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.
Balla himself is a living symbol of the rebirth of Jewish life in that part of the world.
We need to get funds into the hands of the most vulnerable, many of whom struggle daily to pay bills and put food on the table."
The film includes former president Bill Clinton, former British prime minister Tony Blair, Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt, and journalists Fareed Zakaria, George Will and Yair Rosenberg
Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog lauds ‘paradigm shift’ in which Israel establishing mechanisms to help Jews in the Diaspora
The legislation confirms that Oklahoma will not sign any contract with a company, unless the company submits a written certification that it's not currently boycotting Israeli goods or services.
Salahuddin Barakat and Moshe David HaCohen co-founded the peace initiative Amamah in 2017 to promote co-existence.
The banner was hung on a home facing the Novo Beth Chaim Cemetery, one of only two exclusively Sephardic Jewish cemeteries remaining in London.
Canada’s flagship national Jewish newspaper of record became a coronavirus casualty when it announced that its April 9 issue would be its last after 60 years of publication.
The Brazilian Israelite Confederation demanded an apology on Thursday.
A school in the Hasidic village of Kiryas Joel in New York was ordered to close after it was found operating with hundreds of students in its building.
The report also noted that the man is alleged to have a long history with antisemitic and white supremacist activity.
"Challenging times also provide new opportunities," explained Beit Avi Chai CEO Dr. David Rozenson.
An organization of Jewish Turks says commentators have used the coronavirus outbreak to promote antisemitic conspiracy theories.
The move comes during the sixth anniversary of the 2014 antisemitic terrorist attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels, when a radical Islamist returning from Syria opened fire, killing four people.
Lazar said, “I will speak to the Russian government, and ask that they ask urge the Iranian authorities to mend the tomb of Esther and Mordechai."
Preliminary data shows many Britons believe Jews created the coronavirus. This is a developing story.
The damage to Congregation Anshai Emeth, a Reform synagogue, took place between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.
“If you still support Israel, you can choke, honestly,” said one tweet.
Rabbi Shabbatai HaKohen was a noted 17’th century sage famous for this 1646 book ‘Lips of the Priest’ which gave him his nickname ‘Shakh’.
The Austrian news outlet 'Heute' first reported on the anti-Israel stunt that took place Saturday at Viktor Adler Square in the Austrian capital.
The Posnack JCC’s story — and its tiered reopening — stands in stark contrast to most JCCs across the country that have shut down and, in many cases, laid off large portions or all of their staffs.
In the letter, Sher argued that the museum had “orchestrated and acquiesced in a concerted smear campaign against Warren Kanders,” the law enforcement supplier’s owner, who is Jewish.
Now he’s leading its first virtual Memorial Day service.
For many children, especially those living outside Stockholm, it is the only time of the year that they are surrounded by other young Jews and learn about their heritage.
A 2013 study found that more than a third of American Jews have attended Jewish overnight camp. In many cases, children attend the same camps as their parents.
“The Jewish community needs more, not less, protection in these difficult times,” the Forum of Jewish Organizations of Flemish Jews wrote in a statement published Monday about the plan.
The swastikas, as well as an inscription honoring Adolf Hitler, appears on the tombstones of German POWs who died while in American custody. Is it time to change them?
Speaking at a Ford plant in Michigan, US President Donald Trump took a moment to say the late Henry Ford had “good bloodlines,” a chilling moment for anyone familiar with the man’s racist views.
The Conference of Presidents was created in response to then-cecretary of state John Foster Dulles’ declaration that he would only deal with one Jewish organization. So, out of many, we made one.
According to the letter, Zionist Organization of America head Mort Klein is alleged to have engaged in “a pattern of racist and Islamophobic behavior."
In total, the organization is reducing its workforce by 10%. JDC is also drawing $5 million from its $170 million endowment and imposing salary freezes until the end of 2021.
"Our businesses are the backbone of this state, and quite literally what we depend on to put food on our tables and is equally vital to our employees, vendors and local neighborhoods."
Internal Affairs Minister Arsen Avakov announced the suspension in a letter he sent to the head of the Jewish community of Kolomyya, in the country’s west.
Eric Dreiband, assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division, called it “antisemitic conduct.”
The slurs against Sen. Davi Alcolumbre were published this week on the Facebook profile of a user called Jota Junior, which was removed after the comments were made public.
The green on the fourth hole at the Cranbourne Golf Club also was sprayed on Tuesday night with homophobic images.
Few traditions are as universal to Jewish summer camp as color war, where the camps divide into teams by primary color for a day of athletic (and silly) competitions.
Alison Schwartz set out to find a gift for her best friend’s wedding in 2018, she did it with her trademark creativity and fastidiousness.
Artist Amit Mendel became stranded off the coast of Jamaica when the coronavirus pandemic caused all borders to be closed.
The COVID-19 outbreak in the country has been especially difficult in the capital, which is still way behind the rest of the country in terms of easing up on restrictions.
Volunteers from the community as well as staff from the American Jewish Committee helped distribute the packages.
One dollar on its own may not have much of an impact, but since its launch in January 2019, DailyGiving.org has already donated over $300,000 to Jewish charities.
The global lockdown meant to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus has snarled this year's plans with borders closed and air travel paralyzed worldwide.
If terrorism were a tree, antisemitism would be its biggest branch.
“Virus-related conspiracy theories are proliferating,” noted the Anti-Defamation League CEO.
Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, included houses of worship in the first phase of Massachusetts’ plan to resume operations after bringing coronavirus infections under control.
The Presidents Conference represents 51 Jewish-American groups, including many of the country’s largest Jewish organizations.
Kozol, who died on April 24 of COVID-19 at the age of 87, had a legal career that spanned some six decades, and he was at the center of many of the important issues of his day.
