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News and updates about Conference of European Rabbis

European rabbis 'meet' to discuss how to help communities

Conference of European Rabbis hosts emergency virtual Standing Committee meeting ahead of Passover.

European rabbis 'meet' to discuss how to help communities

Aalst carnival 'reminder of Europe's darker moments'

'Anti-Semitic tropes at Aalst carnival contribute to anti-Semitism in Europe,' Conference of European Rabbis leader says.

Aalst carnival 'reminder of Europe's darker moments'

Berlin rabbi:

'There are challenges, but that's what we're here for'

Rabbi David Roberts speaks about community's unique positioning to model Jewish life for Israeli travelers seeking everything but Judaism.

'There are challenges, but that's what we're here for'

German rabbi discusses challenges facing European Jewry today

Frankfurt Chief rabbi: 'We are dealing with assimilation, we are dealing with anti-Semitism, we are dealing with the question of education.'

German rabbi discusses challenges facing European Jewry today

'American Jewry needs to connect to Europe diaspora's plight'

Josh Nass: 'We as Americans don't necessarily relate to the plight of European Jews as much as we should.'

'American Jewry needs to connect to Europe diaspora's plight'

Saving thousands of Jewish graves throughout Europe

European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative working on some 30 individual protection projects in four European countries.

Saving thousands of Jewish graves throughout Europe

'Circumcision ban will end Jewish communities in Europe'

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, President of CER, says that Jews in Europe are 'collateral damage' of Muslim immigration.

'Circumcision ban will end Jewish communities in Europe'

Fighting against the automatic anti-Israel majority in the UN

Israeli Amb. to UN in Geneva, Aviva Raz Shecter, talks about her fight for Israel against the Human Rights Council's automatic opposition.

Fighting against the automatic anti-Israel majority in the UN

'Judaism is severely under threat in all of Europe'

Jews in Europe face not only growing anti-Semitism but also new legal restrictions to traditional Jewish practices, warns CER chief.

'Judaism is severely under threat in all of Europe'

Leading haredi rabbis to European Jews: Don't stand out

Leaders of Lithuanian Judaism write to Conference of European Rabbis warning Jews to keep their heads down.

Leading haredi rabbis to European Jews: Don't stand out

European rabbis 'building up communities'

Committee of Conference of European Rabbis gathers in Geneva to discuss ways to mutually support Jewish communities.

European rabbis 'building up communities'

Rabbis: Push to ban circumcision shows 'lack of tolerance'

Conference of European Rabbis responds to Swedish push to ban circumcision, says it represents 'request for Jews to leave Sweden.'

Rabbis: Push to ban circumcision shows 'lack of tolerance'

'EU Parliament committed to combating anti-Semitism'

European Parliament president meets leaders of Conference of European Rabbis, pledges to stop anti-Jewish legislation.

'EU Parliament committed to combating anti-Semitism'

Seminar for young rabbis focuses on aiding victims of abuse

Conference of European Rabbis stages seminar for young rabbis on how to improve community work.

Seminar for young rabbis focuses on aiding victims of abuse

Belgian ban on kosher slaughter goes into effect

Law requiring animals to receive electric shock before slaughter goes into effect in Wallonia. Conference of European Rabbis concerned.

Belgian ban on kosher slaughter goes into effect

Rabbis on emojis: 'The Jews have been forgotten'

European rabbis call on world body that regulates emojis to add images that represent Jews.

Rabbis on emojis: 'The Jews have been forgotten'

What are the tensions with Poland all about?

Rabbi Michael Schudrich, the Chief Rabbi of Poland, discusses the ongoing tensions between Israel and Poland at CER convention in Antwerp.

What are the tensions with Poland all about?

Mayor of Antwerp: I am a friend of Israel

Mayor Bart De Wever 'honored' Conference of European Rabbis holding convention in Antwerp, the 'Jerusalem of the North.'

Mayor of Antwerp: I am a friend of Israel

EU Coordinator on combating anti-Semitism 'optimistic'

Katharina von Schnurbein: 'Following unanimous declaration of 28 EU member-states on anti-Semitism, we're now implementing declaration.'

EU Coordinator on combating anti-Semitism 'optimistic'

Special interview:

UK Chief Rabbi 'concerned about Labor, anti-Semitism growing'

'Anti-Semitism on rise, most of all we're worried about Labour Party,' Rabbi Mirvis says.

