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Several Turtles Have Swastikas Painted On Their Shells And Authorities Cant Catch Them

SEATTLE (JTA) — Swastikas have been found painted on the shells of several turtles in a park outside Seattle, and local animal control officers are having trouble catching them. ...

Mike Pompeo Vows To Fight Anti-semitism During Visit To German Synagogue Targeted By Gunman

HALLE, GERMANY (JTA) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with members of the Jewish community at the German synagogue targeted in a fatal shooting by a far-right gunman.. “Our ...

Chaveirim Member Gets Ticket While Changing Flat Tire, Councilman Chaim Deutsch Outraged At NYPD

WILLIAMSBURG (VosIzNeias) — A Chaveirim member who recently helped change the tire on a stranded vehicle in Williamsburg was given an unwelcome reward for his efforts. The reward c...

At Kristallnacht Memorial Service In Berlin, Jewish Leaders Sound Alarm On Anti-Semitism

BERLIN (JNS) — It’s been 81 years since Kristallnacht (“The Night of Broken Glass”), when Nazis torched synagogues, vandalized thousands of Jewish homes, schools and businesses, an...

93-Year-old Holocaust Survivor To Celebrate Bar Mitzvah On 81st Anniversary Of Kristallnacht

NEW JERSEY (JTA) — A 93-year-old Holocaust survivor is holding a special bar mitzvah celebration in New Jersey on the 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht. Fred Behrend is celebrat...

Kosher Food Stall Denied Spot At British Market In England For Not Opening On Shabbat

MANCHESTER (JTA) — A kosher restaurant in England was not allowed to have a stall at a market because it refused to open on Shabbat. The owner of Ta’am Grill and Deli in Prestwi...

Jewish Student Assaulted, Verbally Abused At Fitness Center In Freiburg, Germany

FREIBURG, Germany (VosIzNeias) — Samuel Kantrowitz, a 19-year-old Jewish student, was doing his regular workout at the fitness center in the city when a man grabbed him from behind...

Jewish Billionaire Acquires NY’s Vernon Hills Shopping Center

EASTCHESTER, NY (VosIzNeias) — The Vernon Hills Shopping Center has been sold for $125 million. The five building shopping center in Eastchester, NY was purchased by a company owne...

Jewish Groups Ask Trump To End Pollard’s Parole So He Can Care For Ailing Wife

NEW YORK (JTA) — Three U.S. Orthodox Jewish organizations have sent separate letters to President Donald Trump asking him to end Jonathan Pollard’s parole so he can take care of hi...

Israeli Paramedic Delivers 3 Babies In 48 Hours

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli paramedic for Magen David Adom in the Tel Aviv area delivered three babies in 48 hours. Issachar Weiss, 24, started at 4:30 a.m. Sunday in the subur...

White-Supremacist Richard Spencer Slurs Jews And Blacks In Leaked Expletive-Laden

MONTANA (JTA) — White supremacist Richard Spencer rails against Jews and blacks in an expletive-laden audio that was leaked online. The 2017 recording of Spencer, who is credite...

Jewish Businessman Who Brought Thousands Of Ethiopian Jews To Israel Passes Away

TEL AVIV (VosIzNeias) — A Belgian Jewish businessman who used his company's airplanes to secretly transport thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel has passed away. He was 81 years o...

Businessman Who Tried To Auction 11-Year-Old Holocaust Victim’s Letter Will Give It To Yad Vashem

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli businessman will turn over to Yad Vashem a letter written by an 11-year-old Polish girl killed in the Holocaust after its sale by auction was blocked b...

Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes In Sweden Rise By 53% To All-Time Record High

GOTHENBURG (JTA) — The number of anti-Semitic hate crimes recorded in Sweden rose to a record high last year, jumping 53 percent over the 2016 figures, government statistics show. ...

US Issues $20 Million Reward For Jewish American Missing In Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration on Monday offered a reward of up to $20 million for information about Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran in 200...

Kosher Meat Mahgiach From Brooklyn Gets Eyesight Back After Knife Accident

BROOKLYN (VosIzNeias) — When Yosef Goldstein suffered a knife accident that immediately made everything go black in one eye, he didn't know if he would ever see again out of two ey...

Multiple Boro Park Jews Targeted In Friday Night Assaults [VIDEOS]

BORO PARK (VosIzNeias) — In what has become an all too familiar scenario in New York, multiple Hasidic Jews were attacked on the streets of Boro Park Friday night. The first att...

School Apologizes After Student Don Halloween Costume As Hasidic Jew

EMMAUS, PA (VosIzNeias) — Two Pennsylvania High School students said they were horrified after a fellow student wore Halloween costumes that conjure Jewish stereotypes. Sister S...

Guards Stop Attacker Yelling Anti-Semitic Slurs From Entering Jewish School In France

NICE (JNS) A man who attempted to break into a Jewish school in southern France while shouting anti-Semitic slurs was arrested by police after guards at the school confronted him a...

Holocaust Era Rescuer Reunites With Those She Saved And Their Descendants [VIDEO]

JERUSALEM (VosIzNeias) — Two Holocaust survivors now living in Israel and their Greek rescuer were reunited today in the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembranc...