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    Uman fines Jewish community for pilgrims’ unlicensed tent city
    Sep24

    Uman fines Jewish community for pilgrims’ unlicensed tent city

    (JTA) — Representatives of the Jewish community of Uman paid the city approximately $15,000 in fines for erecting an unlicensed tent city for holiday pilgrims. The payment is part of a compromise reached last week between city officials, the Rabbi Nachman International Charitable Foundation and quality-of-government activists who lobbied to have...

    Ukrainian health official: Uman pilgrims may bring Ebola
    Sep19

    Ukrainian health official: Uman pilgrims may bring Ebola

    (JTA) — A Ukrainian health official warned that Jewish pilgrims converging in Uman may bring with them the Ebola virus and other epidemics. Larissa Kachanova, who heads the local branch of the Ukrainian government’s Sanitary and Epidemiological Management Center, issued the warning Thursday ahead of the arrival of approximately 30,000 Jews...

    At Canada’s new human rights museum, should the Holocaust get special treatment?
    Sep18

    At Canada’s new human rights museum, should the Holocaust get special treatment?

    Exterior, top, and interior shots of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg opening this weekend. (Flickr) TORONTO (JTA) — On the fourth floor of the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights, visitors will find a gallery called “Examining the Holocaust,” which is devoted entirely to the story and lessons of the Shoah. On the same floor, in a...

    5774: War in Gaza, upheaval in Ukraine and American Jewish assimilation made for an anxious year
    Sep18

    5774: War in Gaza, upheaval in Ukraine and American Jewish assimilation made for an anxious year

    Demonstrators rally outside the Israeli consulate in Manhattan to express solidarity with three Israeli teens who were abducted in the West Bank, June 16, 2014. (Miriam Moster/JTA) September 2013 The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for...

    5774: For Europe’s Jews, a year of upheaval and uncertainty
    Sep17

    5774: For Europe’s Jews, a year of upheaval and uncertainty

    Clockwise from top left, supporters of Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party (Getty); French Jews fighting pro-Palestinian rioters on a Paris street (Via YouTube); Jewish refugees from Eastern Ukraine (Cnaan Liphshiz); in Sarcelles, France, pro-Palestinian rioters broke shop windows and set fires in July. (Cnaan Liphshiz) THE HAGUE,...

    Group Jewish wedding held in eastern Ukraine
    Sep16

    Group Jewish wedding held in eastern Ukraine

    Liliya Menasheva Sadovski and Kim Boruchovitch were among 19 couples wed in Jewish ceremonies in Dnepropetrovsk’s Menora Center, Sept. 14, 2014. (Courtesy of the Jewish Community of Dnepropetrovsk) (JTA) — The Jewish community of Dnepropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine held a group wedding for 19 Jewish couples. Most of the couples that wed...

    Dutch police release Israeli rabbi accused of sex crimes
    Sep14

    Dutch police release Israeli rabbi accused of sex crimes

    (JTA) — Dutch police released Eliezer Berland, a rabbi who had been arrested because he is wanted for questioning in Israel in connection with alleged sex crimes. Berland, founder of the Shuvu Bonim religious seminary in Israel and a member of the Breslov Hasidic sect, was released Friday. His passport, however, remained with the Dutch police...

    Spanish cities celebrate women’s contribution to Jewish heritage
    Sep14

    Spanish cities celebrate women’s contribution to Jewish heritage

    (JTA) — More than 25 Spanish cities launched a cultural program centered around their Jewish heritage in celebration of the 15th European Day of Jewish Culture. Spain was one of about 30 countries marking the Jewish culture day on Sunday, which this year focused on women in Judaism. The activities offered by Spain’s Red de Juderias, a...

    Belarussian Jews celebrate JDC ex-leader’s 100th birthday
    Sep14

    Belarussian Jews celebrate JDC ex-leader’s 100th birthday

    VITEBSK, Belarus (JTA) –Russian-speaking Jews in Belarus celebrated the 100th birthday of Ralph Goldman, former leader of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and a central figure in Israel’s establishment. The birthday party for Goldman, who lives in Jerusalem, was held as part of the opening gala of the Belarus conference of...

    Defying Western isolation of Belarus, Jerusalem announces visa-waiver with Minsk
    Sep12

    Defying Western isolation of Belarus, Jerusalem announces visa-waiver with Minsk

    VITEBSK, Belarus (JTA) – Jerusalem and Minsk are set to sign a visa-waiver program, Israel’s ambassador to the internationally ostracized former Soviet republic of Belarus said. Ambassador Yosef Shagal announced the signing on Friday to 700 participants at the Limmud FSU conference in Vitebsk, the former Soviet country’s third-largest...

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