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.

Café Europa project gives homes and support to Holocaust survivors

It is our duty to continue to provide for the city’s Holocaust survivors, to give them a warm and welcoming “home.”

By SHAI DORON
21/01/2020
Understanding the lessons of the Holocaust

“On Holocaust Remembrance Day,” said WZO vice chairman Yaakov Hagoel, “the world stops and says, ‘There was a Holocaust, we remember it and we want to prevent another one from happening.’"

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
21/01/2020
Memories of Kiev's Babi Yar massacre during the Holocaust

It is all too easy to turn the cyclopean amount of victims of the Holocaust by bullets during World War II into mere numbers, behind which the meaning of each individual’s fate is lost.

By ILYA KHRZHANOVSKIY
21/01/2020
Moshe Kantor to 'Post': ‘Antisemitism has no place in our global society’

Antisemitism is a hatred that knows no boundaries and has been adopted by multiple ideologies.

21/01/2020
The historical memory of the Holocaust in Russia and Ukraine

Studies show that 48% of respondents in 11 Russian cities were unable to answer the question “What is the Holocaust?”

By HAIM BEN YAAKOV
21/01/2020
Antisemitism in the West is out in the open, not hiding in plain sight

The antisemitism that once hid behind a fig leaf of anti-Israel sentiment has largely shed this pretense. Antisemites are now comfortable being open about their hatred.

By JOHN HAGEE
21/01/2020
Natan Sharansky
Natan Sharansky to 'Post': 'Antisemitism is not just a Jewish problem'

“You may disagree with Israel as much as you wish, but the moment you deny Israel’s right to exist... then it’s antisemitism.”

21/01/2020
Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila (center) attends the March of the Living on May 2, 2019
75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, antisemitism remains imminent

There is no such thing as a single antisemitic event. They are all part of the same atmosphere, create and follow the same trends and produce the same agitation.

By BARUCH ADLER
21/01/2020
Holocaust remembrance in Moscow
Fighting antisemitism in the 21st century

The antisemitic acts that have swept across the US and Europe have exposed serious issues with tolerance in developed democratic countries.

By VIKTOR VEKSELBERG
21/01/2020
US President Donald Trump leaves a note at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerus
President Trump leads the fight against antisemitism

In every measurable metric, President Trump has done more to combat antisemitism than any of his predecessors.

Stopping the spread of antisemitism to save society

As a powerful symbol of society’s foundations, Jews have become a magnet for vilification from extremists on both the Right and the Left.

By MOSHE KANTOR
21/01/2020
Getting ready for the event at the President’s Residence.
Leaders gather in Israel to unite in the fight against antisemitism

The Holocaust carries both the intensely particular experience of the genocidal hatred reserved for the Jews, and at the same time the universal blights of intolerance, bigotry and fanaticism.

The infamous legacy of Auschwitz, 75 years after liberation

Auschwitz is generally the knee-jerk name that comes up in the context of the Holocaust, and has attained an almost iconic status in the history of the Jewish people.

21/01/2020
The 102 bus at Muswell Hill
Teen fined £100 for setting Jewish man's hair on fire

"Are you Jewish? You can't be Jewish because you don't have horns," the boy said during the attack.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
21/01/2020
People attend a national gathering to protest antisemitism and the rise of anti-Semitic attacks in t
French Jews and Non-Jews deeply concerned about rising antisemitism - poll

73% of the French public and 72% of Jews ‘consider antisemitism a problem that affects all of French society.’

Yellow badge Star of David
Serbia flies yellow-badge flag to honor Holocaust victims

President Aleksandar Vučić tweeted a photo of the flag flying over his official residence, with the words 'never again.'

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
21/01/2020
Son of bagel dynasty founder in London admits to killing mother and sister

Joshua Cohen, 29, entered a plea of guilty to two counts of manslaughter by diminished responsibility, though he has continued to deny their murders.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
21/01/2020
Photos surface showing convicted Nazi war criminal at Sobibor camp

It reportedly is the first time that Demjanuk has been identified in photos of Sobibor.

By TOAXELROD/JTA
21/01/2020
Munich
Munich conference cancelled after pro-Israel speaker rejected

City Councilman Marian Offman, who is Jewish, had been appointed by the city of Munich to deliver a greeting from Mayor Dieter Reiter.

