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Norway

Norwegian Jews “more active than ever”

Norway’s Chief Rabbi, Joav Melchior, has said the country’s small Jewish community, which comprises around 1,000 members, was “more active than ever, if virtually”. 

As coronavirus cuts off borders, Oslo baby’s delayed circumcision is tip of iceberg

For the first time in 75 years, the Oslo Jewish community is not meeting for communal worship. Likewise, lifecycle events, such as ritual circumcisions and weddings are now on hold.

Norwegian mayor asks church to take down Star of David Christmas decoration

A Norwegian mayor asked a church to replace its traditional Star of David Christmas decoration due to complaints that it is too associated with Israel and Jews.

Norway’s state broadcaster airs “Jewish swine” cartoon

Norway’s public broadcaster NRK defended a cartoon in which a Scrabble player forms the word “Jewish swine.”

Norway’s public broadcaster apologises for “Jewish swine” cartoon

Norway’s public broadcaster has apologised for airing a cartoon in which a Scrabble player forms the word “Jewish swine.”

Norwegian prosecutors say rapper who used antisemitic insult was “criticising Israel”

A Norwegian rapper who cursed Jews at an event promoting multiculturalism will not be charged with hate speech because his words may have been "criticism of Israel."

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