World Jewish News

Older and new generations meet weekly for chess

Older and new generations meet weekly for chess

Tzedakah has always been an integral part of being a Jew. Today, that mitzvah has too often become epitomized by an exasperated reach for the… Read More ›

Israeli-American students unite for peace

Israeli-American students unite for peace

Israeli-American college students from 33 campuses across North America gathered in L.A. for the inaugural Israeli American Council (IAC) Mishelanu National Conference this past weekend… Read More ›

‘Jewish 100’ Gala honors Joan Rivers

‘Jewish 100’ Gala honors Joan Rivers

The 2nd annual ‘Jewish 100’ Gala occurred in New York City, honoring the top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life. Knesset Speaker MK Yuli Edelstein,… Read More ›

Soldier was attacked in front of a Jewish community center in France

Soldier was attacked in front of a Jewish community center in France

An attacker with a knife hidden in his bag attacked three soldiers on an anti-terror patrol in front of a Jewish community center in southern… Read More ›

Vegan menu for IDF soldiers

Vegan menu for IDF soldiers

Vegetarian has long been an option, but as of February, the army will be serving lentil burgers, green salads and whole wheat pita as a… Read More ›

Portugal grants citizenship to Serphardic Jews

Portugal grants citizenship to Serphardic Jews

The Portuguese Cabinet approved a law offering dual citizenship to the descendants of those Sephardic Jews — the term commonly used for those who once… Read More ›

Swastikas spray painted at University of California, Davis

Swastikas spray painted at University of California, Davis

Students at the University of California, Davis woke up Saturday morning to find swastikas spray painted outside of a Jewish fraternity, days after the school’s… Read More ›

Egypt rules to ban Hamas and list it as a terrorist organization

Egypt rules to ban Hamas and list it as a terrorist organization

An Egyptian court banned the armed wing of Palestinian group Hamas and listed it as a terrorist organization, a ruling in keeping with a systematic… Read More ›

Auschwitz 70th anniversary

Auschwitz 70th anniversary

“We survivors do not want our past to be our children’s future,” Roman Kent, born in 1929, told a memorial gathering at the death camp’s… Read More ›

Portugal’s government approves citizenship plan for Sephardic Jews

Portugal’s government approves citizenship plan for Sephardic Jews

Portugal’s government approved a law granting citizenship rights to the descendants of Jews it persecuted 500 years ago, following Spain’s adoption of similar legislation last… Read More ›

Israel has become a strongly partisan issue in Washington

Israel has become a strongly partisan issue in Washington

The recent rift between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu has become more contentious lately and by all appearances, will only grow wider. Netanyahu seems… Read More ›

Jewish group in Argentina boycotts commemoration in protest

Jewish group in Argentina boycotts commemoration in protest

Jewish groups boycotted the Argentine government’s Holocaust Day commemoration Tuesday in protest over the mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, while skepticism grew over President… Read More ›

Russian president attends Auschwitz ceremony in Moscow

Russian president attends Auschwitz ceremony in Moscow

“Jews were killed in Auschwitz, just because they are Jews,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday during a memorial ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of… Read More ›

BBC exec: Don’t call Charlie Hebdo killers ‘terrorists’

BBC exec: Don’t call Charlie Hebdo killers ‘terrorists’

Head of corporation’s Arabic channel says term is ‘loaded,’ comments in accordance with editorial guidelines A senior BBC executive has said that the corporation avoids… Read More ›

70th anniversasy of Auschwitz liberation in Poland

70th anniversasy of Auschwitz liberation in Poland

When the Soviet army entered Auschwitz exactly 70 years ago, finding piles of corpses and prisoners close to death, a Russian soldier took a small… Read More ›

Carbon Monoxide situation at Borough Park synagogue

Carbon Monoxide situation at Borough Park synagogue

Five people were treated for suffering from Carbon Monoxide at Congregation Divrei Chaim synagogue Tuesday morning, and one person has been taken for treatment at… Read More ›

Celebration of the Hachnosas Sefer Torah in memory of Menachem Stark

Celebration of the Hachnosas Sefer Torah in memory of Menachem Stark

Community members, friends and family members of Menachem Stark gathered on Saturday night to celebrate the dedication of a new Torah scroll that was written… Read More ›

Swedish reporter dons kippa and films the anti-Semitic abuse he encountered

Swedish reporter dons kippa and films the anti-Semitic abuse he encountered

After more anti-Semitic crimes were reported in Malmo than in any other city in Sweden, Swedish reporter Peter Lindgren decided to conduct a social experiment… Read More ›

Anish Kapoor candle has been lit by Jewish students

Anish Kapoor candle has been lit by Jewish students

A candle designed by sculptor Anish Kapoor has been lit by Jewish students in memory of Holocaust victims at the Board of Deputies. Kapoor’s candle,… Read More ›

Hate crimes against Jews doubled in Britain

Hate crimes against Jews doubled in Britain

In the past year the number of hate crimes against Jews in Britain doubled, with an outcome of 297 hate crimes in the year to… Read More ›