EU Court Upholds Belgian Ban on Kosher Ritual Slaughter

The European Court of Justice upheld a Belgian ban on religious slaughter, including kosher ritual slaughter without stunning, in a ruling released on Thursday. The E.U. court ruled that the...

Paris Court Convicts 4 in Charlie Hebdo, Hyper Cacher Murders

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — A court in Paris has convicted one man of being accessory to murder in the 2015 jihadist terror attacks on the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine and...

Belgian Court Ends Limits on Houses of Worship

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — A petition by several Orthodox Jews from Antwerp has prompted Belgium’s highest court to end the government’s ban on gatherings at houses of worship to curb...

German Storeowner’s Kin Apologizes to Jewish Family Who Sold Store

A German man whose grandfather acquired a Jewish family’s store on the cheap due to the Nazis’ antisemitic policies has located the family’s descendent in Israel and apologized, CNN reported...

European Synagogues Keep Lights On to Mark Kristallnacht

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ AMSTERDAM (JTA) — European synagogues kept their lights on Monday night as part of a campaign that commemorates the 82th anniversary of the Nazi Kristallnacht pogroms. Titled “Light Up...

Vienna Synagogue Caught in Shooting Spree No Stranger to Terrorist Attacks

The synagogue in the heart of Vienna that was initially feared as the target of Monday night’s terrorist attack in the Austrian capital is no stranger to such incidents. Originally...

European Rabbis Want More Government Control of Mosques

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Following a suspected terrorist attack that left four dead in Vienna by a shooter who reportedly shouted “Allah,” European rabbis made an unusual appeal for more...

Four Dead in Vienna Attack; Shooter Linked to Islamic State

Austrian police have made several arrests at addresses linked to an Islamic State sympathizer who killed at least four people in a terrorist shooting and stabbing attack in Vienna on Monday...

Video Shows Viennese Men Stealing Pants From Person They Call ‘Jew’

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Two men were caught on video in Vienna stealing another man’s pants and calling him a Jew. The video, which surfaced last week and seems to have...

School Synagogue Closures in Nice Following Murders at Church

Jewish schools and synagogues in Nice remained closed on Friday as a precautionary measure following this week’s shocking Islamist terrorist attack at a Catholic church in the southern French...
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Park East Synagogue pushes out assistant rabbi, sparking protest

NEW YORK (JTA) — Park East Synagogue, a Modern Orthodox congregation on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, fired its popular assistant rabbi after the longtime...

3 Jewish baseball players could make or break the 2021 World Series

(JTA) — The World Series is upon us, and there are likely more Jewish players in this year’s edition than there have been in...

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(JTA) — First Lady Jill Biden gave the keynote speech Sunday at the Yeshiva Beth Yehudah annual fundraiser dinner in Detroit, a gala that...

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