Diaspora

Diaspora Jewry is the collective name for the Jewish communities outside of the Land of Israel. Historically, these communities go back to big historical events like the Babylonian exile, the siege of Jerusalem and the expulsion from Spain. Today, the biggest Diaspora communities exist in the United States, France, Canada, the UK and Russia.

Soccer stars help produce U.S. remake of Israeli reality show

Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris, members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team that won the World Cup this summer, are set to star as coaches and executive produce the remake.

By EMILY BURACK/ JTA
22/11/2019
The Netflix logo is shown in this illustration photograph in Encinitas, California
Portuguese Jewish community makes $1 million movie for Netflix

This Portuguese Jewish community couldn’t afford a rabbi. Now it made a $1 million movie appearing on Netflix.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ
22/11/2019
Life was good for Jews in New York suburb, then a teacher was stabbed

Steps away from where his blood had splattered on the asphalt, young men shuffled in and out of a synagogue for morning prayers.

By BEN SALES/JTA
22/11/2019
Sacha Baron Cohen: Social media is ‘the greatest propaganda machine’

“And it’s no surprise that the greatest propaganda machine in history has spread the oldest conspiracy theory in history — the lie that Jews are somehow dangerous," Cohen said.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
22/11/2019
Nikki Haley: If Israel is strong, the U.S. is strong

Former US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley was the guest of honor at the Iranian American Jewish Federation of New York (IAJF)'s annual gala.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
22/11/2019
How to save the mass graves of the Holocaust from oblivion

Many of the Jews who lived in the cities whose names are remembered in The Valley of the Communities died in gas chambers.

By NATALIA A. FEDUSCHAK
22/11/2019
UK LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks in the House
Your Taxes: UK Labour Party international tax program analyzed

On October 28, 2019, John McDonnell, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (Finance Minister), endorsed a report issued the same day by Public Services International (PSI).

By LEON HARRIS
21/11/2019
South African Jews unite for Shabbat Project

Jews in 1,685 cities and 106 countries across the world took part in Shabbat Project activities.

21/11/2019
York University campus in Toronto.
Activists get violent during Reservists on Duty event at York University

Reservists on Duty CEO Amit Deri: It’s time to wake up and realize that this violence will spread

ERIC MENDELSOHN’S SYNAGOGUES IN AMERICA By Michael Craig Palmer and Ita Heinze-Greenberg Lund Humphr
Architecture and Jewish identity

Mapping efforts to resolve tensions between being Jewish and American, the sacred and the secular.

 Paul Packer, Chairman, United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Herritage Abroad,
Packer: No daylight in fight against antisemitism

German ambassador says Sec. State Pompeo declaration on legality of West Bank settlements does not change international law

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Lithuania to release Euro coin honoring the Vilna Gaon

According to the website of the Bank of Lithuania, the commemorative 10-Euro coin will be released in the second quarter of 2020.

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Meet the Puerto Rican Jew behind the El Bloombito parody Twitter account

“When he started speaking in Spanish, we were all sort of taken aback a little bit,” she recalled. Her Spanish-speaking neighbor even told her she thought Bloomberg had been speaking Italian.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
21/11/2019
People wave European union flags
Dutch parliament says EU labeling policy on Israel is ‘discriminatory’

Some 82 lawmakers out of 150 voted in favor of the motion and 68 voted against, according to Joods.nl.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
21/11/2019
Sondland invokes family’s Holocaust past in impeachment hearing remarks

In testimony last week, William Taylor, the former ambassador to Ukraine, testified that Sondland told one of his aides that Trump cared more about getting damaging information on Joe Biden.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
21/11/2019
Police say attack on 76-year-old Berlin man was antisemitic

The suspect was released to the custody of his father, according to news reports. The victim, who was injured on his forehead and nose, was not Jewish, police later said.

