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.
In a statement Tuesday, 130 organizations said they were “outraged” by the killing of Floyd, a black man who died in police custody last week.
Central Camera, located on South Wabash Avenue, just blocks from Chicago’s storied Art Institute, is one of several notable Jewish-owned businesses to sustain damage in weekend demonstrations.
Ramón Carrillo, the pro-Nazi doctor, was the advisor who accompanied former president Juan Domingo Perón as Secretary of Health during his first two terms. Now, his face is on a peso.
These are the descriptions Jewish business owners cited when talking about how their stores were looted and ransacked, and synagogues were vandalized with graffiti.
"I was surprised, I hadn't heard about them," said Wilkie, when Elias asked the secretary what his initial thoughts were after hearing about the discovery.
Schwartz, who served as provost — also the first woman in that position — will be eighth chancellor in the Jewish Theological Seminary’s history.
Germany has seen several protests in cities across the country over the government’s strict coronavirus lockdown, and at some, demonstrators have worn yellow Stars of David.
Protesters also vandalized and damaged Congregation Beth Ahabah, a more than 200-year-old Reform congregation in Richmond, Virginia.
A tweet by the group linked to an Amnesty International article which accused Israel of training American officers in how to carry out human rights abuses.
The EAJC leadership team consists of prominent philanthropists and public figures, many of whom are familiar with the activities of the Jewish communities and organizations in the Euro-Asian region.
We reached out to black Jews to understand their feelings at this wrenching moment and what their message is for the broader Jewish community. Here’s what they told us.
“I’ve always been informed by the Jewish ethic to go where I’m needed."
Nearly 400 protesters were arrested in Los Angeles as demonstrations have continued following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Ghidalia said there are two issues at stake: “One is the local – what people feel is a senseless death [of George Floyd]. The second is national – people are starting to protest.
Kurek is infamous for her radical arguments about the Holocaust, which include denial of Polish crimes against Jews, yet now she speaks about Jewish control in Europe.
“The impact of COVID-19 will make this a different and challenging year. But we are confident that the AIPAC community will continue to overcome any obstacle and rise to the occasion.”
The noted Modern Orthodox rabbi, author and communal leader had just lost his wife to COVID-19 a month earlier.
Dozens of members of the Igbo Jewish community participated in the seminar, which focused on Jewish belief and practice, religious items and other guidance and support.
B'nai Brith Canada, a watchdog organization that monitors antisemitism in Canada, said that the incident was “one of the worst such incidents to take place in Canada in years."
Spiegel questioned if Bild reporter came from Israel's embassy
The show, which premiered in March and is now available to stream on Hulu, is called “Dave.” It’s a fictionalized version of Burd’s rise to stardom.
During the First World War, tens of thousands of Jews served in the Bundeswehr, including some rabbis.
Lamond was Jewish according to religious law, but found his true calling in Wicca. A modern religion which is inspired by pagan rites.
“While I am prouder than ever to be part of this congregation, our financial health has been seriously impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.”
The the perpetrators of these crimes had several different motives, according to the report. However, the majority of crimes were carried out by "right-wing extremists," according to EJC.
While the highest number of deaths reportedly came from the Leavitt Family Jewish Home in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, other nursing homes in the state had a similar number of deaths.
The question “How many Jews of color are there?” is never a merely academic one.
Should the buildings’ gates be left open in an effort to minimize COVID-19 exposure, or does that compromise security to a dangerous extent?
“It’s not camp,” said Elyssa Gaffin, director of Young Judaea Sprout Brooklyn, a day camp that’s offering two different virtual “summer experiences” beginning next month.
Israel was not involved in the shipment of crates, according to the sources.
Being “fluent in Judaism” is “an imperative for the future of the Jewish people, especially outside the State of Israel,” said Friedman, who is an Orthodox Jew.
Memmi won recognition for his 1972 autobiographical novel “The Salt Statue,” in which he dealt with antisemitism and the marginalization of Jews in his native country.
“My friendly advice to my fellow rabbis,” Sheikh Jaffer says, “is to make the most of this because you won’t have this chance again.”
One individual also shared an image based on the poster for the movie Jaws showing the shark as Adolf Hitler and changing the word “Jaws” with “Jews.”
Released on Wednesday, the four-part Netflix miniseries attempts to tell Jeffrey Epstein’s victims' stories and shed light on how the justice system confronted his actions.
Israeli Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Daniel Meron, wrote on Twitter that he was "shocked and disgusted by such a calendar."
'All true democrats ought to follow in der Beek’s example and leave the German-Palestinian Society advisory board.'
The Scott’s Family Resort in Deposit, which has been operating for 150 years, is on the market.
Some scholars believe that the Hamilton's mother, Rachel Faucette, might have been Jewish
Everything is a lie,” Rubashkin said of the many misdeeds alleged against the company, Agriprocessors.
“It’s sad and difficult for us to leave a space that meant so much to us, to you, and to the city."
The graffiti was discovered Tuesday on a bench outside Shir Tikvah Congregation. Across the street, “Seig Heil, Heil Hitler, Trump 2020” was written on a traffic utility case.
What happened at Babyn Yar was a terrible tragedy for Jews, Ukrainians and the entire world. My family was affected by this tragedy too.
Kramer, who co-founded the ACT UP movement that made AIDS a national issue, died of pneumonia after enduring illness for much of his life, including his own battle with AIDS.
Our concern and love for every Jew, wherever they may be, is an unconditional love independent of anything else.
Since the fall of the Soviet regime, Jewish life in Russia has experienced an incredible revival.
Left-wing MPs refuse to resign from BDS-supporting organization
Mozes, a yoga enthusiast, says she admires how Israelis “live life to the fullest” and enthusiastically embrace community and family values.
