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French Jewish Teacher Wounded In Marseille Stabbing By ISIS Sympathizers

11/17/2015 - 19:00

A Jewish teacher in the French city of Marseille was stabbed by a man wearing an Islamic State T-shirt who shouted anti-Semitic profanities at him with two other men.

A memorial at the scene of the kosher grocery store attacked in France last January. Via wikimedia.org

Paris Rabbi Following Raid: Terrorists Will Not Affect Jewish Life Here

11/17/2015 - 19:00

The presence of terrorists in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis will not affect the daily life of the Jewish community there, the head of the local Chabad center said.

A young wedding guest at the Synagogue des Tournelles in Paris, Nov. 15, 2015. JTA

In Wealthy Paris Hamlet, Some Jews Reconsider Their Future

11/17/2015 - 19:00
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Paris — Babette and Sasha Bergman lead what many would consider a charmed life.

A wedding at the Synagogue des Tournelles in Paris on Nov. 15, 2015, two days after a wave of terror gripped the city. JTA

French Expats Here: ‘We Saw This Coming’

‘Sense of fear’ but not surprise about carnage in Paris; ‘too early to tell’ about aliyah.

11/17/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

They, perhaps more than others, saw it coming.

When the 60 or so French Jews who attend services at the West Side Sephardic Synagogue gathered to pray last Friday night, the scope of the carnage in Paris was still unfolding.

Interfaith leaders gather for a memorial service Sunday outside the Bataclan theater in Paris.  Getty Images

In Paris, A Shabbat Marred By Terror

11/16/2015 - 19:00
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Paris — My son and I met in Paris on Friday morning, walked the charming streets of the City of Light, visited the Picasso and Pompidou museums, then went to synagogue at the MJLF (Mouvement Juif Libéral de France), one of the most vibrant Reform synagogues in Paris.

Survivors of the terrorist attack at the Bataclan theater in Paris leaving the area, Nov. 13, 2015. JTA

200 Gather At Paris Synagogue, Under Tight Security, To Pray For Terror Victims

'Our people knows the healing power of solidarity,' chief rabbi says.

11/15/2015 - 19:00

Paris — Some 200 people gathered under heavy guard at a Paris synagogue to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks in the French capital on Friday night.

France's Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia, speaks during a ceremony for the victims of a series of deadly attacks. Getty Images

Alleged Paris Attacker Reportedly Entered Europe With Syrian Refugees

Ahmad al Mohammad arrived on a Greek island in early October.

11/14/2015 - 19:00

One of the suspected terrorists in the Paris attacks entered Europe with a flood of Syrian refugees, according to reports.

Parisians mourn those killed in Friday night's attacks. JTA

Jewish Activities Grind To Halt In Grieving Paris

A rally, a fundraiser, a dance contest: cancelled for reasons of respect, and security.

11/14/2015 - 19:00

Paris -- Institutional Jewish activities ground to halt in Paris for safety reasons and out of respect for the 129 people who died in several terrorist attacks that rocked the French capital on Friday.

Roger Cukierman, head of CRIF. JTA

Before Bloodbath, Paris’ Bataclan Theater Received Threats Over Pro-Israel Events

11/13/2015 - 19:00

Before Friday’s bloodbath at Paris’s Le Bataclan concert venue, this centrally-located hall from the 19th century had received numerous threats over pro-Israel events hosted there.

People placing flowers and candles on the pavement near the scene of Friday’s Bataclan Theatre terrorist attack. JTA

French Jews Call For ‘Merciless War’ On Jihadists

Umbrella organization head says not aware of any plan to target Jews in Friday's attacks.

11/13/2015 - 19:00

France’s umbrella group of French Jewish communities, CRIF, called for “merciless war” against radical Islam.

Police officers securing the Stade de France stadium during the soccer match between France and Germany. JTA
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