Jewish Scholars Support Berlin Museum Director Who Resigned Under Pressure

(JTA) — A group of 45 academic Talmud scholars has signed a letter in support of Peter Schafer, the former director of the Berlin Jewish Museum who resigned last...

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...

EU to Stop Funding NGOs Supporting Israeli Left

The European Union will stop funding the Freedom Protection Council, the Prime Minister’s Office said on Tuesday. The move marked an important achievement for Israel in its effort to...

Jews, Activists Barred From Labour Spinoff Event

(JTA) — Jewish journalists and activists against antisemitism were banned from attending an event organized by leading members of Britain’s Labour Party. The event Thursday in London featured a speech...

Pro-Israeli Speakers to Join Teacher Training in Switzerland

Haute École Pedagogigue (HEP), a Swiss teacher-training institute in Lausanne in the French-speaking Canton of Vaud, has modified a teacher-training seminar on the Israeli-Arab conflict to address accusations that...

Russian Jewish Leader, Assistant Injured by Package Bomb

(JTA) — A Russian Jewish leader and his assistant were hospitalized after a package sent by mail exploded in his office. The package exploded early Monday morning in the office...

Poll: One Third of British Voters Believe Corbyn Is Antisemitic

A new poll has revealed that a third of British voters believe controversial Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is an antisemite. According to The Sunday Times, a YouGov poll shows...

Jewish Actor Sworn In As President of Ukraine

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Volodymyr Zelensky, a Jewish actor and comedian who was sworn in Monday as president of Ukraine, said his nation must defend their land like Israelis. Zelensky...

French Interior Minister: ‘Government fully mobilized to fight against all forms of anti-Semitism’

‘’The government is fully mobilized to fight against all forms of anti-Semitic hatred and ensure the safety of Jews in France,” French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner told a meeting...

Corbyn: UK Will ‘Recognize Palestine’ if Labour Party Wins

Were the Labour Party to win the next election, the United Kingdom would “recognize Palestine,” the party’s leader said on Wednesday. “A quarter of a century on from the Oslo...
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By Malkie Hirsch Moshe’s birthday was January 23, 1979. I used to joke, once I got to know him better, that his birthday was so fitting...

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(JTA) — The latest episode of PBS’ celebrity genealogy show “Finding Your Roots” was a lesson in Jewish history. Titled “Beyond the Pale” — a reference to...

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  By Michele Justic The last time 5TJT interviewed Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History had not yet made its grand premiere on International Holocaust...

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