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.

  Defense Minister Yoav Gallant speaks at a Memorial Day ceremony on May 9, 2024

ICC warrants 'obscene' say pro-Israel and Jewish groups

AJC and B'nai B'rith claim ICC had no jurisdiction to pursue the warrants, argue Israel has an independent judiciary capable of addressing any alleged illegal acts.

NYPD clash with protesters, makes dozens of arrests at pro-Palestinian demonstration in Brooklyn

Led with banners reading 'Resistance by any means necessary,' 'Resisting the Nakba since 1948,' and 'From Gaza to Jenin, revolution until victory,' demonstrators marched through Brooklyn.

People walk next to a large sign written "the end of the Ayatollah's regime in Iran" on a building

Anti-Israel activists blame Israel for Raisi helicopter crash

A Hamas-affiliated Telegram account took seriously an Israeli joke about a Mossad agent named "Eli Copter" being responsible for the crash, repeating the claim before deleting the post. 

Canadian police arrest teen who beat Israeli student in 'brutal attack'

The 16-year-old assailant was taken into custody and released on conditions with charges pending, though the investigation is ongoing, said the police.

Jewish student president files rights complaint against UC Santa Barbara

On February 27, "Zionists not welcome," was found scrawled on the door of a dorm room with an arrow pointing to a mezuzah, a religious item traditionally placed on every door frame in a Jewish home.

Academy Museum opens permanent exhibition that shines spotlight on Hollywood's Jewish founders

The exhibition shines a light on the creation of the Hollywood film industry and the studio system in the early 20th century by Jewish emigres from Eastern Europe.

When we say we're Jewish, we mean that we are all Israeli

Being a Jew is not just a label or religion; it is deeply ingrained into who we are, and our rich history spans over five millennia, constantly marked by triumph, tragedy, and resilience.

By PERRI SCHWARTZ
20/05/2024

Scholars unite against boycott of Israeli academics

Over 3000 academics from across the globe signed a letter in support of Israeli scholastic participation.

In ‘Here There are Blueberries,’ playwright Moisés Kaufman focuses on perpetrators of the Holocaust

The Venezuelan-born Kaufman, best known for “The Laramie Project,” a play and HBO film about the murder of the gay student Matthew Shepard, had found his latest subject.

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL/JTA
19/05/2024

After knives, pellet guns, death threats seen, DePaul removes encampment

The DePaul administration shared documentation of various offenses on Wednesday ahead of the encampment evacuation, including a pellet gun and four kitchen knives.

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