Diaspora

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.

Canadian Supreme Court rejects citizenship appeal of ex-Nazi

The government is "determined to deny safe haven in Canada to war criminals and persons believed to have committed or been complicit in war crimes, crimes against humanity, or genocide."

By REUTERS
05/12/2019
The site of the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau
Angela Merkel to give Auschwitz 60 million euros during first visit

More than 3 million of Poland's 3.2 million Jews were killed by the Nazis, accounting for about half of the Jews killed in the Holocaust.

By REUTERS
05/12/2019
Court rules sperm of Claude Lanzmann's late son cannot father child

Dominique Petithory Lanzmann had sought to have her son’s sperm transferred to a fertility clinic in Israel in order to fulfill his final wish to have a child.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
05/12/2019
100 descendants of the Chelm death march survivors visited several sites in Poland while retracing t
Descendants of first death march in Chelm retrace families footsteps

On December 1, 1939, the Jews of Chelm were marched 53 km. to Hrubieszów, a town that today sits close to the Ukrainian border.

Department of Communications and Public Affairs, Yeshiva University
YU alumni turn to students to manage new $10m. investment fund

The fund will be run professionally by experienced venture capitalists but administered by students of Yeshiva University's Sy Syms School of Business Honors program.

05/12/2019
Actress Tiffany Haddish celebrates her Judaism in lavish ‘Black Mitzvah’

The daughter of an Eritrean Jew, Haddish found out relatively late in life that she was Jewish but has embraced these Jewish roots in recent years.

Vans with slogans aimed at Britain's Labour Party are driven around Parliament Square ahead of a deb
Watchdog: Corbyn made Labour 'welcoming refuge for antisemites'

A submission by the Jewish Labour Movement to an official investigation into institutional antisemitism within Labour has called the state of the party "dangerous."

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
05/12/2019
Bristol University from Cabot Tower
University of Bristol adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

Jewish student groups: adoption of definition is an important first step in helping the university tackle anti-Jewish racism

Israel and Great Britian.
One in five Britons like Israel, more support Palestinians

However, 46% said they would not support a boycott of Israeli products, while a similar number said that hating Israel is antisemitism.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
05/12/2019
Jason Brown (USA) performs in the men’s free skate program during the Skate America competition
Holocaust-themed figure skating costume: The latest scandal of the sport

The recent controversy over a Holocaust costume is just the latest example where governing officials and skaters fail to understand history

By STACY MINTZER HERLIHY/JTA
05/12/2019
A school bus used for transporting New York City public school students is seen driving down 135th a
3 teens throw rock at bus filled with Jewish primary school students in NY

Brooklyn, notably in Crown Heights, has seen a rash of attacks against identifiable Jews in recent months.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
05/12/2019
Jeremy Corbyn with Rabbi Pinter, former Labour Labour councillor
British newspaper publishes op-ed calling settlements ‘the trouble with Jews’

Zizek himself made a statement in his article in The Independent published Tuesday that is being attacked as anti-Semitic.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
05/12/2019
Arizona State University, Tempe Main Campus
Arizona student body passes resolution to support Jewish students

Opponents of the resolution said it conflated anti-Semitism with criticism of Israel.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
05/12/2019
Leave the Holocaust out of your self-promotion, political agenda

The resolutions have been postponed over what the student government said were errors in the documents.

By JONATHAN GREENBLATT/JTA
05/12/2019
The site of the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau
‘Artsy’ Auschwitz-Birkenau accessories for sale on Pixels.com

The site itself does not create the art, and doesn’t claim responsibility for the images printed on their clothes and accessories.

By IDAN ZONSHINE
04/12/2019
Exhibit highlights Jewish children saved in Poland during the Holocaust

Elzbieta Ficowska is one of 15 Jewish child survivors being featured in the ‘My Jewish Parents, My Polish Parents’

Tombstones at Jewish Cemetery of Westhoffen near Strasbourg were desecrated with swastikas this week
Strasbourg residents 'disgusted' as nearby Jewish cemetery desecrated

More than 100 tombstones were desecrated with antisemitic text and swastikas at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France.

