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Gantz voted in as Knesset Speaker, paving way for ‘Emergency’ unity Government

Benny Gantz was voted in as Knesset speaker, paving the way for an "emergency" unity government with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as Israel's government works to mitigate the coronavirus crisis.

Can Jewish life continue along with COVID-19? We checked

Communities around the world have had to make adjustments to ensure the well-being of older Jews. In some cases, people had to change their way of life.

Natan Sharansky gives tips for quarantine

Natan Sharansky, the former prisoner of conscience, member of the Knesset and head of the Jewish Agency who spent nine years in solitary confinement in the Soviet Union due to his Zionist activity, has five tips for quarantine in a new video published by the Jewish Agency.

IHRA Chair Statement on Holocaust remembrance during pandemic

"As with all elderly people around the world, it is important that we do everything within our means to protect Holocaust survivors who may find themselves particularly vulnerable to the serious health complications of COVID-19", said IHRA Chair Michaela Küchler in a statement.

Rabbi among three arrested for operating mikveh in Buenos Aires

Three members of an Orthodox community in Buenos Aires were arrested for operating a mikveh after Argentina ordered all synagogues closed as part of a strict crackdown on gatherings to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Holocaust survivors face coronavirus with grit and humour

Holocaust survivors are bracing for the ongoing pandemic current global pandemic. As Boomers, meeting the challenge of life in the time of coronavirus with signature, tenacity and humour.

EUJS launches Community Challenge to help those most affected in the community

The European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS) has launched an online community project to help those most affected in the community by the coronavirus pandemic.

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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.