By TOAXELROD/JTA
21/11/2019
WJRO ACTING DIRECTOR Gen. Nachliel Dison recites kaddish by Lax’s mother’s grave at the Lodz Jewish
Holocaust: Restitution battles

For the likes of Yona Tauba Lax, Shoshana Greenberg and David Kotek, the events of 80-odd years ago are anything but a fading memory.

21/11/2019
Warsaw's Gdynia-Tel Aviv exhibition

The Gdynia-Tel Aviv exhibition there, curated by Dr. Artur Tanikowski and which runs until February, looks at the common denominators between the two seaside towns.

20/11/2019
‘A PRACTICING Jew he wasn’t, but Max Baer’s willingness to stand up for something that he believed i
Remembering Max Baer

But who was this enigmatic champion and why was his ancestry called into question?

By ALEX WINSTON
20/11/2019
Israeli students revive 15th-century Jewish cemetery in Greece

‘Reviving the Jewish area that once thrived strengthens Diaspora Jewry’.

Two religious men outside the headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, New York.
Jewish man stabbed repeatedly outside New York synagogue

Yeshiva World News, which first reported the incident, reported that there were two assailants.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/11/2019
GILA KATZ displays the certificate marking 25 years since she established Camp Ramah Yachad
Ukranian revival

“After the war, I grew up in what was then called the Soviet Union,” Katz explained. “In our home, we had a bit of Judaism because my mother came from an Orthodox background.”

By LIANE GRUNBERG
20/11/2019
Mauricio Pochettino - out, José Mourinho - in
José Mourinho: Israeli soccer agent behind historic signing for Tottenham

Read the details for the huge deal, which was executed through the Israeli "super-agent."

By ARAD SHOPHEN/MAARIV/SPORT1
20/11/2019
Why I’m coming home to Israel

For Jews expelled from Muslim nations, the double standard that Israel is unfairly held to is a source of great distress

By NINA AVIDAR WEINER
20/11/2019
Conservative leader Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn are seen during a televised debate
Corbyn sparks fresh antisemitism charges by mispronouncing 'Epstein'

Labour leader accused of 'otherising Jews' by referring to the convicted pedophile as 'Epschtine'.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
20/11/2019
THE CLOCK with Hebrew letters and counterclockwise dial on the Jewish Town Hall in Prague, next to t
Prague will return pieces of Jewish gravestones used as cobblestones

The Czech Jewish community has called for the removal and return of the stones for years. Stones uncovered during future excavation work will be returned.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
20/11/2019
Child Holocaust survivor hugs 93-year-old Nazi guard during trial

Bruno Dey is being charged as an accessory in the murders of 5,230 people at the Stutthof concentration camp near what is today Gdansk, Poland. He is standing trial in Hamburg.

By TOAXELROD/JTA
20/11/2019
Germany's Ambassador to the UN, Christoph Heusgen
Germany denies its UN ambassador is antisemitic amid intense criticism

Israel's ambassadors expressed dismay about Berlin's anti-Israel voting at UN

Healthcare Israel volunteers
Healthcare Israel: Innovation, technology, expertise to the world

“We are a government agency with a start-up soul."

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
19/11/2019
Jerusalem Post Chief Editor Yaakov Katz (L) interviews US Representative Eliot Engel (R) at the 8th
Jason Greenblatt joins Republican Jewish Coalition Board of Directors

Move comes amid departure from Trump administration in which he served Special Representative for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/11/2019
Rabbi Rick Jacobs
US Reform chief: Settlement decision undercuts fight against BDS

Jacobs says new legal opinion will endanger viability of Israel as a Jewish, democratic state.

cemetery desecration
Neo-Nazi network member orchestrated Swastika graffiti operation

Leader of network planned and organized Swastika graffiti campaign in Michigan and Wisconsin throughout September.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/11/2019
To be a rabbi: How one Abayudaya hopes to help his community

‘We want recognition so we can say we are part of the Jewish nation’

Graduate Students' Union at the University of Toronto
Israeli organization condemns U. of Toronto Graduate Union

Committee of University Heads of Israel (VERA) says Graduate Student Union at the University of Toronto claim that Kosher food is “pro-Israel” is height of antisemitism.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/11/2019
Players from ‘Jewish’ soccer team take DNA test, but find no Jewish roots

The Dutch team 'Ajax' has made its Jewish connections a source of team pride, despite its team members not being of Jewish origin.

Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, a progressive icon on the Supreme Court.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to bench after absence due to illness

Ginsburg, 86, underwent treatment in August for “a localized malignant tumor” on her pancreas.

By MARCY OSTER
19/11/2019
Palestinian musician Firas Harb uses Spotify app on his mobil phone in Beit Sahour, in the West Bank
Voicemail of Israeli restaurant hacked with antisemitic message

The line was repaired and then hacked again on Sunday evening.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
19/11/2019
United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Amjad Bashir, spea
Tory candidate: Jews who visit Israel become ‘brainwashed extremists’

“They will not listen to reason. There is something very peculiar and wrong going on in Israel."

By CAANAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
19/11/2019
Germany's Ambassador to the UN, Christoph Heusgen
Will an anti-Israel act by Germany’s UN amb. be listed among top 10 worst?

Rabbi Abraham Cooper said the organization is "in the editorial process" and that the list will be released at the end of the calendar year.

Miss Iraq to lead Israeli event at UN on Jewish refugees from Arab States

In 2017, after being photographed with Miss Israel, former miss Iraq Sarah Idan was forced to flee her country and emigrated to the United States

By IDAN ZONSHINE
19/11/2019
NY State assemblyman calls to protect free speech at Binghamton University

Leftist students verbally abused and ransacked tables belong to conservative students

Hungarian government grants Orthodox Jews formal recognition

The award marks the first time such standing has been given to an Orthodox community since the Holocaust

The challah bake at Herzliya Weizmann Primary School in Cape Town
The Shabbat Project unifies Jews across South Africa - and the world

Reporter's notebook: Program has made observing Shabbat possible for Jews in 1,600 cities in 106 countries.

18/11/2019
A giant menorah stands in front of a Christmas tree at the Brandenburg gate to celebrate Hanukkah in
Hallmark Christmas movies now embracing Hanukkah

"The move follows criticism that their movies lack diversity, focusing on straight Caucasian couples celebrating Christmas," Vicary said.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, injured in the recent shooting at the synagogue in Poway
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein retires seven months after Chabad of Poway attack

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, 58, who founded the Chabad of Poway in 1996, retired this week, the synagogue announced.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
18/11/2019
Swastika vandalism at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
NJ man accused of ordering vandalism of 2 synagogues on neo-Nazi network

Richard Tobin confessed to driving to a New Jersey mall with a machete that he planned to use to kill black shoppers.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
18/11/2019
Parnas and Fruman met with Trump during White House Hanukkah party

A photo from last year’s event shows Fruman and Parnas smiling in a photo with Trump, Giuliani and Vice President Mike Pence.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
18/11/2019
Rabbis hats are silhouetted against the sky as they gather to pose for a group photo in front of the
Former nanny found guilty of sexually abusing Utah Chabad rabbi from age 8

Rabbi Avrohom Zippel, 28, and father of two, first came forward in an article in February in the Deseret News.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
18/11/2019
Pro-Israel activist Hen Mazzig booed at Vassar College

"Students for Justice in Palestine at Vassar rejects Mazzig’s presence on this campus and VOICE’s role in obscuring Israel’s settler colonial project," SJP at Vassar wrote on Facebook.

19/11/2019
BDS
University of Toronto student union claims Kosher food is pro-Israel

The group's statement comes amid an ongoing campaign to secure Kosher food on campus for Jewish students at the University of Toronto.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/11/2019
Anti-BDS poster
Austrian city bans public funds for antisemitic BDS and political Islam

The measure was passed with votes of a wide range of political parties, including the conservatives, the Greens and social democrats.

The controversy of Nazi and Holocaust imagery in the Hong Kong protests

The usage of Nazi labeling is very controversial, as some say it minimizes the horrors of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.

