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Jewish unity requires understanding Jewish identity

Many in leadership positions have embraced progressivism, globalism, wokeism, or a host of other “isms” as innately Jewish, though such ideologies are purely secular and often antithetical to authentic Judaism. Op-ed.

Jewish unity requires understanding Jewish identity

The Second Day after: Jewish Unity during War & Peace

The day-after plan for Gaza requires starting prolonged processes, for Jews and Palestinian Arabs, albeit very different ones. Opinion.

The Second Day after: Jewish Unity during War & Peace

Kings, queens, pawns and knights: The Glatt shidduch game

For Tu B'Av, A critical look at the Shidduch Crisis in the Jewish community. Op-ed.

Kings, queens, pawns and knights: The Glatt shidduch game

President Biden wishes Jewish community a Happy Passover

President Joe Biden calls story of exodus from Egypt a message about the dangers of the current rise in antisemitism and hate crimes.

President Biden wishes Jewish community a Happy Passover

Watch: New group protecting Jews in America's inner cities

The non-profit Community Security Service (CSS) teaches Jewish community members how to defend themselves against numerous threats.

Watch: New group protecting Jews in America's inner cities

Jewish hopes, dreams and struggles in South Africa: Part III

Every country where Jews have lived has its own Jewish history. A rabbi reminisces, stories about a once thriving Jewish community. Op-ed.

Jewish hopes, dreams and struggles in South Africa: Part III

Ex-officer under fire resigns from SAFE Louisville initiative

Ex-officer at the scene of Breonna Taylor killing resigns from Louisville Jewish community security role.

Ex-officer under fire resigns from SAFE Louisville initiative

Europe’s Smallest Jewish Community: A Story of Iceland’s Jews

Just 300 Jews, but they're still holding on after almost 400 years.

Europe’s Smallest Jewish Community: A Story of Iceland’s Jews

Will Jewish communities recover from the Russia-Ukraine war?

How the Russia-Ukraine war is undoing 30 years of Jewish community building in Ukraine.

Will Jewish communities recover from the Russia-Ukraine war?

An insult to the entire New York City Jewish community

CUNY Chancellor insulted the entire New York Jeiwsh community. Op-ed.

An insult to the entire New York City Jewish community

The trumpets' call for Jewish unity

The greatest demonstration of Jewish unity is when every Jew, no matter where he is, feels the pain and suffering of less fortunate Jews.

The trumpets' call for Jewish unity

Jewish org uses Florida billboards to call out antisemitism

JewBelong's campaign uses billboards to spread message of awareness about antisemitism and its impact on the Jewish community.

Jewish org uses Florida billboards to call out antisemitism

'Defending' the FBI: 'Not related to the Jewish community'

The FBI was attacked 'merely' because  it did not immediately ascribe the attack in a Jewish Temple to antisemitism. Satire.

'Defending' the FBI: 'Not related to the Jewish community'

Comments on the Colleyville synagogue hostage event

The talking point about this event not being “related to the Jewish community,” is absurd from the start. Opinion.

Comments on the Colleyville synagogue hostage event

This will not stand - statement on sexual abuse

Three well-known psychiatrists on the tragedy of sexual abuse and the need to be aware of the challenges facing our communities. Opinion.

This will  not stand - statement on sexual abuse

Florida Jewish community sends food to police after officer shot

Orthodox Jewish community in South Florida sends meals to police station after officer shot during robbery near synagogue.

Florida Jewish community sends food to police after officer shot

A clear and present danger to America’s Jews

A decision of 3 federal judges on the eve of Yom Kippur should send shivers down the collective spines of the US Jewish community. Op-ed.

A clear and present danger to America’s Jews

President Joe Biden's Yom Kippur message to Jewish community

President Biden releases Yom Kippur statement wishing the Jewish community "an easy and meaningful fast."

President Joe Biden's Yom Kippur message to Jewish community

Historic Jewish community of Florence, SC recognized by city

Florence's mayor thanks Jewish community, which dates back to the 1850s, for its contributions to every aspect of city life.

Historic Jewish community of Florence, SC recognized by city

Montreal auction of Nazi items criticized by Jewish community

Community not satisfied by company's explanation that buyers are "military collections" buying "historical pieces."

