Diaspora Jewry is the collective name for the Jewish communities outside of the Land of Israel. Historically, these communities go back to big historical events like the Babylonian exile, the siege of Jerusalem and the expulsion from Spain. Today, the biggest Diaspora communities exist in the United States, France, Canada, the UK and Russia.
"All Jews have had this horrible experience where we come out of a Shabbos or holiday where we find out about something… Yom Kippur last year was when we found out about the shooting in Germany."
“I am a judge born, raised, and proud of being a Jew,” she wrote in an essay for the American Jewish Committee in 1996.
Last week, the Paris prosecutor's office announced that it had opened an investigation into the rapper for "provocation of racial hatred."
With antisemitism on the rise in America, American Jews are looking at backing up their finances in Israel.
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg selflessly pursued truth and justice in a world of division, giving voice to the voiceless and uplifting those who were pushed aside," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
Ginsburg had told her family shortly before she passed away on Friday that it was “fervent wish” that she not be replaced until there is a new president.
The beloved series won every comedy category for its sixth and final season, and the younger Levy alone won four awards.
The exquisite, agonizing time of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing underscored one of the great lessons of her own life and of Rosh Hashanah: how we make use of the time God grants us matters.
Enamored with the opposing, predominately Black squad, his father decided to ask the U-16 coach to let his son try out for the team. The coach agreed.
The service included a festive sundown celebration stacked with live shofar-blowing, among other activities.
J Street, AJC, URJ and others issued statements mourning the passing of the first Jewish woman on the Supreme Court.
"This is not who we are as New Yorkers and I am directing the New York State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to assist in the investigation immediately," said the NY Governor's Office.
It may sound like fantasy, but Barry’s new novel tells the true story of American Jewish boxers in the years leading up to World War II, who played an active role in fighting Nazism in the US.
The flag was seen sprawled out across bushes by the condominium on two instances, one of which was documented by a resident of the building next door.
Rabbi Hirsch stated that "liberal Jews can... join the struggle for racial justice – we must join that struggle – while distancing from those who peddle hatred of Jews."
News of her death traveled quickly via social media, and became a focal point in many New Year's services, religious leaders and observant Jews said.
While the official Smiffys site markets the costume as "wwii evacuee girl," at least one major site which sold the costume overseas had marketed it as an "Anne Frank costume."
"We asked the Belarusians not to let the pilgrims enter the Belarusian territory, they didn't listen, and not they will have to clean up."
‘All In: The Fight for Democracy’ director Liz Garbus on learning the Jewish tradition of activism from her famous father.
The way that QAnon ideas tend to propagate means that large numbers of people are encountering and absorbing antisemitic tropes all the time.
At the former concentration camp Bogdanovka, in southern Ukraine, a note with three swastikas was addressed to three prominent Jews.
According to the report, the court’s administration is reluctant to change the date of the hearing because of concerns connected to the separation of church and state.
Judges, lawyers, political figures and community leaders remembered Gants as a legal giant, passionate in his dedication to equal justice and steeped in compassion for people from all walks of life.
“The ability to give back in other ways than monetary ways just means a lot."
That model, its publisher and newly formed foundation hope, will allow the paper to stave off the financial pressures that have caused many papers to shutter or switch to digital only in recent years
Fox News guests and hosts have, like Gingrich, blamed Soros for the unrest and violence accompanying protests this summer.
The announcement comes nearly a year after a violent attack on the synagogue in Halle, on Yom Kippur, which left two passersby dead.
The product was removed from the catalog this week following complaints.
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Officials from both countries tweeted in English and Hebrew. Also, the UAE's leading English daily published a Rosh Hashanah section.
The passing of the resolution makes ASU the second university in the United States to adopt the IHRA definition.
The JCRC has stated that narratives should go beyond the four foundational groups of California.
The project included creating a video that showed 40 of South Africa's Rabbanim and Chazanim come together to sing the Jewish prayer of 'Avinu Malkeinu.'
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Rabbi Moishe Chanowitz will blow the shofar on the border between French St Martin and Dutch Sint Maarten in the Caribbean.
Britain's Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and leader of Her Majesty's Opposition, Kier Starmer, have both released Rosh Hashana messages.
Plane hijacker Leila Khaled is due to address San Francisco State University's Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas study program on September 23.
The Health Department recommends filling synagogues to no more than 33% capacity indoors and keeping 6 feet of distance between worshippers.
If “education and education and enlightenment are not enough” to curb such tendencies, “we must resort to … disciplinary action."
“The fact that no one in leadership, beginning with us, had previously read this advertising insert until this issue was surfaced by a reader is distressing."
Sandler said she was inspired to think about her legacy after being diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor four years ago with a median survival rate of 18 months.
Brazil is home to a 120,000-strong Jewish community, half living in Sao Paulo. In 2019, a record-high 700 Brazilian Jews moved to Israel, according to the Jewish Agency.
Animal welfare activists oppose the slaughter of animals for kosher and halal meat because it precludes stunning before the animals’ throats are cut.
The letter makes clear that the consequences of not complying could be steep.
“We are alarmed by growing antisemitic discourse in Poland and scapegoating of the Jewish community, which run counter to our nations’ shared values.”
Shofar-blowing ceremonies are being organized in each of Budapest’s 23 districts at open-air and accessible locations.
“One of the things that got me involved in this race.. was when those folks came out of the fields down in Charlottesville chanting,” Biden recalled.
To date, Mosaic United has contributed over NIS 400 million to this program, which builds Jewish campus centers and supporting Jewish students in their endeavors.
