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Swedish Synagogue Firebombed; Three Arrested The Forward

| December 11, 2017

ADAM IHSE/AFP/Getty Images Police arrive after a synagogue was attacked in a failed arson attempt in Gothenburg, Sweden, December 9, 2017. No one was injured but Jewish community members told local media the synagogue was attacked by a group of masked men who threw multiple burning objects

Neo-Nazis marched past their synagogue chanting Sieg Heil …

| December 11, 2017

As a Jewish musician sang a prayer for healing, Beth Epstein started to cry. She didnt realize how broken she felt until now

Many Sephardic Jews Arent Actually Sephardic The Forward

| November 27, 2017

During my childhood in the 1960s and 70s in the USSR, the only books published about Jews were ideological works that criticized Zionism, Israel and what the Soviets considered the national Jewish mentality. As you might imagine, thanks to these books, many of us had a totally distorted picture of our true origins as Jews

‘Nazi Grandma’ convicted in Berlin of Holocaust denial …

| November 24, 2017

JTA – Ursula Haverbeck, a well-known historical revisionist and neo-Nazi, was again convicted of Holocaust denial. Haverbeck, 88, was convicted in a Berlin district court on Monday and sentenced to six months in prison, Deutsche Welle reported. The conviction was for saying at an event in the city in January 2016 that the Holocaust did not occur and that there were no gas chambers at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp, which she said was a labor camp

15th Annual Russian Heritage Month –

| September 20, 2017

The Annual Russian Heritage Month celebrates and honors the rich diversity of cultural traditions brought to the U.S. from the many countries of the former Soviet Union. The Russian-speaking community plays an indispensable role in the culture, economic and social life of New York, the US and the world.

When Nazi violence came to Cohoes – Albany Times Union

| August 25, 2017

Cohoes Fifty years ago this weekend, a former American Nazi Party member killed a 59-year-old Jewish man in Cohoes. Francis Mainville laid in wait for Harry Pearlberg, a door-to-door salesman from Troy, before gunning him down on Saturday, Aug

Charlottesville synagogue on fear, resolve and more security – The Charlottesville Newsplex

| August 20, 2017

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — For Diane Gartner Hillman, the new reality of being Jewish in Charlottesville sunk in when she had to leave Congregation Beth Israel through the back door. On any other Saturday, worshippers at the city’s lone synagogue would have left through the front and walked without fear to their cars, parked near the statue of Gen

Charlottesville says it provided protection to synagogue, refuting initial account – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| August 18, 2017

Police blocking off the street after a car rammed into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 12, 2017. (Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) (JTA) Local officials said police provided protection to a synagogue during a far-right rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia refuting a claim by a Jewish community leader that they had refused to do so

US Conference of Mayors forms compact with Anti-Defamation League to ‘combat hate’ – Washington Times

| August 18, 2017

The U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Anti-Defamation League announced a partnership to combat hate in wake of the violent protests in Virginia last weekend

Barcelona Synagogue, Jewish Institutions Protectively Shuttered Following Terrorist Atrocity – Algemeiner

| August 17, 2017

Email a copy of “Barcelona Synagogue, Jewish Institutions Protectively Shuttered Following Terrorist Atrocity” to a friend Barcelona police vehicles rush to the site of Thursdays terror attack. Photo: Screenshot

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