Thousands of bouquets of flowers were delivered in time for this past Shabbat, including to coronavirus patients, doctors, frontline health care workers, volunteer first responders, lone soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces and elderly people who are isolated during the pandemic.
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A two-day pogrom began on Nov. 9, 1938, during which the Nazis burned more than 1,400 synagogues and Jewish institutions in Germany and Austria. Indeed, Kristallnacht (“The Night of Broken Glass”) was a critical moment in the chain of events that led to the Holocaust.This year, March of the …
The Riga city council has informed the local Holocaust museum that according to the new land-lease agreement, it will have to dismantle the central part of its exposition and start paying a full market price.
The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany announced on Wednesday that after negotiations with the German government on behalf of Holocaust survivors, it has agreed to give $662 million in aid to an estimated 240,000 survivors.
Two leading Israeli defense companies have recently announced historic cooperation agreements with Group42, a technology company from the United Arab Emirates, in order to develop new solutions against the coronavirus pandemic.Israel Aerospace Industries is working with the Abu-Dhabi-based c…
A German court announced on Monday that a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration-camp guard was charged with war crimes during the Holocaust.
In somewhat of a role reversal, Israel has emerged during the global coronavirus crisis as the main supporter of Jewish communities worldwide.
With the coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of slowing down globally, most of Europe appears to be heading in the right direction with cases dropping across the continent and economies either starting or in the midst of reopening. However, unlike its counterparts in Western Europe, many E…
It’s not quite as enjoyable as ordering a burger from the car, but Israelis who need to be tested for coronavirus can head to the nearest drive-through testing facility set up by Israel’s Magen David Adom. Drivers don’t even have to get out of the car to get swabbed.
More than 300 people from the United States, Israel, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Russia, South Africa and across Europe joined an online session that marked the 140th anniversary of World ORT, the global education network, and saw the election of its lay leadership for the next four years.
Amy Klein thought she had a hard time with infertility, having gone through 10 doctors, nine rounds of IVF in three countries and four miscarriages. But she thinks it’s nothing compared to what aspiring mothers are going through now with the coronavirus pandemic.
Mira Rosenblatt will never forget Aug. 12, 1942. On that day, the teenager was among the 30,000 Jews living in the Sosnowiec Ghetto in Poland who were rounded up by the Nazis and herded into the industrial city’s stadium.
Each year, Yom Hashoah brings with it memorial gatherings across the world, candle-lighting ceremonies with elderly survivors and speeches by dignitaries.Across Israel, the children and grandchildren of survivors publicly read the names of those who perished. Not to mention the siren that wa…
Early this month, more than 35,000 Christians and Jews from around the world gathered virtually to learn about Israel’s response to the coronavirus and rising anti-Semitism. Organized by the international grassroots organization Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) and the International Chris…
Spain’s ambassador to the United States and the president of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Spain discussed the challenges of, and response to, the coronavirus outbreak in that country in an online briefing sponsored by the American Jewish Committee.
Representatives from several international Jewish communities gathered online on Wednesday to discuss how the Jews in their respective countries are faring with the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as what challenges and concerns they face going forward.Participants on the call, which was sponsore…
Leaders of six major Orthodox organizations released a joint statement on Monday asking Jews to limit preparations for Passover to only essentials as a further measure against the health threat presented by the coronavirus.
American Jewish Committee has canceled its annual global forum due to the coronavirus pandemic, announced the organization on Thursday.
Jewish organization Reconectar applauded the recent passing of a law in the Portuguese Parliament that established March 31 as the official date to commemorate victims of the Inquisition.Ashley Perry (Perez), president of Reconectar, which seeks to reconnect the descendants of Spanish and Po…
Amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis in Italy, which has brought the country to a virtual standstill, prominent Jewish organizations continue to engage the Jewish community in the country.
You may not find it surprising that Mordechai and Esther are the most popular in our (wildly unscientific) JNS “Favorite Purim Person” poll.After all, Esther was a young orphan girl living in Shushan, the capital city of Persia, minding her own business when her uncle informed her that she w…
When New York cardiologist, Dr. Aaron Gindea read the entire Torah portion of Beshalach at the Kibo Hut on Mount Kilimanjaro, he may have broken the record for reading from a Torah scroll at the highest recorded altitude—4,700 meters (15420 feet). But Gindea did not come to Tanzania to break…
Anti-Semitic and anti-Israel prejudices are widespread throughout Europe, with almost one in four Europeans equating Israelis to Nazis and one in five believing Jews exploit the Holocaust for their own benefit, according to a recent survey.
More than 23,000 people, including 2,500 in person and several thousand online, from 183 countries gathered for OurCrowd’s 2020 global investor summit on Feb. 13 in Jerusalem.
As the death toll and emergency measures increase daily, Jewish communities in cities across China joined the population at large in the struggle to protect themselves against the new deadly coronavirus and cope with the extreme precautions being taken to guard against the spread of the flu-…
Naama Issachar, an Israeli-American woman who has been imprisoned in Russia on drug charges since April, was released from prison on Thursday, the Russian prison service said in a statement.
Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin and the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum are hosting the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem on Thursday. This year’s event, titled, “Remembering the Holocaust: Fighting Antisemitism,” commemorates 75 years since the 1945 liberation of the Auschw…
Jerusalem’s Biblical Zoo announced on Sunday that it will donate burn creams, milk replacers, wound sprays and hydration concentrates to aid animals in Victoria, Australia.
For the most part, Jewish and pro-Israel groups reacted positively to the U.S. elimination of the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force, Maj. Gen, Qassem Soleimani, in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq on Thursday.
Boris Johnson’s new Conservative government aims to pass a law making it illegal for public bodies to take part in the anti-Israel BDS movement, a senior British official said on Sunday.
A medical team from Israel is on its way to the Pacific island nation of Samoa to assist overwhelmed health-care workers trying to contain a serious measles epidemic and treat those already infected.
An Israel Defense Forces emergency humanitarian-aid delegation has left for Albania following the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that devastated the country on Nov. 26, the IDF announced on Tuesday.
A Ukrainian court has reportedly sentenced four people to prison for the fatal assault and robbery in 2016 of Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Menachem Mendel Deitsch in Zhytomyr, Ukraine.
An attack on a synagogue might make some Jewish communities keep a lower profile, but for Anastassia “Nastia” Pletoukhina it is not only a rallying cry but also a validation of the work she is doing with the Jewish Agency for Israel.
Stefan Schlüter’s mission for the past 30 years has been to improve the relationship between Germany and Jews around the world. That mission came from his time serving in the German Federal Foreign Office from 1979 until 2017.
The same week that the American Jewish Committee released the results of a survey on American anti-Semitism, the subject’s foremost expert, scholar Deborah Lipstadt, traveled to the nation’s capital to talk about the subject at Washington Hebrew Congregation, where, just days before, a secur…
U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Sunday, saying he had “died like a dog.”
Israeli artists and designers who participated in the Jerusalem Design Week exhibition will represent Israel later this month in one of Japan’s largest art and design festivals.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City recently revealed a shofar that was hidden and blown in the Auschwitz concentration camp 75 years ago and never shown to the public before.
Israeli and U.S. officials warned in a meeting with European lawmakers on Wednesday of a rise in hate crimes against Jews in Western Europe, and urged the European Union to cut funding to organizations supporting the international boycott of Israel, providing a report detailing the ties betw…