By TOAXELROD/JTA
21/01/2020
Aly Raisman
Aly Raisman confirms that she will not compete in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Raisman posted a video of herself as a young gymnast titled “Never underestimate the power of a kid’s dream” and mused in the letter about what she would tell her 8-year-old self.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
21/01/2020
New York Police Department by the Fifth Avenue Synagogue
Man charged with hate crime for yelling at Jewish couple in New York City

The incident comes amid an increase in antisemitic violence against Jews in the city.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
21/01/2020
Rally remembers Argentine prosecutor Nisman on 5th anniversary of death

Thousands attended a rally held Saturday in the center of Buenos Aires under the motto: “Justice You Shall Pursue: It was not suicide, it was an assassination.”

By JTA STAFF
21/01/2020
Amtrak station in Cary, North Carolina
Son of North Carolina judge pleads guilty to threatening local synagogue

“As deeply concerned parents, we apologize profusely to the Jewish community and to all who have been impacted. And we are treating this situation with utmost seriousness.”

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
21/01/2020
Joseph Goebbels, April 1937
Brazilian minister fired for speech using excerpts from Nazi Goebbels

Richard Wagner, one of Adolf Hitler’s favorite composers who is commonly associated with German nationalism, played in the background.

By MARCUS M. GILBAN / JTA
21/01/2020
Journalist Souad Mekhennet receives International Leadership Award

Souad Mekhennet received last week the Simon Wisenthal Center's International Leadership Award for "for her integrity and courageous commitment to shining light on forgotten victims of man’s inhuman"

By DEBORAH DAHAN
20/01/2020
The Opening of the 26th World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem in 1964.
US elections for 38th World Zionist Congress set to start Tuesday

These venerable Zionist organizations have significant resources at their disposal, and these elections give Diaspora Jews a say in how they are used.

Florida cop suspended for wife's Facebook posts against Rashida Tlaib

Lima-Taub explained that her primary issue with Tlaib is the congresswoman's support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

21/01/2020
Pope Francis condemns resurgence of antisemitism around the world

"Once more, I firmly condemn every form of antisemitism," said Pope Francis at an event held by the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

By REUTERS , DEBORAH DAHAN
21/01/2020
Representative-elect Russ Fulcher (R-ID) draws number 26 during a lottery for office assignments on
Idaho’s Fulcher on antisemitism: Shut it down

The congressman praised Trump’s executive order on the BDS movement, saying it shed light on antisemitism worldwide.

By CARMEL MADADSHAHI
20/01/2020
Antisemitic graffiti near a London Underground station. The graffiti reads “dirty f***ing Jew”
Graffiti in Spain says 'Free Palestine, Kill a Jew'

"[Sunday] we got more proof of how much needs to be done [to fight antisemitism]," Spokesman of the Israeli Embassy in Spain Yoav Katz tweeted.

20/01/2020
The site of the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau
IHRA 2020 declaration discusses Holocaust, modern antisemitism

The IHRA promised that Holocaust victims and survivors will not be forgotten.

20/01/2020
Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland in the snow
75 years on, Holocaust survivors struggle to recover property in Poland

A local woman said to her and her mother "Hitler promised to get rid of all of the Jews, and here they come home," Lea Evron told Reuters in her apartment in New York.

By REUTERS
20/01/2020
 A supporter waves her flag during a neo-Nazi rally at the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City,
3 more men alleged to be members of neo-Nazi group arrested in Georgia

The Base believes in an extreme form of survivalism and preparation, in order to prevent the “extinction” of the Caucasian race, the FBI has said.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
20/01/2020
Aliza Bloch, Beit Shemesh religious-Zionist mayoral-candidate
Beit Shemesh Mayor Aliza Bloch visits Washington

In 2014, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington ended a 19-year-old partnership program with Beit Shemesh.

The Italian flag waves over the Quirinal Palace in Rome, Italy May 30, 2018
Italy adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

The Italian cabinet decision states that it adopts the definition, and that it appointed Prof. Milena Santerini as the national coordinator of the fight against antisemitism.

'Offensive Crayons' original pack
Offensive Crayons company crosses boundary with 'Auschwitz Ash'

The company says its original product was taken off of Amazon on January 9, 2018 and banned "for literally 'offending children and caucasians.'"

19/01/2020
The Battle of Long Island in the US Revolutionary War.
The American Revolution's fight for religious freedom

The water-stained diary pages recovered from the body of pastor Rev. Moses Allen showed the religious persecution inflicted by the British, faced by a Jewish colonel in the Continental Army.

