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Prince Charles and Tony Blair to attend virtual memorial for Rabbi Lord Sacks

The UK's Prince Charles and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will join former Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, at a special virtual commemoration dedicated to Rabbi Lord Sacks.

Zemun synagogue returned to Jewish community ownership

The synagogue in Zemun, on the outskirts of Belgrade, has been restituted back to Jewish community ownership.

Hanukkah returned to Amsterdam’s Royal Concert Hall decades after WWII

Since 2015, Amsterdam's Royal Concert Hall has hosted an annual cantorial Hanukkah concert, a tradition that had been paused for 70 years after the Holocaust.

English Premier League and Premier League clubs adopt IHRA Definition of antisemitism

The English Premier League, together with 19 of its member clubs, has adopted the IHRA working definition of antisemitism.

Greece’s oldest Holocaust survivor, Esther Cohen, dies at 96

Εsther Cohen, Greece’s oldest Holocaust survivor, has died in Ioannina where she lived. She was 96 years old. May her memory be a blessing.

Looking to the future from Izmir’s glorious Jewish past

By and large, the Jewish population of the Ottoman Empire, and contemporary Turkey, fared pretty well over the centuries – including in Izmir, where numerous local communities were established, each with its own house of prayer and nodal point of cultural and social life.

Jewish organizations produce video tribute in memory of Rabbi Sacks

Three Jewish organizations have produced a video tribute in memory of the former Chief Rabbi of the UK, Lord Johnathan Sacks.

Not in my name. Jews, Catholics and Muslims join forces to combat violence against women

The joint initiative “Not in my name. Jews, Catholics and Muslims against violence on women” was announced In Italy, which aims at raising awareness of the dangers of violence against women and combating stereotypes through the universal values of the three monotheistic religions.

Former Hendon MP Andrew Dismore gets communal lifetime achievement award

Board of Deputies president Marie van den Zyl made a virtual presentation of a lifetime achievement award to one of the Jewish community’s greatest political friends, Andrew Dismore, the former Labour MP for Hendon, at Jewish Labour Movement conference.

Napoleon was crowned on this day, revolutionizing Jews future in Europe

On this day in history, December 2, 1804, French leader Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned as France's emperor, ruling the First French Empire established a few months earlier when he was granted the emperor title.

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