17/11/2019
The George Washington University
GWU students call for university to adopt antisemitic acts definition

In the letter, students said there are several forms of antisemitism on campus

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at a launch event for the Labour party
Labour Party's Zarah Sultana taunts university students over Israel

According to British-radio show Leading Britain's Conversation (LBC), the Labour candidate compared the Holocaust to the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and Chechnya.

Letter sent by British PM, Boris Johnson to Jewish Agency Chairman, Isaac Herzog, November 2019
UK PM Johnson: More must be done ‘to stamp out’ antisemitism

Johnson was responding to a letter sent by Herzog to Johnson, where the Jewish Agency Chairman expressed, "deep concern regarding the unprecedented rise in antisemitic abuse and violence."

Mass grave found at Nazi forced-labor camp Treblinka I

Experts are determining the number and size of the burial pits in the location, near the more well-known Treblinka II death camp, before exhuming and attempting to identify the bodies.

Nazi Swastika
Swastikas found in a school bathroom in Maryland

The Washington area has registered several antisemitic episodes in the past few weeks.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
17/11/2019
Facebook group helps Labour members avoid expulsion over antisemitism

According to a report, the group "Labour Party Compliance: Suspensions, Expulsions, Rejections Co-Op" was co-founded by Labour candidate Maria Carroll and included Holocaust deniers.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
17/11/2019
The interior of the Reichstag, the German Parliament building
Historian slams German Green Party MP for praising antisemitic terrorist

The historian said “that sounds downright grotesque in my ears” when asked about Green Party politician Jürgen Trittin’s endorsement on Twitter of the antisemitic terrorist Dieter Kunzelmann.

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn reacts at a launch event for the Labour party
Labour’s antisemitism problem is an election issue for non-Jews, too

For the first time in decades, Labour is beginning to take serious flak from celebrities and other significant parts of the electorate over a festering antisemitism problem.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ
16/11/2019
Leonard Cohen
The cantor who collaborated with Leonard Cohen

Cohen’s father and great grandfather both served as president the Orthodox synagogue which Zelermyer affectionately refers to as “The Shaar.”

By HOWARD BLAS
17/11/2019
Chelsea Foundation honors Jewish Royal Air Force members from WWII

Abramovich’s club partners with British Royal Air Force Museum to tell ‘untold stories’ of heroism.

Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Patrick is accompanied by his wife Diane in Concord
5 Jewish things to know about Deval Patrick

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
15/11/2019
Jewish cemetery in Timișoara, Romania
Dutch government gives $2.76 million to restoring Jewish cemeteries

Culture Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven announced the funding last week in a letter to the lower house of the parliament.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
15/11/2019
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump gather with clergy before they tour the Churc
More than one-third of US Christians have heard their clergy speak out about Jews

47 percent of Jews say religious organizations do more good than harm, 31 percent say they do more harm than good, and 21 percent say they “don’t make much difference."

By BEN SALES/JTA
15/11/2019
Gravlax sandwich.
Toronto Jewish deli to close down after 47 years

Yitz’s will be closing on December 1, but posts to social media indicate that they’ll be available for catering in 2020, according to an article published Thursday by the website blogto.com.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
15/11/2019
Campo di Ghetto Novo, Venice, November 15, 2019.
Venice’s ancient ghetto floods as new tides rise

Venice's ancient Jewish neighborhood was flooded on Friday morning, as a new high tide peaked at 154 cm, leaving 70% of the iconic Italian city inundated.

