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...

UK Labour Parliament Member Quits Amid Antisemitism in Party

British Labour Party member John Mann announced on Saturday his resignation from Parliament amid the antisemitism in the party led by Jeremy Corbyn. John Mann, who had been a Labour...

Ukrainian President Will Look Into Construction Delays in Uman

JNS.org – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday that he would look into charges of corruption that have reportedly been holding up the construction of a synagogue in...

Unusual Belarus Synagogue Building Up for Auction

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — A unique former synagogue in Belarus from the 19th century is being auctioned off for a little over $6,000. The building in Porazava, a village located...

Jewish Cemetery in Hamburg, Germany Popular with Drug Dealers

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — A 17th-century Jewish cemetery in Hamburg, Germany, has become a hub for the sale and use of hard drugs. The Harburg Jewish Cemetery, in the southern...

Vilnius’ Only Functioning Shul Closed

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The Jewish Community of Lithuania temporarily closed the only functioning synagogue of the capital Vilnius, citing security issues that may be connected to a debate...

Uncertainty Around Polish Jewish Museum’s Leadership Has Donors Holding Back

BY KATARZYNA MARKUSZ (JTA) — Several private donors to Poland’s Jewish history museum have suspended funding amid uncertainty over who will lead it, a Jewish group said. The donors are concerned...

British Jewish School Cited for Segregation of Students by Sex

(JTA) — The British government declared a top-performing Jewish school to be “inadequate” because it teaches girls and boys separately. King David High School in the Manchester area was downgraded...

Owner of Implicated Liverpool Kosher Deli Found Dead

(JTA) — The owner of the deli that was the main outlet for kosher food in Liverpool, England, was found dead days after his store was accused of selling nonkosher meat...
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(JTA) — In the latest twist in Israel’s ongoing leadership struggle, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited his chief rival, Blue and White party leader...

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The U.S. administration will not call for the evacuation of Jewish communities in the West Bank under the much-anticipated Mideast peace plan, according to...

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BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — A former Nazi guard went on trial in Germany over the deaths thousands of prisoners at a World War II concentration...

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