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 Police seen at the site of an attack near a synagogue in Gothenburg, Sweden December 9, 2017

Prominent European rabbi demands meeting with Swedish PM over antisemitism

Conference of European Rabbis calls out Sweden for neglecting its Jewish citizens.

Pope Francis and Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt

Jewish leadership, Vatican discuss collaboration on common interests

The Vatican and European Jewish leadership discussed their mutual interests in combating racism and what they perceive as a disappearing freedom of religion.

Circumcision in Europe.

European Jews, Muslims team up to face ritual slaughter, circumcision bans

The event included work sessions that featured case studies and exchange of information on the status of religious freedoms in European countries and initiatives to limit them.

Conference of European Rabbis panel on the first day of the organization’s three-day biennial conven

Top European rabbi: Centrist parties joining extremists in war on religious freedom

The Conference of European Rabbis is the primary rabbinical alliance in Europe, bringing together for more than 700 religious leaders of the mainstream synagogue communities in Europe.

Circumcision in Europe.

Norwegian left-wing party split on proposal to ban circumcision

The debate within the party, which has seven of 169 seats in parliament, is part of a larger dilemma facing left-wing parties in Europe.

women in headscarves

What do European Jews think of the EU headscarf ruling?

Some Jewish organizations see the ruling as an affront to religious freedom, while others see it as a victory for secularism over radical Islamists.

European rabbis get self-defense training

WATCH: European rabbis get self-defense training after anti-Semitic attacks

Jewish leaders taught basic defense moves, first aid to enable them to better protect community members in case of emergency.

Baby undergoes circumcision

European committee of ministers backs circumcision

Decision elicits praise for repudiating PACE resolution equating the Jewish practice to mutilation.

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