Silver Center for Arts and Science, New York University
U.S. Department of Education investigates antisemitic incidents at NYU

“The reason why I filed this complaint is so that no student has to go through what I went through,” former NYU student Adela Cojab told Fox News.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/11/2019
Public figures refuse to endorse Labour Party over antisemitism links

In an open letter, the figures said that concerns over antisemitism must take priority in voters' minds.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
15/11/2019
UK policeman who ‘dangled’ pepperoni over Jewish cop’s food faces hearing

The misconduct hearing for Gary Jacobs is scheduled for November 19 and reportedly could last two days.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
15/11/2019
Teen arrested and charged with hate crimes for egging Jews in Brooklyn

A mother and child walking in the Borough Park neighborhood were among those targeted — one was hit in the back, according to Vos Iz Neias — as were worshipers leaving a synagogue.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
15/11/2019
Swastika on a wall (illustrative)
Police investigate threats against Jewish students at Massachusetts school

It is the second report of antisemitism at a Massachusetts middle school in recent weeks.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
15/11/2019
Nazi artifacts at a news conference at the Holocaust museum in Buenos Aires
Rabbi to German auction house: Cancel sale of Hitler, Nazi leaders items

The memorabilia has “little intrinsic historical value” except to those seeking to glorify the Nazis.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
15/11/2019
Australian Jews break world record for longest challah

Grandma Moses Bakery, in partnership with the Jewish National Fund chapter in New South Wales, broke the record on Thursday, according to a Facebook post from the group.

By JTA STAFF
17/11/2019
Historic first: German parliamentarian ousted for antisemitism

AfD party leader Alexander Gauland heavily criticized Brander's dismissal, saying: "I don't know where the scandal is … This [dismissal] is an affront to democracy."

15/11/2019
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki
Netflix to change Nazi guard documentary after Polish complaint

Poland is very sensitive to suggestions that it might share any complicity in Nazi crimes committed on its territory.

By REUTERS
14/11/2019
Survivors, scholars say threat of another Holocaust is not to be ignored

During a Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony in New Jersey last year, German-born Holocaust survivors spoke of their concern about rising antisemitism.

JNF-USA Caravan for Democracy participants visit the Kotel.
JNF-USA's Caravan for Democracy mission: Students, professors see Israel

"This is a narrative that you never hear about.”

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
15/11/2019
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Jewish public defender elected San Francisco district attorney

The son of jailed anti-war radicals, Chesa Boudin stood on a progressive platform

By GABE STUTMAN / JTA
14/11/2019
Pope Francis takes part in an ecumenical meeting at the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva
Pope Francis in unscripted remarks denounces rise of antisemitism

Speaking Tuesday at the Vatican, the Argentina-born pope improvised his comment outside his prepared remarks at his weekly papal audience.

By JTA STAFF
14/11/2019
Jews again were the victims of most of the religion-based hate crimes

Jews were again the victims of the majority of hate crimes that were based on religion last year in the United States.

By BEN SALES/JTA
14/11/2019
A photo of the Belzer Rebbe was sent as a postcard to a Nazi soldier

The rare and previously unknown photo was taken at the railway station in Marienbad, now part of the Czech Republic, in the late 1930s and appears to show him saying goodbye to relatives or followers

By MARCY OSTER
14/11/2019
Your sympathy isn’t enough to stop antisemitism

As antisemitism raises its head once more, actions, not words, are needed to face it down.

By ELENA GORMLEY / JTA
14/11/2019
An Orthodox Jew is running for Jeremy Corbyn’s parliamentary seat

It'll take a miracle to unseat the Labour leader.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
14/11/2019
These Jews made Time magazine’s new list of ‘rising stars’

The list features an increasing number of non-establishment figures

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
14/11/2019
Gabe Kapler hired to manage San Francisco Giants

He picks up his new role a month after being let go by the Philadelphia Phillies

By MARC BRODSKY/JTA
14/11/2019
UK Jews prioritizing fight vs Labour over Brexit

Brexit has divided the UK like no other issue in living memory, and passions on both sides of the “remain” versus “leave” debate are fierce, no less so in the Jewish community.

An illustrative photo of Hasidim walking in Brooklyn, New York.
What is causing the spike in anti-Semitic attacks in Brooklyn?

City officials say more than education is needed to stop the rash of attacks, which have spiked across this city in 2019. That’s because the problem is hard to diagnose.

By BEN SALES/JTA
13/11/2019
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