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JTA – Growing up, trips to stay with my Jewish family in Brussels were a taste of freedom. In my native Israel, waves of Palestinian terrorist attacks kept me under constant maternal … more
JTA – A Brazilian publisher canceled the release of a new printing of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” after strong pressure from the Jewish community and scholars. Edipro reportedly decided on Jan. 14 to call off a first printing run of 1,000 … more
JTA – A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck northeastern India, inflicting damage on the infrastructure of the Jewish community of Churachandpur. The nonprofit Shavei Israel reported in a statement Jan. 4 that the homes and property of the Bnei … more
JTA – The Anne Frank House had a record number of visitors for the sixth consecutive year. In 2015, some 1,268,095 people visited the Anne Frank House, located at the site in Amsterdam where the young diarist hid from the Nazis with her … more
WARSAW, Poland (JTA) – A record number of more than 1.72 million visitors came to the Auschwitz memorial in 2015. The new mark breaks the standard of 1.534 million visitors set last year, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Poland … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – The United Nations will, for the first time, recognize Yom Kippur as an official holiday. Starting in 2016, no official meetings will take place on the Jewish day of atonement at the international body’s New York … more
AMSTERDAM (JTA) – The mayor of Amsterdam pledged $1.27 million for the protection of Jewish institutions. Eberhard van der Laan informed the City Council Dec. 11 of his decision to allocate the funds next year to 15 Jewish organizations that … more
JTA – Since last week’s mass shooting in the California city of San Bernardino, U.S. authorities have been piecing together what might have led Syed Farook and his wife, Tafsheen Malik, to gun down 14 of Farook’s colleagues at a holiday … more
SYDNEY (JTA) – Queen Elizabeth II’s representative in Australia attended a Shabbat service at the Great Synagogue of Sydney. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife were met at the gates by the synagogue’s chief minister, Rabbi … more
Terrorism in Israel hit close to home Nov. 19 when Ezra Schwartz was killed by a Palestinian gunman in the West Bank. The 18-year-old yeshiva student from Sharon, Massachusetts, graduated in 2015 from the Maimonides School near Boston and was a … more
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