Russia’s Westernmost Synagogue Rebuilt 80 Years After Kristallnacht

KALININGRAD, Russia (JTA) — Walking to school and back, Michael Wieck twice a day would pass by one of Europe’s largest and most spectacular Jewish places of worship: Koenigsberg’s...

Bosnia Must Return World War II Jewish Property to Join EU

The European Parliament set clear conditions this week for Bosnia and Herzegovina to start on the path to membership in the European Union: the enactment of legislation to regulate...

Man Tries to Break Into Jewish School in Nice

The mayor of the southern French city of Nice has strongly condemned rising antisemitism in his country following an incident at a Jewish school in which a man yelling...

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...

American Jews Suspected of Vandalizing Crucifix in Uman

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Two Jewish U.S. citizens have been detained in Ukraine on suspicion that they vandalized a crucifix while inebriated, prosecutors said. The incident, which occurred last month,...

German Military to Offer Pastoral Care for Jewish Soldiers

Germany’s military will consist of rabbis for the first time in nearly a century, making its pastoral services available for the some 300 Jews serving in the Bundeswehr. The country’s...

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...

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...

Hungary’s New Holocaust Museum Divides Jews, Faces ‘Whitewash’ Accusations

A planned new Holocaust museum in Budapest has divided Hungary‘s Jewish community and triggered international concerns that it will downplay the wartime role of Hungarians in the persecution and deportation...

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...
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  Irresponsible Advice Dear Editor, I was extremely dismayed to read “Monsey Stabber: A Halachic Analysis” in the January 3 issue. The author, although insisting he was...

UK Classifies Hezbollah as Terrorist Group, Freezes Its Assets

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The United Kingdom designated the entire Hezbollah organization as a terrorist group and froze its assets. The Finance Ministry move, which was...

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Nassau County Joins Climate Smart Communities Program Nassau County Executive Laura Curran was joined by New York State Senator Todd Kaminsky to announce Nassau County’s...

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