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.

Miami robbers dressed as Hasidic Jews rob home while family at synagogue

Ironically, the thieves were clad in traditional Orthodox Jewish clothing, which would ostensibly help them blend in as they burglarized the house.

How are New York’s Jews affected by the new congressional district map

The new and final maps are the result of a Republican-led lawsuit that challenged the congressional and state Senate lines that were drawn in February.

By JACOB HENRY/JTA
25/05/2022

Argentina's umbrella Jewish organization has chosen a new president

Amos Linetzky, a 42-year-old lawyer, married and father of three children, is a member of the United Religious Party (BUR).

25/05/2022

Moroccan authorities restore ancient Jewish cemetery of Meknes

Authorities in Morocco are in the midst of an overhaul renovation of Jewish heritage sites in parallel with deepening ties with Israel.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
24/05/2022
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James

LeBron James attends NYC wedding holding hands with notorious rabbi

Basketball phenom LeBron James held hands with a well-known kabbalist rabbi who served a year in an Israeli prison.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
24/05/2022

Volodymyr Zelensky, Mila Kunis, Zoë Kravitz among Jews on Time 100 list

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and several Jewish entertainers made the list, which was released on Monday.

By Jackie Hajdenberg/JTA
24/05/2022

Hungarian writer known for antisemitic remarks addressed CPAC conference

Zsolt Bayer is an Hungarian journalist who was condemned by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum for calling Jewish critics of Hungary “excrement.”

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
24/05/2022

Minnesota GOP apologizes for Soros puppetmaster video

The Minnesota Republican Party screened a video depicting liberal Jewish billionaire George Soros as a puppet master controlling two Jewish Democrats.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
24/05/2022

A Rothschild is writing the book about Jewish space lasers conspiracy theory

Mike Rothschild debunks conspiracy theories for a living, and last year he wrote a book about QAnon.

By ASAF SHALEV/JTA
24/05/2022

Resignations pile up amid sex abuse scandal in German liberal Judaism

The Gercke Wollschläger firm will examine “allegations of sexualized harassment and abuse of power” at Abraham Geiger College, the Central Council of Jews in Germany announced last week.

By TOBY AXELROD/JTA
24/05/2022
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