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.

Teachers union halts campaign for LA school board candidate who promoted antisemitic book

A 2022 social media post surfaced in which he praised “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews,” an infamous antisemitic volume published by the Nation of Islam.

By JACOB GURVIS/JTA
27/02/2024

Baltimore rabbi found liable for sexually abusing two children at Jewish summer camp

The multiyear case came about after Rabbi Shmuel Krawatsky sued three of his reported victims and others in 2018 for defamation. All three then countersued, claiming assault and battery.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
27/02/2024

Brooklyn ‘Queer icon’ and progressive Jewish activist, Shelly Weiss, dies at 77

“How do we, as a queer Jewish community, look towards early Jewish roots in the immigrant experience and create community that really supports those of us who are disadvantaged?”

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL/JTA
27/02/2024

Jewish widow gives $1 billion to NYC medical school to pay for student tuition

Dr. Ruth Gottesman is making the donation from the fortune made by her late husband David "Sandy" Gottesman, a Wall Street financier and early Berkshire Hathaway investor.

By REUTERS
26/02/2024

How are schools dealing with the wave of antisemitism?

Dealing with antisemitism became one of the major topics of concern at the Yael Foundation 2024 conference on education in Cyprus last Monday.

Jerry Seinfeld heckled by pro-Palestine protesters in New York City

Seinfeld has been supportive of Israel since October 7 and visited Kibbutz Be’eri in Israel in December to witness the atrocities that occurred there. 

Meta limits pro-Israel Instagram account because of posts about hostages

An Instagram customer service agent allegedly told Maxvictor last Tuesday that her account was in violation of the platform's policies with her numerous posts about hostages.

Jewish, British banker Jacob Rothschild dies aged 87

The Rothschild banking family traces its roots back to 18th century Frankfurt, from where different family members moved to cities across Europe to build out banking businesses.

26/02/2024

Mexico’s Jewish presidential candidate doxxed, receives hateful messages

Mexico’s sitting president’s son also had his personal information leaked online.

Man told to leave Toronto basketball game for wearing ‘free our hostages’ shirt

On Thursday's Raptors match in Toronto, a spectator was asked to leave for wearing a sweatshirt saying: "free our hostages"

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