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Prague’s Longtime Chief Rabbi Leaves Colorful And Controversial Legacy

08/26/2014 - 20:00

When the novel “Altschul’s Method” hit the shelves in Czech bookstores this March, it was hailed as a brilliant political and psychological thriller combining elements of science fiction, alternate history and Jewish mysticism.

Rabbi Karol Sidon stepped down as Prague’s chief rabbi amid reports about his love life. Petr Balajka/Prague Jewish Community

Anti-Semitic Fliers Delivered To Sydney Jewish Neighborhoods

08/25/2014 - 20:00

Sydney, Australia – Anti-Semitic fliers were dropped in the mailboxes of private homes in Jewish suburbs of Sydney.

Well-Known Turkish Jewish Couple Found Murdered

08/24/2014 - 20:00

A prominent Turkish Jewish couple were found murdered in their Istanbul home.

The JDL Chai?

The Jewish Defense League, started by Kahane in 1968, has returned to North America.

08/21/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The JDL chai?

Amid a spate of violent anti-Israel protests, young Jews are turning increasingly to militant solutions.

 Members of the Jewish Defense League demonstrate in front of the Percy military hospital in Clamart, France. Getty Images.

Life-Size Statue Of Amy Winehouse To Be Erected In London

08/20/2014 - 20:00

A life-size bronze statue of late British Jewish singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse will be erected in the London neighborhood where she lived.

Calls To UK Anti-Semitism Hotline Soar Since Start Of Gaza Conflict.

08/20/2014 - 20:00

The number of calls to an anti-Semitism hotline in the United Kingdom have jumped nearly fivefold since the beginning of Israel’s conflict with Gaza, according to a British Jewish organization.

Pro-Israel Iraqi Official May Be Tapped For Key Post In New Cabinet

Mithal al Alusi, honored by AJC for moral courage, says U.S. should unite region against terrorism.

08/19/2014 - 20:00
Contributing Editor

Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al Alusi, whose support for Israel earned him the American Jewish Committee’s Moral Courage Award as well as tragic personal consequences, told The Jewish Week on Tuesday that he has been approached about becoming Minister of Human Rights in the new Iraqi government of Haider al Ibadi.

Mithal al-Alusi, chief of the Iraqi Nation party, gives a press conference in Arbil in 2011. Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Im

Jewish Film Festival To Return To London Theater, But Not This Year

08/19/2014 - 20:00

Canterbury, England - A well-known London theater has reversed its decision and will host future Jewish film festivals partly financed by the Israeli Embassy, though not this year. Earlier this month, the Tricycle Theatre board decided not to host the 2014 UK Jewish Film Festival because of the Israel-Hamas conflict in  Gaza and the Israeli government’s financial backing of the festival.

Twenty-six films were scheduled to be shown in November.

As Online Anti-Semitism Grows, So Do Efforts To Counter It

08/18/2014 - 20:00

Berlin - It’s been 17 years since Suzette Bronkhorst co-founded the Dutch Complaints Bureau for Discrimination on the Internet, but she said she doesn’t remember the level of anti-Semitic speech on social media platforms ever being this high.

Islamic Militias Continue Spread Beyond The Middle East Into African Nations

08/18/2014 - 20:00

Nairobi, Kenya - An Islamist group has gained ground in the northeastern Libyan city of Benghazi, declaring it an Islamic territory and raising fears that radical Islamist militias may spread in the rest of Africa.

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