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Measles Outbreak Spreads to London, UK Jewish Communities

The outbreak is believed to have followed travelers returning from Israel after a visit for the Jewish holidays.

UK Chief Rabbi to Netanyahu: Attacking Zionism Is Attacking Jews

The PM, his wife, and Minister Miri Regev later met with British Jewish community leaders, and recalled the 100th anniversary of the Balfour declaration

Hungarian Parliamentarian Resigns Party Leadership After Anti-Semitism Revealed

Szavay is a parliamentary notary, member of Hungary's extremist Jobbik party and its deputy group leader.

Anti-Semitism Galloping Across America

Family members called police to express concerns over remarks that last month's Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was "a dry run."

Death Toll Rises to 25 in California Wildfires, Jewish Community ‘Stands Ready to Help’

Another strong wind event now threatens to fuel the firestorm all the way into Tuesday, according to AccuWeather.

Orthodox Jews in Zurich Threatened: ‘He Stared at the Children, then Revealed the Knife’

"He ran past us, knife in hand. I felt very uncomfortable and instructed my friends to move a little faster." Then came the shock: "When I turned around, I saw the man was following us. Suddenly he started to sprint."

Suspect Indicted in Connection with Anti-Semitic Beating in Borough Park, Brooklyn

The suspect was heard screaming words that sounded like "Allah" while beating the victim, according to the court papers.

Swine Flu Strikes Israeli Jewish Community in Uman

"We are managing here on a day-by-day basis, even with a number of very difficult cases, even a few fatalities, God forbid,... with first aid kits."

52 JCCs from 15 Countries Go Speed Dating for New Jewish Partnerships

Unprecedented sessions to take place at JCC Global’s World Conference, Nov. 5-9, in Tarrytown, NY

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.

After 500 Years, Bnei Anousim of Central America to Receive Permanent Rabbi

Rabbi Elisha Salas is Shavei Israel's new emissary to the crypto-Jews of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.

Pew: By 2040, Muslims Will Replace Jews as US Second-Largest Religious Group

The growth rate of the Muslim population has been around 100,000 per year, which Pew attribute to higher fertility rates among Muslim Americans, and the continued Muslim immigration to the US.

ADL Offers Reward for Info on Anti-Semitic Attack in Crown Heights

"This manifestation of anti-Semitism, which we wholeheartedly condemn, is as upsetting as it is clear, unambiguous hate..."

Work Begins on Egalitarian Plaza at Western Wall

Work is currently being carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority, which has been contracted to establish the foundation for the new plaza.

German Jews ‘Appalled’ by Iranian Spy Network’s Focus on Jewish Targets

All three Jewish institutions were presumably being studied as potential targets for retaliatory strikes by Iran.

US Ambassador Discovers in Sderot Yeshiva, City, Defying Terror with Growth

"In Sderot, there's a different kind of Jew, one that says, 'Ad kan. That's it. We're done. We're not moving.' And that's a story that doesn't get told enough."

Nazi Swastika Painted on Duke University Mural Honoring Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre Victims

The campus rabbi noted that the image representing wholesale murder of six million Jews was painted over a memorial to Jews massacred in Pittsburgh.

Divine Rage? Kotel Stone Falls on Reform Prayer Platform [Video]

To calculate the erosion in the different kinds of limestone that make up the Western Wall, in 2014 researchers from Hebrew University used a laser scan to create an accurate three-dimensional computer model.

President Rivlin to GA: Wall of Tears and Joy Now Symbol of Division, Disagreement

“The State of Israel was, and will always be, the home of every Jew: Orthodox, Reform, Conservative, secular, traditional, Ashkenazi, Sephardi. Jews. We are all one people, and Israel is dear to all of us.”

Nazi Hunter Zuroff Lambastes PM for Praise of Lithuania’s Holocaust Remembrance

Zuroff said that “the Government of Lithuania has, over the last 25 years, been making great efforts to eliminate the crimes of thousands of Lithuanians that were directly involved in the murder of Jews.”

‘Israel Will Always Stand With America’ in Fight Against Terror

“Just as the US has always stood by our side ... Israel will always stand with America in the fight against terror."

California Jewish Summer Camp Cancels Final Session Due to Worst-Ever Wildfire in State History

Some 300 campers and their families are fervently hoping it will still be there by next year.

Jewish Olympic Gold Medalist Aly Raisman Reveals Abuse by Trainer

USA Gymnastics said it took "great courage" for Aly Raisman to speak out.

Erdan Urges Germany to Help Europe Fight Anti-Semitism

"German broadcasters have refused to broadcast Roger Waters' performances... Anti-Semitism will never be part of our playlist."

Quietly, Netanyahu Approves Renovations of Kotel Mixed Prayer Plaza

All we need now are actual Reform and Conservative Jews to show up once the plaza is renovated.

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