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...

Liverpool Kosher Store Caught Selling Nonkosher Meat

(JTA) — The main outlet for kosher food in Liverpool, England, was caught selling nonkosher meat and poultry. Rabbi Natan Fagleman of the Liverpool Kashrut Commission said in a letter...

Latvia’s New President Has Jewish Roots

A Soviet dissident with Jewish roots was elected Monday as Latvia’s president. Egils Levits, 63, was elected Monday by a majority of 61 lawmakers out of 100 in the Saeima,...

Investigation Launched Into UK Labour Party Antisemitism

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a full statutory investigation into anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom’s Labour Party following a formal referral and detailed legal representations from...

Leading German Daily Prints Cutout Kippah in Solidarity With Jews

Days after Germany’s antisemitism czar said Jews would be ill-advised to wear kippot in public in some parts of the country, one of the nation’s leading dailies printed a...

Germans Warned of Risks of Wearing Kippah in Public

BERLIN (JTA) – It is dangerous to identify publicly as Jewish in Germany, including wearing a kippah, Germany’s commissioner on antisemitism said. In a wide-ranging interview, Felix Klein told the...

Orthodox Jews Protest Use of Women-Only London Pond By Trans Wwimmers

(JTA) — A women’s-only pond in North London will now be open to transgender swimmers, which will prevent Orthodox Jews from using the pond. A group of haredi Orthodox women...

Portion of Paris City Square Named for 3 Jewish Kids Killed in Attack

(JTA) — Two alleys that make up a city square in Paris were named for the three children killed in an attack by an Islamist gunman on a Jewish...

Jewish-Owned Restaurant Near Burial Site in Belarus Stirs Protest

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ MINSK, Belarus (JTA) — The new roadside restaurant near gas station No. 65 here looks more like an army base than a fancy eatery. Surrounded by a tall...

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...
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Gantz Declines Netanyahu Invite Into ‘Broad Unity Government’

(JTA) — In the latest twist in Israel’s ongoing leadership struggle, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited his chief rival, Blue and White party leader...

Ambassador: Trump Plan Will Not Evict Jewish Communities

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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