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.
As a result of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, funding was cut to many programs of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Masa included.
“Jews of color” is currently a hot topic in conversation regarding American Jewry, but what about those who stand outside of that framework?
The university placed Brennan on leave November 19, after being alerted to his "racist, antisemitic and homophobic slurs."
The announcement comes following efforts made by the British government to push for all higher learning institutions to adopt the IHRA's definition.
If there were previous fears for diminishing Diaspora support for Israel, it will be ironic if the Yad Vashem appointment turns out to be the straw that breaks the camel's back.
The AI assistant responds to questions about Jews, the Holocaust and Israel "by quoting antisemitic conspiracy sites and using selective misleading quotes from other sources without context."
When it made the announcement, the company pledged that it would direct users to resources that provide credible information about the Holocaust. Those resources have yet to appear on the site.
Flexner wrote that women “show a decreasing inclination to enter” medical school and have “obvious limitations.
Of the total incidents, 1,311 were antisemitic, according to the the report titled “2019 Hate Crime Data.”
The virus has struck 40 residents and 22 staff members at the 600-bed Maimonides Geriatric Centre.
Even as difficult challenges surround us, we have much to be grateful for.
We must demand that our leaders in government respond to growing hunger with the wisdom, compassion and urgency that this moment demands.
"Irwin Cotler has demonstrated strong leadership in the fight against racism, antisemitism and hate. He also acquired a vast experience in justice and human rights," the prime minister said.
Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were found hanging by belts from a railing next to a swimming pool at their Toronto mansion.
Government leaders and health officials have advised against indoor holiday gatherings, even with only one other household.
"Faith-based diplomacy is the secret ingredient to the strong support which Israel now enjoys across the globe," Israel Allies Foundation president Josh Reinstein said.
Casa Prima del Buio's emphasis on characters and their experience in the world literally and figuratively binds history, character and art together within the pages of the graphic novel.
The debate featured some of Europe’s leading politicians, thinkers, and policymakers, including former French prime minister Manuel Valls.
"In our opinion, the present version of the contract jeopardizes the future of the museum," said Dr. Rabbi Menachem Barkahan.
Thus far, over 100 organizations and communities have signed up at www.KaddishInitiative.com, including the Israeli umbrella organization for Jews from Arab countries.
Raised in Cape Town, Belling’s interest in journalism began in high school, when she wrote a column for the Cape Times.
Ranging all the way from the sister rock band Haim to comedian Tiffany Haddish, these are the Jewish artists who made the biggest impact on the recording industry this year.
Members of the Hasidic community say the weddings aren’t likely to stop, in part because cases are not translating into the large number of hospitalizations and deaths seen in the spring.
According to Tiffany Kinney, the neighbor said, “I’ll put a bullet through your head like Hitler.”
The band's new music video "Cancer Is My Engine" tells the story of how lead singer Loolwa Khazzoom chose to approach a cancer diagnosis as an opportunity for transformation in 2010
Its decision to address the subject is a politically sensitive one and the museum’s director is clear that his institution is opposed to the custom.
New Satmar wedding takes place in upstate Satmar town of Kiryas Yoel Monday night
Hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond writer, creator, and executive producer, Phil Rosenthal will delight thousands of guests at Jewish National Fund-USA’s December 1 virtual Breakfast for Israel.
"So long as [Blinken] doesn't suppress my First Amendment right to speak out against Netanyahu's racist and inhumane policies," she said.
The event is scheduled for Tuesday in Brunswick, 120 miles west of Berlin, the Braunschweiger Zeitung reported Friday.
The following day, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas tweeted that such comparisons are unacceptable.
The synagogue, built between 1913 and 1915, is designated a heritage site and was in the process of being turned into a museum before the pandemic struck earlier this year.
Police are investigating and trying to find who is behind the harassment of the kind that took place in September.
He has said that assuming responsibility for the antisemitism scandal was not the immediate reason for stepping down.
Here’s what you need to know about the new top diplomat, who hasn’t been much of a household name until now.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York City should do ‘robust investigation’ of incident and ‘bring the full consequence of legal action to bear.’
On Kristallnacht, many synagogues were destroyed, thousands of shops and large department stores owned by Jews were looted and burned down, hundreds of Jews were murdered, and thousands arrested.
Other recipients included head of the Kommunarka infectious diseases hospital Denis Protsenko, and one of the founders of the social art movement Alexander Melamid.
From nadir to reaching new heights
Ehud Olmert says spy Jonathan Pollard should stay in New York.
According to video obtained, there were thousands of men seated within the bleachers of the 7,000 person capacity synagogue, singing and dancing into the night.
“We will explore how to fight back against antisemitism and against those that seek to wield charges of antisemitism to undermine progressive movements for justice.”
In October, Gov. Cuomo said that large gatherings of ultra-Orthodox Jews have been responsible for outbreaks in parts of the state, and then threatened to shut down religious institutions.
A suspect was caught over the weekend on security footage throwing the block at the synagogue after being seen by Jewish community members wandering the area.
Friedrich Karl Berger, a Tennessee resident, served as an armed guard in the Neuengamme prisoners' concentration camp during the winter of 1945.
A number of previous opportunities to release Pollard were passed up.
