German President: We Must Protect Jewish Life

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — President Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany said the state “must protect Jewish life” in the aftermath of a shooting attack near a synagogue on Yom Kippur. On Thursday,...

Jewish Leader in Germany Accuses Police of Not Providing Adequate Protection

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A Jewish leader in Germany doubled down on his accusation that police did not adequately protect a local synagogue at the center of an attack in...

Gunmen Kill Two in Attack on German Synagogue, Kebab Shop

BY RON KAMPEAS AND TOBY AXELROD (JTA) — At least two gunmen opened fire on a synagogue during Yom Kippur services and a kebab shop in Halle, a town in eastern Germany. The...

Hundreds of Etrogs Held Up by New Import Regulations in England

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Hundreds of etrogs, the citron fruit used for the holiday of Sukkot, were seized at an airport in England. The Animal and Plant Health Agency held up...

German Jews Blast WZO Decision to Award Merkel Herzl Prize

Members of Germany’s Jewish community are speaking out against the World Jewish Congress’s decision to honor German Chancellor Angela Merkel with its prestigious Herzl Award. Every year, the organizations bestows...

Report: Uman Officials Arrested for Seeking Bribes from Jewish Businessmen

The Lakewood, New Jersey-based Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce reported that its efforts to shine a light on corruption in Uman, Ukraine, have met with success this year. As tens of...

More Than 130,000 Sephardic Jews Apply for Spanish Citizenship

More than 130,000 descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled en masse from Spain in 1492 have requested Spanish citizenship in the past four years, the Justice Ministry said on Tuesday,...

Gefilte Fish Is a Lifesaver for Transnistrian Jews

(JTA) — Every Rosh Hashanah, Anna Kondrashenko prepares hundreds of dishes of gefilte fish for the elderly members of the dwindling Jewish community of Transnistria, a breakaway republic between...

Bulgaria Opens First Jewish School in Two Decades

Bulgaria just opened its first Jewish school in 20 years. The Ronald S. Lauder Day School in Sofia, the country’s capital, started classes on Sept. 15, named for the president...

Herzog: Belgium’s Ritual-Slaughter Ban Infringes in Religious Freedom

Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog sent a letter on Monday to the president of the Belgian regional parliament of Wallonia in an appeal to lift the ban on kosher...
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Woodmere Fire Department Hosts Fire Prevention Day

  The Woodmere Volunteer Fire Department opened its doors on October 6 to members of the community at its annual Fire Prevention Day. The event...

Millions in Default Judgments Entered Against 5T Firm Cardis

Default judgments for defrauding investors out of at least $30 million have been entered against several Five Towns residents as well as other individuals...

Halachic Musings: 19 Sukkos Rulings of Rav Elyashiv

Sukkos is upon us, and we are bereft of the gedolim of yesteryear. Not to fret, however, because we still have sefarim that tell...

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