04/12/2019
POLISH PRESIDENT Lech Kaczynski (right) and Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley in 2006 at Chicago’s stat
Book review: Juggling identities

Dominic Pacyga’s work is an invaluable history of Chicago Polonia

By MARY WISNIEWSKI
04/12/2019
Student takes down Israeli flag at Ohio college, throws it in trash

Columbus State Community College in Ohio confirmed the incident on Twitter and said that "an investigation is underway."

04/12/2019
Police not investigating attack on Jewish children in London as hate crime

The attack occurred last month on a bus in Stamford Hill, London.

04/12/2019
Rabbi Daniel Greer
Connecticut rabbi, 79, sentenced to 20 years in jail for sexually assault

Rabbi Daniel Greer, 79, the founding rabbi of the Yeshiva of New Haven, was sentenced on Monday. He is appealing the verdict.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
04/12/2019
Activist Linda Sarsour speaks while people participate a protest called March for Racial Justice in
Linda Sarsour clarifies controversial Israel comments

Speaking Friday at the annual conference of American Muslims for Palestine in Chicago, Sarsour had criticized progressive Zionists.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
04/12/2019
French parliament praised for anti-Zionism is antisemitism decision

This decision ‘comes amidst a continuing rise in antisemitism, including acts of violence, in France,’ said the AJC

ARE FRANCE and Israel similar? French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyah
French parliament decides anti-Zionism is antisemitism

This decision "comes amidst a continuing rise in antisemitism, including acts of violence, in France," said the AJC.

Natan Sharansky
Three Ds of antisemitism: demonization, delegitimization, double standards

Defining the ‘3D test’ of demonization, delegitimization and double standards.

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
03/12/2019
IAC to hold seminar on bridging gaps between Israeli, Diaspora Jews

Israeli-American Council founder: We are one people and depend on each other

The arts building of McGill University in Montreal, Québec
McGill U. administration condemns council for targeting Jewish student

Students' Society of McGill University members also pen letter of concern over the handling of society member’s travel on a free trip to Israel.

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn reacts as he speaks about Labour's environmen
‘No, just say sorry,’ TV host implores of Jeremy Corbyn

Labour leader finally apologizes, but Jewish community says too little, too late

Townhall, Trieste, Italy.
Italian politician offended after Holocaust survivor said Jesus was Jewish

Fabio Tuiach, a member of the municipal council of Trieste, made the comment ahead of a council vote on a motion proposing to award Auschwitz survivor Liliana Segre the city’s honorary citizenship.

In Christmas season, Jewish wrestler demands Hanukkah representation

MJF never brings his Judaism up in the ring, but it's followed him throughout his career.

04/12/2019
Logo of the French GivingTuesday movement
JNF-USA donations to be matched on ‘GivingTuesday’

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
03/12/2019
French parliament to vote on whether hate of Israel is antisemitic

Maillard defended the draft, telling La Croix that in France today, saying “dirty Zionist”… "means ‘dirty Jew.’”

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
03/12/2019
Muslim man who stabbed Jewish father and son in Amsterdam unfit for trial

The ruling follows several recent cases in Western Europe involving Muslim men who assaulted Jews and were deemed unfit to stand trial.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
03/12/2019
Berlin
German NGO blasted for exhibiting ashes of Jews from the Shoah

International Auschwitz Committee slams artist group's action.

Tiffany Haddish in the film, "Girls Trip."
Tiffany Haddish sings ‘Hava Nagila’ on Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’

In case you missed it: Black and Jewish comedian Tiffany Haddish is having a bat mitzvah ceremony soon. She has released a Netflix stand-up special inspired by the occasion as well.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
03/12/2019
Swastika grafitti (illustrative)
Washington’s Sixth & I synagogue vandalized with antisemitic graffiti

In an email to congregants, the synagogue’s three rabbis said the damage was minimal and would be quickly fixed.

