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.

Healthcare Israel volunteers
Healthcare Israel: Innovation, technology, expertise to the world

“We are a government agency with a start-up soul."

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
19/11/2019
Jerusalem Post Chief Editor Yaakov Katz (L) interviews US Representative Eliot Engel (R) at the 8th
Jason Greenblatt joins Republican Jewish Coalition Board of Directors

Move comes amid departure from Trump administration in which he served Special Representative for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/11/2019
Rabbi Rick Jacobs
US Reform chief: Settlement decision undercuts fight against BDS

Jacobs says new legal opinion will endanger viability of Israel as a Jewish, democratic state.

cemetery desecration
Neo-Nazi network member orchestrated Swastika graffiti operation

Leader of network planned and organized Swastika graffiti campaign in Michigan and Wisconsin throughout September.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/11/2019
To be a rabbi: How one Abayudaya hopes to help his community

‘We want recognition so we can say we are part of the Jewish nation’

Graduate Students' Union at the University of Toronto
Israeli organization condemns U. of Toronto Graduate Union

Committee of University Heads of Israel (VERA) says Graduate Student Union at the University of Toronto claim that Kosher food is “pro-Israel” is height of antisemitism.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/11/2019
Players from ‘Jewish’ soccer team take DNA test, but find no Jewish roots

The Dutch team 'Ajax' has made its Jewish connections a source of team pride, despite its team members not being of Jewish origin.

Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, a progressive icon on the Supreme Court.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to bench after absence due to illness

Ginsburg, 86, underwent treatment in August for “a localized malignant tumor” on her pancreas.

By MARCY OSTER
19/11/2019
Palestinian musician Firas Harb uses Spotify app on his mobil phone in Beit Sahour, in the West Bank
Voicemail of Israeli restaurant hacked with antisemitic message

The line was repaired and then hacked again on Sunday evening.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
19/11/2019
United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Amjad Bashir, spea
Tory candidate: Jews who visit Israel become ‘brainwashed extremists’

“They will not listen to reason. There is something very peculiar and wrong going on in Israel."

By CAANAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
19/11/2019
Germany's Ambassador to the UN, Christoph Heusgen
Will an anti-Israel act by Germany’s UN amb. be listed among top 10 worst?

Rabbi Abraham Cooper said the organization is "in the editorial process" and that the list will be released at the end of the calendar year.

Miss Iraq to lead Israeli event at UN on Jewish refugees from Arab States

In 2017, after being photographed with Miss Israel, former miss Iraq Sarah Idan was forced to flee her country and emigrated to the United States

By IDAN ZONSHINE
19/11/2019
NY State assemblyman calls to protect free speech at Binghamton University

Leftist students verbally abused and ransacked tables belong to conservative students

Hungarian government grants Orthodox Jews formal recognition

The award marks the first time such standing has been given to an Orthodox community since the Holocaust

The challah bake at Herzliya Weizmann Primary School in Cape Town
The Shabbat Project unifies Jews across South Africa - and the world

Reporter's notebook: Program has made observing Shabbat possible for Jews in 1,600 cities in 106 countries.

18/11/2019
A giant menorah stands in front of a Christmas tree at the Brandenburg gate to celebrate Hanukkah in
Hallmark Christmas movies now embracing Hanukkah

"The move follows criticism that their movies lack diversity, focusing on straight Caucasian couples celebrating Christmas," Vicary said.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, injured in the recent shooting at the synagogue in Poway
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein retires seven months after Chabad of Poway attack

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, 58, who founded the Chabad of Poway in 1996, retired this week, the synagogue announced.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
18/11/2019
Swastika vandalism at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
NJ man accused of ordering vandalism of 2 synagogues on neo-Nazi network

Richard Tobin confessed to driving to a New Jersey mall with a machete that he planned to use to kill black shoppers.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
18/11/2019
Parnas and Fruman met with Trump during White House Hanukkah party