19/01/2020
Deborah Lipstadt
Jewish Book Council announces 2019 National Jewish Book Awards Winners

The Jewish Book Council just announced the winners of the National Jewish Book Awards Winners, now in its 69th year.

By DEBORAH DAHAN
19/01/2020
Villa Wannsee outside Berlin
New Holocaust exhibition to be held where the Final Solution was planned

In 1942, Nazi leaders met in a mansion in Wannsee, Berlin, to plan the Final Solution. 78 years later, a permanent exhibition shows the details of the conference and adds new research findings.

By DEBORAH DAHAN
19/01/2020
‘Banners of Hate’ placed by US white supremacist groups
White supremacist social network site exposed

One particularly infamous aspect of the site is the option for users to send each other pro-Nazi GIFs, animations and emojis.

19/01/2020
eligious leader Louis Farrakhan gives the keynote speech at the Nation of Islam Saviours' Day.
Twitter suspends and later reinstates Louis Farrakhan's account

Other social media sites have blocked or removed Farrakhan's profiles before, including Facebook in May 2019, due to antisemitic and homophobic rhetoric.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/01/2020
Two bills signed in New Jersey to fight against antisemitism

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed two bills on Wednesday to counter the rise of antisemitism and hate crimes.

By DEBORAH DAHAN
19/01/2020
U.S. President Donald Trump holds an event to announce new guidance on constitutional prayer in publ
Florida student: The other kids drew swastikas on my arms

A Florida student has told US President Donald Trump of the antisemitic abuse she suffered at middle school, as he signed an executive order protecting prayer in schools.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
19/01/2020
Chelsea soccer club unveils mural with Jewish players killed at Auschwitz

The mural was unveiled Wednesday on a wall outside of the West Stand at Stamford Bridge and is part of Chelsea’s Say No to Antisemitism campaign

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
19/01/2020
YOUNG HOLOCAUST survivors arrive at the Atlit detainee camp, 1945.
Holocaust survivors won't be around to speak soon, now it's our turn

As International Holocaust Remembrance Day approaches, together we must remind ourselves and others why 6 million Jews were murdered by the Nazis

19/01/2020
Haredi soldiers celebrate the Siyum HaShas

This particular "Siyuum" however, was made in special mention of the Haredi soldiers in the IDF.

By OMRI RON
19/01/2020
A participant burns an Israeli flag mockup during a protest to condemn Washington's decision to reco
Germany's Left Party blocks ban on burning of Israeli flag

The party claimed that a ban would contravene free speech.

A RIVER runs through the northern highlands of Vietnam.
A Shabbat-friendly Vietnam

This was destined to be a journey that would either strengthen or destroy the bond we always had.

By KEN GRUBER
18/01/2020
How the Women’s March made itself irrelevant

There are plenty of reasons why I — and many other feminists — question the relevancy of the 2020 Women’s March that have nothing to do with antisemitism or anti-Zionism.

By EMILY SHIRE/JTA
18/01/2020
Dutch resistance hero wants to give Jewish fighters overdue recognition

Though Selma van de Perre is Jewish, the resistance had given her a false identity. Passing for Aryan was the only thing that kept her from the gas chamber.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
18/01/2020
For first time, Ukrainian Parliament marks int'l Holocaust Remembrance Day

"I am proud to stand here today and to affirm that I, Jonathan, carry on the name of my great-grandfather who was burned in this land just because he was a Jew!” Rabbi Markovich said in his address.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/01/2020
A World War Two memorial of mass killings on the banks of the Danube River is seen in Budapest, Febr
Pain still acute as Hungary's Jews mark liberation of Budapest ghetto

Budapest today boasts a large and vibrant Jewish community, but antisemitism remains a persistent problem. Nearly 20% of people dislike Jews, according to a 2018 CNN poll.

By REUTERS
17/01/2020
Pizza (illustrative)
NJ pizzeria fired manager for antisemitic text over Rosh Hashanah

The family that owns Maurizio’s Pizzeria & Italian Ristorante in Eatontown, New Jersey, also has apologized to the teen who worked as a pizza delivery driver.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
17/01/2020
Antisemitic graffiti near a London Underground station. The graffiti reads “dirty f***ing Jew”
Antisemitic vandal paints, photographs swastika in Nebraska synagogue

The graffiti discovered on Wednesday morning on the South Street Temple was drawn in orange spray-paint

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
17/01/2020
Swastika on a wall (illustrative)
LA county condo owner ordered to remove antisemitic, hateful material

The signs on the second floor condo also threaten Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Utah Sen. Mitt Romney

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
17/01/2020
italian police
Italian police arrest suspect in videoed antisemitic vandalism - watch

The suspect was accused of breaking two windows “for the purposes of ethnic-religious hatred,” police said.

