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Muslim Custom Puts All Ritual Slaughter At Risk, Belgium Official Says

09/28/2014 - 20:00

The Muslim custom of killing sheep at temporary slaughterhouses jeopardizes all ritual slaughter in Belgium, a Cabinet minister there warned.

New YIVO Project Digitizes, Reunites Ransacked Pre-War Archive

Trove on Jewish life in Eastern Europe and Russia is going public.

09/28/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Imagine 1,000 years of Jewish history at your fingertips.

The Vilna Project, a seven-year international effort to digitize YIVO’s pre-war archives, launched last week. Getty Images

Whose Genocide Trumps Whose?

At Canada’s new human rights museum, the Holocaust gets special treatment, and not everyone is happy about it.

09/23/2014 - 20:00
JTA

Toronto — On the fourth floor of the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights, visitors will find a gallery called “Examining the Holocaust,” which is devoted entirely to the story and lessons of the Shoah. On the same floor, in a smaller, adjacent space, a gallery called “Breaking the Silence” examines a cluster of five genocides officially recognized by the Canadian government: the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia; the Armenian and Rwandan genocides; the Holodomor, or the starvation of millions of Ukrainians in the early 1930s; and, once again, the Holocaust.

Exterior of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg, which opened lat week. JTA

Uman Fines Jewish Community For Pilgrims’ Unlicensed Tent City

09/23/2014 - 20:00

Representatives of the Uman Jewish community in Ukraine paid the city approximately $15,000 in fines for erecting an unlicensed tent city for holiday pilgrims.

France’s National Front Gaining Among Jews With Tough Stance On Arab Anti-Semitism

09/23/2014 - 20:00

From the window of his Paris home, Michel Ciardi can see into the waiting room of a government welfare agency where a predominantly Arab and African crowd awaits government checks.

Cantor To Be Deposed In Bank Of China Case

09/22/2014 - 20:00

Washington — The plaintiffs in a terrorism money-laundering case against the Bank of China can subpoena former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a federal court ruled.

Israeli NGO Sends Team to Sierra Leone To Help Combat Ebola

09/21/2014 - 20:00

Jerusalem — The Israeli nongovernmental relief organization IsraAID is sending medical professionals to Sierra Leone to help patients who have tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus.

Marokkaan, Jood, Homo, Hoer: Dutch Kids' Top Slurs

09/21/2014 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Homo, hoer, Marokkaan and Jood are the most commonly heard slurs on Dutch playgrounds, according to Dutch News, quoting a recent research study by the Dutch academy of media and society.

2 Iranians With Fake Israeli Passports Nabbed In Kenya

09/18/2014 - 20:00

Kenyan authorities reportedly arrested two Iranians in Nairobi who tried to reach Israel using fake Israeli passports.

Ahead Of Historic Vote, Many Scottish Jews Wary Of Independence

09/17/2014 - 20:00

Bright blue signs scream “Yes” while red ones urge “No, thanks” in the streets of Scotland’s largest city just days before a vote on whether to secede from the United Kingdom.

Joe Goldblatt, a Texan who gained Scottish citizenship in July, campaigning for Scottish independence in the Glasgow.
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