led would not be forgotten, has died. Bloch, who was an executive of the World Zionist Organization and the Jewish Agency for 50 years, died ...
It's not Spencer or Duke who Orthodox Jews are parroting. Right wing Jewish commentators, some Orthodox, have an enormous impact on the right wing Orthodox community. These establishment figures aren't in any way as marginal as Duke and Spencer, and yet, their response to Trump's “shithole” ...
NEW YORK (JTA) — Close to 80 years after being persecuted by the Nazi-allied Vichy French government, some 25,000 elderly Algerian Jews are for the ... of the Holocaust now entitles survivors to social services like homecare, food and transportation to doctor appointments in local communities funded ...
Last Tuesday, Jan. 30, the Oregon Hillel Foundation and the Muslim Student Association held a joint dialogue panel about Judaism and Islam. The panel is called Manzil Midrash and has been a recurring event for the last couple of years. The topic on Tuesday was about important figures in history and the ...
(JTA) — Avraham Yago, a married father of five who works as a linguistics professor at the University of Abidjan in the West African nation of Cote d'Ivoire, has visited Israel four times to learn about Judaism and practice his Hebrew. Yago, 64, grew up without any religious affiliation. As a teenager, however, ...
Forman cited American communities that spontaneously rallied to counter anti-Semitism in their midst, like the citizens of Whitefish, Montana who a year ago demonstrated ahead of a planned neo-Nazi march targeting the town's tiny Jewish community, and civic leaders who, in 2013, called on an ...
And they note that two of the new council's top leaders, Speaker Corey Johnson and Finance Committee Chair Daniel Dromm, have opposed programs that send city funds to private religious schools, a crucial issue for the city's Orthodox Jewish community. “The reality is that the Jewish community has lost ...
The heirlooms include documents dating from the mid-16th century to the 1970s and more than 2,700 books in Hebrew, Arabic and Judeo-Arabic, a version of Arabic written in Hebrew letters and spoken by Iraqi Jews. They cast invaluable insight on Iraq's ancient Jewish community, which dwindled from an ...
Sadiq Khan has backed the Board of Deputies in its clash with a senior coroner over delays in releasing bodies for burial, urging her to show “respect for families and faith communities”. Mary Hassell, the senior coroner for St Pancras Coroner's Court, has provoked outrage by saying she would not prioritise ...
(JTA) — The main umbrella group of British Jews accused its local branch of Amnesty International of targeting the community following the abrupt cancellation of a joint event. The accusation by the Jewish Leadership Council — a charity founded 15 years ago comprising 32 groups with different politics, ...
A Jewish community thinks so, for the first time organizing a float for the Shrove Monday carnival parade in Dusseldorf ... Ever since the Nazi period, when carnival parades, especially in Cologne, targeted Jews for ridicule and satire, it seemed unthinkable that a Jewish group would come anywhere close to ...
Citing a “dangerous atmosphere” in France due to a rise in recent weeks in anti-Semitic attacks, the federation of the country's Jewish communities ... the umbrella group of French Jewish communities, made the appeal Tuesday in a statement following threats to burn down a Jewish community center in the ...
A good portion of those in attendance were dressed in ultra-Orthodox or Hasidic garb. The mayor's liaison to the Jewish community is a Hasidic Jew from Borough Park named Pinny Ringel. One could be forgiven for thinking that his liaising is primarily to the Orthodox, and not, say, to liberal Jews on the ...
He later lectured in modern Hebrew at a local university before taking on the role of executive director of Krakow's Jewish Community Centre (JCC) when it opened in 2008 ... In July, a priest was indicted for inciting hatred against Jews, and an effigy of a Hasidic Jew was burned in western Poland in 2015.
In the past decade, we have seen an unprecedented number of Jews leaving France and a worrying percentage departing Belgium and Italy. The Jewish population is also decreasing in other parts of the continent tarnished by the horrors of the Holocaust. One in 10 Jews in France has suffered a physical ...
Jewish leaders have called for a senior London coroner to be sacked, saying she has lost the confidence of the community in a dispute over delays in ... covers Hackney, which has the biggest concentration of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Europe, and Tower Hamlets, the UK's biggest Muslim community.
Entitled “The Jews of North Africa During the Second World War,” it was published jointly by the Hebrew University and the Ben-Zvi Institute, together with Yad Vashem. Also, a comprehensive study of these communities was also published by Yad Vashem 20 years ago as part of the Encyclopedia of Jewish ...
The outreach effort Seigel is referring to is one he helped start in the St. Louis Jewish community. He said a couple of weeks ago, a friend posted on social media about getting faith communities involved in a volunteer effort to feed, house and clothe people experiencing homelessness locally. Many of these ...
The Jewish community of Vienna has let it be known that they will not attend Austria's official Holocaust commemoration ceremony if the far-right ... The party's current leader, Heinz-Christian Strache, once said that the persecution of the far-right in Austria was comparable to that faced by Jews during the ...
Samuel's sentiment is shared by Edna Samuel, founder director of a Mumbai public relations firm, and along with Judah Samuel, a member of the Bene Israeli Jewish community that dominates western India and who count themselves among the "first" Jewish communities to settle in the country when they ...
“It really speaks to who we are as a Jewish community, and specifically as an American Jewish community,” Barbara Weinstein, associate director of the Religious Action Center, told HuffPost. “We as Jews know the experience of being immigrants. And as Americans, we're deeply aware of our history as a ...
A rare 16th century book that used to belong to Prague's Jewish community before World War II and was considered lost has been returned after it reappeared at an auction held ... Titled "Mikne Avram - Peculium Abrae," the recovered volume is a grammar book published in both Hebrew and Latin in 1523.


 

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