European Court Sanctions Get Refuser Leading to Divorce Agreement

  In a rare legal development, a court in Western Europe fined a man that the Israeli Rabbinical Courts had identified as unlawfully refusing to grant his wife a get....

Halle Shooter Sentenced to Life in Prison

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The far-right extremist who attempted to shoot his way into the synagogue in Halle, Germany on Yom Kippur last year has been sentenced to life in...

EU Court Upholds Belgian Ban on Kosher Ritual Slaughter

The European Court of Justice upheld a Belgian ban on religious slaughter, including kosher ritual slaughter without stunning, in a ruling released on Thursday. The E.U. court ruled that the...

Paris Court Convicts 4 in Charlie Hebdo, Hyper Cacher Murders

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — A court in Paris has convicted one man of being accessory to murder in the 2015 jihadist terror attacks on the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine and...

Belgian Court Ends Limits on Houses of Worship

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — A petition by several Orthodox Jews from Antwerp has prompted Belgium’s highest court to end the government’s ban on gatherings at houses of worship to curb...

German Storeowner’s Kin Apologizes to Jewish Family Who Sold Store

A German man whose grandfather acquired a Jewish family’s store on the cheap due to the Nazis’ antisemitic policies has located the family’s descendent in Israel and apologized, CNN reported...

European Synagogues Keep Lights On to Mark Kristallnacht

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ AMSTERDAM (JTA) — European synagogues kept their lights on Monday night as part of a campaign that commemorates the 82th anniversary of the Nazi Kristallnacht pogroms. Titled “Light Up...

Vienna Synagogue Caught in Shooting Spree No Stranger to Terrorist Attacks

The synagogue in the heart of Vienna that was initially feared as the target of Monday night’s terrorist attack in the Austrian capital is no stranger to such incidents. Originally...

European Rabbis Want More Government Control of Mosques

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Following a suspected terrorist attack that left four dead in Vienna by a shooter who reportedly shouted “Allah,” European rabbis made an unusual appeal for more...

Four Dead in Vienna Attack; Shooter Linked to Islamic State

Austrian police have made several arrests at addresses linked to an Islamic State sympathizer who killed at least four people in a terrorist shooting and stabbing attack in Vienna on Monday...
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