Leaders of the Kiryas Joel community spoke out publicly against Zelenko in an open letter in March.
This is in addition to the existing backlog of requests after aliyah flights were delayed for two months and immigration visas were suspended due to office closures.
The news comes days after Cuomo teased a relaxation of coronavirus lockdown restrictions ahead of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, and is similar to the relaxations he made for Memorial Day ceremonies.
The event will be broadcast on the the World Zionist Organization YouTube and Facebook pages, Yaakov Hagoel and B'nai B'rith International on Thursday May 21, 2020 between 2-5 p.m. Israel time
Named Skills for Impact, the new initiative will work to connect nonprofits and volunteers over an online platform to provide the Jewish community with expert support to address urgent needs.
'My parents really just tried to downplay it, saying that it was just a bookstore, with an over-18 section'
It is still too early to say why these tools were hidden and what they were used for.
“We are pleased to announce that David Peyman joined the Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism as the Assistant Special Envoy for Eurasian Affairs and Strategic Project."
Approximately 60 students were present at the Nitra Yeshiva in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood when the police arrived, according to a New York Police Department spokesperson.
The resolution was presented after a committee of the Lithuanian parliament began drafting legislation to declare that neither Lithuania nor its leaders had participated in the Holocaust.
“This week the underground yeshivas became the norm, and many have stopped the phone lessons.”
It’s not a surprise that several kosher restaurants in New York have closed permanently since March.
B’nai Brith Canada, a Canadian Jewish organization, has called to ban 'Quds Day' after an online video event in Canada featured antisemitic content.
The government did not explain its decision to cancel the seminar, which had provoked international protests by Jewish groups and ACOM, a pro-Israeli organization in Spain.
In collaboration with British filmmaker Ken Loach, an ardent critic of Israeli policies, Waters spoke at the UK Palestine Solidarity Campaign's (PSC) Nakba Day 2020 event.
Thirteen-year-old Naftali Arden of Borehamwood, England, is a super-fan of the popular TV series Friends, and has seen it in its entirety no less than seven times.
Now there’s a fear that when the cultural quarter reopens, it won’t have the same impact in multiple ways.
The Orthodox Union, an umbrella organization for Orthodox synagogues and a major certifier of kosher food, laid off or furloughed 125 employees in early April.
After one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in Europe, Italian synagogues reopened this week under strict restrictions, while German Jews have been praying under similar limitations in some cities.
25 olive trees were planted at a ceremony in southern Israel in memory of Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who was tragically shot and killed in an antisemitic attack just over a year ago.
A Brazilian journalist implied on CNN that the Jewish community was involved in choosing the country’s health minister.
A large menorah was knocked down in front of the Chabad center at Elon University in North Carolina.
"I can’t stress how dangerous this is for our young people,” NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio wrote following the incident.
Donors have chipped in nearly $850,000 via the Chesed Fund for Yerachmiel “Rick” Beilis, a 52-year-old father of four from Chicago who died of the coronavirus on April 4.
Modin is perhaps the first Jewish camp to tell parents definitively that it will open, and to specifically describe how it will keep campers and counselors safe.
In response to the video, Brooker said on Monday that “if you read through the comments on the video there have been Jewish people finding the funny side to it. It’s not me hating a religion."
During the pandemic, the community also marked two important events: the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Vilna Gaon and the 75th anniversary since the end of the Second World War.
A Republican state lawmaker in Alaska said he did not mean to offend people when he compared restrictions aimed at curbing the coronavirus pandemic to measures imposed by the Nazis.
Several petitions to keep the stores kosher appeared on Change.org, including one with over 5,000 signatures.
The sextuplets include five girls and a boy, who were born 24 weeks and six days of amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), making the births severely premature.
Contrary to what happens in many Jewish communities around the world, the BOD manages to have a fairly accurate idea of how many Jews have died because of the virus.
Antisemitism hit a new all-time high in the US in 2019 and continued on an upward trajectory for the sixth straight year, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual report.
David Toren, had a claim on “Two Riders on the Beach” by German Impressionist Max Liebermann, who was also Jewish.
'Dr. Feldman’s appointment as interim dean was made based on strong support within the Elliott School, including from the current dean, the Dean’s Council, as well as a number of faculty'
'People want to say Hitler was a white supremacist. No. He was fearful of the Jewish nation, and that drove him into some unfathomable atrocities.'
The charred body of Mireille Knoll, 85, was discovered in her apartment on March 23, 2018
Kaila Zimmerman-Moscovitch, a college student managing a full course load and two part-time jobs, has been spending 11 hours per day to help hers and other families in the Chicago Jewish community.
"Religious leaders must create messages of hope, optimism, and solidarity by teaching the need to embrace the importance of working together to fight this pandemic."
“I call on the VA to eliminate this antiquated policy and immediately replace these inappropriate and insensitive headstones,” Wasserman Schultz said.
“With the new rules for Jewish immigrants, the federal government has come to a socially responsible decision, fulfilling its historical responsibility,” Josef Schuster said.
Multiple courts in Spain, including in Valencia, have declared the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, or BDS, against Israel as a racist or discriminatory endeavor.
This was done in response to a violent comment written to one of the members of the organization and was subsequently reported to Facebook’s new Oversight Board
The new law also criminalizes the desecration of the EU flag and EU anthem.
The new bill will prohibit Missouri and its associate subdivisions from forming contracts worth over $100,000 with companies that employ more than 10 employees.
Noting the “unprecedented time” brought on by the virus, the movement’s Jewish law authorities voted Wednesday to allow livestreaming with a number of caveats.
The company is selling a shirt with a design that looks similar to the uniforms worn by Nazi concentration camp inmates.
A video showing a group of Alabama teenagers drawing swastikas on a boy’s back was posted to Snapchat.