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Sweden seizes book by Jewish comedian criticising war-time collaboration

A book by a Jewish comedian over Sweden’s collaboration with the Nazis during World War II is at the center of a legal tussle in which Swedish prosecutors are calling for it to be destroyed.

Swedish imam and rabbi issue joint peace statement to mark Eid, Shavuot

While much of the world is social distancing, an imam and a rabbi in Malmo, Sweden are looking to bring their two communities closer together through the sharing of their faiths.

Sweden’s Jewish summer camp reverses decision to cancel 2020 session

Glämsta, Sweden’s only Jewish summer camp, has reversed its decision to close its 2020 session following new guidelines by the Swedish government.

In not-so-locked-down Sweden, Jews mourn victims, foster belonging

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Sweden has made headlines, especially for its authorities’ decision to implement relatively loose restrictive measures. Nevertheless, the Jewish community has striven to implement measures in order to safeguard their members.

Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance postponed

The Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism has been postponed to the autumn of 2021.

Swedish Jewish community, with 9 dead, hit disproportionately hard by virus

The Swedish Jewish community has lost at least nine of its members to the coronavirus, translating into a mortality 14 times greater than their share of the population in the country.

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