By JTA
03/12/2019
A giant menorah stands in front of a Christmas tree at the Brandenburg gate to celebrate Hanukkah in
New Hallmark Hanukkah movies called out for antisemitic overtones

Hanukkah stands only in relation to Christmas - but not independently. The festival of Hanukkah in fact is a hindrance to the characters being able to celebrate Christmas as usual.

German Neo-nazi
Elite German military unit hit by Neo-Nazi scandal

Reports indicate that 20 other soldiers in the elite unit are being investigated for links to right-wing extremist organizations.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
03/12/2019
Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant backs Chief Rabbi Mirvis, criticizes Jeremy Corbyn

Grant supported the statement of Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis last week, which was extensively reported in the media.

North America’s oldest synagogue celebrates 256 years of existence

Sephardic merchants, who spoke Spanish and Portuguese, built the synagogue in 1759.

Giant figures depicting Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel (C) and other politicians are seen dur
'Antisemitic' Belgian carnival gives up UNESCO status

Aalst mayor: Mocking Jews ‘unavoidable’ in the 2020 carnival

German artist Gunter Demnig puts three 'Snublesten', or Stolpersteine, in front of the Synagogue in
Italian town says 'no' to Holocaust memorial, calling it divisive

The municipal council of the Italian town of Schio, population 40,000, has rejected a proposal to honor its citizens who perished in the death camps with Stolpersteine.

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn reacts as he speaks about Labour's environmen
Labour releases video for minority groups, but forgets to include Jews

The Labour Party's latest campaign video claims the party values every identity group, but Jews are notable by their absence.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
02/12/2019
On the Lincoln Park Campus of DePaul University in Chicago
Chicago university fires faculty member who questioned Holocaust

The question on the assignment on double negatives asked: “Does it seem possible or does it seem impossible to you that the Nazi extermination of the Jews never happened?”

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
02/12/2019
A CHRISTMAS TREE stands at Mar Elias Church for the Christmas-Suta festival
Christmas ornaments with images of Auschwitz removed from Amazon

The products were taken off the Amazon website hours after the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum on Sunday morning in Europe asked the site to remove the items.

By JTA
01/12/2019
A CHRISTMAS TREE stands at Mar Elias Church for the Christmas-Suta festival
Auschwitz Christmas ornaments on sale now on Amazon

The Auschwitz ornaments include the iconic image of train tracks leading to the entrance of Auschwitz, and an image of reconstructed barracks with a path down the middle.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
01/12/2019
Sexual Abuse
Jewish woman saved by Yad L’Achim to tell her story for the first time

For the first time ever, Tamar, whose surname has been withheld for safety reasons, is set to tell her story in the United States this week as part of the Achmed ben Sara speaking tour in New York.

MCGILL UNIVERSITY campus in Montreal
Jewish student should resign if traveling to Israel, says student gov't

Students’ Society of McGill University calls on board member to resign if she participates in free Hillel trip

Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Israeli youth Moshe Holtzberg 5th July 2017.
Indian PM Modi, Netanyahu send Mumbai attack survivor bar mitzvah wishes

His "story continues to inspire everyone. It is one of miracle and hope overcoming tragedy and immeasurable loss," Modi wrote.

RABBI PINCHAS GOLDSCHMIDT: Jews become the collateral damage
European Jewish practice under threat, says Moscow chief rabbi

The rabbi noted that protecting Europe's Jewish life is something that is “of the utmost importance within today’s political and social climate.”

01/12/2019
Senior rabbi in London brutally attacked by antisemitic teenagers

According to reports, the two teenagers allegedly shouted "Kill Jews" and "F*** Jews" while beating the victim.

