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“The Houthis aren’t speaking with the Jews, but there’s still some fear. We don’t know who is a Houthi and who isn’t, who’s good and who’s bad… We don’t know what the Arabs are planning.” Please keep the last Jews of Yemen in your prayers!
After Yahya Zandani’s father was murdered by a Muslim extremist, he returned to his ancestral homeland. So far, he tells The Times of Israel, the rebels aren’t targeting them
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Why is this Haggadah different from all other? Well, this is the first-ever Canadian Haggadah. Instead of the standard illustrations of the Israelites building the pyramids or Moses parting the Red Sea, it features archival photographs that trace the history of Canada’s Jewish community, the world’s fourth largest. ow.ly/L2sDM
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Jan Żabinski, director of the Warsaw zoo during WWII, and his wife, Antonina, were well known for their love for animals. What remains largerly unknown is their heroism through which Jews found refuge in the menagerie’s underground warren during the war. Due to their efforts 300 Jews escaped the Nazi death camps. Now, a new Holocaust museum for children at the Warsaw zoo celebrates the heroism of Jan and Antonina. More: ow.ly/KYHyX
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“I felt there was a void in the Jewish community of Shabbat dinners in intimate homes. And I realized it was an ideal environment for singles to meet each other.” Alone for Shabbat? Now you know who to call. Good luck!
Inspired by her grandmother's Holocaust survival, Erin Davis wants to set up Jewish singles — without anyone having to swipe left or right
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Diana Pinto lives in Paris. And she is not leaving. "We will not disappear. There will be no “last Jew” who will spit."
Contrary to Jeffrey Goldberg and The Atlantic, Jews are not leaving Europe.
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The Great Synagogue of Edirne, which was restored for $2.5 million, is the first synagogue to open in Turkey in two generations. The reopening ceremony is seen as part of a relaxation of restrictions on religious minorities ushered in during President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's 12 years in power. Yet it coincides with a recent spike in anti-Semitism in Turkey and a number of Jews leaving the country.
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Anti-Semitism in the United States is on the rise again.
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What a fine example of Jew-hatred, you've presented in your comment, +coltraine9. Ask yourself the same questions you've asked here, and then why you're posting anti-Semitic comments on your own Google+ page.
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Cheap? Hairy? Over-mothered? In her latest New Yorker piece Lena Dunham wants you to guess: is it a dog, or is it a Jew? "What’s interesting, and a bit sad, is that Dunham seems not to know that these aren’t really live stereotypes anymore," writes Mark Oppenheimer. "Jews have largely dropped those particular items of baggage: Who’s shocked to see a Jew shooting hoops on the playgrounds of Brooklyn?"
Lena Dunham's portrayals of Jews trade in the stalest of stereotypes.
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First Seder in America: on this day in 1904, some 300 "detained while awaiting inspection" Jewish immigrants held a Seder on the first night of Passover at Ellis Island. The meal - chicken soup, roast goose, apple sauce, mashed potatoes, black tea, oranges, matzah and ground horseradish- was served on brand new plates. All of the utensils used in the kitchen were also brand new and the meal was prepared under the supervision of the immigrants themselves. Chag Sameach! / via thisdayinjewishhistory.blogspot.com
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WJC President Ronald S. Lauder: "The merging today of anti-Semitism and the persecution of Christians is not completely unique. We've both been targeted before, often by the same enemy. But today's rampage against both religions at the same time is a direct attack on Western civilization. It's an attack on Judeo-Christian values."
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In these turbulent times, as fighting in Yemen escalates, our thoughts are with the few Jews still remaining in the country, living a life defined by persecution.“I fear none but God,” says one of them. Please keep the Jews of Yemen in your prayers. More: ow.ly/KPWFO Photo: Tyler Hicks/ The New York Times
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Hamas crimes exposed: Amnesty International said in a report that armed Palestinian organizations had committed war crimes during the 2014 Gaza-Israel conflict, by killing both Israeli and Palestinian civilians using indiscriminate projectiles.
NGO cites indiscriminate fire and use of civilians for cover during fighting; Israel too was charged of crimes in previous report
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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.