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Italian artist revives antisemitic blood libel with painting of medieval child martyr

Renown Italian painter unveiled his latest canvas — a grotesquely antisemitic depiction of hook-nosed Jews engaged in the “ritual murder” of a terrified Christian infant.

Portuguese government moves forward with Holocaust remembrance programme

The Portuguese government has created a working group to create a programme for the promotion of the memory of the Holocaust.

Italian Jewish communities mobilise funds to combat coronavirus crisis

The Union of Italian Jewish Communities (UCEI) will allocate a part of its 'Eight Per Thousand' funds and will make all possible dedicated fundraising efforts to support the fight against the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: London Beth Din permits not kosher for Passover food

The Kashrut Division of the London Beth Din has developed a list, titled “Product guidelines in extremis,” from an array of basic goods to help quarantined families and those who are struggling financially due to the coronavirus.

Antisemitism Commissioner warns against conspiracy theories during coronavirus crisis

The German Federal Commissioner for Jewish Life and the Fight against Antisemitism, Dr. Felix Klein, has warned against the mass circulation of antisemitic conspiracy theories in connection with the spreading of the coronavirus.

Moscow congregation to self-isolate after rabbi gets coronavirus

The congregation of a Moscow synagogue has been placed under quarantine after one of its rabbis contracted the coronavirus.

Board of Deputies President: “Our hearts go out to all who have lost loved ones”

Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has responded to the latest figures showing that at least 20 members of the Jewish community have died after contracting the COVID-19 virus.

JW3 launches online “one-stop-shop” for Jewish culture

In response to the lockdown, London Jewish community centre JW3 has launched an online hub to host culture, talks and events from across the UK Jewish community and the wider Jewish world.

Chief Rabbi of Tunisia in self-isolation after being in contact with infected person

Like dozens of members of the Jewish Community, the Chief Rabbi of Tunisia, Haim Bittan, self-isolated after Tunisian Ministry of Health alerted him he was in contact with a person infected by the coronavirus. 

Mauthausen Committee to expand online educational materials

The Mauthausen Committee is expanding its online educational materials in the German language.

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