01/12/2019
Dutch daily’s cartoon shows Netanyahu behind Labour antisemitism scandals

In the caricature Thursday in De Volkskrant, Benjamin Netanyahu is depicted holding a stone labeled “antisemitism charges” in one hand and reading an indictment for corruption in the other.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
30/11/2019
Haredi family, New York City.
Project helps formerly-haredi Jews find their place in Jewish world

Project Makom now offers social events and Jewish classes, as well as Shabbat and career-themed programming.

By ALEX ABEL/JTA
30/11/2019
'Red Man who doesn't like Jews' Labour leader slammed by 86-year old

The elderly British woman, named Molly, has no intention of voting to either party in upcoming UK elections.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
30/11/2019
Ruth Smeeth, Jewish Labour MP, carries panic button due to death threats

“My house is a fortress, my office is a fortress. I’ve got panic buttons in my house, I carry one in my pocket. I have to live in an environment that no-one should have to live in,” said Smeeth.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
29/11/2019
Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen to be honored for promoting Jewish identity, Yiddish

Growing up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogen went to a Habonim Dror summer camp and a Talmud Torah elementary school, which provided the material for his first standup sets.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ
01/12/2019
An illustrative photo of Hasidim walking in Brooklyn, New York.
Group of men attack two Jewish teens in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

The boys were not injured in the attack, according to police.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
29/11/2019
bds israel boycott
Malmo municipality sets up $2m. fund to fight antisemitism

The government is planning to hold an international conference on fighting antisemitism in Malmo and plans to open a Holocaust museum in the Swedish city.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
29/11/2019
A CLASSROOM
Antisemitism in German public school causes Jewish teen to transfer

According to German news reports, Alina R. had encouraged her son to speak with a teacher about the problem. The teacher did not take any action, she said.

By TOAXELROD/JTA
29/11/2019
Corbyn rejected by prominent historian of Nazi Germany

Evans's decision to withdraw his support for Labour won accolades from academics and journalists who write about Jew-hatred.

Core curriculum: Fighting antisemitism

Some 300 US college students from 90 campuses convene in Pittsburgh to learn to counter hate.

01/12/2019
Demonstrators take part in an antisemitism protest outside the Labour Party headquarters in central
‘Corbyn is an antisemite, has corrupted Labour’

The CAA has planned an apolitical rally for December 8, four days before UK national election.

Posthumous awards given at a ceremony in Jerusalem to members of Rabbi Nathan Cassuto and Matilda Ca
Christian, Jewish rescuers honored for saving Italian Jews during Holocaust

They risked their lives during Holocaust to arrange hideouts for hundreds in Catholic institutions.

MEMBERS OF the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee.
The Holocaust in the Soviet Union in Real Time

‘Pravda,’ the Communist Party’s main newspaper, wrote about the estimated six million Jews murdered in December 1944 – before ‘The New York Times’ acknowledged this number.

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
28/11/2019
WATCH: How much do Israelis know about Thanksgiving?

Something about Pilgrims and a turkey, nachon?

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
28/11/2019
Who is Michel Berger, featured in today's Google doodle?

The French singer-songwriter, popular in the 70s and 80s, was born to Jewish parents.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
28/11/2019
Rights groups challenge anti-kippah, hijab law in Quebec

"The fact that a person wearing a kippa can't become a teacher in Quebec in 2019 is a disgrace to this province's proud tradition of defending its fundamental freedoms."

Michael Bloomberg
Abigail Pogrebin joins Bloomberg campaign as director of Jewish outreach

“I’ve eschewed politics till now. But the stakes are too high, the country is too fractured, and we know there’s a path forward to a saner, smarter day,” she tweeted.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
28/11/2019
Antisemitic pastor calls Donald Trump impeachment 'Jew coup'

Pastor known for antisemitic conspiracies calls effort to impeach Trump a ‘Jew coup’

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
28/11/2019
When a Texas synagogue burned to the ground, no Jews left to mourn it

Over the years, the small Jewish community who used the synagogue have left the place, leaving no one to mourn it.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
28/11/2019
Democrats Abroad-Israel members.
These Jewish women are leading effort to elect Democrats in Georgia

With 1,500 members, the Jewish Women’s Democratic Salon, Atlanta, which Habif and Shubin founded in 2011, is now at the vanguard of a phenomenon that emerged after Trump’s 2016 election.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
28/11/2019
Three streets in Rome named after Italian scientists who signed the antisemitic Manifesto della Razz
New street signs dedicated to persecuted Jews vandalized in Rome

The streets of the Italian capital previously carried the names of scientists who promoted the idea of scientific racism.