A photo from last year’s event shows Fruman and Parnas smiling in a photo with Trump, Giuliani and Vice President Mike Pence.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
18/11/2019
Rabbis hats are silhouetted against the sky as they gather to pose for a group photo in front of the
Former nanny found guilty of sexually abusing Utah Chabad rabbi from age 8

Rabbi Avrohom Zippel, 28, and father of two, first came forward in an article in February in the Deseret News.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
18/11/2019
Pro-Israel activist Hen Mazzig booed at Vassar College

"Students for Justice in Palestine at Vassar rejects Mazzig’s presence on this campus and VOICE’s role in obscuring Israel’s settler colonial project," SJP at Vassar wrote on Facebook.

19/11/2019
BDS
University of Toronto student union claims Kosher food is pro-Israel

The group's statement comes amid an ongoing campaign to secure Kosher food on campus for Jewish students at the University of Toronto.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/11/2019
Anti-BDS poster
Austrian city bans public funds for antisemitic BDS and political Islam

The measure was passed with votes of a wide range of political parties, including the conservatives, the Greens and social democrats.

The controversy of Nazi and Holocaust imagery in the Hong Kong protests

The usage of Nazi labeling is very controversial, as some say it minimizes the horrors of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.

17/11/2019
The George Washington University
GWU students call for university to adopt antisemitic acts definition

In the letter, students said there are several forms of antisemitism on campus

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at a launch event for the Labour party
Labour Party's Zarah Sultana taunts university students over Israel

According to British-radio show Leading Britain's Conversation (LBC), the Labour candidate compared the Holocaust to the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and Chechnya.

Letter sent by British PM, Boris Johnson to Jewish Agency Chairman, Isaac Herzog, November 2019
UK PM Johnson: More must be done ‘to stamp out’ antisemitism

Johnson was responding to a letter sent by Herzog to Johnson, where the Jewish Agency Chairman expressed, "deep concern regarding the unprecedented rise in antisemitic abuse and violence."

Mass grave found at Nazi forced-labor camp Treblinka I

Experts are determining the number and size of the burial pits in the location, near the more well-known Treblinka II death camp, before exhuming and attempting to identify the bodies.

Nazi Swastika
Swastikas found in a school bathroom in Maryland

The Washington area has registered several antisemitic episodes in the past few weeks.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
17/11/2019
Facebook group helps Labour members avoid expulsion over antisemitism

According to a report, the group "Labour Party Compliance: Suspensions, Expulsions, Rejections Co-Op" was co-founded by Labour candidate Maria Carroll and included Holocaust deniers.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
17/11/2019
The interior of the Reichstag, the German Parliament building
Historian slams German Green Party MP for praising antisemitic terrorist

The historian said “that sounds downright grotesque in my ears” when asked about Green Party politician Jürgen Trittin’s endorsement on Twitter of the antisemitic terrorist Dieter Kunzelmann.

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn reacts at a launch event for the Labour party
Labour’s antisemitism problem is an election issue for non-Jews, too

For the first time in decades, Labour is beginning to take serious flak from celebrities and other significant parts of the electorate over a festering antisemitism problem.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ
16/11/2019
Leonard Cohen
The cantor who collaborated with Leonard Cohen

Cohen’s father and great grandfather both served as president the Orthodox synagogue which Zelermyer affectionately refers to as “The Shaar.”

By HOWARD BLAS
17/11/2019
Chelsea Foundation honors Jewish Royal Air Force members from WWII

Abramovich’s club partners with British Royal Air Force Museum to tell ‘untold stories’ of heroism.

Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Patrick is accompanied by his wife Diane in Concord
5 Jewish things to know about Deval Patrick

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
15/11/2019
Jewish cemetery in Timișoara, Romania
Dutch government gives $2.76 million to restoring Jewish cemeteries

Culture Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven announced the funding last week in a letter to the lower house of the parliament.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
15/11/2019
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump gather with clergy before they tour the Churc
More than one-third of US Christians have heard their clergy speak out about Jews

47 percent of Jews say religious organizations do more good than harm, 31 percent say they do more harm than good, and 21 percent say they “don’t make much difference."