By JTA STAFF
17/01/2020
This Jewish blogger will soon have traveled to every country

The last five countries he has yet to visit are Ghana, Saudi Arabia, Ecuador, Jamaica and Palau.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
17/01/2020
united airlines
Rabbi officiates bar mitzvah aboard United Airlines flight – watch

“He remarked that he knows the Shema, and says it sometimes, but he said he is 44 years old and had never put tefillin on in his life,” Rabbi Kalman Weinfeld explained.

17/01/2020
DC’s 'Harley Quinn' fights off allegations of antisemitism

The petition also accused three of DC’s comic creators of antisemitism after they reportedly referred to the character Sy Borgman as being “Half man, Half Jew."

19/01/2020
A crucial message to the Holocaust Forum is needed

Tens of heads of state will come to Jerusalem to participate in the Fifth Holocaust Forum.

NFL player’s great advice if you receive ‘chicken’

‘Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth’ – Ernest Hemingway

By AARON KATSMAN
16/01/2020
Italy’s Salvini, accused of insensitivity to antisemitism, combats it

The Italian opposition leader lamented: “We have an EU that denies its Judeo-Christian roots and labels Israeli products, a UN that in 2018 condemned Israel with 18 resolutions."

World leaders converge on Jerusalem to send a message against antisemitism

Next week’s arrival of leaders from 46 countries aims to send a powerful message against antisemitism. But will it be clouded by current events and long-standing feuds?

Protesters hold placards and flags during a demonstration, organised by the British Board of Jewish
UK's Robert Jenrick to 'Post': Gov't to take strong action against BDS

Next week, Jenrick will travel to Jerusalem together with Prince Charles to attend the Holocaust ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

16/01/2020
(From right to left) Congressman Gregory Meeks; Governor Andrew Cuomo, UJA CEO Eric Goldstein; Senat
Florida Democrat: Calling Israel an apartheid state isn't antisemitism

William Byatt, a supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign, refused to back down from the comments, expressing surprise over criticism.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
16/01/2020
Guns at synagogue: New white paper explains how to arm and not arm

In the paper, SCN recommends that if armed guards are going to be employed, highly trained on- or off-duty law enforcement officers are the best option.

THE CORE of the increasingly brazen acts of hate actually does not derive from white supremacists.
Crisis and clarity - to make Aliyah or not

This column – as its name clearly indicates – has always attempted to say, In Plain Language, exactly what I feel ought to be said.

Munich's New Town Hall, which hosts the city government including the city council, offices of the m
Anti-war activists disinvite Jewish councilor, sparking antisemitism row

Munich City Council member Marian Offman was due to give the opening remarks at an anti-war event, but was disinvited, organizers claim due to his opposition to BDS.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
16/01/2020
RABBI SHLOMI TABIB lights Hanukkah candles at Taipei 10
Torah topics in Taipei

There are only three certainties in life – death, taxes... and the presence of a Chabad House anywhere in the world you happen to be.

By Uriel Sturm
16/01/2020
Boris Lozhkin.
A Jewish businessman in Ukraine

‘Ukraine and Israel are very close, both historically and in terms of mentality’

Brajtbord administers a shot of gardasil, a Human Papillomavirus vaccine, to a 14-year old patient i
Anti-vaxxers post hundreds of fake posters against NY HPV vaccine mandate

The posters claimed that the New York state legislature would vote "TODAY" on a law requiring girls to be vaccinated for Human papillomavirus (HPV).

