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News and updates about European Jews

European Jewry before the Shoah

Why did most European Jews seem so oblivious to the evolving deterioration of events and stayed on passively until it was too late? Op-ed.

European Jewry before the Shoah

Record number of hate crimes against Jews and Christians in Europe

The number of anti-Semitic hate crimes increased, from 600 to 2,316, anti-Christian crimes went from 578 to 980. Op-ed.

Record number of hate crimes hit Europe's Jews and Christians

1/4 European Jews consider leaving, survey finds

Jewish leaders increasingly concerned about antisemitism, with 23% of Jews saying the are considering emigrating.

1/4 European Jews consider leaving, survey finds

European anti-Semitism envoy honored by Vienna Jewish community

Katharina von Schnurbein, European Commission Coordinator on combating anti-Semitism, receives Friedrich and Marietta Torberg Medal.

European anti-Semitism envoy honored by Vienna Jewish community

Poll: Anti-Jewish sentiment and violence against Jews are 'essentially unrelated'

Does the number of violent assaults on Jews convey a country’s anti-Semitism level? No, a European poll says.

Poll: Anti-Jewish sentiment, violence against Jews, 'unrelated'

EU releases strategy to fight anti-Semitism, protect Jewish life

Plan rests on EU stepping up prevention of anti-Semitism, increasing protection of Jewish institutions and fostering Holocaust education.

EU releases strategy to fight anti-Semitism, protect Jewish life

New magazine will focus on European Jewry's 'crisis'

European intellectuals launch magazine on European Jewry’s population ‘crisis.’

New magazine will focus on European Jewry

European Jews hold virtual memorial event for coronavirus victims

Arutz Sheva to broadcast European Jews' virtual memorial event in memory of thousands of Jewish Corona victims from across the continent.

European Jews hold memorial for coronavirus victims

75 years since the Day of Salvation and Liberation - amid coronavirus

Chief rabbis and leaders of Jewish organizations from twenty countries took part in a prayer of thanks at the Western Wall.

75 years since liberation of European Jews - amid coronavirusplayer

Transnistria's dying Jewish community

Transnistria is a poor breakaway state in Eastern Europe. The few Jews left there eye an escape.

Transnistria's dying Jewish community

'There is no Europe without Jews'

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

'There is no Europe without Jews'player

Europe's Jews prepare Hanukkah events to ‘drive out darkness’

Some Jewish leaders say that celebrating Hanukkah at central locales in Europe is an uplifting Jewish response to terrorism.

Europe's Jews prepare Hanukkah events to ‘drive out darkness’

'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'player

Officials urge business-as-usual for holidays

US security officials and Jewish community leaders prepare for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur in the face of rising terror threat.

Security officials urge business-as-usual for Jewish holidays

Few European Jews to attend holiday services

70% of European Jews say they will not attend synagogue for upcoming holidays this year amid growing harassment by Muslims.

Poll: European Jews afraid to attend holiday services

35 countries to take part in Jewish Culture Day

Thirty years after its initiation, the European Day of Jewish Culture will have a record number of countries participating.

European Jewish Culture Day to have 35 countries participating

'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.

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Obama calls for solidarity with European Jews

In Yom Hashoah message, President Barack Obama calls for solidarity with Jews facing anti-Semitism.

Obama calls for solidarity with European Jews

Islamic radicalization fuels threat to Europe Jews

Congressional commission hears testimony on how Islamic radicalization in Europe has ramped up risk for Jewish communities.

Islamic radicalization fuels 'dire' threat to Jews in Europe

Redefining female Jewish leaders in Europe

Wives of European rabbis converge in Vienna for a training program about the important role of rebbetzins working alongside their husbands.

Redefining the role of female Jewish leaders in Europe

Netherlands: Anti-Semites attack Jewish home

Door and windows of Jewish house wrecked in Amsterdam, as vandals shouted ‘Jewish cancer’ and ‘liberate Palestine.’

