Holocaust Survivor Stabbed to Death in Her Moscow Apartment

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — A 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was murdered in her Moscow apartment. The body of Irina Shur, a former professor at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography, was found at...

German Synagogue Shooter Suspect Goes on Trial

A 28-year old man accused of murdering two people after opening fire on a synagogue in eastern Germany on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur last year was led into...

Working to Serve the Needs of Eastern European Jews in a Pandemic

JNS.org – While the coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of slowly down globally, most of Europe appears to be heading in the right direction, with cases dropping across the...

Austrian Castle Held Jewish Gravestones From 17th Century

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Some 28 Jewish gravestones dating from the 17th century were discovered in the foundation of a wall built to protect a castle in Austria. They were discovered during...

Protesters Shout ‘Dirty Jews’ at Paris Rally Against Police Racism

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Paris police are investigating after multiple participants were heard shouting “dirty Jews” at a demonstration in Paris focused on Adama Traore, a black man who died...

Prosecutors: Paris Survivor’s 2018 Slaying Was Antisemitic Murder

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Two men who allegedly killed and robbed a Holocaust survivor in her Paris apartment will stand trial for murder that was aggravated by antisemitic hatred, Paris...

Hannover Shlucha, Now a Widow, Decides to Remain at Post

  The decision by Shlucha Shterna Wolff to remain living in Hannover even after the passing of her husband Rabbi Benny Wolff, OBM, is being viewed as an example of the Chabad way...

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...
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Antisemitic Displays Prevalent at Berlin Rally Against Coronavirus

BERLIN (JTA) – A rally supported by neo-Nazi groups drew more than 20,000 protesters in Berlin Saturday to demand an end to coronavirus restrictions. The...

From the Chassidic Masters: Healing Effect of ‘Heeling’

The Torah portion of Eikev is named for the word “eikev” in the portion’s first verse: “Because (eikev) you listen to these laws and...

Bill Challenging High Court Threatens Israel’s Coalition

JNS.org – The tensions rattling Israel’s governing coalition are likely to worsen this week as a new bill seeking to challenge the judiciary is...

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