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Following elections, German Jewish leader calls to strengthen fight against far right

The President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dr. Josef Schuster described the German federal elections as "an expression of living democracy." 

Madrid adopts IHRA antisemitism definition

The Madrid Assembly has formally adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism, which will come as a blow to the prominent and widespread Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign in the region and Spain at large.

Norwegian church hosts photo exhibition saying Palestinians are ‘crucified daily’

Several church groups in Norway are organizing a photo exhibition from the West Bank, to be displayed in a cathedral, whose text states that Palestinians undergo “daily crucifixions.”

Mervyn Taylor, Ireland’s first Jewish cabinet minister, dies at 89

Mervyn Taylor, who was reportedly the first Jewish person to serve as a cabinet minister in Ireland, has died at the age of 89.

Brentford FC hosts pitch-side sukkah

Premier League club Brentford FC hosted a pitch-side sukkah during this year's holiday.

Lithuanian parliament calls on local authorities to mark all Jewish massacre sites

The Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, has called on local municipalities to monumentalise all places of mass massacre of Jews and tend to Jewish cemeteries as Lithuania marked the 80th anniversary of the start of Jewish Holocaust in Lithuania.

Central Florence park named after prominent Jewish couple

Wanda Lattes and Aaron Nirenstein, a Jewish couple who resisted the Nazis during the Holocaust and went on to become influential intellectuals, were commemorated at a ceremony at a park in central Florence that will bear their name.

Books blaming Jews for COVID sold in Warsaw church

Many antisemitic titles were sold at a beatification ceremony, the first step toward sainthood, of two revered Catholic figures in Warsaw's main church.

For Mallorca’s Jews, first ‘public’ sukkah is triumph over Spanish Inquisition

The Jewish community of Mallorca, Spain, along with the municipality of Palma, erected during Sukkot what organisers are calling the island’s first public sukkah since the Inquisition.

Torah stolen by Nazis for post-Holocaust ‘Jewish museum’ back in use in Prague

A Torah scroll that the Nazis stole from for their planned museum on Judaism in Prague will return to use there on Simchat Torah, a holiday that celebrates the seminal Jewish text.

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