Montreal auction of Nazi items criticized by Jewish community

Church of England to apologize for 1290 expulsion of the Jews

Expulsion followed 200 year period of anti-Semitism for England's Jewish community, who were invited back nearly 400 years later.

Church of England to apologize for 1290 expulsion of the Jews

Nebraska Congressman stands up for the Jewish community

Rep. Don Bacon (NE-R) recently delivered a floor speech in Congress to address the very concerning uptick in hate crimes against Jews.

Nebraska Congressman stands up for the Jewish community

Australian Jewish couple among 150 missing in Surfside collapse

Australian Jewish community calling for "urgent prayers" for local couple in their 60s still missing in the Miami condo building collapse.

Australian Jewish couple among 150 missing in Surfside collapse

200 people rally against Iranian government in LA

Demonstration features many different groups, including the Jewish community, taking a stand against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

200 people rally against Iranian government in LA

Tucson Jewish community rallies against anti-Semitism

Candlelight march to show solidarity in the wake of recent anti-Semitic acts of vandalism.

Tucson Jewish community rallies against anti-Semitism

Winnipeg Jewish Federation ad slammed by community members

Ad referring to the "Palestinian Territories" and failing to explicitly call out Hamas accused of failing to advocate for the community.

Winnipeg Jewish Federation ad slammed by community members

Israel's Ambassador to Germany asks gov to protect community

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier calls incidents of anti-Semitism a "crime," saying they won't "tolerate the hatred of Jews."

Israel's Ambassador to Germany asks gov to protect community

Australian city's bike path “an assault on the Jewish community”

Glen Eira's “safe cycling corridor” cuts through road with three synagogues who fear that plan will put accessibility in jeopardy.

Australian city's bike path “an assault on the Jewish community”

Rabbi Braves Flames to Rescue Torah Scroll

Jewish community houses evacuated as fires continue to burn

Rabbi Braves Flames to Rescue Torah Scroll

Austria to triple its spending on Jewish community security

Austrian government promises $4.7m to help secure Jewish community.

Austria to triple its spending on Jewish community security

Kiddush, Torah learning, and gefilte fish in Dubai

President of UAE Jewish community speaks of the acceptance the community has received in Dubai, from the people and the government.

Kiddush, Torah learning, and gefilte fish in Dubai

Rome names central street after community rabbi

In historic ceremony, Rome names street after Rabbi Eliyahu Toaff, Holocaust survivor and chief rabbi of Rome for 50 years.

Rome names central street after community rabbi

Maryland suburb of DC to screen anti-Israel film

Jewish community slams 'discriminatory' decision to use taxpayer funds to present 'one-sided, highly biased' anti-Israel film.

Maryland suburb of DC to screen anti-Israel film

US Jewish community looks to defend itself as attacks rise

As the number of anti-Semitic incidents rises, twin efforts aim to prevent and recognize shootings, and arm worshipers.

US Jewish community looks to defend itself as attacks rise

White House invites Jewish leaders over for a talk

Trump administration invites Jewish leaders to talk about 'pertinent issues' impacting community.

White House invites Jewish leaders over for a talk

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Soccer teams ask to change finals ‘to respect Jewish community’

Presidents of two soccer club finalists for Libertadores cup ask that final match be rescheduled 'to respect our Jewish fans'.

Soccer teams ask to change finals ‘to respect Jewish community’

Latin American Jews support two-state solution, new survey shows

Latin American Jewish leaders say internal divisions, community leadership are main problems.

Latin American Jews support two-state solution, new survey shows

Open letter to Jewish community from single parent

What we need are genuine invites that convey a desire to spend time with us and make us feel that we are valued members of our community.

Open letter to Jewish community from single parent

Jewish community in India mostly unaffected by deadly floods

At least 324 people killed in flooding in southern Indian state of Kerala in what local officials call worst flooding in 100 years.

Jewish community in India mostly unaffected by deadly floods

General signs order granting Hevron community official status

Order establishes official municipal services administration for the Jewish community of Hevron.

General signs order granting Hevron community official status

'Hurricane Harvey is a disaster larger than Katrina'

Jewish Federation official says Houston Jewish community 'could take years' to recover.

