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    Fleeing anti-Semitism in France, an African Jewish family makes aliyah
    Nov03

    Fleeing anti-Semitism in France, an African Jewish family makes aliyah

    Amy and George Camara and two of their four children arriving in Israel, Nov. 2, 2016. (Courtesy of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews) (JTA) — As a Jewish family originally from the Ivory Coast, Amy and George Camara and their four children felt somewhat immune to the rising anti-Semitic thuggery in France. The Camaras, relieved...

    In Austria, an annual cleanup of a Jewish cemetery on a Catholic holiday
    Nov02

    In Austria, an annual cleanup of a Jewish cemetery on a Catholic holiday

    Niki Kunrath, a non-Jew from Vienna, clearing out cut branches from the city’s Waehringer Jewish Cemetery, Nov. 1, 2016. (Tina Walzer) (JTA) — As she prepared to take inventory of one of Vienna’s oldest and least-known Jewish cemeteries, historian Tina Walzer anticipated many genealogical twists and archaeological challenges. But upon...

    American-style JCC opens in Kiev with help from JDC
    Nov01

    American-style JCC opens in Kiev with help from JDC

    (JTA) — The Ukrainian capital of Kiev, where Jewish cultural life has largely revolved around the city’s synagogues, opened its first American-style Jewish Community Center. The Halom JCC officially opened Tuesday at a ceremony attended by hundreds of guests in central Kiev, where it is expected to serve thousands of community members every...

    Hannah Arendt statue unveiled in Budapest
    Oct23

    Hannah Arendt statue unveiled in Budapest

    (JTA) –- The mayor of a district of Budapest unveiled a bust of the Jewish-American philosopher Hannah Arendt at an event commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Laszlo Hajdu, mayor of Budapest’s 15th District and a politician for the Democratic Coalition, a left-wing opposition party, unveiled the bust on...

    4 arrested in beating of Chabad rabbi in Ukraine
    Oct19

    4 arrested in beating of Chabad rabbi in Ukraine

    (JTA) – Police in Ukraine arrested four suspects, including two teenagers, in the beating of a rabbi in the western city of Zhitomir earlier this month. The suspects in the Oct. 7 beating of Mendel Deitsch, 63, were apprehended Sunday at a bus station in the city, which they planned to flee because they believed that police were closing in on...

    Rabbi beaten in Ukraine airlifted to Israeli hospital
    Oct09

    Rabbi beaten in Ukraine airlifted to Israeli hospital

    (JTA) — A Chabad rabbi who was severely beaten in a train station in the western Ukrainian city of Zhitomir was airlifted to Israel by emergency medical transport. Rabbi Mendel Deitsch is in serious but stable condition at Tel Hashomer Medical Center near Tel Aviv. He has emergency surgery at a hospital in Zhitomir before being airlifted to...

    Rabbi in critical condition following assault in Ukraine
    Oct07

    Rabbi in critical condition following assault in Ukraine

    (JTA) — A Chabad rabbi in Ukraine was severely beaten in the western city of Zhitomir, a spokesperson for the Hasidic group said, adding it is too early to tell whether the assault was a hate crime. Rabbi Mendel Deitsch, a longtime Chabad-Lubavitch emissary in France and more recently in Israel, was assaulted at the city’s central train...

    Rabbi in critical condition after assault in Ukraine
    Oct07

    Rabbi in critical condition after assault in Ukraine

    (JTA) — A Chabad rabbi in Ukraine was severely beaten in the western city of Zhitomir, a spokesperson for the Hasidic group said, adding it is too early to tell whether the assault was a hate crime. Rabbi Mendel Deitsch, a longtime Chabad-Lubavitch emissary in France and more recently in Israel, was assaulted at Zhitomir’s central train...

    Fires, rowdiness by Jewish pilgrims reported in Ukraine on Rosh Hashanah
    Oct07

    Fires, rowdiness by Jewish pilgrims reported in Ukraine on Rosh Hashanah

    (JTA) — Jewish pilgrims in the central Ukrainian city of Uman lit fires in at least five apartments in a string of incidents involving rowdiness during Rosh Hashanah. In one incident, firefighters rushed to a residential apartment rented by pilgrims who started a fire in the balcony to fry kosher meats they had brought with them, the news site...

    EU roadmap for relations with Iran ignores its anti-Semitism, terrorism
    Oct05

    EU roadmap for relations with Iran ignores its anti-Semitism, terrorism

    (JTA) — The European Parliament is set to vote on a roadmap for relations with Iran that critics charge sidesteps Tehran’s endorsement of anti-Semitism, terrorism, and calls to destroy Israel. Compiled by Richard Howitt, a member of the European Union’s legislative arm for Britain’s Labour Party and a close ally of party leader...

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