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Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt

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Top European rabbi meets with Pope Francis in Rome

Former Chief Rabbi of Moscow and president of the Conference of European Rabbis holds private meeting with Pope Francis.

Top European rabbi meets with Pope Francis in Rome

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt: Our religious freedoms are under threat across Europe

Conference of European Rabbis head calls for greater protections for religious freedom in Europe ahead of conference on Shechita bans.

'Our religious freedoms are under threat across Europe'

Chief rabbi coordinating aid for Ukrainian refugees in Romania, Moldova

Chief Rabbi Goldschmidt visits Moldova to help Ukrainian refugees, confronting the city’s past, present, and future.

Chief rabbi coordinating aid for refugees in Romania, Moldova

Moscow ex-chief rabbi: ‘Keeping quiet about Ukraine war morally wrong’

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt says he left Russia because of ‘direct messages’ to support the war.

‘Keeping quiet about Ukraine war morally wrong’

Moscow no longer has a chief rabbi

Exiled from Russia, Pinchas Goldschmidt is formally out as Moscow’s chief rabbi after 29 years.

Moscow no longer has a chief rabbi

Moscow Chief Rabbi in exile for refusing to support Putin's war

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt currently has no plans to return to Moscow after resisting pressure to support Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Moscow Chief Rabbi in exile for refusing to support Putin's war

CER President: Antisemitism in Europe 'has to be fought on a daily basis'

The Conference of European Rabbis holds its first gathering since the pandemic in Munich.

Antisemitism in Europe 'has to be fought on a daily basis'player

Top European rabbi mourns European Parliament's President Sassoli

'A true democrat, a gentleman and a passionate advocate for peace and integration.'

Top European rabbi mourns European Parliament's Pres. Sassoli

EU court: Employers may ban kippot, headscarves at work

European rabbis decry 'step backwards from religious freedom', as top European Union court rules employers may ban religious clothing.

EU court: Employers may ban kippot, headscarves at work

Rabbi Haim Korsia, Chief Rabbi of France, wins second term

Rabbi Haim Korsia re-elected with 75% of the vote, CER Pres. Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt says 'huge privilege to work with Rabbi Korsia.'

French chief rabbi wins second term

New President Herzog: 'Seasoned diplomat & political leader'

Conference of European Rabbis congratulates newly-elected Pres. Isaac Herzog, praises him as a 'seasoned diplomat and political leader.'

New President Herzog: 'Seasoned diplomat & political leader'

'Freedom of faith for Jewish communities must be guaranteed'

President of Conference of European Rabbis responds to EU’s declaration to mainstream prevention and countering of anti-Semitism.

'Freedom of faith for Jewish communities must be guaranteed'

How legislation led to 80 women being freed from agunah status

Israeli rabbinical courts can now impose sanctions on get refusers from abroad, if they visit Israel.

How legislation led to 80 women being freed from agunah status

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"

European Rabbis hope Biden will fight racism & antisemitism

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.

'Vienna terror attack was an attack on all Europeans'

European Rabbis offer support for French people

Conference of European Rabbis President Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt reacts to deadly stabbing attack in Nice, France.

European Rabbis offer support for French people

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.

'Prevent extraneous and selective bureaucracy'

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.

'Bans on ritual slaughter are not justified'

G20 Interfaith Forum holds first 'virtual meeting' in Europe

CER President Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt joins set of European experts at the G20 Interfaith Forum’s first virtual European meeting.

G20 Interfaith Forum holds first 'virtual meeting' in Europe

At Munich conference, rabbi warns: 'Free speech is working against democracies'

Chief Rabbi Goldschmidt warns Munich Security Conference: Social media companies need to do more to stop radicalization.

'Free speech is working against democracies'

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

Rabbis 'confident' police will catch arsonists

Head of Moscow yeshiva targeted in arson attack says he trusts Russian government, police, to locate arsonists and bring them to justice.

Rabbis 'confident' police will catch arsonists

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

European Jews: Should they stay or leave?

President of Conference of European Rabbis urges governments around the world to confront rising tide of violence anti-Semitism.

European Jews: Should they stay or leave?

'Neo-Nazi Budapest march reminiscent of dark days'

'Hate crimes, legislative attacks that are new anti-Semitism have spread, so is danger that anti-Semitism will turn into deadly terrorism.'

'Neo-Nazi Budapest march reminiscent of dark days'

Conference of European Rabbis welcomes Trump appointment

Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt: 'Given global climate of rising anti-Semitism, far-right extremism, role as important as it's ever been.'

Conference of European Rabbis welcomes Trump appointment

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 rabbiplayer

EU Parliament President: No laws against Jewish practice

European Parliament Pres. Tajani promises to stand by Jewish community, fight anti-Semitism and laws banning ritual slaughter.

EU Parliament President: No laws against Jewish practice

European Rabbis lead interfaith dialogue in Tunisia

Conference of European Rabbis leads interfaith dialogue, emphasizing communication and the war against terror.

European Rabbis lead interfaith dialogue in Tunisia

'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'player

'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'

Iceland circumcision debate: 'Adopt European model'

'For the first time since we launched the campaign against the Icelandic law, media outlets are coming out against it.'

Iceland circumcision debate: 'Adopt European model'

Iceland to ban circumcision?

European Jews fear ban being promoted in Iceland's legislature could lead to similar bans across the continent.

Iceland to ban circumcision?

World leaders discuss ethics and religion in Davos

Chief Rabbi Goldschmidt tells Davos forum, 'Religion and ethics must be part of the conversation.'

World leaders discuss ethics and religion in Davos

'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

Torah academy arrives from United States to Germany

79 years after Kristallnacht - Kollel students from Lakewood come to strengthen Berlin's Jewish community.

Torah academy arrives from United States to Germanyplayer

Israel to promote solution for 'chained-wives' around the world

Israeli rabbinical courts granted authority to rule in cases of 'chained wives' even if neither spouse is an Israeli citizen.

Israel to promote solution for 'chained-wives' around the world

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'