'Hurricane Harvey is a disaster larger than Katrina'

Nonexistent Jewish community condemns Israel

Chechnya’s Jewish community doesn’t exist — but it’s angry at Israel.

Nonexistent Jewish community condemns Israel

Jewish community's donation 'renews hope and faith in future'

Jewish community donates soccer field to Italian town devastated by earthquakes.

Jewish community's donation 'renews hope and faith in future'

DC Jewish community to hold vigil for slain Muslim teen

Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington to hold vigil in memory of 17 year old Muslim girl murdered outside her mosque.

DC Jewish community to hold vigil for slain Muslim teen

In Muslim Indonesia, tiny Jewish community lives on

The modest synagogue on Sulawesi island is the only synagogue in the nation of 255 million people.

In Muslim Indonesia, tiny Jewish community lives on

'Dutch Jewish community is unsustainable'

Dutch Jewish leaders claim the future of Jewish life in the Netherlands is grim.

'Dutch Jewish community is unsustainable'

Elderly couple trapped in blaze in Houston, Texas

Firefighters were called to the scene when neighbors reported smoke billowing out of the elderly Jewish couple's apartment.

Elderly couple trapped in blaze in Houston, Texas

'We need to give our children a platform to be listened to'

Rabbi Ari Neuwirth discusses the issue of drug abuse and alcohol among children in the Jewish community, and how to solve it.

'We need to give our children a platform to be listened to'

Redefining the role of 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

Fear in Zurich as police dispatched to Jewish school

Zurich police say no indication of criminal action near Jewish school

Fear in Zurich as police dispatched to Jewish school

Croatia Returns $4 Million Property as Holocaust Restitution

Croatia announces plan to return office building in Zagreb, expropriated from Jews during Holocaust, back to Jewish community.

Croatia Returns $4 Million Property as Holocaust Restitution

Latvian Nazi Musical Stirs Jewish Outrage

The Jewish community of Latvia has come out in protest of the musical 'glorifying' Nazi Herbert Cukurs, known as the 'Butcher of Riga'.

Latvian Nazi Musical Stirs Jewish Outrage

Anti-Semitic Jobbik Party Gains Power; Hungarian Jews Frantic

Hungarian Jewish community alarmed after election results reveal Jobbik is second largest party in Hungary.

Anti-Semitic Jobbik Party Gains Power; Hungarian Jews Frantic

Ukraine Rabbi: Jewish Men Likely to Be Drafted for Possible War

The Ukraine Jewish community was steeling itself for troubled times, said Rabbi Moshe Wasserman, the Chief Rabbi of the country.

Ukraine Rabbi: Jewish Men Likely to Be Drafted for Possible War

Duke Makes Historic Apology For Expulsion of Jews from Gibraltar

Apology presented by Spanish duke to Jewish community for ancestor's 1474-76 expulsion of Jews from Gibraltar.

Duke Makes Historic Apology For Expulsion of Jews from Gibraltar

Belgian Jewish Community Honors US Ambassador

Unites States Ambassador to Belgium, Howard Gutman, was honored on Tuesday by the Jewish community in Brussels at a farewell ceremony.

Belgian Jewish Community Honors US Ambassador

'Truth Commission' With Iran 'Opens Door to Third Attack'

Jewish community in Argentina opposes agreement with Iran to investigate 1994 bombing of Jewish institution in Buenos Aires.

'Truth Commission' With Iran 'Opens Door to Third Attack'

Venezuela Reportedly Spying on Jewish Community

The Venezuelan intelligence agency is reportedly targeting and spying on the Jewish community as well as organizations with ties to Israel.

Venezuela Reportedly Spying on Jewish Community

'Hitler' Store Agrees to Name Change Following Global Protests

The “Hitler” garment store in India has agreed to change its name due to protests from both the local and international community.

'Hitler' Store Agrees to Name Change Following Global Protests

Whiskey Empire Heir Bronfman Returns to His Roots

Matthew Bronfman, whose grandfather moved to Canada from Moldova and founded a whiskey empire, has gone back to his roots.

Whiskey Empire Heir Bronfman Returns to His Roots