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Over 700,000 mourn influential Israeli rabbi More than 700,000 people took to Jerusalem's streets Monday to mourn the spiritual leader of Israel's Sephardic Jews, in an unprecedented procession for an influential figure who died after surgery.
09 октября 2013
Survey finds US Jews losing their religion Jews in the United States are overwhelmingly proud to be Jewish, yet nearly one in five of them describe themselves as having no religion.
01 октября 2013
Pope to investigate Poland's ritual slaughter ban Pope Francis has ordered an investigation into a Polish ban on the ritual kosher slaughter of animals.
03 сентября 2013
Legal tangles foil Slovak Jews' quest for Holocaust justice For Holocaust survivors and their families in Kosice, a once bustling town in eastern Slovakia turned wartime ghetto.
04 августа 2013
Israel PM rejects EU 'external dictates' on borders Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday angrily rejected European Union guidelines barring the bloc's 28 member states from funding projects in Jewish settlements.
18 июля 2013
Iraqi Christians fear fate of departed Jews After 10 years of attacks on Iraqi Christians, Monsignor Pios Cacha wonders if the ancient community's days are numbered.
13 марта 2013
Assad fumes as Israel admits Syria air strike Israel has implicitly confirmed it staged an air strike on Syria last week, with President Bashar al-Assad accusing the Jewish state of trying to further destabilise his war-torn country.
04 февраля 2013
Outrage as Berlusconi praises Mussolini on Holocaust Day Italy's gaffe-prone former premier Silvio Berlusconi sparked outrage Sunday with remarks praising wartime dictator Benito Mussolini despite Il Duce's persecution of Jews and allowing thousands to be deported to Auschwitz.
28 января 2013
Argentine President Cristina Kirchner. ©REUTERS Israel 'surprised' by Argentina-Iran deal on commission Israel's foreign ministry said Monday it was "surprised" by Argentina's agreement with Iran to create an independent commission to investigate the 1994 attack on a Buenos Aires Jewish centre.
28 января 2013
Photo courtesy of lancastria.net Gene study settles debate over origin of European Jews Jews of European origin are a mix of ancestries, with many hailing from tribes in the Caucasus who converted to Judaism and created an empire that lasted half a millennium.
18 января 2013
Ancient Afghan papers shed light on Jewish life A cache of 1,000-year-old documents written by the Jewish community in Afghanistan and unveiled in Jerusalem on Thursday sheds unprecedented light on the mediaeval Jewish community in central Asia.
05 января 2013
'Lost tribe' members migrate from India to Israel Fifty members of an Indian community believed to be descendants of one of the lost tribes of Israel arrived on Monday in the Jewish state, completing their immigration.
26 декабря 2012
Photo courtesy of ipedia.ro EU youth discover Jewish heritage in Lithuania Lithuania on Sunday launched a new campaign for European students that reveals the once rich Jewish culture in the Baltic state and its tragic end during the Holocaust.
10 декабря 2012
Twitter 'to remove anti-Semitic posts' after legal threat Twitter, a day after saying it blocked a neo-Nazi account in Germany in a global first, made another major concession Friday by agreeing to remove anti-Semitic posts in France.
20 октября 2012
Photo courtesy of desktopro.com Jewish gravestones desecrated in New Zealand Vandals defaced Jewish gravestones in central Auckland with graffiti including Nazi swastikas, New Zealand police said Friday, in a crime the Israeli embassy condemned as "vile desecration".
20 октября 2012
Argentina, Iran meet over Jewish center bombing The foreign ministers of Argentina and Iran met at the United Nations on Thursday to discuss the deadly 1994 attack on a Jewish center in Buenos Aires.
30 сентября 2012
<i>Innocence of Muslims</i>. Photo courtesy of realitatea.net Mystery over filmmakers behind anti-Islam movie Mystery remained Wednesday over exactly who was behind the anti-Islam film which sparked deadly protests in the Middle East, amid conflicting claims of Jewish or Coptic Christian involvement.
13 сентября 2012
Christians, Muslims, Jews call for peace from Sarajevo Leaders of Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Muslim and Jewish communities Sunday made a pressing call for peace from Bosnia which was the scene of the worst atrocities committed in Europe since World War II.
10 сентября 2012
'Tumour' of Israel will soon be destroyed: Ahmadinejad Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told an annual anti-Israel protest in Tehran on Friday that the Jewish state was a "cancerous tumour" that will soon be excised, drawing Western rebukes.
19 августа 2012
Actress Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied. ©REUTERS/Danny Moloshok Hollywood star Portman weds her 'Black Swan' love US actress Natalie Portman has married French dancer Benjamin Millepied, her partner of two years and the father of her 14-month-old son.
07 августа 2012

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