European Rabbis hope for a "clear voice" from Biden against racism and antisemitism

European Rabbis hope for a "clear voice" from Biden against racism and antisemitism

President of the Conference of European Rabbis: "We hope US Jewry will overcome its deep divisions and become united on all crucial issues"Arutz Sheva, 11/7/2020, 7:53 PM
President of Conference of European Rabbis: 'An attack on all Europeans'

President of Conference of European Rabbis: 'An attack on all Europeans'

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt says religious leaders should have to prove their loyalty to the European states where they reside.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/3/2020, 11:41 AM
European Rabbis offer support for French people

European Rabbis offer support for French people

Conference of European Rabbis President Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt reacts to deadly stabbing attack in Nice, France.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/29/2020, 5:39 PM
Conference of European Rabbis participates in international prayer meeting for peace

Conference of European Rabbis participates in international prayer meeting for peace

Rabbi Haïm Korsia, Chief Rabbi of France, participates in international Prayer for Peace initiative in Rome.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/22/2020, 1:03 PM
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt: 'Prevent extraneous and selective bureaucracy'

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt: 'Prevent extraneous and selective bureaucracy'

Conference of European Rabbis urges Israeli government to allow all Jews to enter Israel, regardless of whether they are Israeli citizens.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/24/2020, 11:04 AM
European rabbis begin rehabilitating synagogues

European rabbis begin rehabilitating synagogues

Conference of European Rabbis formulates plan for synagogue worship during the '3 weeks' as synagogues reopen in Europe.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/8/2020, 12:06 AM
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt: 'Bans on ritual slaughter are not justified'

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt: 'Bans on ritual slaughter are not justified'

Conference of European Rabbis leader issues joint statement with Muslim leader, protesting ban on religious slaughter methods.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/7/2020, 2:33 PM
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt: 'Jewish communities cannot rely on import of kosher meat'

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt: 'Jewish communities cannot rely on import of kosher meat'

Failure to overturn ban ritual slaughter sends message that Jews are not welcome, leading European rabbi says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/22/2020, 6:03 PM
Torah class in the United Arab Emirates

Torah class in the United Arab Emirates

Jewish communities of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, hold largest-ever Torah conference in Arab world.Yoni Kempinski, 6/8/2020, 12:06 PM
Conference of European Rabbis hosts Torah webinar with globally renowned spiritual leaders

Conference of European Rabbis hosts Torah webinar with globally renowned spiritual leaders

The Conference of European Rabbis holds a shiurim webinar series via Zoom for over 250 Rabbis from across the globe ahead of ShavuotArutz Sheva Staff, 5/27/2020, 4:33 PM
Amsterdam: Jewish community in great distress

Amsterdam: Jewish community in great distress

Dutch authorities refusing to allow Jewish community to aid elderly coronavirus victims, Amsterdam rabbis say.Yoni Kempinski, 5/8/2020, 3:49 PM
Chief Rabbi Goldschmidt: 'Support communities back into synagogues'

Chief Rabbi Goldschmidt: 'Support communities back into synagogues'

Conference of European Rabbis holds Spring Standing Committee meeting via Zoom.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/7/2020, 12:04 PM
Neo-Nazis interrupt Torah lessons on 'Zoom'

Neo-Nazis interrupt Torah lessons on 'Zoom'

On Holocaust Memorial Day, neo-Nazis break into online Torah lessons given by German rabbis.Yoni Kempinski, 4/23/2020, 1:03 AM
European rabbis 'meet' to discuss how to help their communities

European rabbis 'meet' to discuss how to help their communities

Conference of European Rabbis hosts emergency virtual Standing Committee meeting ahead of Passover.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2020, 1:31 PM
Carnival anti-Semitism 'reminder of Europe's darker moments,' Chief Rabbi Goldschmidt says

Carnival anti-Semitism 'reminder of Europe's darker moments,' Chief Rabbi Goldschmidt says

'Anti-Semitic tropes at Aalst carnival contribute to anti-Semitism in Europe,' Conference of European Rabbis leader says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2020, 12:07 PM
'There are challenges, but that's what we're here for'

'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.Yoni Kempinski, 12/2/2019, 7:15 PM
German rabbi discusses challenges facing European Jewry today

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.'Yoni Kempinski, 12/2/2019, 5:43 PM
'American Jewry needs to connect to Europe diaspora's plight'

'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.'Yoni Kempinski, 12/2/2019, 5:00 PM
Saving thousands of Jewish graves throughout Europe

Saving thousands of Jewish graves throughout Europe

European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative working on some 30 individual protection projects in four European countries.Yoni Kempinski, 12/2/2019, 4:24 PM
Fighting against the automatic anti-Israel majority in the UN

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.Yoni Kempinski, 12/1/2019, 8:15 PM
'Circumcision ban will end Jewish communities in 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.Yoni Kempinski, 12/1/2019, 6:53 PM
'Judaism is severely under threat in all of Europe'

'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.Yoni Kempinski, 12/1/2019, 3:30 PM
Leading haredi rabbis to European Jews: Don't stand out