UK Chief Rabbi 'concerned about Labor, anti-Semitism growing'

Rabbi Asher Weiss: Jewish law obligates vaccination

Leading authority on Jewish law says it is "not a recommendation" to vaccinate children, those who do not violate halakha.

Rabbi Asher Weiss: Jewish law obligates vaccination

Rabbi warns: Politically correct anti-Semitism has many faces

Chief Rabbi Goldschmidt opens CER convention declaring 'European institutions can do more to protect the Jewish Community.'

Rabbi warns: Politically correct anti-Semitism has many faces

US envoy: European laws - a 'forced expulsion' of Jews

Elan Carr, US Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating anti-Semitism, speaks at gathering of the Conference of European Rabbis in Antwerp.

US envoy: European laws - a 'forced expulsion' of Jews

EU Rabbis: US should increase gun control

President of Conference of European Rabbis suggests US follow New Zealand's lead after San Diego synagogue shooting, ban automatic weapons.

EU Rabbis: US should increase gun control

European rabbis express solidarity following Notre-Dame fire

President of Conference of European Rabbis expresses solidarity with French people, Catholic community following devastating cathedral fire.

European rabbis express solidarity following Notre-Dame fire

Watch: Interview with leading European rabbi

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, President of Conference of European Rabbis, discusses his visit to Israel, has a message for the Israeli right.

Watch: Interview with leading European rabbi

Conference of European Rabbis meets Israeli Government

Conference of European Rabbis visits Knesset to discuss far-right in Europe, plan to appoint ambassador to 'tackle far-right extremism'.

Conference of European Rabbis meets Israeli Government

Mufti of Tunisia to Arutz Sheva: 'We are united by our humanity'

Grand Mufti of Tunisia calls for unity between different faiths. 'We must go hand in hand, communicate and get to know each other.'

Mufti of Tunisia to Arutz Sheva: 'We are united by our humanity'

'A community unlike anywhere else in the world'

Arutz Sheva speaks with President of Conference of European Rabbis about impressions of rabbinical delegation to Tunisia.

'A community unlike anywhere else in the world'

Under heavy security:

Rabbis on secret visit to Muslim country

Israeli and European rabbis, Jewish organization heads visit Tunisia. Arutz Sheva joins them: 'Muslims - our partners in war on terror.'

Rabbis on secret visit to Muslim country

Paris Jewish graves in danger

Conference of European Rabbis discusses phenomenon of Paris authorities digging up graves to resell plots in cemeteries.

Paris Jewish graves in danger

European rabbis discuss 'legislative terror'

Dozens of European rabbis and Jewish leaders gather in Latvia to discuss anti-Semitic legislation.

European rabbis discuss 'legislative terror'

Jews to go without kippahs?

'A sad day in European history'

European rabbis reject call by German Jewish leader for German Jews to avoid wearing kippah amid spate of anti-Semitic attacks.

'A sad day in European history'

'Jews not welcome in Iceland'

European rabbis compare proposed circumcision ban in Iceland to similar law passed by Nazi Germany.

'Jews not welcome in Iceland'

'Jews in Sweden fear inevitability of anti-Semitic attacks'

Conference of European Rabbis requests urgent meeting with Swedish Prime Minister over govt. failure to act against anti-Semitism.

'Jews in Sweden fear inevitability of anti-Semitic attacks'

Hanukkah celebration in Albania's Government House

Conference of European Rabbis President meets with Albania's PM, holds candle lighting ceremony in Albania's Government House.

Hanukkah celebration in Albania's Government House

European rabbis: Reform movement is today's great challenge

European rabbis gather in Finland, place emphasis on Reform movement which they say is "one of the main challenges of our time."

European rabbis: Reform movement is today's great challenge

European Rabbis welcome new Austrian Chancelor

Conference of European Rabbis hopes Austrian government will protect freedom of religion despite rise of far-right party in polls.

European Rabbis welcome new Austrian Chancelor

Rabbis praise Merkel after reelection: 'A responsible leader'

Conference of European Rabbis congratulates reelection of Angerla Merkel as chancellor of Germany, says rise of far-right party worrying.

Rabbis praise Merkel after reelection: 'A responsible leader'

Flanders, Belgium bans ritual slaughter

Conference of European Rabbis: 'This is a worrying omen for the future of religious rites across Europe.'

