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.

How will banning the Jewish Agency affect Russian Jews? - analysis

There are 150,000 Jews in Russia’s “core Jewish population,” but more than half a million are entitled to receive Israeli citizenship.


Vandals topple 70 gravestones in Winnipeg Jewish cemetery

With a lack of graffiti evidence, it is unclear whether the vandals had antisemitic motives.


The Museum of Jewish Heritage in NY unveils an exhibit on the Holocaust

The exhibit highlights stories about Jewish life before, during and after the Holocaust.

Jonathan Greenblatt

Antisemitism on the rise, particularly delegitimizing Israel – ADL CEO

A conference intended to address combatting antisemitism devoted a great deal of time to the scale and nature of its contemporary form.


Russia orders Jewish Agency to stop all operations in country - exclusive

Dramatic order given to Jewish Agency by government officials in Moscow • Israeli government considering next steps

George Soros poster

Hungary's FM reiterates claim George Soros fueling migrant crisis

Hungarian officials have often used antisemitic tropes to blame Soros for the migrant crisis.


Why is there such a big gap in US Jewish day school teacher salaries?

Jewish day school teachers in the Tristate area or the West Coast range from $60,000-$90,000. In Florida, the salaries range from $40,000-$75,000 and in the Midwest $32,500-$50,000.


Jewish philanthropist Shira Ruderman elected to Academy Museum's board

The American-Israeli philanthropist was one of three individuals elected to The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures' board of trustees.

Pro-Palestinians, pro-Israelis clash on Canada Day at kosher stores

The pro-Palestinian protestors had gone to the plaza to confront the former leader of the Canadian JDL.

Orthodox women who built businesses, friendships online told to sign off

“Nekadesh rallies” appeal to a community where fertility is prized and women typically have many children and are responsible for their education.

By Jackie Hajdenberg/JTA
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