By BEN SALES/JTA
15/11/2019
Gravlax sandwich.
Toronto Jewish deli to close down after 47 years

Yitz’s will be closing on December 1, but posts to social media indicate that they’ll be available for catering in 2020, according to an article published Thursday by the website blogto.com.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
15/11/2019
Campo di Ghetto Novo, Venice, November 15, 2019.
Venice’s ancient ghetto floods as new tides rise

Venice's ancient Jewish neighborhood was flooded on Friday morning, as a new high tide peaked at 154 cm, leaving 70% of the iconic Italian city inundated.

Silver Center for Arts and Science, New York University
U.S. Department of Education investigates antisemitic incidents at NYU

“The reason why I filed this complaint is so that no student has to go through what I went through,” former NYU student Adela Cojab told Fox News.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/11/2019
Public figures refuse to endorse Labour Party over antisemitism links

In an open letter, the figures said that concerns over antisemitism must take priority in voters' minds.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
15/11/2019
UK policeman who ‘dangled’ pepperoni over Jewish cop’s food faces hearing

The misconduct hearing for Gary Jacobs is scheduled for November 19 and reportedly could last two days.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
15/11/2019
Teen arrested and charged with hate crimes for egging Jews in Brooklyn

A mother and child walking in the Borough Park neighborhood were among those targeted — one was hit in the back, according to Vos Iz Neias — as were worshipers leaving a synagogue.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
15/11/2019
Swastika on a wall (illustrative)
Police investigate threats against Jewish students at Massachusetts school

It is the second report of antisemitism at a Massachusetts middle school in recent weeks.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
15/11/2019
Nazi artifacts at a news conference at the Holocaust museum in Buenos Aires
Rabbi to German auction house: Cancel sale of Hitler, Nazi leaders items

The memorabilia has “little intrinsic historical value” except to those seeking to glorify the Nazis.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
15/11/2019
Australian Jews break world record for longest challah

Grandma Moses Bakery, in partnership with the Jewish National Fund chapter in New South Wales, broke the record on Thursday, according to a Facebook post from the group.

By JTA STAFF
17/11/2019
Historic first: German parliamentarian ousted for antisemitism

AfD party leader Alexander Gauland heavily criticized Brander's dismissal, saying: "I don't know where the scandal is … This [dismissal] is an affront to democracy."

15/11/2019
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki
Netflix to change Nazi guard documentary after Polish complaint

Poland is very sensitive to suggestions that it might share any complicity in Nazi crimes committed on its territory.

By REUTERS
14/11/2019
Survivors, scholars say threat of another Holocaust is not to be ignored

During a Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony in New Jersey last year, German-born Holocaust survivors spoke of their concern about rising antisemitism.

JNF-USA Caravan for Democracy participants visit the Kotel.
JNF-USA's Caravan for Democracy mission: Students, professors see Israel

"This is a narrative that you never hear about.”

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
15/11/2019
new york primaries
Jewish public defender elected San Francisco district attorney

The son of jailed anti-war radicals, Chesa Boudin stood on a progressive platform

By GABE STUTMAN / JTA
14/11/2019
Pope Francis takes part in an ecumenical meeting at the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva
Pope Francis in unscripted remarks denounces rise of antisemitism

Speaking Tuesday at the Vatican, the Argentina-born pope improvised his comment outside his prepared remarks at his weekly papal audience.

By JTA STAFF
14/11/2019
Jews again were the victims of most of the religion-based hate crimes

Jews were again the victims of the majority of hate crimes that were based on religion last year in the United States.

