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  • UK agency fears for future of kosher slaughter following Brexit vote

    (JTA) — A group working to safeguard kosher slaughter in Britain warned of uncertainty surrounding its mission following the British vote to exit the European Union. A spokesman for Shechitah UK said Tuesday that he fears losing the European Union’s protections of “faith communities” or seeing kosher slaughter put to a vote in Parliament that might be…

  • Brexit splits UK from Europe and Labour from its party leader

    (JTA) —  Only a week ago, Jeremy Corbyn seemed to have survived his biggest public relations debacle as the leader of Britain’s Labour Party:  the proliferation of anti-Semitic rhetoric among its members. Yet this week, the British vote to leave the European Union achieved what Corbyn’s opponents failed to do in their attacks against him…

  • Young Jewish ‘change makers’ gather in Jerusalem for ROI Summit

    (JTA) — Some 150 young Jews who are credited with affecting change in 29 communities worldwide gathered in Jerusalem for their international network’s 10th annual conference. The ROI Summit — a weeklong seminar on engagement by Jews in their 20s and 30s in projects with the potential of benefiting society — returned to Jerusalem on Sunday…

  • Jewish Agency rips Israeli rabbinate’s rejection of prominent US rabbi’s conversion

    PARIS (JTA) — The Jewish Agency for Israel’s governing body and chairman slammed the recent rejection by an Israeli rabbinical council of conversions performed by Haskel Lookstein, a prominent Orthodox rabbi in the United States. The condemnation came in a statement issued from the Jewish Agency chairman, Natan Sharansky, that was endorsed Tuesday by the board…

  • Natan Sharansky: No future for Jews in France

    PARIS (JTA) — The Jews of France have no future in their country because of Arab immigration and deep-seated anti-Semitism, said Natan Sharansky, the head of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Sharansky made the declaration on Monday in Paris, where he was attending a Jewish Agency board of governors meeting held in the French capital  for…

  • Christian-funded group brings its 1st large group of French immigrants to Israel

    PARIS (JTA) — A major Israeli philanthropic group with Christian funding brought its first large group of French Jewish immigrants to Israel. The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, which has an annual budget of over $100 million, put the 83 new immigrants on two airplanes Monday in Paris following a ceremony led by its founder,…

  • French Jews, Muslims form joint body in defense of ritual slaughter

    PARIS (JTA) — French Jews and Muslims announced the formation of a joint commission to defend against attacks on ritual slaughter that one Jewish community leader said is making some Jews question the viability of their futures in France. The announcement about the establishment of the new body came on June 23 during an joint appearance…

  • Lviv Ghetto memorial vandalized in anti-Semitic attack

    (JTA) — A monument to the victims of the Holocaust-era ghetto of Lviv in western Ukraine was vandalized in what police suspect is an anti-Semitic incident. Unidentified vandals on Friday threw several gallons of green paint on the memorial, which was erected in 1992 in memory of tens of thousands of Jews who were kept in the…

  • Municipality near Paris declares boycott of Israeli settlement goods

    PARIS (JTA) — A municipality near the French capital passed a motion declaring a boycott of Israeli settlement goods and vowing further research and labeling on other products from the Jewish state. The council of Bondy, located north of Paris, passed the resolution with only five objections on June 23, the news website Rezo Citoyen reported Saturday….

  • The Brexit: Six things you need to know

    Great Britain and the rest of Europe woke up to a new reality Friday as a slim majority of British voters said their country should leave the European Union. Markets trembled, British currency crashed and British Prime Minister David Cameron announced his pending resignation. It was a major blow to an alliance formed specifically to avoid a repeat…