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.

NY Gov. Hochul signs Holocaust education legislation

The legislative package signed Wednesday at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan consists of three bills.

11/08/2022
Regina Spektor

Singer Regina Spektor supports Israel during Operation Breaking Dawn

The Jewish American singer argued against the double standard of how Israel is treated in the media, noting how other eliminations of terrorist leaders were praised.

St. Louis man confesses to threatening to blow up synagogue

Cody Steven Rush, 30, confessed in court on Monday to calling the FBI saying he wanted to blow up the Central Reform Synagogue because he "hates Jews."

Bermuda's Jewish community to get its first full-time rabbi

Bermuda has a population of approximately 65,000 residents, "of whom 500 are believed to be Jewish," according to the worldwide Jewish movement. The island also hosts many Jewish tourists every year.

10/08/2022

Jewish Agency reviewing options ahead of possible Russia shutdown

A senior official at the Jewish Agency told the Post: "The agency has no intention of closing down its activities and leaving Russia. We will adapt ourselves to the requirements of Russian law."

10/08/2022

Republican candidate for governor compares Holocaust deaths to abortion

Republican candidate for governor Darren Bailey faced condemnation from Democrats as well as some fellow Republicans for citing the Holocaust in the political debate over abortion.

By Rick Pearson/TNS
10/08/2022

Boston’s Jews are getting a ‘Jewish tavern’ to study religious text and drink beer

The Boston Lehrhaus is expected to open after the High Holidays this fall.

By Jackie Hajdenberg/JTA
10/08/2022

In Ukraine, Jewish charity buys 40 electric cars to manage rising costs of delivering aid

Chabad-affiliated Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine has spent over $2 million buying a fleet of 40 electric cars to combat rising fuel costs.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
10/08/2022
‘Banners of Hate’ placed by US white supremacist groups

Maryland plagued by wave of antisemitic incidents over the weekend

Three incidents, one right after the other, share antisemitic hate throughout Maryland in the past weekend alone.

09/08/2022

Chabad shluchim enterprise recieves the prestigious Katz Prize

The Katz Prize was established in 1975 by Marcos and Adina Katz in memory of Marcos' mother, Adela Katz.

09/08/2022
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