Belgian Parade Features Costumes of Orthodox Jews With Insect Bodies

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ AALST, Belgium (JTA) — Caricatures of Jews, including ones depicting them as ants, were prominently displayed at this city’s annual parade. The displays came a year after the Jewish...

Iceland Jewish Community Dedicates First Torah Scroll

A celebration took place in Reykjavik, Iceland, on Sunday, following the dedication of the Nordic island’s first permanent Torah scroll, Chabad.org reported. Rabbi Avi and Mushky Feldman — emissaries of...

Polish Jewish History Museum Chooses New Director

BY KATARZYNA MARKUSZ WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — Poland’s Jewish history museum has chosen a new director, ending the controversy over its leadership. The Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews has...

Jewish Teens Dispel Antisemitic Stereotypes in Moldova

CHISINAU, Moldova (JTA) — Fifteen Christian seventh-graders at the City Theater School in this capital city sit in a circle listening attentively while two Jewish teenagers visiting their classroom...

Archaeologists Unearth Historic Judaica Under Synagogue in Poland

JNS.org – A wooden crate filled with Judaica items was discovered during an archaeological excavation in a synagogue in Małopolska, Poland, reported The Jewish Chronicle. Archaeologists were digging a small test hole...

4 Jews Injured in Brawl With Locals in Uman, Ukraine

  BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Four Jews were lightly injured in the Ukrainian city of Uman in a violent altercation with a group of non-Jewish locals. The incident happened Friday night, JewishNews.com.ua reported Sunday. Violence...

Thousands March in France to Protest Dropped Case Against Jewish Woman’s Killer

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Several thousand people, many of them Jews, rallied in several cities in France to protest a court’s ruling not to try a Muslim man who confessed...

Lithuania Drafts Bill Exonerating Nation From Holocaust Crimes

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — A committee of the Lithuanian parliament is drafting legislation declaring that neither the Baltic nation nor its leaders participated in the Holocaust, a lawmaker working on...

Polish Children Reenact Auschwitz Gassing in School Show

Students at primary school in Labunie, Poland, recently staged an Auschwitz-themed performance in which some schoolchildren wore Nazi uniforms, while others re-enacted the gassing of prisoners at the German-run...

Graffiti Featuring Star of David, ‘9 11’ Painted on Buildings in North London

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Graffiti featuring a Star of David and “9 11” was painted on buildings on several streets in North London. The graffiti, discovered on a synagogue and store...
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