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Rivlin Urges ‘Reverse Birthright,’ Update to Blaustein-Ben Gurion Pact

"It is time to update or formulate a new ‘Blaustein-Ben-Gurion- agreement. An agreement that meets the current realities and challenges.”

Deutsche Welle: UK Jews Who Fled Nazis Now Flee Brexit to Germany

Meanwhile, Aliyah figures from the UK rose by 7% – to a whopping 371.

President of Jewish Community in Tatarstan, Russia Targeted in Mail Bomb Attack

Police have opened an investigation into the incident but it is not yet clear whether the attack was motivated by anti-Semitism or criminal issues.

NYPD: Muslim Driver Wanted to Brutalize an Entirely Different Elderly Chassidic Jew

The videos show a black livery car parked hastily by the curb and the driver rushing out of it and attacking the unsuspecting Schwartz, who manages to escape, only to be caught and pummeled again.

UK to Release New Official Figures on Anti-Semitism

CST: “This antisemitism is not a random event; it reflects the state of British politics and wider society. Each month we are seeing over 100 antisemitic incidents and many more go unreported.”

Arkhangelsk Welcomes Russia’s Northernmost Synagogue

Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar affixed a Mezuza to the door post at the inauguration ceremony.

Court Throws Out Chassid’s Conviction in Group Assault on Gay African American

The Grand Rebbe of Satmar, Rabbi Zalmen Teitelbaum, promised that none of the accused would spend even one day in prison.

Leo Baeck Day School in Toronto Targeted in Anti-Semitic, Pro-Hamas Graffiti Attack

"We must remain vigilant to ensure the perpetrator is brought to justice and we hope we can count on our community to come forward with any information about this incident.”

Three Orthodox Rabbis Ordained in Berlin after 80-Year Interruption

"The fact that Berlin – the place where deportations and extermination was planned and decided – is once again home to the largest Jewish community in Germany, is ... an undeserved gift."

Attorney General: If We Accept Falash Mura We Must Accept Palestinian Refugees

The Netanyahu cabinet on Sunday debated an initiative to allow the Aliyah of first-degree relatives of the Falash Mura, who are not entitled to immigrate under the Law of Return.

Cabinet Approves Netanyahu, Kahlon Proposal to Take In 1,000 Ethiopian Christians

Today, according to some estimates, there may be as many as 50,000 Christian converts in Ethiopia and Eritrea who maintain some familial relations with Ethiopian Israelis.

MK Smotrich: Keep the Falash Mura in Africa

The Falash Mura are members of the Beta Israel community in Ethiopia and Eritrea who converted to Christianity over the past two centuries.

Swastikas Spray-Painted on Wall at JCC of Northern Virginia

“We will continue our extensive security measures and ask the community to remain alert and vigilant,” the center said in a release.
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Left Outraged as US Jews Secretly Fund Canary Mission’s War Against Israel’s Detractors

The Forward report reluctantly admits that "some of what Canary Mission captures is genuinely troubling, including anti-Semitic social media posts by college students."

Texts to Florida Jewish Voters Cite Democratic Leut. Gov. Nominee’s Anti-Semitic Comments

The DeSantis campaign did not deny they had sent the text messages to voters with Jewish last names, and stated: “Chris King’s comments speak for themselves."

Polish Synagogue Attacked During Prayers on Yom Kippur

“I apologize to the Jewish community of Gdansk. In the city of Freedom and Solidarity, we respect all religions and do not accept acts of hooliganism," the mayor said.

Anti-Semitism Strikes Again in Paris, France

The residents arrived home to find that their door had been neatly defaced with black writing on the left and right, with the words: HERE LIVES JEWISH TRASH.

Chabad of Wilmington Prepares to Wait Out Hurricane Florence as it Hits North Carolina

"We stocked up on food and water ... we have a generator, powered by gas or propane ... and we'll use it to power the freezer to keep the food from spoiling, hopefully long enough till the electricity comes back."

Israeli Newswoman to Speak in NY on Using Social Media in Religious Development

"Rahav Meir is known for her expertise on the ways in which social media can be used to ... reconnect with one's self and one's religious development."

British Jews Prepare to Leave if Jeremy Corbyn Becomes Prime Minister

"We sat for hours planning with our friends where and how we would leave if he became Prime Minister. We swapped potential passport options."

Trump Administration Reopens Rutgers Anti-Semitism Investigation Dropped by Obama WH

“The facts in this case, many of which were disregarded by the previous administration, are troubling.”

Exclusive: A Personal Essay from the Streets of Eastern Germany

"Are things that bad, that Saxony's government is too afraid of acting against the Nazis because one of them might get hurt and that may trigger more escalation?"

Neo-Nazis in Germany Attack Jewish Restaurant During Riots

"...we are dealing with a new level of anti-Semitic crime. It calls to mind the worst memories of the 1930s."

Amid Chaos, Economic Collapse, Venezuela’s Jews Seek Safer Shores

“My hospital is still the best in Venezuela, but I don’t know for how long, we don’t have medicines anymore, even antibiotics.”

When Flatbush Girl Does Politics She Shakes Multiple Status Quos

Her campaign serves as a platform for Miles' neighborhood-level cult of personality, and more than a little rebellion against the powers that be and the modes governing the religious Jewish community.

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