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UNESCO adds Djerba in Tunisia to world heritage list

The island, renowned for its religious mix, boasts churches, synagogues including the Ghriba - the oldest in Africa - and fortified Ibadite mosques (a separate branch of Islam), some of which are underground.

Antisemitic leaflets distributed on Belgian university campus

The Union of Jewish Students in Belgium (UEJB) announced that racist and antisemitic leaflets had been handed out at the campus in Louvain-la-Neuve.

Judeo-Arabic culture of Tunisian Jews presented in an exhibition in Beer Sheba

The exhibition "Family Affair" presents the culture and customs of Tunisian Jews in the 19th and 20th centuries in a unique and intimate way.

More than 40 Jewish graves desecrated in Koethen

The cemetery served as the final resting place for the community in the 400 years of recorded history of Jews in the village.

CRIF commemorates the deportation of the Jewish community of Lens

The municipality of Lens, the Shoah Memorial, the Consistoire and CRIF Nord-Pas-de-Calais joined forces to commemorate this tragic event at the local war memorial, where there is a plaque in memory of the deportees.

President of the Jewish Community of Morocco: “The need for help is immense”

President of the Jewish Community of Morocco Serge Berdugo gave an interview to Jüdische Allgemeine in which he discussed the consequences of the devastating earthquake that recently struck his country, as well as the Jewish community's support for its victims.

Dutch diplomat honoured for saving Jews in Lithuania during the Shoah

Jan Zwartendijk who headed Philips in Kaunas in Lithuania and was acting consul there, helped thousands to escape to the Dutch Antilles and Suriname, which were not occupied by the Germans.

Over 35,000 pilgrims traveled to Uman for Rosh Hashanah

Uman serves as the burial place of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, the founder of the Breslov Hasidic movement, making it an important pilgrimage site for his followers during the holiday.

Investigation opened after attack on Jewish student in Marseille

A 21-year-old man, wearing a kippah, was attacked while walking towards a synagogue in the 13th arrondissement of Marseille. He suffered violence and was subjected to antisemitic insults.

Spanish Jewish Community commends Balearic Parliament for reparation to descendants of converted Jews

This proposal recognizes the marginalization and discrimination suffered by the descendants of converted Jews in the Balearic Islands, known as 'xuetes.'

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