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    Turns out, a Jewish woman was Miss Germany in 2011
    Dec02

    Turns out, a Jewish woman was Miss Germany in 2011

    Valeria Bystriskaia being crowned Miss Universe Germany in Berlin, July 7, 2011. (Courtesy of Bystriskaia) (JTA) — Last week, the story of a Jewish woman competing in the Miss Germany competition went viral, appearing in JTA along with media outlets around the world. Tamar Morali, 21, said organizers told her she was the first Jewish woman to get...

    Turns out, a Jewish woman was Miss Germany in 2011
    Dec02

    Turns out, a Jewish woman was Miss Germany in 2011

    Valeria Bystriskaia being crowned Miss Universe Germany in Berlin, July 7, 2011. (Courtesy of Bystriskaia) (JTA) — Last week, the story of a Jewish woman competing in the Miss Germany competition went viral, appearing in JTA along with media outlets around the world. Tamar Morali, 21, said organizers told her she was the first Jewish woman to get...

    ‘Death to the kikes’ painted on wall of Jewish charity in Ukraine
    Nov27

    ‘Death to the kikes’ painted on wall of Jewish charity in Ukraine

    (JTA) — Unidentified individuals wrote “death to the kikes” on the wall of a Jewish charity in western Ukraine. The black graffiti was discovered Monday on the exterior wall of Uzhgorod’s Hesed Shpira charity, which is funded by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, or JDC, Eduard Dolinsky, director of the Ukrainian Jewish...

    60,000 joined a Polish nationalist march. Should Jews be worried?
    Nov14

    60,000 joined a Polish nationalist march. Should Jews be worried?

    Some of the tens of thousands of nationalists who marched through Warsaw, Nov. 11, 2017. (Jakob Ratz/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) (JTA) — The sight of far-right activists waving racist banners and shouting anti-Semitic slogans during a nationalist march in the capital of Poland over the weekend shocked many around the world. It was...

    Rise in Russian, Turkish immigration to Israel bucking Western slump
    Nov10

    Rise in Russian, Turkish immigration to Israel bucking Western slump

    (JTA) — Bucking a slump in Western immigration to Israel under its law of return for Jews, movement from Russia has increased in 2017 and more than doubled from Turkey. In total, the 23,415 immigrants who have come to Israel from Jan. 1 to Sept. 30 constituted a 2 percent increase over the corresponding period last year, an interim report by the...

    Mila Kunis says local refused to let her see childhood home in Ukraine
    Nov10

    Mila Kunis says local refused to let her see childhood home in Ukraine

    Mila Kunis at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, Calif., Oct. 20, 2017. (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images) (JTA) — Mila Kunis and husband Ashton Kutcher tried to visit the actress’ childhood home in Ukraine with her parents, but a local who opened the door would not let them in, she said in an interview. Kunis, who is Jewish and in 2012...

    Israel’s president cheers a united Spain. Or did he?
    Nov08

    Israel’s president cheers a united Spain. Or did he?

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin meeting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Brey of Spain, Nov. 6, 2017. (Haim Zach/Israeli Government Press Office) (JTA) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin may court controversy back home, but in Madrid he is almost universally loved right now. That’s because during his visit to Spain this week, Rivlin – a Likud...

    What was the Jewish role in 1917 Russian Revolution? Moscow museum gives a full picture.
    Nov07

    What was the Jewish role in 1917 Russian Revolution? Moscow museum gives a full picture.

    Jewish organizations during the May Day demonstration at Marsovo Pole in Petrograd, Russia, 1919. (Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center) (JTA) — Of all the many loaded issues tied to the bloody history of Jews in the former Soviet Union, none is as sensitive today in that part of the world as their role in the 1917 revolution that brought the...

    Marc Chagall’s Belarus hometown celebrates first synagogue opening in a century
    Nov03

    Marc Chagall’s Belarus hometown celebrates first synagogue opening in a century

    (JTA) — The hometown in Belarus of the late artist Marc Chagall saw its first opening of a synagogue in over a century. The Jewish community of Vitebsk, which is located 155 miles northeast of the Belarusian capital of Minsk, last month celebrated the inauguration of the new synagogue at an event attended by city officials and faith community...

    4 Jewish things you need to know about Catalonia
    Nov01

    4 Jewish things you need to know about Catalonia

    Independence supporters gather outside the Palau Catalan Regional Government Building in Barcelona, Oct. 30, 2017. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) (JTA) — After simmering for decades, national aspirations in the region of Catalonia in northeast Spain plunged that country into a major crisis with far-reaching international implications. The current...

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