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1,000 Danes Form ‘Ring of Peace’ Around Copenhagen Synagogue on Sabbath

A ring of peace encircled Jewish worshipers as they prayed Saturday on Sabbath at a synagogue, this time in Denmark.

NYPD Increases Patrols Around Brooklyn Synagogues, Jewish Sites

Brooklyn synagogues raise security after a suspicious incident on Sabbath in the Midwood section.

Rabbis Allow XMas Trees in Kosher Israeli Hotels

Kashruth certification under Israel's Chief Rabbinate at local hotels is going to look -- and be -- vastly different from now on. Heads up, everyone.

Purim in Pictures – Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim

Purim is a national holiday and costume party in Israel, when there is a spirit of unity.

ZAKA Rescued Body of Abandoned Jewish Soldier Who Died for Ukraine

An abandoned Jewish soldier who died for Ukraine was rescued and given a proper Jewish burial by ZAKA. Their story.

Ban Ki-moon Greets 1,500 Jewish Teens at Chabad CTeen Convention

Some 1,500 Jewish teens heard UN Secy-Gen. Ban Ki-moon urge them to "make a difference" as they gathered in Crown Heights, Brooklyn at the Chabad CTeen Convention.

Tzohar Launches New Prenuptial Agreement

"With the launch of this new historic agreement, we hope to make the lives of newlyweds better and more meaningful, so that if, God forbid, the marriage breaks up, it will be done in a fair and respectful manner.”

Canadian Leaders Rush to Condemn Anti-Semitic Vandalism in Montreal

Canadian leaders have condemned an anti-Semitic incident that left five cars damaged and their owners badly shaken in a Jewish neighborhood of Montreal this week.

Madonna and Portman May Vie to Purchase $55 Million Tel Aviv Penthouse [video]

The "Palace in the Sky" includes a private elevator, private pool and gym.

Norway’s Muslims Protect Oslo Synagogue in Sabbath ‘Peace Ring’

More than 1,000 young Muslims in Norway encircled the Oslo synagogue on Saturday in a symbolic 'peace ring' to protect Jews as they prayed on the Sabbath.

UK Jewish Schools and Synagogues Warned to Tighten Security

Jewish schools and synagogues in Britain were warned to tighten security this week following last weekend's terror attacks in Copenhagen.

Security Officials Advise Denmark’s Jewish Radio to Bid ‘Shalom’

Denmark's sole Jewish radio station bids "shalom" to the airwaves on the advice of security personnel.

Copenhagen Terrorist Named, Appeared on Denmark Terror Watch List

The terrorist who killed two people in Copenhagen this weekend has been identified as Omar el-Hussein.

EU Says ‘Europe Will Not Be Intimidated’ by Terror

"Europe will not be intimidated" by the latest deadly terror attacks in Copenhagen, a spokesperson for the European Union said in a statement the day after.

36 Bereaved Girls Treated to Bat Mitzvah Celebration in Jerusalem

The Jewish welfare organization Colel Chabad this week hosted a Bat Mitzvah celebration  in Jerusalem for 36 girls who have lost a parent. Most of...

Sharansky Praises British Parliamentarians’ Fight Against Anti-Semitism

Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky hails report by UK parliamentarians, effort to battle anti-Semitism in Britain as "important step."

Turkish Foreign Minister Targets Jews, Warns of ‘Treason’

Red flags are waving for Turkey's Jewish community again. For the second time in a week, a high-ranking official targeted Jews in a speech.

Anti-Semitism More Than Doubles in UK, Figures Show

Figures for anti-Semitic incidents in the UK have more than doubled over the past year. Are we surprised yet?

Turkey’s President Erdogan Takes a Shot at Jewish Blessings

Turkey's President Erdogan has found another opportunity to take a swing at the Jews, this time at the Jewish faith and its blessings.

Wasserman-Schultz Puts Stamp of Approval on Intermarriage

What hope is there for Jews in America with an attitude that says intermarriage is a "problem" but does not oppose it?

Netanyahu Helps Complete Torah Scroll in Memory of Paris Terror Victims

PM Netanyahu inscribed the final letters in a Torah scroll dedicated to the memory of the victims who died in last month's Paris terror attacks.

‘Shechita UK’ Says Ban Supporters Cite ‘Weak, Agenda-Led Science’

"Shechita UK" lashes out against right-wing UKIP for backing a ban on non-stun slaughter in Britain, hurting Jews and Muslims.

Right-Wing UK Independence Party Backs Shechita Ban

Britain's right-wing UK Independence Party has outraged Jews by announcing it is backing a ban on shechita, a reversal of its prior policy.

NYT: Dead Argentine Prosecutor Drafted Warrant to Arrest President Fernandez

Prosecutor Alberto Nisman drafted a warrant to arrest Pres. Fernandez before his death.

Breaking: French Soldiers Attacked While Guarding Nice Jewish Center

French police were attacked Tuesday by an alleged Muslim stabber and two accomplices while guarding a Jewish building.

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