16/01/2020
Virginia man charged of targeting Jews and minorities by fake bomb threats

John William Kirby Kelley of Vienna was charged Friday by the U.S. Department of Justice with conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
16/01/2020
The New York Public Library
Jewish author Ezra Jack Keats' book is most checked in NY public library

Published in 1962, “The Snowy Day” tells the story of a young boy named Peter who experiences the magic of freshly fallen snow in the streets of his urban neighborhood

By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
16/01/2020
Climate change
500 rabbis and Jewish leaders call for action against climate change

The letter released earlier this month was signed by rabbis and leaders spanning the denominational spectrum

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
16/01/2020
Gladys Bourdain, who helped launch her chef son’s career, dies at 85

Anthony Bourdain wrote an expose on life in the restaurant business but had trouble getting it published. His mom tried to help

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
16/01/2020
Antisemitic incidents decreased by 27% in Ukraine in 2019

A report published Monday that it has documented 66 antisemitic incidents in 2019 compared to 90 in the previous year

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
16/01/2020
The IDF West Bank Courts continues to be disrupted by political and legal battle.
Maine posthumously pardons a framed Jewish attorney after he was framed

Donald Gellers' legal victories exposed the state’s abuses of the Passamaquoddy tribe and who state authorities framed as part of a conspiracy

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
16/01/2020
Marc Maron's ‘Finding Your Roots’ preview clip hints at tragic history

The next episode of “Finding Your Roots” delves into the family histories of actor Jeff Goldblum, NPR host Terry Gross and comedian Marc Maron.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
16/01/2020
Jewish organization says it 'stands with the Iranian people'

"We stand with the Iranian people as they engage in peaceful protest against the oppression of Iran’s extremist regime."

16/01/2020
Jewish astronomer is the first woman to have observatory named after her

Best known for discovering evidence of dark matter, this pioneering scientist died in 2016 at age 88

By ARIELLE KAPLAN/JTA
16/01/2020
Box resembling fake homemade bomb placed outside Amsterdam kosher eatery

The restaurant in recent years has been the target of multiple incidents, including damage to the windows and the pelting of its façade with eggs.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
16/01/2020
A school bus used for transporting New York City public school students is seen driving down 135th a
Most antisemitic attacks in New York are performed by young people

Given that the young hold the most responsibility for such crimes, some have turned to education as the solution for them

By BEN SALES/JTA
16/01/2020
Yad Vashem denies WJRO presence at 75th anniversary of Auschwitz event

"The event plan does not include specific discussions on various other important topics in which Yad Vashem deals with on a day to day basis."

By JOSH ARONSON
19/01/2020
York University reinstates pro- and anti-Israel student groups

The clashes took place during an event featuring IDF reservists

By OMRI RON
16/01/2020
Dr. Moshe Kantor, President  of the European Jewish Congress and the World Holocaust Forum
Dr. Moshe Kantor brings world leaders to Yad Vashem to fight antisemitism

Over 45 world leaders will gather in Yad Vashem on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz for the event “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Antisemitism".

15/01/2020
Victor Gollancz
Victor Gollancz’s attempt to stop the Holocaust

In 1943, Victor Gollancz attempted to stop the Holocaust by publishing his pamphlet "Let my people go". He describes the genocide against the Jews and encourages readers to take actions

By RAYMOND S. SOLOMON
15/01/2020
The Jewish genius
Lebrecht's book shares stories of Jews who changed the world

In his book "Genius and Anxiety", Norman Lebrecht shares the stories of Jews whose lives and achievements have made a difference to the world between 1894 and 1947.

The Dirshu siyum at Yad Eliyahu
Dirshu holds Torah programs across the globe

Dirshu allows over 150,000 people to study Torah over the world. From December 2019, the organization planned 11 Siyum HaShas from Israel, to France, to South Africa, to England.

By ANSHEL ARFE
15/01/2020
David Dangoor
250 rare biblical texts go online, making them available around the globe

David Dangoor discusses his latest project – the online publication of 250 rare religious writings that ‘form the bedrock of our civilization’

17/01/2020
De Haan’s ‘Old Man with Tallit’ 2
Meijer de Haan, Gauguin’s Jewish protégé.

The Jewish heritage of Meijer de Haan, artist and Gauguin's protégé, is finally revealed.

By ROBERT HERSOWITZ
15/01/2020
The writer, then a director of a UK cancer charity, meets its patron, Prince Charles, in 1994
Prince Charles comes to Israel amid royal storm

Prince Charles is scheduled to attend the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem on January 23, 2020 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Šeduva – The lost shtetl is found
Jewish life in Lithuania before the Holocaust

The project Lost Shtetl tells the story of Jewish Shadeve: "I want to showcase the dazzling vibrancy and richness of Lithuanian-Jewish life before the Holocaust".

By LARRY BUTCHINS
15/01/2020
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