Netherlands: Anti-Semitic vandals attack Jewish home

'There is no future for Jews in Europe'

Brussels chief rabbi describes fear in the streets following terror attacks, says he understands why Jews leaving the EU in droves.

'There is no future for Jews in Europe'

House passes bill to help protect European Jews

House passes legislation urging United States and Europe to help keep Jews safe amid growing anti-Semitism.

House passes bill to help protect European Jews

European concern: Refugees coming, Jews leaving

EU Commission VP is 'alarmed' by Jewish exodus from Europe, as the organization drives to fight growing anti-Semitism.

European concern: Refugees coming, Jews leaving

European Jews Afraid to Reveal Jewishness

Over 85% of European Jewry won't attend Rosh Hashana services for fear of anti-Semitism.

European Jews Afraid to Reveal Jewishness

EU: Continental Task-Force to Fight Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitic attacks are sweeping Europe - what will the EU do about it? 'No future for Jews in Europe means no future for Europe.'

EU Considering Continental Task-Force to Fight Anti-Semitism

Envoy: European Jews 'Bankrupted' by Security

American envoy on anti-Semitism warns that Jewish bodies in Europe are being bankrupted by the growing need for security.

Envoy: European Jews 'Bankrupted' by Security Costs

Good News? European Governments Unite Behind Jews

Denmark pledges $148 million to fight Islamic terrorism; French, German, British leaders say they'll protect Jews.

Good News? European Governments Unite Behind Jews

'There is No Future for Jews in Western Europe'

Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky urges gov't to invest more money in Aliyah, ahead of expected 15,000 new immigrants in 2015.

'There is No Future for Jews in Western Europe'

Austria: A Europe Without Jews is Not Europe

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz joins in on calls in Europe for Jews to stay despite recent terrorist attacks.

Austria: A Europe Without Jews is Not Europe

Can Europe Convince Jews Not to Leave?

EU admits to 'huge challenge' reassuring Jews that 'they have a future in Europe,' as Islamist terror and anti-Semitism continue to rage.

Can Europe Convince Jews Not to Leave?

Minister Tells Rabbis 'Leave Europe Or Disappear'

Ben-Dahan tells European rabbis at conference intermarriage in Israel under a thousandth, in Europe figure is 80%.

Minister Tells Rabbis 'Leave Europe Or Disappear'

Rabbi: Kosher Slaughter Ban Not Anti-Semitic

Copenhagen rabbi: ban on kosher slaughter is problematic, but false accusations of anti-Semitism won’t help.

Rabbi: Kosher Slaughter Ban Not Anti-Semitic

Ashton: Hannukah Lights Spread Hope, Peace

European Union Foreign Minister reaches out to Jewish groups after compromising with Israel on boycott Tuesday night.

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Anti-Semitism on the Rise in Europe, Finds Survey

Anti-Semitism has worsened in Europe in the past few years, finds survey by the European Fundamental Rights Agency.

Anti-Semitism on the Rise in Europe, Finds New Survey

European Council Calls for Circumcision Ban

The European Council calls circumcision of children a violation of human rights, calls for legal ban until age 15.

European Council Calls for Circumcision Ban

Europe's Jews Call for Unity Over Shechita Ban

European Jewish Association calls for united efforts towards reversing the Polish parliament's decision to ban kosher slaughter.

Europe's Jews Call for Unity Over Polish Shechita Ban

Fois Gras Law ‘a Double-Edged Sword,’ Rabbi Warns

MK’s bill on banning delicacy could be used to support European ban on kosher slaughter, French Jewish leader says.

Foie Gras Law ‘a Double-Edged Sword,’ Rabbi Warns

Introducing Today’s Polish Jews

Activist Sam Konig goes beyond the Holocaust to introduce young Jews to Polish Jewish life in 2013.

Introducing Today’s Polish Jewsplayer

Jewish Center Bombed in Sweden

A Jewish community center was bombed in Malmo, Sweden, continuing an ongoing wave of anti-Semitic hate in the city.

Jewish Center Bombed in Sweden