Yehuda Erlich is also the father of David Erlich, founder of Jerusalem’s landmark Tmol Shilshom, who died suddenly in March.
Complicated feelings arise when I consider going back to my grandmother’s Galician town.
The number of antisemitic crimes in 2019 was 13% higher than it was in 2018.
The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the entire world. Can we suggest a particularly Jewish angle to this pandemic?
One organization has taken it upon themselves to aid small Jewish communities in a far-off corner of India, and in the process have not only saved lives but also shown the true meaning of charity.
“It is particularly troubling that VA’s refusal to replace these offensive headstones comes at a time when documented antisemitic incidents in the United States have reached a new high.”
The synagogue’s religious leader, Rabbi Chaim Baruch Rubin, said he believes President Donald Trump’s statement gave him the permission he needed to reopen.
It was the third Jewish wedding in less than a week in the Balvanera area of the city, which is home to a large Orthodox population, that skirted the regulations.
Balla himself is a living symbol of the rebirth of Jewish life in that part of the world.
We need to get funds into the hands of the most vulnerable, many of whom struggle daily to pay bills and put food on the table."
The film includes former president Bill Clinton, former British prime minister Tony Blair, Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt, and journalists Fareed Zakaria, George Will and Yair Rosenberg
Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog lauds ‘paradigm shift’ in which Israel establishing mechanisms to help Jews in the Diaspora
The legislation confirms that Oklahoma will not sign any contract with a company, unless the company submits a written certification that it's not currently boycotting Israeli goods or services.
Salahuddin Barakat and Moshe David HaCohen co-founded the peace initiative Amamah in 2017 to promote co-existence.
The banner was hung on a home facing the Novo Beth Chaim Cemetery, one of only two exclusively Sephardic Jewish cemeteries remaining in London.
Canada’s flagship national Jewish newspaper of record became a coronavirus casualty when it announced that its April 9 issue would be its last after 60 years of publication.
The Brazilian Israelite Confederation demanded an apology on Thursday.
A school in the Hasidic village of Kiryas Joel in New York was ordered to close after it was found operating with hundreds of students in its building.
The report also noted that the man is alleged to have a long history with antisemitic and white supremacist activity.
"Challenging times also provide new opportunities," explained Beit Avi Chai CEO Dr. David Rozenson.
An organization of Jewish Turks says commentators have used the coronavirus outbreak to promote antisemitic conspiracy theories.
The move comes during the sixth anniversary of the 2014 antisemitic terrorist attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels, when a radical Islamist returning from Syria opened fire, killing four people.
Lazar said, “I will speak to the Russian government, and ask that they ask urge the Iranian authorities to mend the tomb of Esther and Mordechai."
Preliminary data shows many Britons believe Jews created the coronavirus. This is a developing story.
The damage to Congregation Anshai Emeth, a Reform synagogue, took place between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.
“If you still support Israel, you can choke, honestly,” said one tweet.
Rabbi Shabbatai HaKohen was a noted 17’th century sage famous for this 1646 book ‘Lips of the Priest’ which gave him his nickname ‘Shakh’.
The Austrian news outlet 'Heute' first reported on the anti-Israel stunt that took place Saturday at Viktor Adler Square in the Austrian capital.
The Posnack JCC’s story — and its tiered reopening — stands in stark contrast to most JCCs across the country that have shut down and, in many cases, laid off large portions or all of their staffs.
In the letter, Sher argued that the museum had “orchestrated and acquiesced in a concerted smear campaign against Warren Kanders,” the law enforcement supplier’s owner, who is Jewish.
Now he’s leading its first virtual Memorial Day service.
For many children, especially those living outside Stockholm, it is the only time of the year that they are surrounded by other young Jews and learn about their heritage.
A 2013 study found that more than a third of American Jews have attended Jewish overnight camp. In many cases, children attend the same camps as their parents.
“The Jewish community needs more, not less, protection in these difficult times,” the Forum of Jewish Organizations of Flemish Jews wrote in a statement published Monday about the plan.
The swastikas, as well as an inscription honoring Adolf Hitler, appears on the tombstones of German POWs who died while in American custody. Is it time to change them?
Speaking at a Ford plant in Michigan, US President Donald Trump took a moment to say the late Henry Ford had “good bloodlines,” a chilling moment for anyone familiar with the man’s racist views.
The Conference of Presidents was created in response to then-cecretary of state John Foster Dulles’ declaration that he would only deal with one Jewish organization. So, out of many, we made one.
According to the letter, Zionist Organization of America head Mort Klein is alleged to have engaged in “a pattern of racist and Islamophobic behavior."
In total, the organization is reducing its workforce by 10%. JDC is also drawing $5 million from its $170 million endowment and imposing salary freezes until the end of 2021.
"Our businesses are the backbone of this state, and quite literally what we depend on to put food on our tables and is equally vital to our employees, vendors and local neighborhoods."
Internal Affairs Minister Arsen Avakov announced the suspension in a letter he sent to the head of the Jewish community of Kolomyya, in the country’s west.
Eric Dreiband, assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division, called it “antisemitic conduct.”
The slurs against Sen. Davi Alcolumbre were published this week on the Facebook profile of a user called Jota Junior, which was removed after the comments were made public.
The green on the fourth hole at the Cranbourne Golf Club also was sprayed on Tuesday night with homophobic images.
Few traditions are as universal to Jewish summer camp as color war, where the camps divide into teams by primary color for a day of athletic (and silly) competitions.
Alison Schwartz set out to find a gift for her best friend’s wedding in 2018, she did it with her trademark creativity and fastidiousness.