Central Synagogue in Bulgarian Capital Vandalized by Rocks

Rocks were thrown through the windows of the Great Prayer Hall of the Central Synagogue in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia on Saturday by an unidentified assailant as onlookers...

Assassinated Polish Mayor Will Receive Resistance Award

Pawel Adamowicz, the mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk who was assassinated on Sunday night, will posthumously receive a prestigious award named in honor of the World War...

Uman Rabbi’s Death From Flu Has Community in Panic

(JTA) — An Israeli rabbi living in Ukraine died of an infectious flu virus, raising fears that other members of his community there may also be infected. Rabbi Israel Pinto,...

UK Labour Party Minister Resigns Over Antisemitism

JNS.org – UK Labour Party chief whip Ivan Lewis, who is Jewish, resigned from the party on Thursday amid sexual-harassment allegations against him, in addition to charges of antisemitism within...

Refusenik Sees English Translation of His Soviet Jewish Tragedy

BROOKLINE, Massachusetts (JTA) — The well-worn books that fill the shelves in David Shrayer-Petrov’s living room reveal the remarkable literary life of the influential refusenik, who has left his...

Israel Organizes Government Team to Help French Jews Make Aliyah

A special team comprised of Israeli government leaders is being put together to prepare for the absorption of tens of thousands of French Jews, who are growing increasingly concerned...

Young Woman Attacked in Heavily Jewish Paris Suburb

A young French Jewish woman was assaulted by two attackers in the heavily Jewish suburb of Sarcelles north of Paris on Monday, by two men who called her a...

French Minister Pays Respects at Desecrated Jewish Cemetery

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner on Friday paid his respects at a Jewish cemetery near Strasbourg, days after 37 of its tombstones and a monument to Holocaust victims were defaced with...

Jewish Cemetery Near Strasbourg Desecrated

Antisemitic tags were discovered on tombstones in the Jewish cemetery of Herrlisheim, in northeastern France, near the city of Strasbourg where two people were killed Wednesday in a Christmas...

Bnei Akiva to Accept Secular Counselors in Europe

(JTA) — World Bnei Akiva, an Jewish Orthodox religious youth movement, will no longer require its European counselors commit to uphold an observant lifestyle. Reflecting the ongoing secularization of European...
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