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...

Suspect Arrested in Stabbing of Jewish Woman in Sweden

The city of Helsingborg, Sweden. Photo: Mikael Parkvall via Wikimedia Commons. (JTA) — Police in Denmark arrested a man suspected of stabbing a Jewish communal leader in Sweden. The arrest Wednesday...

Poway Rabbi Leads Chant of ‘Am Yisrael Chai’ at Auschwitz

The rabbi wounded in last month’s deadly shooting attack at a synagogue near San Diego gave an inspiring speech to 800 young Jewish youths on Sunday at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Rabbi...

5 Years Later, Jews Call Ukrainian Revolution Mixed Blessing

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — Walking on the scorched and scarred sidewalks of this capital city’s main square five years ago, Eduard Dolinsky felt hopeful and proud. A member...

Two Ancient Former Synagogues Destroyed in Poland, Ukraine

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Two ancient former synagogues were destroyed in Poland and in Ukraine. The 16th-century former synagogue of Pidhaitsi, a town in the Ukraine’s west, collapsed on Saturday...

Jewish Man Beaten While Others Sing Praise for Nazis

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ AMSTERDAM (JTA) – A Jewish man was assaulted on the Netherlands’ holiday of liberation from the Nazis by revelers who sang about gassing Jews. The man, identified in...

Jewish Community Center Opens In Anatevka

Anatevka, a small Jewish refugee town 30 kilometers west of Kiev,  Ukraine, hosted the official opening of Beit Shmuel, a new community rehab center funded by the Euro-Asian Jewish...

Chabad Dedicates Jewish Educational Complex in Tbilisi, Georgia

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Jews in the Republic of Georgia celebrated the inauguration of a massive educational complex in the center of the capital Tbilisi on land gifted by...

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Labour Suspends Member for Call to March on British Synagogue

(JTA) — Britain’s Labour Party suspended a party member who called for a march to a synagogue to protest disciplinary action against another member accused of spreading antisemitic conspiracy...
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