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ATHENS, July 9, 2021 / PRNewswire / – A delegation from the American Jewish Committee (AJC), led by the CEO David Harris, concluded a four-day visit to Greece. The group met the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and other senior government officials, and Harris spoke at a major political conference. The leaders of the Central Council …

Baltimore’s Jewish community is outraged after more than a dozen tombstones in southeast Baltimore were found vandalized with anti-Semitic messages. “Painting swastikas on Jewish gravestones is an intentional act of anti-Semitism and an act of vile hatred,” said Howard Libit, executive director of the Baltimore Jewish Council. The crime scene is now closed and locked …

For Andrew Belder, connecting with his faith every morning is as easy as a “phone call”. But despite growing up in a Jewish family, it wasn’t until his seventh birthday that he heard the spiritual call. When his great-grandfather died, the teenager from Northampton began asking questions about his connection to Judaism and what it …

July 5 marks the 71st anniversary of Israel’s passage of the Law of Return, a law that allows any Jewish person to immigrate and obtain Israeli citizenship. Based on Zionist principles, the law aimed to ensure that the State of Israel would be a Jewish state and a home for the Jewish people. The law …

One of the darkest days in the history of Latvia is commemorated on July 4: commemorative day of the Jewish genocide. State President Egils Levits, himself of partly Jewish descent, will attend a commemorative event at noon at the site of Riga’s former Great Choral Synagogue, which was burnt to the ground with people inside …

Naftali Bennett secures his kippah in a 2014 photo (Menahem Kahana / AFP / Times of Israel) The election of Naftali Bennett illustrates that Torah observance is not an inherent obstacle to serving as head of the Israeli government. Since Israel declared independence in 1948, the highest political leaders have been widely represented by figures …

SURFSIDE, Florida – Many members of an Orthodox synagogue are among those missing after a beachfront condominium tower collapsed last week in Surfside, Florida. they walk to Sabbath services. Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar, founder of the Bal Harbor Shul, said his community prays for miracles as rescue teams continue to search for survivors among the …

SHERMAN OAKS, CA – Rabbi Noah Farkas will be the next president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, it was announced Wednesday. Farkas currently teaches and leads strategic development at Valley Beth Shalom, the largest Jewish congregation in the San Fernando Valley. “Noah is an extremely talented leader who combines a …

A group of top rabbis in the Zionist religious community supported Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu’s call not to buy fruits and vegetables from Arabs. Eliyahu, the chief municipal rabbi of Safed who sits on the chief rabbinate council, made his comments as part of a campaign to buy from Jewish producers in the upcoming Shmita year, …

NEW YORK – Leaders of America’s Jewish community gathered in Manhattan on Sunday to thank President Reuven Rivlin for his service on behalf of the State of Israel and global Jewish community in an early farewell ceremony of the president’s last trip to the United States as head of state. Leaders of the Jewish Federations …