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Paris Jews bet on community's future with new giant JCC

Amid existential angst, Parisian Jews bet on their community’s future with a giant new community center.

Paris Jews bet on community's future with new giant JCC

French presidential candidate probed for text message sent to Jews

Privacy watchdog to investigate whether Eric Zemmour illegally used database based on religion to send message to Jewish community members.

French pres candidate probed for text message sent to Jews

Smotrich in France: I'm your emissary in Israel

MK Bezalel Smotrich meets representatives of French Jewish organizations in Paris.

'I'm your emissary in Israel'

Teenager arrested after waving machete in front of French Jewish school

Teen hurls marbles at students, calling 'dirty Jews', while brandishing machete in front of Jewish high school in France.

Teen arrested for waving machete at French Jewish school

French Jewish heiress gives up right to priceless impressionist painting stolen by Nazis

After 10-yr dispute with the U of Oklahoma, 81-year old French department store heiress decides to give up her battle for Pissarro painting.

French Jew gives up right to priceless artwork stolen by Nazis

Gang who held French Jewish family hostage sentenced to up to 12 years in jail

Well known Pinto family was held and beaten for hours in their house while assailants searched for money and valuables that weren't there.

Gang leader who abducted French Jewish family gets 12yrs in jail

French Jewish resistance fighter who rescued children dies at 101

In 1942, Colette Brull-Ulmann saved children at Rothschild Hospital in Paris by smuggling them out using fake death certificates.

French Jewish resistance fighter who helped children dies at 101

82-year old French Jewish judge resigns in protest of decision in Halimi murder case

In interview with French media, Jack Broda asks what has happened to justice and calls Halimi's murder "an anti-Semitic assassination."

French Jewish judge resigns in protest of Halimi murder case

Up to 2,000 French Jews may have died of coronavirus, organizations say

'In our busiest two weeks, we sent 80 coffins to Israel,' local ZAKA chief says.

Up to 2,000 French Jews may have died of coronavirus

Does French election mean Jews can breathe sigh of relief?

Rabbi Levi Matusov of Paris Tunisian community and close associate of President-elect Emmanuel Macron: 'We agreed we have long way to go.'

Does French election mean Jews can breathe sigh of relief?player

French 'mass-aliyah' lands in Israel

Hundreds of French immigrants arrive in largest summer aliyah event from second largest Diaspora community.

With immigration surging, French 'mass-aliyah' lands in Israelplayer

Jewish woman dies after Nice terror attack

Raymonde Mamane becomes first Jewish fatality from massive terror attack in southern French city.

Jewish woman succumbs to injuries from Nice terror attack

1980 synagogue bombing suspect walks free

Rue Copernic bombing suspect released with monitoring bracelet. French Jewish leaders: release an 'outrage', 'insult to victims.'

Outrage after 1980 Paris synagogue bombing suspect walks free

France's surrender to PLO and Muslim pressure on "Palestine"

France's surrender to PLO and Muslim pressure on "Palestine"

Marseilles fans to wear kippot during soccer match

Fan clubs of Marseilles soccer team urge their supporters to come to the game wearing kippot to show solidarity with Jewish Community.

Marseilles fans show solidarity with kippot during soccer match

Twitter users show support for kippah protest

French Twitter posters use #TousAvecUneKippa along with pictures of celebrities wearing kippot in support of Jewish community.

French Twitter users show support for kippah protest

Kippot to be distributed on French streets

Rabbi Levi Matusof says despite calls to stop wearing kippot in public, more and more French Jews are looking for sense of connection.

Jewish pride: Kippot to be distributed on French streets

French show solidarity by wearing kippot

Non-Jewish Frenchman in Marseilles have told community President Zvi Amar that they will wear kippot to show solidarity with the community.

French wear kippot as sign of solidarity with Jewish community

Jew stabbed in anti-Semitic attack in Marseilles

Jewish teacher attacked by machete-wielding teen on his way to school near community synagogue in Marseilles.

Marseilles: Jew targeted in anti-Semitic machete attack

Far-right in the lead in French elections

Marine Le Pen's National Front ahead in polls; French Jewish MP unsettled by reactionist vote.