Orthodox U.S. rabbis denounce Dem letter against U.S. settlement policy

The Coalition for Jewish Values strongly objected to the arguments put forward by the Democrats and rejected the assertions made in their letter to Pompeo.

How a Muslim Albanian family saved Jews during the Holocaust

Xhemal Veseli: If people are in need of help, Islam tells us that we should help these people.

Ledger of rabbinic rulings concerning 'agunot' at Bergen-Belsen after the Holocaust
Collection of Bergen-Belsen 'agunot' rabbinic rulings to be auctioned off

The rabbis of the Bergen-Belsen rabbinical court were the first to collect testimonies from Holocaust survivors right after World War II.

27/11/2019
Rivlin meets UK Chief Rabbi, says no room for antisemitism in government

Rivlin said that "Zero tolerance to antisemitism means to offer safety to Jewish communities."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
27/11/2019
First-ever mezuzah placed at Ukraine Parliament

Mirilashvili stressed the importance of preserving the historical memory of the Jewish community in Ukraine.

Students for Justice in Palestine
Chicago students hold 'die in' protest to honor Palestinian terrorists

The students chanted "from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free," effectively calling for the destruction of Israel.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
28/11/2019
Australia sees 30 percent increase in antisemitic incidents

In one incident, a 12-year-old student in Melbourne was forced by other schoolchildren to kiss the feet of a Muslim fellow student.

By HENRY BENJAMIN/JTA
27/11/2019
Jewish man meets Muslim woman who defended his family on London Underground

The unnamed aggressor was arrested on Saturday and charged with an alleged racially aggravated public order offense.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
27/11/2019
Long's Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park is seen from Boulder, Colorado June 3, 2016
White supremacist pleads not guilty in plot to blow up Colorado synagogue

He also claimed to have enlisted a Mexican ally in a scheme last year to poison the synagogue’s water supply with arsenic

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
27/11/2019
Nearly 60 US cities woo Jewish citizens interested in relocating

The representatives told participants about amenities, schools, home availability and employment opportunities in the communities.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
27/11/2019
A Nazi's salute at a neo-Nazi rally in Kansas City, Missouri.
Man shouts ‘Heil Hitler,' gives Nazi salute to group of rabbis in Geneva

Synagogue security blocked the man from entering the property and asked the rabbis to enter the building. Police were called to the scene.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
27/11/2019
Tiffany Haddish in the film, "Girls Trip."
Tiffany Haddish opens up about Jewish identity and upcoming bat mitzvah

Unsurprisingly, “Black Mitzvah” is pretty Jewish: It opens with the comedian being carried on a chair singing “Hava Nagila.”

By EMILY BURACK/ JTA
27/11/2019
What ZOA’s legal victory at UNC means for Jewish students

On campuses across the country, many proud and informed Jewish students are effective advocates for Israel.

By SUSAN B. TUCHMAN/JTA , MORTON A. KLEIN/JTA
27/11/2019
In Atlanta, Jews trying to oust Trump are complicated by race question

Atlanta’s Jews are treading lightly into its breach.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
27/11/2019
Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, and Ray Kelly, former commissioner of the
Ronald S. Lauder walks the 47th Emmy Awards red carpet

Lauder was joined at the event by three international artists who won a competition for short films about peace as well as Avi Balashnikov, his representative in Israel, and Michal Grayevsky.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
26/11/2019
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