German Synagogues Prepare to Reopen With Precautions

(JTA) – When synagogues reopen in Germany in the coming weeks, there will be no handshakes, no hugs and no parading with the Torah, a mainstay of Shabbat services. That’s...

London’s Jewish Chronicle Saved From Extinction

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) – The Jewish Chronicle of London, the world’s longest running Jewish publication, has been saved from liquidation and transferred to new owners. A consortium from the Jewish community...

German Synagogue Attacker Charged With Double Murder

The German neo-Nazi who attempted to massacre worshippers at a Yom Kippur service in the city of Halle last October has been formally charged with double murder and attempted...

Keir Starmer Replaces Jeremy Corbyn As Leader of Britain’s Labour Party

JTA) — A British lawmaker who has said that he supports Zionism will replace Jeremy Corbyn as the head of Britain’s Labour Party. Keir Starmer, who managed the party’s Brexit...

Foundation to Provide Aid to Holocaust Survivors Affected By COVID-19

(JTA) — The Alfred Landecker Foundation has created a fund to provide emergency support for Holocaust survivors affected by COVID-19. The 1 million euro ($1.12 million) fund is meant to support elderly...

For Italian Jews ‘Smell of Death’ Is All Around

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — At least twice a day, Micol Naccache breaks down in tears over what the coronavirus is doing to her city of Milan and its Jewish community. A high school...

Moscow Shul in Quarantine After Rabbi Tests Positive for Coronavirus

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The congregation of a Moscow synagogue has been placed under quarantine after one of its rabbis contracted the coronavirus. Rabbi Gershon Lisus, 36, is in the hospital...

Polish Lawmaker: Rabbis Provoked Pogroms to Make Jews Powerful

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — A far-right lawmaker in Poland said that natural selection in pogroms have made Jews powerful, and that “there are theories” that rabbis provoked violence to achieve...

Italian Rabbis Publish Prayer for Coronavirus Patients

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — An association of Italian rabbis has urged congregants to pray for the well-being of the hundreds of people there and beyond infected with the coronavirus. “We wish...

250 European Leaders, Conference Attendees Confront Antisemitism – Some 250 participants and European leaders gathered in Paris at the European Jewish Association’s (EJA) annual policy conference this week under the topic “Jews in Europe: United...
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BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz walked out of a meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu after learning that a close Likud Party...

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