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Prior to World War II, about one-tenth of Poland’s population was Jewish, and Jews made up almost a quarter of Krakow, Poland’s residents. By the end of the war, 90% of Poland’s Jews had been killed by the Nazis and their accomplices. Many of the Jewish structures in Kazimierz, an area that the Polish King Casimir the Great invited Jews to settle in during the 14th century, still stand in Krakow, though they remain largely emptied of Jewish occupants. more
JTA – Chabad has opened its first center in Rwanda, which becomes the African nation’s first synagogue served by a permanent rabbi. Rabbi Chaim and Dina Bar Sella, and their … more
(JTA) — The Israel-based humanitarian group IsraAID, B’nai B’rith International and Chabad are among those pitching in to help the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian’s … more
TEL AVIV — Shlomit Norman was only 42 when doctors diagnosed her with multiple myeloma — a bone marrow cancer with no known cure that rarely strikes people under the age of 65. At the time, … more
BUENOS AIRES (JTA) – Argentina will host the 15th  Pan American Maccabi games in its capital city Buenos Aires.   Every four years, the Maccabi World Union organizes the Pan … more
Israel’s next spacecraft will shoot higher than the moon more
(JTA) — On a recent speaking tour in North America, I was asked repeatedly about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn. Corbyn’s Labour has become an existential threat to … more
(JTA) — Israel held a national election seven weeks ago. It might hold another one in September. If that sounds weird to you, you’re right: Israel has a famously raucous political system, … more
JTA – The remains of 300 people killed by the Nazis and used by a German doctor for research will be buried in Berlin in May. The late Hermann Stieve kept tissue samples of the mostly female … more
On Monday evening, hundreds gathered in the parking lot of Masjid Al Kareem, the Islamic Center of Rhode Island in Providence, for a vigil in memory of the 50 murdered Friday in Christchurch, New Zealand. The comparisons to our community’s vigil in the aftermath of the October 2018 shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh were unavoidable. more
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