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A historical register of Jewish burial records in the modern Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca is among the artefacts that were recovered in a seizure by authorities in New York who plan to return the items to their communities of origin. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn on Thursday announced the seizure of 17 funeral scrolls, manuscripts and …

OTTAWA – Diversity Minister Bardish Chagger has said that a national summit on anti-Semitism the federal government is hosting today will allow community members to speak directly with politicians in an environment that ensures their safety . Chagger said in an interview that the government will listen and engage with community members aiming to turn …

Nearly half of Jewish cemeteries in central and eastern Europe are in a state of serious neglect, according to a survey by the European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative of the ESJF. The 2019-2021 survey, funded by the European Commission, counted 1,700 Jewish cemeteries in Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine physically visited by survey …

Violence between Arab Israelis and Jews has recently erupted in a way that has rocked the country. There is hope, however, as a group seeks to bring Jews and Arabs together in a unique way for a common future. Ian Froman is an Israeli Jew from South Africa. Fayez Abu Shouhaiban is the mayor of …

Published on: 07/18/2021 – 4:32 PMAmended: 07/18/2021 – 4:30 PM Jerusalem (AFP) Israeli police clashed with Muslim protesters on Sunday at a shrine in Jerusalem’s Old City, as Jews were on their way there to mark a religious holiday, police said. The tensions and the Jewish pilgrimage to the highly sensitive compound of the Al-Aqsa …

Manitoba’s physician regulator vows it will uphold religious and human rights, after proposed change raised concerns in the local Jewish community over its ability to continue the traditional rite of infant circumcision boys. A draft of a new College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba standard of practice, as currently drafted, would mean that Manitoba …

Jewish teachers and students faced a wave of “racist hatred, abuse and intimidation” as a result of the The Gaza conflict, a charity warned, as anti-Semitic incidents reached an all-time high. In a report released Thursday, the Community Security Trust (CST), a Jewish charity that monitors anti-Semitic incidents in Britain, said there had been an …

Later this month, dozens of young Jewish professionals in Houston will don their finest cocktail attire, sip their favorite drinks and throw sharp axes at predetermined targets. There is no cause for concern, however, as the event will take place in a controlled environment, under the supervision of a rabbi and all in the name …

The most shocking thing was how quickly it happened. One moment I was hopeful and the next moment I was crying in a hospital bed while my husband held my hand. “Don’t worry,” cooed the nurse. “You are young and healthy. You will soon have another baby. After I left the hospital, my husband drove …

At 6-foot-6, 224 pounds and armed with a 97 mph fastball, Jacob Steinmetz has rare gifts for a 17-year-old. The freebies earned him a scholarship to Fordham University and could net him a lot of money in this week’s MLB Draft. But the lightning in his right arm is only part of what makes Steinmetz …