French Jews wary after far-right gains in French elections

French Jews urge 'merciless war' against terror

Umbrella organization of French Jewish groups condemns Paris attacks, issues new safety instructions to synagogues.

French Jewish groups call for 'merciless war' against terror

In France, denouncing anti-Semitism is risky

In France,  denouncing anti-Semitism is risky

France: Jews, Muslims Forced to Wear Red Discs

Elementary school students in Burgundy singled out for not eating pork; mayor withdraws initiative in shock after parents, leaders protest.

France: Jews, Muslims Forced to Wear Red Discs Around Necks

French Aliyah Stealing Paris Hi-Tech Talent

France's Economy Minister visits Israel to lure back Jewish business and hi-tech experts, insists Jews 'can innovate as well in France.'

French Aliyah Stealing Paris Hi-Tech Talent

Will French Students be Forced to Eat Pork?

French court to rule on controversial decision to ban kosher, halal meal options in one town's schools.

Will French Students be Forced to Eat Pork?

200 French Immigrants Arrive in Israel

French Aliyah up 11% since 2014; Israel expecting between 30,000 - 35,000 new immigrants this year - the most since 2005.

200 French Immigrants Arrive as French Aliyah Takes Off

Paris to Build 'European Center for Judaism'

'It would’ve been easy to give up and say Jews are leaving,' says Jewish Consistoire head. 'I want to convey a different message.'

Paris to Build 'European Center for Judaism'

Hyper Cacher to Reopen Two Months After Attack

Site of January's hostage crisis and murder of 4 Jews to reopen with new staff, renovations just two months after heinous attack.

Paris Supermarket to Reopen Two Months After Attack

French Jews Can’t Get Any More Integrated

Jews remaining in France are caught between the oversights of the government and Muslims’ own sense of misery.

French Jews Can’t Get Any More Integrated than they Already Are

'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'

Anti-Semitism Doubled in France in 2014

Days after report says France is the world's most dangerous country for Jews, CRIF reveals huge increase in anti-Semitic violence in 2014.

Anti-Semitism Doubled in France in 2014

Jewish Security Arm Urges Groups to Report Threats

After terror attacks in Paris left 17 dead, the Secure Community Network calls on US Jewish organizations to report threats and attacks.

US Jewish Security Arm Urges Groups to Report Threats

Left to Petition Against French Jews in Judea

Housing Minister Uri Ariel's plan receives fierce backlash from Left, calls idea to bring French to Judea-Samaria a 'cynical move.'

Far Left to Petition Against Plan to Bring French Jews to Judea

Rabbi Urges French Jews: Don't Abandon Your Faith

Chief Rabbi David Lau urges French Jewry to be kinder to one another, keep observing commandments in light of tragedy.

Chief Rabbi Urges French Jews: Don't Abandon Your Faith

French Jewish Students Stay Home After Attacks

Despite security detail at 700 Jewish institutions, 1 in 3 stay home after Friday attack; students say they are afraid for their lives.

30% of French Jewish Students Stay Home After Attacks

Supermarket Manager 'Can No Longer Stay in Paris'

Brother of Hyper Casher manager and terror victim, Patrice Oalid, tells German newspaper Patrice plans to make aliyah after recovering.

Supermarket Manager 'Can No Longer Remain in Paris'

Minister: Expedite the Aliyah Process

Minister of Absorption Sofa Landver vows to ease Aliyah for all immigrants - but especially French Jews.

Minister of Immigrant Absorption: Expedite the Aliyah Process

French Comedian Probed for 'Inciting Terrorism'

Notorious anti-Semitic comic Dieudonne is being investigated for a Facebook comment poking fun at last week's terror attacks.

French Comedian Investigated for 'Inciting Terrorism'

Israeli, French Leaders Divided on Place for Jews

While Israeli PM Netanyahu calls for Jews to 'come home to Israel,' French leaders argue security will be ramped up to protect them.

Israeli, French Leaders Divided on Right Place for France's Jews

Watch: Solidarity Rally with the Jews of France

Dozens of French immigrants and public officials gathered in Tel Aviv to show support for the French Jews killed in a terror attack Friday.

Watch: Solidarity Rally with the Jews of Franceplayer