The elections saw more than double the turnout than the last election in 2015 and the highest number of ballots cast since the US WZC election began thirty years ago.
Breslov pilgrims had hoped for last minute permit to enter Ukraine to go to Uman for annual Rosh Hashanah pilgrimage.
Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) hosted a live event on Antisemitism
Kramer said the group has been meeting long distance for several months and had not had any other incidents of so-called Zoom-bombing.
If a federal judge approves the agreement, the town of Woodcliff Lake will allow the Valley Chabad to expand its building on its property and pay $1.5 million in damages to resolve a second lawsuit.
More than 840 groups and individuals supported the proposal to protect the building.
An Orthodox rabbi who takes COVID-19 very seriously explains his reasoning for adopting a new prayer structure for the High Holidays.
Two years ago, I couldn't - I was sitting shiva for my father. I thought I would never have to spend Rosh Hashanah without a community again.
Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum will remain in Kiryas Joel for Rosh Hashanah because of new cases of COVID-19 in his upstate town, according to an announcement from a local synagogue shared on social media.
“At around 3 a.m. the wind started picking up, cold winds and children started shivering, and elderly people started turning blue.”
15% said they thought the Holocaust was a myth or has been exaggerated, and 20% said people talk about it too much. Nearly half said they had seen Holocaust denial online.
The incident is embarrassing for German police and security agencies, who have faced accusations of not doing enough to unearth potentially violent nationalists in their ranks.
Selection Committee shares names of nominees and invites the public to vote for next year’s Laureate
The international exhibit, which is making its second and final North American stop, explores the duality of Auschwitz as a symbol and a physical location.
After he freed the serfs, Alexander II was virtually deified by one top Jewish newspaper.
Prosecutors said he worked with his brother from 2012 to 2018 to conceal more than $700,000 in income from the IRS and avoid paying $155,881 in taxes.
Yeshiva Darchei Torah will transition to distance learning temporarily while the Health Department conducts an investigation, according to Politico.
Daniel May, 14, a ninth-grader at the private Marin Academy in nearby San Rafael, told the J that the online anti-Semitic harassment does not surprise him.
The swastikas were discovered on Sunday morning painted on the Walnut Street Bridge and in the Bluff View Art District. They were cleaned off by Monday.
“With parents struggling to pay tuition as well as regular donors unable to support the schools at previous levels, the situation has become dire,” the statement read.
The Jewish community of the Netherlands spends about $1.2 million annually on security. Its Jewish schools have a budget deficit of at least $250,000.
Cohen has been a public critic of Facebook, which he called “the greatest propaganda machine in history” last November in a speech after receiving an international leadership award from the ADL.
AIPAC, the IAC, URJ, CUFI and more praise the deal and look to the future.
The two organizations have joined forces to send 35 representatives to the World Zionist Congress, set to take place in Jerusalem in October.
Israeli embassies in both countries are working to supply those trapped, who were forced to sleep outdoors on the ground, with humanitarian supplies.
According to the Claims Conference, the results of the Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Study showed a "worrying lack of basic Holocaust knowledge" among the respondents.
Herzog: ‘I truly believe this is a historic process of further inclusion of Israel in the region, and we should congratulate it’
Earlier this year, HIAS accused the Zionist Organization of America, its fellow member of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, of disparagement.
“I’m totally overwhelmed by the impact it’s had,” Shapiro told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency from her home in Western Australia. “It wasn’t built with an intention to be a performance.”
Last week, a 19th century tombstone at the Jewish cemetery in Tarnowskie Gory, near Krakow, was defaced with red spray paint.
Brazil rotates the presidency among the 11 justices on the Federal Supreme Court every two years.
The exact origin of the messages — which are circulating in groups on WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging app, or on social media — is unclear.
The Liberal Democrats suspended Geeta Sidhu-Robb, who was vying to become their candidate in London’s 2021 mayoral elections.
The rabbis and cantors charged with leading their communities through this time are facing a set of challenges uniquely their own.
For the New York and New Jersey schools, learning is continuing from a distance even as schools close or quarantine individual students or classrooms.
Today the community is aging with much of the youth leaving to study abroad and ultimately not returning, often moving to New York or London.
Some pilgrims sleeping rough in parks without access to kosher food, basic amenities, condemn Israeli govt for thwarting annual Rosh Hashana pilgrimage
Members of the ruling Law & Justice (PiS) party have been joined by some Roman Catholic bishops in denouncing LGBT+ rights as a foreign "ideology" that threatens traditional values.
"Antisemitism is not just a danger to Jews and Jewish communities. It is a threat to every decent society and therefore to people of all backgrounds: Muslim, Christian and beyond."
He served as president of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities from 1998-2006 as well as president of the Jewish community of Venice.
"In the place that books were burned purely because of the Jewishness of their authors, the best of Israeli culture in all its forms is displayed in public 87 years later."
More than 6,000 people participated in online “Slichot Night Live" with lectures, Havdalah and Slichot services led by more than 60 rabbis, kantors and speakers.
Reporter Rick Sallinger described the graffiti as "not just spray paint, but vicious racial derogatory epithets and antisemitic slurs."
The Gedaliah Society, a collective of doctors that has been advising Orthodox Jews in Crown Heights during the pandemic, issued a stern exhortation against attending services at Chabad headquarters.
FRA released a report on September 10, which documents antisemitic incidents that have occurred in the European Union from 2009 to 2019.
"It is clear that to address the issue in all its dimensions, we need a comprehensive approach and increased coordination within and among our Member States."
If the campaign reaches its goal of a million euros, it will be doubled by donors.