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Posts Tagged: Jewish community

May 2, 2024 9:55 am

Israel’s President Tells Jews to ‘Stand Strong’ Amid Rising Antisemitism, Says Campuses ‘Contaminated by Hatred’

Israeli President Isaac Herzog has released an impassioned message of support to Jewish communities around the world ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day next week and...

March 7, 2024 11:23 am

The Community and the Individual Are Both Needed for Jewish Survival

This week's Torah portion starts with the word Vayakhel. It means “gathering together.” Moses gathered together the whole community to be involved in the construction...

August 17, 2023 5:33 pm

ADL, Law Enforcement Investigating Nationwide Outbreak of Swattings Targeting Synagogues

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is working with law enforcement agencies to identify those responsible for a series of swatting incidents targeting Jewish institutions in recent...

August 23, 2022 1:59 pm

TikTok Video of Jewish Flag Vandalized at Interfaith Site in Vienna Draws Condemnation From Local Officials

The Jewish community in Vienna and local officials condemned an act of vandalism in which youths tore down a flag representing Jewish faith this past...

April 29, 2022 11:50 am

Finding Refuge in Vienna, a Ukrainian Mohel and His Family Flee War for the Second Time

For Elizabet and her husband Yaacov Gaissinovich, a well-known mohel in Ukraine, the fear of one of their children getting hurt was the final trigger...

February 24, 2022 3:15 pm

Kyiv Rabbi Offers Synagogue for Shelter as Hundreds of Jews Struggle to Flee

Kyiv chief rabbi Jonathan Markovitch is offering shelter and goods at his synagogue, he revealed Thursday, after the Jewish community in Ukraine's capital woke to...

February 24, 2022 9:06 am

‘Serious Violation of International Order’: Israel Condemns Russian Invasion of Ukraine, Ready to Provide Humanitarian Aid

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, declaring it a “serious violation of the international order,” while urging Israeli citizens...

October 3, 2021 6:59 pm

Jewish Umbrella Org Announces $54 Million Initiative to ‘Secure Every Jewish Community’

As American Jewish communities have increasingly been the target of antisemitic harassment and violence over the past year, the Jewish Federations of North America announced...

September 20, 2021 2:11 pm

Jews in Hagen, Germany Look to ‘Fly Flag Against Terror’ in Sukkot Celebrations After Foiled Yom Kippur Plot

The Jewish community of the German city of Hagen — which had to call off its Yom Kippur religious services last week over a threatened...

July 26, 2020 4:43 am

Does Kabbalah Suggest a New Approach to Antisemitism?

The maelstrom of a global pandemic has not kept antisemites and Jew-haters quiet. On Twitter, the antisemitic hashtag #JewishPrivilege, which was originally used to accuse...

June 30, 2020 12:06 pm

Now Is Time to Double Down on Israel-Diaspora Relations for Young Jews - Israel is a land of opportunity. As young people now face uncertainty on a multitude of levels, long-term experiences in Israel offer them a...

October 9, 2019 9:14 pm

Gunman Kills Two in Livestreamed Yom Kippur Attack at German Synagogue

A gunman who denounced Jews opened fire outside a German synagogue on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, and killed two people...

August 18, 2019 4:52 am

Religio-Fascism and the Israeli Right-Wing

I have often expressed my frustration with politics -- in particular, Israeli politics. I dislike dogma and extremism on both sides. This week, I am...

May 10, 2019 10:34 am

True Friends Put Others First

We all need friends. We all have friends. And we all have something to say about friendship. And yet, defining friendship is far more elusive than...


Columbia University Anti-Zionist Group Endorses Hamas

Columbia University's chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has endorsed Hamas, a US-designated terrorist organization, the latest sign of its growing extremism and willingness to embrace antisemitic violence. "The...

Middle East

Pointing to Normalization, Saudi Arabia Quietly Scrubs Antisemitism, Anti-I...

Saudi Arabia has been quietly revising its school textbooks, scrubbing negative depictions of Jews, Christians, and homosexuals, and toning down...

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