By BEN SALES/JTA
14/11/2019
A photo of the Belzer Rebbe was sent as a postcard to a Nazi soldier

The rare and previously unknown photo was taken at the railway station in Marienbad, now part of the Czech Republic, in the late 1930s and appears to show him saying goodbye to relatives or followers

By MARCY OSTER
14/11/2019
Your sympathy isn’t enough to stop antisemitism

As antisemitism raises its head once more, actions, not words, are needed to face it down.

By ELENA GORMLEY / JTA
14/11/2019
An Orthodox Jew is running for Jeremy Corbyn’s parliamentary seat

It'll take a miracle to unseat the Labour leader.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
14/11/2019
These Jews made Time magazine’s new list of ‘rising stars’

The list features an increasing number of non-establishment figures

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
14/11/2019
Gabe Kapler hired to manage San Francisco Giants

He picks up his new role a month after being let go by the Philadelphia Phillies

By MARC BRODSKY/JTA
14/11/2019
UK Jews prioritizing fight vs Labour over Brexit

Brexit has divided the UK like no other issue in living memory, and passions on both sides of the “remain” versus “leave” debate are fierce, no less so in the Jewish community.

An illustrative photo of Hasidim walking in Brooklyn, New York.
What is causing the spike in anti-Semitic attacks in Brooklyn?

City officials say more than education is needed to stop the rash of attacks, which have spiked across this city in 2019. That’s because the problem is hard to diagnose.

By BEN SALES/JTA
13/11/2019
Stephen Miller
Stephen Miller promoted white-nationalist materials to Breitbart reporter

Miller, who is Jewish and a hardliner on immigration did not write sympathetically or neutrally at all about nonwhite or foreign-born people.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
13/11/2019
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki
Why Poland doesn’t like this Netflix series

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki of Poland wrote a letter to the head of Netflix complaining of “historical inaccuracies” in its series “The Devil Next Door.”

By JTA
13/11/2019
My son’s Orthodox Jewish school is 85 percent Muslim

“Don’t worry, Lucas is fine. Only — I just wanted to let you know that there was a little anti-Semitic incident at school today.”

By KAREN SKENAZI/JTA
13/11/2019
Activist Linda Sarsour speaks while people participate a protest called March for Racial Justice in
Israel boycott conference at UMass Amherst sparks concern and peace march

Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour, Harvard professor Cornell West and other BDS supporters are due to appear at a Nov. 12 event.

By JTA
13/11/2019
Brazilian-born Holocaust survivor has bar mitzvah at age 91

“This is our answer to Hitler and Nazism,” Rabbi Toive Weitman, the head of the Sao Paulo Holocaust memorial who led the ceremony, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

By JTA
13/11/2019
Broadway
Inside the synagogue where Broadway’s stars prayed

On a recent Friday night, about 20 people gathered for Shabbat services at the Actors’ Temple, a synagogue just a few blocks from Times Square.

By JTA
13/11/2019
Souad Mekhennet awarded International Leadership Award

While working for the Post, Mekhennet has written about the rise of extremism and terrorist organizations like al-Qaeda and ISIS in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
12/11/2019
U.S. President Donald Trump makes a statement at the White House following reports that U.S. forces
Donald Trump to speak at IAC National Summit

Nearly 4,000 people from all over the world will be in attendance for the IAC summit, which is taking place from Dec 5-8 in South Florida, and will be discussing pressing matters in the Jewish world.

Jonathan Pollard
Young Israel calls for Jonathan Pollard's parole conditions to be dropped

The appeal was made to President Trump on humanitarian grounds, as Pollard's wife is suffering from cancer

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
12/11/2019
Trump honors veteran who saved 200 Jewish American soldiers in POW camp

The president recounted Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds's heroic actions at the Veterans Day Parade in New York

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
12/11/2019
Rabbi’s death in Ukraine was part of a $660 robbery, court rules

Two defendants received 11 and 9 years in jail for robbery and causing severe bodily harm, but were neither charged with murder or manslaughter. The remaining defendants were sentenced to 7 years.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
12/11/2019
Antisemitic graffiti near a London Underground station. The graffiti reads “dirty f***ing Jew”
Swastikas and hate messages sprayed on cars east of London

In the last decade, Orthodox communities from London’s Stamford neighborhood have made their homes in Canvey Island.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
12/11/2019
Thousands rally in Milan in solidarity with Holocaust survivor under police escort

About 5,000 people rallied under a pelting rain to express their solidarity to Senator for Life Liliana Segre, who is the target of hundreds of antisemitic messages every day.

