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.

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The Jews of Key West: Making a home again in Margaritaville

“When I first came to Key West, I called my dad up and said, ‘They must really love Jews here. Every store has a mezuzah,’” recalled Sam Kaufman, the vice mayor here and a regular at Chabad services.

By LARRY LUXNER/JTA
03/08/2021

LGBTQ Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum tapped for US religious freedom commission

Kleinbaum has previously served on the commission, which monitors religious freedom abroad

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
03/08/2021

JCC Maccabi Games returns in 2022 after 2-year COVID-19 hiatus

North America's largest sporting event for Jewish teenagers is back for its 40th anniversary.

Swiss Jews slam press council for siding with BDS antisemitism

The Press Council claimed the Prime News journalist violated the “obligation to tell the truth" of the Swiss press code

The 36th Cohort of the Wexner Foundation Program is underway

The program consists of three different missions and a 3,000 member network that has seen prominent names in Israeli leadership pass through its doors.

NIS 150 million secured for Aliyah and absorption budget

Aliyah Minister Pnina Tamano-Shata says the budget will enable the immigration of 3,000 Ethiopian immigrants from the Falash Mura community by the end of 2022.

A Nazi armband with a swastika displayed in the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

UK court sentences youth found with Nazi symbols, bomb-making manuals

Extreme right-wing ideological documents were recovered during an investigation of a 17-year-old sentenced by Bristol Youth Court for terrorism offenses, including images of him making Nazi salutes.

Israel's TalentEducators works to fill Jewish educator shortage in West

The shortage of educators was a pre-existing problem for decades, but COVID-19 only further served to emphasize this shortage.

Social media platforms fail to address antisemitism - ADL report

Antisemitic content continues to be a problem on nine different social media problems according to the ADL.

Women's sexuality is taboo, says My Unorthodox Life star to 'Post'

Give this show a chance. Is it the best I’ve seen? No. Is it terrible? No. It’s an inspiring story of a woman who loves her family and reinvented herself.

By ALAN ZEITLIN
31/07/2021
Deborah Lipstadt

Biden named historian Deborah Lipstadt as Envoy to Combat Antisemitism

Deborah Lipstadt is Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University and founding director of the Institute for Jewish Studies.

Bodies of Jerusalem yeshiva student plane crash victims land in US, UK

"Thanks to the activities of ZAKA representatives, Chabad emissaries and benefactors, the families will be able to "bury their loved ones even before Shabbat," ZAKA CEO Dubi Wiesenstern said.

Anne Frank at her writing table in 1940; how many Anne Franks were lost in the Holocaust?

Popular Argentine TV show uses Anne Frank image, arouses anger

In the popular Argentinian show "Showmatch," one of the songs used the picture of the Holocaust victim Anne Frank as a background image of a 'woman who doesn't leave the house', angering many.

By JTA STAFF
31/07/2021

Comedian Hannah Einbinder opens up about her Jewish identity

Einbinder is, professionally speaking, doing quite well. The 26-year-old standup comedian turned actress recently scored a nomination for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series.

By MOLLY TOLSKY/JTA
30/07/2021
Pomegranates seen piled up at Machane Yehuda market, just in time for Rosh Hashana.

NYC mayor: Get vaxxed by Monday to be protected by Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah begins on the evening of September 6.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
30/07/2021
Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Miami Marlins relief pitcher Steven Okert (48) delivers a ninth inning pit

Jewish reliever Bleier throws scoreless inning on Jewish Heritage Day

“Today was special, and it was an honor to play on Jewish Heritage Day," said Richard Bleier.

By MARVIN GLASSMAN / JTA
30/07/2021

Meet the artisanal gefilte fish man who wants you to eat more vegan food

While vegan food may sound like a far cry from the classics of Ashkenazi cuisine, Yoskowitz said vegetarianism has also had a historic role as part of Ashkenazi food culture.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
30/07/2021
The tax authorities know

Jewish NYC council member sentenced to 3 months in prison for tax evasion

Chaim Deutsch evaded more than $82,000 in property taxes between 2013 and 2015. He operated a real estate business in addition to being a councilman.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
30/07/2021
A sign reading "Hate Has No Home Here" hangs by the statue of Civil War Confederate General Robert E

Virginia House GOP candidate likens being conservative to Nazi Germany

A number of Republicans over the last year, including the prominent House Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert, have likened coronavirus restrictions to the Nazi treatment of Jews.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
30/07/2021

Antisemitic mural appears after Dutch soccer star joins ‘Jewish’ team Ajax

The mural contained the text "Jews always run away."

By ASAF SHALEV / JTA
30/07/2021

Ben & Jerry's founders say they're 'proud' of company's Israel boycott

The founders stressed that they are "proud Jews" and that Israel was one of the company's first overseas markets.

Emmanuel Macron sues owner of billboard depicting him as Hitler

Michel-Ange Flori wasn't the first to depict the French president as Hitler as thousands protest across the country using Holocaust comparisons.

By SIMCHA PASKO
29/07/2021
The Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Orthodox rabbi to serve as judge on Supreme Court of Western Australia

Solomon serves as an attorney and legal educator, with an extensive legal career in complex commercial cases and pro-bono legal advice, but is also a noted leader of the Jewish community.

Israeli filmmakers released from Nigeria, have returned to Israel

The three landed in Israel on Thursday morning after they were released from custody on Wednesday.

29/07/2021

Jewish Five Towns deputy mayor compares COVID vaccine to Holocaust

"We used to wonder to ourselves as kids, 'how did they let this happen?' History repeats itself," wrote Brown concerning the COVID vaccination campaign.

29/07/2021
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