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Our last message for the week is very short. Shabbat Shalom!
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Shabbat Shalom and Salaam.
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Do we need to have a definition of anti-Semitism? "Anti-Israel activists are incensed that the State Department’s definition includes “demonizing,” “delegitimizing,” and “applying a double-standard” to Israel. They want to redefine anti-Semitism so that extreme anti-Israel activism will no longer be considered anti-Semitic."
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Over the last 30 years, some 92,000 Ethiopians have immigrated to Israel. A new movie, directed by 'Homeland' creator Gideon Raff, will tell the remarkable story of their rescue.
With the second season of his FX drama coming to a strong close, "Tyrant" exec producer and co-creator Gideon Raff is setting his sights on his film slate, having sold the pitch "Operation Brothers...
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"The Ukraine Orthodox Church is not interested in anti-Semitism...A good Christian cannot be an anti-Semite as a good Christian must love everyone." - Ukraine Patriarch Filaret
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I agree and it is high time that haters learn to love and those who love be allowed to teach how they came to know love.
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Two men claim to have uncovered a 70 year-old treasure in southwestern Poland. But here's the catch: the men will not reveal the train’s whereabouts unless they are guaranteed 10 percent of the value of whatever is found inside. By law, the train and its contents are the state treasury’s property.
Two men claim to have uncovered a 70-year-old treasure in southwestern Poland, but they want a slice of the action before saying where it’s buried.
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The White Horse Café (‘Zum Weissen Rössl‘), an iconic café in the former Jewish ghetto of Shanghai, which served as a meeting place for Jewish refugees during World War II, was re-opened in the presence of 300 dignitaries. “And we thank the Chinese people, on behalf of the Jewish communities around the world, for providing these European Jews with a safe haven,” WJC Deputy CEO for Diplomacy Maram Stern told the guest.
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Following the end of the World War II, BBC began a series of special radio appeals on behalf of a group of children who had survived the Holocaust but were now stranded as orphans in post-war Europe. Seventy years on, Alex Last set out to find out what had happened to the 12 children named in this recording. The modern-day search took him to Germany, Israel and the United States. Five of the Holocaust survivors are still alive today, and four of them were well enough to speak to BBC. Here are their stories of courage and humanity.
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"We committed the irreparable in handing over to the neighboring authorities women, men and a child who had taken refuge with us to escape the persecutions they had suffered in France." - Prince Albert II
Representing Jewish Communities In 100 Countries Across Six Continents,
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It is so sad what we do to our fellow human beings when acting in fear for
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Welcome to Nahoum's, Calcutta's last Jewish bakery http://ow.ly/RqZx4
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Prime Minister Yatsenyuk made it clear that he and his government would continue to be “very tough and adamant on fighting anti-Semitism and xenophobia,” adding: “These are not just words. They come from the bottom of my heart.”
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Where is Israel? A gig at the Edinburgh International Festival provides incomparable exposure. Unfortunately, this month, one of Europe's most prestigious cultural events isn’t hosting any Israeli acts. For the first time in many years. Is it because of BDS?
Actors and creators are taking part in British productions, but there are no Israeli acts. Is it because of BDS?
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Nechama, a mother of three from the Jerusalem area, went to flight school in the United States and worked hard to make El Al’s flight-hour threshold. 
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The World Jewish Congress is an international organization whose mission is to address the interests and needs of Jews and Jewish communities throughout the world. Founded in Geneva in 1936 to unite the Jewish people and mobilize the world against the Nazi onslaught, the WJC is the representative body of Jewish communities and organizations in over 80 countries from Argentina to Zimbabwe across six continents. It seeks to foster the unity and creative survival of the Jewish people while maintaining its spiritual, cultural and social heritage.
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The World Jewish Congress is an international organization whose mission is to address the interests and needs of Jews and Jewish communities throughout the world.

Founded in Geneva in 1936 to unite the Jewish people and mobilize the world against the Nazi onslaught, the WJC is the representative body of Jewish communities and organizations in over 80 countries from Argentina to Zimbabwe across six continents. It seeks to foster the unity and creative survival of the Jewish people while maintaining its spiritual, cultural and social heritage.

Towards these ends, the World Jewish Congress works to

  • Secure the rights and safety Jews and Jewish communities around the world;
  • Intensify the bonds of world Jewry and strengthen the ties of solidarity among Jewish communities everywhere;
  • Act in coordination with and on behalf of Jewish communities before governmental, intergovernmental and other international authorities on matters concerning the Jewish people, and;
  • Cooperate with all peoples on the basis of universal ideas of peace, freedom and justice.

Membership in the WJC is open to all representative Jewish groups or communities, irrespective of the social, political or economic ideology of the community's host country. The World Jewish Congress is supported by those communities and individual members who as concerned Jewish citizens want their voices to be heard on matters of concern to the Jewish people.

With headquarters in New York, the WJC has affiliate offices around the world including Brussels, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Geneva, Johannesburg, Moscow, Ottawa, Paris, Sydney and Jerusalem where the WJC's research institute is located.

As a global leader, the World Jewish Congress received special credentials and recognition at the United Nations making it unique among world-wide organizations as it enjoys a diplomatic seat in the U.N. and within many of it institutions, commissions and sub-bodies.

The core principle of the World Jewish Congress is that all Jews are responsible for one another. We seek to achieve this by governing with consensus and celebrating unity in our vast diversity.

As we have been for nearly three quarters of a century, the World Jewish Congress continues to be the permanent address of the Jewish people.