Vilnius’ Only Functioning Shul Closed

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The Jewish Community of Lithuania temporarily closed the only functioning synagogue of the capital Vilnius, citing security issues that may be connected to a debate...

Uncertainty Around Polish Jewish Museum’s Leadership Has Donors Holding Back

BY KATARZYNA MARKUSZ (JTA) — Several private donors to Poland’s Jewish history museum have suspended funding amid uncertainty over who will lead it, a Jewish group said. The donors are concerned...

British Jewish School Cited for Segregation of Students by Sex

(JTA) — The British government declared a top-performing Jewish school to be “inadequate” because it teaches girls and boys separately. King David High School in the Manchester area was downgraded...

Owner of Implicated Liverpool Kosher Deli Found Dead

(JTA) — The owner of the deli that was the main outlet for kosher food in Liverpool, England, was found dead days after his store was accused of selling nonkosher meat...

Jewish Scholars Support Berlin Museum Director Who Resigned Under Pressure

(JTA) — A group of 45 academic Talmud scholars has signed a letter in support of Peter Schafer, the former director of the Berlin Jewish Museum who resigned last...

Liverpool Kosher Store Caught Selling Nonkosher Meat

(JTA) — The main outlet for kosher food in Liverpool, England, was caught selling nonkosher meat and poultry. Rabbi Natan Fagleman of the Liverpool Kashrut Commission said in a letter...

Latvia’s New President Has Jewish Roots

A Soviet dissident with Jewish roots was elected Monday as Latvia’s president. Egils Levits, 63, was elected Monday by a majority of 61 lawmakers out of 100 in the Saeima,...

Investigation Launched Into UK Labour Party Antisemitism

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a full statutory investigation into anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom’s Labour Party following a formal referral and detailed legal representations from...

Leading German Daily Prints Cutout Kippah in Solidarity With Jews

Days after Germany’s antisemitism czar said Jews would be ill-advised to wear kippot in public in some parts of the country, one of the nation’s leading dailies printed a...

Germans Warned of Risks of Wearing Kippah in Public

BERLIN (JTA) – It is dangerous to identify publicly as Jewish in Germany, including wearing a kippah, Germany’s commissioner on antisemitism said. In a wide-ranging interview, Felix Klein told the...
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