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10 Indian Bnei Menashe Couples Married in Israel

The Bnei Menashe are descendants of the tribe of Manasseh, one of the Ten Lost Tribes exiled from the Land of Israel more than 2,700 years ago by the Assyrian empire.

New UN Secretary-General Not an Enemy of Israel

Guterres said in video message that 'the Holocaust was the culmination of millennia of hatred, scapegoating and discrimination targeting the Jews, what we now call anti-Semitism.'

What Is Hidden Is Never Lost: Rapa-Dreidels, Portugal, And The Marranos

Dreidels are my talisman, my touchstone. They reassure me in the most innocent and delightful way that our miracles will continue. And so, wherever I am, anywhere on the globe, I look for dreidels.

Israeli UN Ambassador Danny Danon Welcomes New UN Secy-Gen Guterres

Israel's UN Ambassador Danny Danon urged the UN Secy-Gen-elect to appoint an envoy to combat anti-Semitism.

Antonio Guterres, Former UNHCR, Unanimous Pick for New UN Secy-Gen [video]

Former Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Guterres, is chosen to succeed Ban Ki-moon as UN Secretary-General in January 2017.

UNESCO to Question Jewish Ties to Western Wall in Arab-Sponsored Draft Resolution

The draft refers ten times to Al-Haram Al-Sharif, exclusively using the Islamic term for Temple Mount, without any mention that it is the holiest site in Judaism.

Fallen Soldier’s Family Suing to Ban Hamas Prisoners from Watching Soccer Final

The family petitioned the court saying the decision to make all the TV channels carrying the game tonight available to security prisoners, most of whom are members of Hamas, is repugnant.

‘Venice, Jews and Europe 1516-2016’ Opens in Venice

The first ghetto's area was defined by two gates which were opened in the morning to the sound of the bell in St. Mark’s belfry, and closed at midnight by four Christian keepers, paid by the Jews.

Muslims Demand Equal Terms after Spanish Law for Jewish Return

Several Muslim families currently residing in North Africa are candidates for receiving Spanish citizenship.

How to Say ‘Disgusting Abuse of Public Trust’ in French?

Playing the usual black-is-white games, the catalog notes say the people depicted are "those who lost their lives fighting against the occupation.”

Masorti Rabbis Perform First Conversions in Lisbon

For the first time in the history of the Masorti movement, its rabbis performed conversions to Judaism in Portugal. The two conversions were performed in...

March 31 and Dona Gracia

March 31 is not a day that particularly stands out in Jewish memory at first glance, but it is actually a day of some significance.

Securing Our Future Through Historic Jewish Communities

Since becoming the first ordained rabbi in Jamaica in thirty-three years, I have been working tirelessly with my community to build a Jewish future on this tropical island. Every Jewish community wants to survive and indeed thrive, but there is a particular importance to the preservation and development of the world's small, history-rich Jewish communities.

Hebrew Inscription Provides Oldest Archaeological Evidence of Jews in Iberia

Discovered in a Roman-era excavation near the city of Silves, Portugal by archaeologists from the German Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the discovery predates the previous oldest evidence of Jews in Iberia by nearly a century.

Antisemitism on the Rise in Europe

The virus of antisemitism persists in haunting Europe. In recent months, antisemitism has been exhibited all too often in European countries, not just in theory but in practice.

Putting the Oy Back into ‘Ahoy’

They did not sing "Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Manischewitz," nor do they ever seem to appear in any of the Disney films about pirates in the Caribbean.

David Mendes And Zipporah Nunes Machado

One of the truly amazing aspects of Jewish history is that there were Jews who secretly maintained as much religious observance as they could while living under the merciless eye of the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal.

The Jews Of Portugal: Contemporary Sites And Events (Part Two)

In the first article on the Jews of Portugal, we reviewed the glorious periods of the history and depths of persecution to which Jews were subjected during the Inquisition.

Early Caribbean Jewish Communities (Part I)

Places like Barbados, Curacao, Jamaica, Tobago, the Lesser Antilles, and St. Eustatia probably conjure up, in the minds of many Jewish Press readers, visions of vacation resorts.

Escape From The Inquisition

"In 1478 at the request of the Spanish sovereigns Ferdinand and Isabella, Pope Sixtus IV (1471-84) issued a papal bull allowing for the creation of the Spanish Inquisition.

Aaron Lopez, Colonial American Merchant Prince

One cannot fully appreciate the life and accomplishments of Aaron Lopez (1731-1782) unless one is familiar with the history of the Inquisition.

Recife – The First Jewish Community In The New World

Many people know that on September 7, 1654, twenty-three Jews arrived in New Amsterdam (renamed New York after the Dutch left).

The Secret of Belmonte

Most Jewish prayer books show the 23rd psalm on a page just before the finish of Friday evening prayers, which is to say just before the Sabbath meal.

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