european jews

A ‘MOHEL’ holds a scalpel as he performs a circumcision
Danish parliament to debate bill that would ban non-medical circumcision

Henri Goldstein, the president of the Jewish Community in Denmark, says the measure represents “the worst threat since World War II” to the country’s Jew.

By CAANAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
07/09/2020
Belonging to a European 'Jewish' Community

Jewish communities and congregations are arranged in a system that is radically different than the one in the United States.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
02/08/2020
350 yr-old memoir shows how European Jews dealt with 17th century plague

In the midst of a viral pandemic that again is separating parents from their children, Glikl’s poignant rendering of the family’s ordeal rings chillingly familiar.

By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
28/07/2020
New bill places hurdles for Jews seeking Portuguese citizenship

"The decision to submit a bill that would again prevent Jews from exercising their legal right, reminds us of dark days and regimes crueler than even that of the Inquisition," the letter added.

By MOSHE COHEN/MAARIV
19/07/2020
Antwerp Jewish
European rabbis prepare to reopen synagogues with social-distancing rules

Jewish communities in several countries, including Germany, Austria, and even Italy, are now reading themselves to begin communal religious life again

ÉVIAN-LES-BAINS AT Lake Leman
The Évian conference, the last resort for Europe's Jews

Although the conference initially raised hopes for the redemption of European Jewry, the invitations informed countries they would not be forced to change their immigration laws

By MELVYN LIPITCH
02/02/2020
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
RABBI PINCHAS GOLDSCHMIDT: Jews become the collateral damage
European Jewish practice under threat, says Moscow chief rabbi

The rabbi noted that protecting Europe's Jewish life is something that is “of the utmost importance within today’s political and social climate.”

01/12/2019
Ceremony to appoint Rabbi Ari Edelkopf as Montenegro Chief Rabbi.
Montenegro appoints its first chief rabbi

Rabbi Ari Edelkopf is an emissary of the Chassidic movement Chabad Lubavitch. According to the organization’s website, he moved to the small Balkan country in 2017.

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