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Heartening Photo shows Jewish and Muslim emergency responders taking joint prayer break

A heartening photo emerged in Israel on social media of two emergency responders — a Jew and a Muslim — standing alongside their ambulance vehicle and praying in their respective traditions.

Passover Seder can be held via videoconference, say Sephardic Orthodox Rabbis

In what may be one of the boldest rulings issued on technology in recent years, Sephardic Orthodox rabbis in Israel have declared that families may conduct their shared Seder over videoconference.

Iconic open-air markets closed because of coronavirus

Popular open-air markets in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv were closed by police after the Israeli government decided to tighten the country’s coronavirus lockdown.

President Rivlin sent a message to Jewish communities around the world with his prayers for their health and well-being

President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin sent a video message to Jewish communities around the world with his prayers for their health and wellbeing in light of the coronavirus.

Final Israeli election results show Likud with 36 seats, Netanyahu bloc short of majority with 58 seats

The Israeli Central Elections Committee confirmed the as the largest party in the Knesset following the March 1 general election, with final results giving it 36 ahead of Blue and White’s 33.

Seven Israeli university programmes named in top 100 worldwide

Seven of Israel’s university departments have been ranked among the world’s top 100 in their respective disciplines, according to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject published.

Why the future of agriculture lies in Israel’s desert

Farmers in arid areas of India need no convincing that the climate is changing under their feet. Their income is drying up along with their groundwater wells, forcing many to give up farming.

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A message to all our friends and communities from the European Jewish Congress 

Formally, our communities may have closed their doors and events have been cancelled, but never have these communities been so open. There is an outpouring of warmth and generosity in our communities we can truly be proud of.

EJC expresses outrage at mass display of public antisemitism at Aalst Carnival

EJC expresses outrage at the appalling mass display of open antisemitism during carnival celebrations in the Belgian city of Aalst and stands in solidarity with its affiliate, the Coordinating Committee of Belgian Jewish Organisations (CCOJB).

Dr. Moshe Kantor bestows Golden Vision award on Pope Francis

In a private meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican, EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor bestowed the 2020 Golden Vision award on Pope Francis as a token of appreciation for his message of brotherhood between Jews and Christians and his unrelenting commitment to younger generations and promoting solutions to the moral and ethical challenges of our time.