Flanders, Belgium bans ritual slaughter

WATCH: 60 European rabbis recite the 'Prayer for Israel'

Conference of European Rabbis marks 60 years since organization's founding - in the same Amsterdam synagogue they started in.

WATCH: 60 European rabbis recite the 'Prayer for Israel'

'We can't predict the future but we must shape it'

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, President of the Conference of European Rabbis, warns against religious intolerance.

'We can't predict the future but we must shape it'

'There is no Europe without Jews'

Frans Timmermans, First Vice President of the European Commission, denounces anti-Semitism.

'There is no Europe without Jews'

Watch: European Rabbis pray for State of Israel

60 years after Conference of European Rabbis was founded in a synagogue in southern Amsterdam, the conference's rabbis return to synagogue.

Watch: European Rabbis pray for State of Israel

Top Europe rabbi:

Macron victory a 'powerful message'

Head of the Conference of European Rabbis says French voters sent message to far-right by election Emmanuel Macron.

Macron victory a 'powerful message'

Europe's Jewish leaders congratulate Macron

Conference of European Rabbis, European Jewish Congress congratulate Emmanuel Macron for winning presidential runoff.

Europe's Jewish leaders congratulate Macron

'The Jewish community is being targeted from all directions'

Conference of European Rabbis hosts antisemitism discussion at Munich Security Conference.

'The Jewish community is being targeted from all directions'

'True friend and lover of Israel' elected EU president.

Antonio Tajani was elected president of EU parliament, Conference of European Rabbis welcomed appointment of 'true friend of Jewish nation'.

'True friend and lover of Israel' elected EU president.

European rabbis work for unified standards in conversions

'Conversion courts need to coordinate more.'

European rabbis work for unified standards in conversions

Conference of European Rabbis meets with Belarus parliament

A delegation of the Conference of European Rabbis met with the Chairman of the Belarus parliament to discuss developing Jewish life there.

Conference of European Rabbis meets with Belarus parliament

CER: Anti-Semitism concerns in Europe after Trump election.

Donald Trump's election as US president raises concerns among European Jews of a rise in anti- Semitism from far-right European parties.

CER: Anti-Semitism concerns in Europe after Trump election.

Special interview:

'Without U.S. influence, Jews in Europe could be in danger'

President of Conference of European Rabbis discusses how Trump presidency could affect the status of Jews in Europe.

'Without U.S. influence, Jews in Europe could be in danger'

Leading rabbi challenges Sweden: End bans on milah, shechita

President of Conference of European Rabbis says Swedish gov't can't claim to fight anti-Semitism while actively discriminating against Jews.

Leading rabbi challenges Sweden: End bans on milah, shechita

Exclusive interview:

'The question today is whether Europe has a future'

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, head of the Conference of European Rabbis, discusses the issues European Jews are dealing with.

'The question today is whether Europe has a future'

Vienna welcomes new Chief Rabbi

Rabbi Arie Folger elected Chief Rabbi of Austria's capital, with the blessings of the Conference of European Rabbis.

Vienna welcomes new Chief Rabbi

Watch: Hanukkah candles lit in Bahrain's capital

Bahrain King gives visiting rabbi royal treatment, vows to fight terror and allow Jews to continue practicing Judaism 'without fear.'

Watch: Hanukkah candles lit in Bahrain's capital

Watch: Women connecting the Jewish nation

Jewish Women's Renaissance Project founder Lori Palatnik discusses group's annual '8-day transformational trip to Israel.'

Watch: Women connecting the Jewish nation

European Rabbis send condolences to victims of Paris attacks

President of the Conference of European Rabbis calls for a global fight against terror in the wake of Paris attacks.

European Rabbis send condolences to victims of Paris attacks

European Rabbis slam UNESCO over Rachel's Tomb, Machpela

The Conference of European Rabbis says UNESCO's moral legitimacy is in doubt after it listed the sites as Muslim.

European Rabbis slam UNESCO over Rachel's Tomb, Machpela

European Rabbis declare Open Orthodoxy 'outside the fold'

Conference of European Rabbis issues strong statement against liberal Orthodox group, says its rabbis 'will not be recognized' in Europe.

European Rabbis declare Open Orthodoxy 'outside the fold'