Judaism

Polish Church Condemns Beating of Jewish Effigy in Poland

WARSAW, Poland — The Catholic Church in Poland poured scorn Monday on an anti-Semitic ritual enacted over the Easter holiday that involved an effigy of Judas represented by a stereotypical Jew being hanged, burned and beaten.

This picture taken on April 19, 2019 shows an effigy of Judas on Good Friday, hanging in the town of Pruchnik, southern Poland. - The World Jewish Congress has condemned the Polish town after reports that residents hung and burnt an effigy 'made to look like a stereotypical Jew' in …

Florida Advances Bill Prohibiting Antisemitic Speech

TEL AVIV — A bill that would define anti-Semitism as racism, bar religion-based discrimination at schools and universities as well the demonization of Israel was unanimously approved by the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee Tuesday.

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Argentina’s Chief Rabbi Assaulted, Tied up in His Home

Argentina’s Chief Rabbi has been taken to hospital after being beaten in a night-time attack at his home in the capital Buenos Aires. Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich said his wife was restrained during the break-in while he was attacked.

An Argentina's Federal police officer stands guard on the street in front of a building where former Argentine President and current senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner owns a flat, during a raid as part of the so-called corruption notebooks case, in Recoleta neighbourhood, Buenos Aires, on August 23, 2018. - …

Interfaith Confab Highlights Gulf Opening to Jews, Christians

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Against the backdrop of the first papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula is an interfaith conference that includes prominent US rabbis and Christian evangelicals, who are seeking stronger recognition of Israel through closer ties with Muslim figures and Arab leaders.

Pope calls for end to wars in Middle East in Gulf trip

Malaysian PM Defends Barring Israelis, Denies Being Anti-Semitic

TEL AVIV – Malaysia’s prime minister said his country has a “right” to deny entry to Israelis and that it was “unfair to label him as anti-Semitic” due to his anti-Semitic remarks, which have included calling Jews “hook-nosed” and claiming they have an obsession with money. 

Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad gestures as he speaks to reporters during a press conference at the Great Hall of the People (GHOP) in Beijing, China, 20 August 2018.(Photo by How Hwee Young - Pool/Getty Images)

Israel Prepares for Mass Immigration of French Jews

TEL AVIV – Israel is launching a government-wide initiative to encourage as many as 200,000 French Jews to immigrate to Israel, Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett announced Wednesday.

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WATCH: Clip of Rabbi Studying Talmud After Goal Scored Goes Viral

TEL AVIV – The old adage “Football is life. The rest is mere details” clearly doesn’t ring true for one rabbi who was caught on a stadium camera at an Israel-Scotland game in Glasgow deep in Talmudic study just after the away team scored a goal. 

TEL AVIV - The old adage "Football is life. The rest is mere details" clearly doesn't ring true for one rabbi who was caught on a stadium camera at an Israel-Scotland game in Glasgow deep in Talmudic study just after the away team scored a goal.