The site of the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau
Blogger apologizes for photo of rubber duck on Auschwitz train tracks

The Auschwitz Memorial called the blogger out in a tweet on Wednesday.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
12/11/2019
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks after the senate voted on a resolution ending U.S. military sup
Bernie Sanders writes essay on antisemitism for Jewish publication

In the article for the left-wing magazine Jewish Currents, the Democratic presidential candidate says he is firmly proud to be Jewish and to support Israel.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
12/11/2019
How Ukraine’s bloody 2014 revolution affected Jews

Ukraine’s parliament voted to oust President Viktor Yanyukovych, and voters elected Petro Poroshenko — who was replaced earlier this year by Zolodymyr Zelensky, the country’s first Jewish president.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
12/11/2019
Malmo's synagogue lit up for the 81st anniversary of the Kristallnacht on November 9, 2019.
In challenging Malmo, Muslims and Jews commemorate Kristallnacht together

"We Muslims were not there in Germany on 1938 on this devastating night, but today we are here, in one country, and we stand up against any attack on any Jew," Imam Salahuddin Barakat said.

Bundestag Vice President Claudia Roth (Green Party), Dagmar Wöhrl (Christian Social Union party)
How the German Green party made Iranian antisemitism politically correct - analysis

Green party Bundestag Vice President Claudia Roth zealously greeted the speaker of Iran’s ersatz parliament, Ali Larijani.

A rabbi touches a wall riddled with bullet holes in front of Nariman House after a multi-faith cande
India raises alert on potential terror attack against Israeli, Jewish tourists

Indian forces are increasing the security around Jewish institutions and places with lots of Israeli travelers.

By ALEX WINSTON
11/11/2019
UK Rabbi: Jews should 'give up lives' rather than bow to school LGBT policy

Dayan Krausz called on the community to be as “firm as a rock” in opposing the new policies, due to come into effect in September 2020, which he termed “the terrible decree”.

EU struggling to combat antisemitism: hate crimes reported inconsistently

Report makes it clear that antisemitism is a serious concern in the EU

Antisemitism reported across Europe on 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht

WJC president: The time has come for deliberate and targeted action - Europe must wake up and protect its Jewish citizens.

Far-right supporters of the party "Die Rechte (The Rights) carry placards of 90-year-old Ursula Have
Thousands take to streets in Germany to protest neo-Nazi rally

Officials were criticized for letting the neo-Nazis march on the anniversary of Kristallnacht.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
11/11/2019
U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division officers detain a man in front of the White House during a Fo
Jewish community to receive security training from U.S. Secret Service

The training event in Memphis, Tennessee, is organized by the Secure Community Network.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
11/11/2019
Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn reacts at a launch event for the Labour party
British union boss, supporter of Jeremy Corbyn, calls Jewish activist a “Nazi”

Comments come amid ongoing incidences of antisemitism in the UK Labour Party

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
11/11/2019
Over 80 headstones vandalized in Jewish cemetery in Denmark

Burials in the cemetery date back to the early 19th century.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
11/11/2019
A sign warning people of measles in Williamsburg, April 11, 2019
Teen arrested in connection with series of antisemitic attacks in Brooklyn

The teen was charged with two counts of aggravated harassment, according to the report.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
11/11/2019
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the crowd of people in Yazd, Iran
Argentina asks Azerbaijan to arrest Iranian suspect in Jewish center bombing during visit

Iran also is believed to be behind the 1992 car bombing that destroyed the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, killing 29 and injuring 242.

By JTA
11/11/2019
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