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A Message to My Compatriots in the American Left From Across the Pond

Posted on November 12th, 2018
BY AMANDA BERMAN for JewishJournal


The Pittsburgh tragedy made real the worst nightmare of American Jewry. Our community is now examining how we got to this frightening place, with anti-Semitism more pronounced on both the right and the left than it has been in decades. We now dread: Is this just the beginning? Are things only going to get worse? We only have to look across the pond see the writing on the wall.  

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Polish Jewish museum to host country’s first kosher market in decades

Posted on November 5th, 2018
By Cnaan Liphshiz for JTA


(JTA) — Poland’s main Jewish museum is set to host an event whose organizers say will be the country’s first large-scale kosher market in decades.

Kosher Expo Poland will open on Nov. 6 as part of the 5th Food Safety Congress, which this year will be hosted at the Polin museum in central Warsaw.

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BRITISH JEWS APPLY FOR GERMAN CITIZENSHIP IN DRAMATIC NUMBERS

Posted on October 29th, 2018
By JTA from CJN.com


British Jews are applying for German citizenship in dramatic numbers, seeking a second European Union passport under a law designed to repatriate Jews whose families lost their German citizenship under the Nazis.

The number of Britons seeking German citizenship rose from 43 in 2015 to 1,667 last year.

 

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In Denmark, the world’s only happy Holocaust commemoration event

Posted on October 22nd, 2018
By Cnaan Liphshiz for JTA


COPENHAGEN, Denmark (JTA) — All over the world, Holocaust commemoration events follow a certain protocol.

Somber affairs where participants dress in dark colors and modestly, they usually feature a soulful rendition of the “El Malei Rachamim,” prayer, or Merciful God, sung by an anguished cantor who names Nazi death camps and the horrible ways Jews were murdered there.

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Jewish community, Malmo officials working to resume kosher meat sales in Swedish city

Posted on October 15th, 2018
By Cnaan Liphshiz 

 

(JTA) — The City of Malmo in Sweden is working with the local Jewish community to resume the sale of kosher meat there following its suspension for technical and food safety reasons, municipal officials said.

The suspension was ordered Sept. 20 during a municipal inspection at the ICA Kvantum Malmborgs Limhamn shop, which had sold frozen kosher meat per an agreement with the leaders of Malmo’s Jewish community of several hundred people.


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