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    Amid fighting in Syria, Holocaust survivor’s grandson planning aliyah
    Aug31

    Amid fighting in Syria, Holocaust survivor’s grandson planning aliyah

    (JTA) — The British grandson of a Holocaust survivor said he will move to Israel when he is done fighting Islamists in Syria. Timothy Paul Jacobs-Woodworth, 37, revealed his plan in an interview published Sunday by the news website Ynet. One of Jacobs-Woodworth’s grandfathers survived the Dachau concentration camp after losing his mother at...

    Amid fighting in Syria, Holocaust survivor’s grandson plans aliyah
    Aug31

    Amid fighting in Syria, Holocaust survivor’s grandson plans aliyah

    (JTA) — A British man whose grandfather survived the Holocaust said he would move to Israel when he is done fighting Islamists in Syria. Timothy Paul Jacobs-Woodworth, 37, revealed his plan to immigrate in an interview published Sunday by the news site Ynet. One of Jacobs-Woodworth’s grandfathers survived the Nazi concentration camp of...

    Crimea Reform Jewish leader thanks Putin in post-annexation meet
    Aug21

    Crimea Reform Jewish leader thanks Putin in post-annexation meet

    KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — During a meeting with Vladimir Putin, a leader of Reform Jews in Crimea said his community’s situation has improved since Russia annexed the peninsula from Ukraine. Anatoly Gendin, chairman of the Ner Tamid Reform Synagogue in the Crimean capital of Simferopol, thanked the Russian president Monday for what Gendin...

    Poroshenko to visit Israel for first time as Ukraine president
    Aug21

    Poroshenko to visit Israel for first time as Ukraine president

    KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — In a move that may anger Russia, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly scheduled to visit Ukraine soon and host its president in Jerusalem. Ukraine’s ambassador to Israel, Hennadii Nadolenko, announced the plans for the visits in an op-ed published this week ahead of Ukraine’s 24th independence...

    Ukrainian Jewish summer camp relocated due to war
    Aug16

    Ukrainian Jewish summer camp relocated due to war

    (JTA) — Citing ongoing fighting in Ukraine, a Kiev-based Jewish organization transferred its summer camp for young Jews to the Caucasus nation of Georgia. The Midrasha Zionit, or Zionist Seminary, sent approximately 140 participants of the group’s Tchelet summer camp this year to a resort in Georgia’s Lake Bazaleti. The move was “a...

    Wearing my kippah in Italy — and feeling fine
    Aug13

    Wearing my kippah in Italy — and feeling fine

    People eating in a Jewish restaurant in the Ghetto district on July 20, 2013, in Rome, Italy. JTA’s Ben Sales found a thriving Jewish community in the Italian capital. (Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images) During my four months studying in Italy in the fall of 2007, you could say I had more than my fair share of strange Jewish experiences....

    Construction begins at Ukraine Jewish refugee village
    Aug09

    Construction begins at Ukraine Jewish refugee village

    Rabbi Moshe Azman, left, and Ambassador Eliav Belotserkovsky on July 30, 2015, near Kiev. (R. Lenskiy/JTA) (JTA) — A prominent Ukrainian rabbi and Israel’s ambassador to Kiev attended the groundbreaking ceremony for a village for Jewish refugees from the conflict raging in eastern Ukraine. At the ceremony earlier this month near the village...

    Ukraine Jewish headstones, Hungary Holocaust monument smashed
    Aug07

    Ukraine Jewish headstones, Hungary Holocaust monument smashed

    (JTA) — Headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Ukraine and a Holocaust memorial monument in Hungary were destroyed in suspected anti-Semitic vandalism. Ukrainian Police received a report of the vandalism at the Jewish cemetery of Uzhgorod in the country’s west earlier this week, the news site transkarpathianews.net reported. Unidentified...

    Why the Chosen People are choosing aliyah
    Aug07

    Why the Chosen People are choosing aliyah

    Natan Sharansky, back row, fifth from right, with Israeli officials at a going-away ceremony for French emigres in Paris, July 2014. (Erez Lichtfeld) (JTA) — In their central Jerusalem apartment, Natan and Avital Sharansky can hear their new upstairs neighbors chatting in French on their patio. The young family moved into the penthouse earlier...

    Survey: Nearly 1 in 4 Romanians want their country free of Jews
    Aug05

    Survey: Nearly 1 in 4 Romanians want their country free of Jews

    (JTA) — Nearly a quarter of Romanian respondents on a survey on Jews said their country should have no Jewish residents. The results of the survey among 1,000 Romanian adults were published last week by the Elie Wiesel National Institute for Holocaust Studies in Romania, which commissioned the Centre for Opinion and Market Studies to conduct the...

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