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.Yoni Kempinski, 11/25/2019, 8:26 PM
European rabbis 'building up communities'

European rabbis 'building up communities'

Committee of Conference of European Rabbis gathers in Geneva to discuss ways to mutually support Jewish communities.Yoni Kempinski, 11/25/2019, 4:43 PM
Rabbis: Push to ban circumcision shows 'lack of tolerance'

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.'Yoni Kempinski, 10/7/2019, 4:01 PM
'EU Parliament committed to combating anti-Semitism'

'EU Parliament committed to combating anti-Semitism'

European Parliament president meets leaders of Conference of European Rabbis, pledges to stop anti-Jewish legislation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2019, 6:07 PM
Seminar for young rabbis focuses on aiding victims of abuse

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/13/2019, 2:45 PM
Belgian ban on kosher slaughter goes into effect

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.Nitsan Keidar, 9/1/2019, 4:18 AM
Rabbis on emojis: 'The Jews have been forgotten'

Rabbis on emojis: 'The Jews have been forgotten'

European rabbis call on world body that regulates emojis to add images that represent Jews.Marcy Oster, JTA, 5/28/2019, 9:57 PM
What are the tensions with Poland all about?

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.Yoni Kempinski, Antwerp, 5/16/2019, 3:03 AM
Mayor of Antwerp: I am a friend of Israel

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.'Yoni Kempinski/Antwerp, 5/14/2019, 10:31 PM
EU Coordinator on combating anti-Semitism 'optimistic'

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.'Yoni Kempinski - Antwerp, 5/14/2019, 8:45 PM
UK Chief Rabbi 'concerned about Labor, anti-Semitism growing'

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.Yoni Kempinski - Antwerp, 5/14/2019, 5:09 PM
Rabbi Asher Weiss: Jewish law obligates vaccination

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.Yoni Kempinski/Antwerp, 5/14/2019, 4:08 PM
Rabbi warns: Politically correct anti-Semitism has many faces

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.'Yoni Kempinski, Antwerp, 5/14/2019, 1:16 PM
US envoy: European laws - a 'forced expulsion' of Jews

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.Yoni Kempinski, Antwerp, 5/14/2019, 12:32 AM
EU Rabbis: US should increase gun control

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/28/2019, 10:06 AM
European rabbis express solidarity following Notre-Dame fire

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/16/2019, 5:38 PM
Watch: Interview with leading European rabbi

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.Yoni Kempinski, 11/28/2018, 3:34 AM
Conference of European Rabbis meets Israeli Government

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'.Mordechai Sones, 11/20/2018, 7:39 PM
Mufti of Tunisia to Arutz Sheva: 'We are united by our humanity'

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.'Hezki Baruch, 5/8/2018, 10:59 AM
'A community unlike anywhere else in the world'

'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.Hezki Baruch, 5/8/2018, 8:29 AM
Rabbis on secret visit to Muslim country

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.'Hezki Baruch - Tunis, 5/7/2018, 10:01 PM
Paris Jewish graves in danger

Paris Jewish graves in danger

Conference of European Rabbis discusses phenomenon of Paris authorities digging up graves to resell plots in cemeteries.Yoni Kempinski, 5/4/2018, 11:17 AM
European rabbis discuss 'legislative terror'

European rabbis discuss 'legislative terror'

Dozens of European rabbis and Jewish leaders gather in Latvia to discuss anti-Semitic legislation.Yoni Kempinski, 5/4/2018, 10:19 AM
'A sad day in European history'

'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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/25/2018, 4:04 PM
'Jews not welcome in Iceland'

'Jews not welcome in Iceland'

European rabbis compare proposed circumcision ban in Iceland to similar law passed by Nazi Germany.David Rosenberg, 4/23/2018, 7:47 AM
'Jews in Sweden fear inevitability of anti-Semitic attacks'

'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.Gary Willig, 12/20/2017, 9:17 PM
Hanukkah celebration in Albania's Government House

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/13/2017, 2:13 PM
European rabbis: Reform movement is today's great challenge

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."Yoni Kempinski, 12/5/2017, 2:09 AM
European Rabbis welcome new Austrian Chancelor

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.Gary Willig, 10/16/2017, 12:14 AM
Rabbis praise Merkel after reelection: 'A responsible leader'

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2017, 10:14 PM
Flanders, Belgium bans ritual slaughter

Flanders, Belgium bans ritual slaughter

Conference of European Rabbis: 'This is a worrying omen for the future of religious rites across Europe.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/29/2017, 2:07 PM
WATCH: 60 European rabbis recite the 'Prayer for Israel'

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.Yoni Kempinski, Amsterdam, 5/10/2017, 12:15 PM
'We can't predict the future but we must shape it'

'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.Yoni Kempinski, Amsterdam, 5/10/2017, 3:06 AM
'There is no Europe without Jews'

'There is no Europe without Jews'

Frans Timmermans, First Vice President of the European Commission, denounces anti-Semitism.Yoni Kempinski, Amsterdam, 5/10/2017, 2:05 AM
Watch: European Rabbis pray for State of Israel

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.Yoni Kempinski, 5/9/2017, 10:15 PM