His first virtual tour clocked some 130 participants, and his second “outing” drew 430 visitors from around the world, including Israel, and raised more than $15,000 for UK Jewish charities.
Only one speaker on the panel is Jewish.
"It is bewildering that the government would prize one faith community over the other," said a local rabbi.
"This is an opportunity to make Israel-focused Jewish education affordable and cutting-edge for individuals and institutions.”
The community is raising funds for the project in a campaign titled “Remember. Rebuild. Renew.”
Biden said Thursday that his pick will be “accepted by all elements of the Democratic Party,”
The pioneering Jewish economist who was the first woman to head the Federal Reserve is on Biden’s shortlist.
Soros, 90, the Jewish Holocaust survivor and billionaire hedge fund manager, is known for his prolific giving to human rights groups and liberal causes around the world.
He posted a dramatic open letter late on Tuesday on Medium announcing his resignation.
The grant in support of the JoCI will be aimed at improving mentorship, collaboration and leadership cultivation opportunities for the Jews of Color community.
The vote to change the name came after a Holocaust survivor testified at the town council meeting.
"Our programs and events over the next couple of years will focus on building community, sharing our families' history, and speaking out against antisemitism and all forms of hatred and bigotry."
After six years of war, the Allied powers came together to deliver justice on Nazi leaders who had caused the deaths of millions of people.
The decision was motivated by an inability to guarantee the health and safety of workers, visitors and volunteers due to COVID-19.
"I bless the president and pray that he will get out of his sickbed and return to lead his country,” said Israel’s Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef.
"My job was to get into the concentration camps as they were being liberated, with the dead bodies all over the floor and with people waiting to be burned because the crematorium was so overcrowded."
"To be a Jew is to be a part of a tribe,” Mosley said, "in the end you’re always answerable to your blood.”
Student government resolutions are not binding on the school.
The city has become a symbol and pilgrimage site of a far more insidious sort: for white supremacists who see the Tree of Life gunman as an inspiration.
Episodes follow a similar format including playful banter among the co-hosts, news from the Jewish world, appearances by the Gentile and Jew of the Week and fan letters.
Why has the trend of sports being marred by politics not spread to Israel, where so many other positive and negative American fads have been adopted?
DIASPORA AFFAIRS: American Jewish leaders see religious pluralism in Israel potentially on the docket under US President-elect Joe Biden
'Jewish lies matter' was daubed on walls as Labour Party in turmoil over readmission of Jeremy Corbyn.
The Anti-Defamation League called on Trump to rescind Beattie’s appointment to the commission, which CEO Jonathan Greenblatt called “downright shocking.”
“Her tenacity and determination encouraged JAC women across the country to step up and work to protect our shared values.”
In Ukraine, swastikas were etched into the walls of a former synagogue building and a Celtic cross was spray-painted on it.
"Nigeria is such a unique place, and I feel so lucky to be a part of this beautiful project.”
Trump has come under fire for holding a number of crowded events at the White House, including several that are believed to have spread the coronavirus.
With the positivity rate ticking upward and the city’s COVID situation growing more dire, the in-person operation of New York City’s Jewish schools remains precarious.
Agudath Israel, an umbrella organization representing haredi Orthodox Jews, is challenging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s limitations on houses of worship in “red zones.”
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Joanne Rogers will also be a part of the "REMEMBER. REBUILD. RENEW." campaign
“We are quite confident that the process of ethnic and cultural assimilation of former Soviet Union Jews and their families is reversible.”
“Withholding the whip from Jeremy Corbyn is offering the Jewish community crumbs," wrote Campaign Against Antisemitism CEO Gideon Falter.
The Leibler family represents a dynasty of community activism and leadership making an impact on Australian Jewry.
A new book examines the deliberations, machinations and intrigues among the Allied countries, who provided the prosecutors and the judges.
BDS activitsts are also instructed to "not deal with any product or activity of a person or institution that has previously been involved in normalization and has not withdrawn from it.”
The virtual meeting included anywhere from 200 to 1,000 rabbis at any given moment, with discussions shifting between English, Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
COVID-19 case counts in Chicago were rising sharply, and the mayor and governor warned that new restrictions would soon be necessary to curb the disease’s spread.
His successor: another Jewish executive, Jed Hoyer.
Jeremy Corbyn's Tuesday's comments didn’t sway the British Jewish community, which called his statement a “pathetic non-apology.”
The good news comes as a relief to many on campus, who claim to have experienced antisemitic and anti-Zionist harassment in alarming increasing rates over the past five years.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission said in October it had found evidence of failure to adequately train people investigating alleged antisemitism.
Having served for the past decade served as chairman of the World Zionist Organization, the moves marks a game of musical chairs in the Zionist movement.
“I should not have juxtaposed the two thoughts. Hitler and his evils stand alone, of course, in history,” she said. “I regret any pain my statement may have caused.”
In 2016, the National Election Pool found that 71% of Jewish voters chose Hillary Clinton and 24% opted for Trump.
A crude form of intersectionality in the hands of a member of Congress is dangerous for the Jewish people and the cause of supporting Israel.
The new Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, like the Moderna one announced Monday, is made from mRNA, a relatively new technology that Dolsten says will allow companies to combat pandemics in the future.