Diaspora

Diaspora Jewry is the collective name for the Jewish communities outside of the Land of Israel. Historically, these communities go back to big historical events like the Babylonian exile, the siege of Jerusalem and the expulsion from Spain. Today, the biggest Diaspora communities exist in the United States, France, Canada, the UK and Russia.

Ontario synagogue window smashed as attacks on Canadian Jewish sites continue

The London Police Service said on Friday that a rock was located on the ground near a broken window of the Beth Tefilah synagouge, causing around CAN $150 in damage. 

'Uncomfortable Conversations with a Jew': Acho and Tishby address antisemitism, struggles

Does antisemitism have a new face? How should we understand Oct. 7 and its aftermath?

By GLENN C. ALTSCHULER
15/06/2024

Heather Conn Hendel, 48, teacher, caregiver, matchmaker and newlywed, dies days after giving birth

Heather Conn Hendel, cherished teacher and matchmaker in Manhattan and Toronto's Jewish communities, died at 48, leaving a newborn daughter and a profound legacy of kindness.

By JACKIE HAJDENBERG/JTA
15/06/2024

Campus life: Do American students in Israel want to return to the US?

‘The future of the Jews will always be in Israel; it’s just a matter of time.’

By ATARA BECK
15/06/2024

As Israeli tourism to Georgia has boomed, these Israelis have put down roots in Tbilisi

Many Israelis have purchased timeshares in the Black Sea resort of Batumi, and Georgia is considered a prime destination for skiing and hiking as well as travel focused on food and wine.

By LARRY LUXNER/JTA
14/06/2024

Frieda Johles Forman, ‘fiery’ feminist who rediscovered Yiddish women authors, dies at 87

Forman, a trailblazer of feminist Jewish studies, died June 9 at Toronto General Hospital. She was 87.

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL/JTA
14/06/2024

UK Jewish community welcomes sentencing of would-be synagogue suicide bomber

Reynolds pleaded guilty to four offences of possessing material useful for terrorism and five offences of distributing material likely to encourage terrorism.

Biden condemns 'horrific' acts of antisemitism this week in US

The homes of Jewish Brooklyn Museum officials were vandalized with terrorist symbols on Tuesday night, during the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. 

YU head to 'Post': ‘Campuses need to be safe for Jews, not free from Jews’

Yeshiva University head Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman: As YU sees 53% rise in transfers, campuses need discipline to keep Jews safe

'I wish Hitler was still here': Anti-Israel protestor shouts at Nova massacre memorial

The unidentified man pointed his hand at the crowd of people surrounding him while yelling, "I wish Hitler was still here. He would have wiped you all out."

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