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Jewish Official: German Jewish Life Only with Police Protection

In April, the Bundestag received an expert report showing that Jews in Germany are facing increased anti-Semitism in their everyday lives, and fear for their safety.

France Tax Authority Hired 25 Hebrew Speakers to Investigate Jews Investing in Israel

Apparently, the French tax authority has been conducting interrogations of Jewish citizens who plan to immigrate to Israel, demanding details of undeclared money or assets that they may have stashed away in Israel prior to starting their immigration process.

Second Iranian Synagogue Attacked, Desecrated in Shiraz

It is believed the attacks were carried out by more than one person but it is not known who is behind the sacrilege.

Argentine Jewish Prosecutor’s Death Ruled Homicide

Nisman was Jewish, but not religious, and dedicated ten years of his life to the investigation of the Jewish center's bombing.

Liberal US Jews Still in Deep Disagreement over Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration

About one week after his rejection of the Trump declaration, Rick Jacobs had a change of heart, perhaps because of the raging attack on him by his biggest ally in the war over the Kotel real estate, Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky.

London Haredi Court Consults Tzomet on Shabbat Digital Water Meters

The Orthodox community in London has been troubled by a city plan to replace the old water meters with digital units which would cause the desecration of Shabbat whenever one turns on a simple faucet.

Foreign Ministry Asks Diaspora Jews for Help on UN’s Jerusalem Vote

But some Diaspora Jewish groups, particularly in North America, say ... they have no intention of lobbying on behalf of the Netanyahu government.

Worldwide Chanukah Project: Lighting Up Places of Darkness

"Our goal was to motivate WBA members and Jews around the world to utilize their inner light to illuminate any place in the world where they see darkness..."

2017 Begin Prize Awarded to Malcolm Hoenlein

Hoenlein was honored for his work in strengthening ties between Jews in the Diaspora and Israel.

Israeli Jewish Mother, 3 Children Die in Brooklyn House Fire

"He's so connected to the community. He is a strong part of the minyan, a very religious, really hard-working guy."

Israel to Maintain Its Distance When Dealing With Austria’s ‘Freedom Party’ Ministries

"Israel will maintain working relations with the professional echelon of the [Austrian] government ministries headed by a minister from the Freedom Party."

European Jewish Congress ‘Gravely Concerned’ Austrian Govt Includes Far-Right Freedom Party

“The FPÖ has a long history of anti-Semitism and xenophobia and we are concerned about the fact that they will control government ministries in the new Austrian Government.”

State to Ask Court for Extension on Non-Orthodox Conversions

Former Justice Minister Moshe Nissim, appointed by Netanyahu to formulate government policy on conversions, only began to work on his assignment in November.

Austria Welcomes Far-Right Freedom Party to Coalition Government

The far-right Freedom Party has joined the Austrian government coalition, to the dismay of Jewish leaders in Europe.

Third Hanukkah Candle Lit at Western Wall to Honor Holocaust Survivors

Similar candle-lighting events took place on the third night of Hanukkah in Berlin and in New York City, honoring Holocaust survivors.

Peace Now: US Jews Oppose Ever Moving Embassy

Why would so many American Jews object to their country ever recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, to be followed by moving its embassy there?

Fearing Lawsuit, NJ Town Voting to Permit Eruv, Orthodox Jews

The Agudah lawsuit claims that the purpose of each of Jackson's ordinances in the case was "to target the Orthodox Jewish community."
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Judge Moore’s Wife: We’re Not Bigots, One of our Attorneys Is Jewish

Y'all would admit that the Judge's statement about the afterlife makes you uncomfortable, no matter what's your opinion of George Soros.

I Forgot Thee, Oh Jerusalem: Reform Again on Wrong Side of Jewish History

If you haven't yet lost your notion of being a link in a chain that began with an elderly guy from Mesopotamia riding his camel to Canaan some 3,500 years ago – then today has to be a huge spot in history for you. Except if you're Reform.

Survey: 55% of Israelis Reject US Jews’ Involvement in their State’s Affairs

The Arab sector was almost evenly divided on the subject, with a slight advantage for those who believed that Israel should take into account the positions of American Jews: 48% were in favor of such consideration and 46% opposed it.

Netanyahu: Non-Orthodox American Jewry Will Disappear in a Generation or Two

In the long-term, Israel shouldn't over-invest in those communities, as it is impossible to stop their descent into assimilation.

Some 500 Young Jews at ‘Here Next Year’ Fair Want to Make Aliyah

The fair featured representatives from Nefesh B’Nefesh and Army and Sherut Leumi programs, as well as from universities and colleges from across Israel.

Tunisian Security Thwarted Terror Attack on Local Jews

The terrorists were planning to carry out an attack on the Great Synagogue in the capital.

Do You Know Anyone Who Survived Babi Yar, Stuthof, Zhytomyr or Kamianets-Podilsky?

Anyone stationed at a camp is liable to prosecution as an accessory to murder based on service. The change in policy led to searches for anyone who served in the death camps or murder squads.

German Jewish Leader Warns Anti-Semitism is ‘Very Big Problem’

"Experience has shown that openly wearing a kippa or a necklace with the Star of David is enough to attract verbal or physical threats."

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