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.

A sign with an image of late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is displayed during a vigil following her death, outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., September 19, 2020
Jewish organizations mourn the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Antisemitic graffiti on an Australian Jewish cafe
NY to direct hate crimes unit to investigate antisemitic graffiti at NYU
Benny Leonard, arguably the greatest Jewish boxer of all time
Story of Jewish boxer recruited by FBI to fight Nazis to become a movie
German Fuhrer Adolph Hitler doing a Nazi salute
Nazi flag sprawled out in Miami disturbs Jews ahead of Rosh Hashanah
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish in NY 521
NY synagogue cries out 'Black lives matter' in Rosh Hashanah sermon
US SUPREME COURT Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, delivers remarks during a discussion hosted by the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington in 2019.
Ginsburg's death on Rosh Hashanah significant for some Jewish Americans
By REUTERS
A "WWII evacuee girl" costume, made by Australian costume-maker Smiffys.
Australian chain criticized for 'WWII evacuee' children's costume
Jewish pilgrims, who plan to enter Ukraine from the territory of Belarus, gather in front of Ukrainian service members near Novi Yarylovychi crossing point in Chernihiv Region, Ukraine September 15, 2020
Ukraine-Belarus border littered with trash as stuck Breslov Hassidim leave
Liz Garbus speaks onstage during the premiere of the Netflix film "Lost Girls" at Eccles Center Theatre in Park City, Utah, Jan. 28, 2020.
Director of film on voter oppression learns of Jewish role in activism
By CURT SCHLEIER/JTA
Trump supporters display QAnon posters at a 2018 rally in Florida. Recently, Latinos in the state have been inundated with anti-Semitic messages, many relating to the false QAnon conspiracy theory.
QAnon is an old form of antisemitism in a new package, experts say
By BEN SALES/JTA
Swastika and the word "Raus" (Out) are sprayed at a asylum seeker accommodation in Waltrop, western Germany, on October 13, 2015.
3 Holocaust monuments vandalized with swastikas in Ukraine and Russia
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Lawyers arrive at the courtroom on the opening day of the trial of the January 2015 Paris attacks against Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly, a policewoman in Montrouge and the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket, at Paris courthouse, France, Steptember 2, 2020.
Hearing for Paris kosher store attack set for Yom Kippur
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Gavel lying in front of a judge
First Jewish Massachusetts chief Justice, Ralph Gants' memory lives on
By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
Mitch Tarica is the streaming platform’s director of North American sales.
One Zoom employee saved High Holy Days streaming for 300 synagogues
By BEN HARRIS/JTA
A newsstand in Manhattan outfitted with ‘Fake News’ headlines was a stunt by the ‘Columbia Journalism Review,’ in October 2018.
While Jewish newspapers struggle, Detroit's decides to go nonprofit
By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
Billionaire investor George Soros attends the Schumpeter Award in Vienna, Austria June 21, 2019.
Fox show calls out Newt Gingrich for his George Soros rhetoric
By BEN SALES/JTA
A security officer walks at the synagogue in Halle, Germany October 11, 2019, after two people were killed in a shooting
Germany pledges extra $26 million for Jewish security
By TOBY AXELROD/JTA
Anne Frank at her writing table in 1940; how many Anne Franks were lost in the Holocaust?
Anne Frank-themed blush featured in Hong Kong cosmetics line
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Democratic US presidential candidate Joe Biden at a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., July 14, 2020.
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Hayden Library entrance at Arizona State University in Tempe
Arizona State University adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism
The California state capitol in Sacramento
Californian Jews launch campaign for Ethnic Studies program inclusion
The Singing Rabbi
40 South African rabbis unite to sing Rosh Hashanah prayer and go viral
US President Donald Trump speaks about negotiations with pharmaceutical companies over the cost of insulin for US seniors on Medicare at an event in the Rose Garden at the White House during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Washington, US May 26, 2020
Happy Rosh Hashanah from President Donald Trump
A PANORAMIC View of St. Martin
This Rosh Hashanah two countries will gather to hear one shofar at once
Jewish kids prepare for the Jewish New Year at their home in Moshav Yashresh, September 11, 2020.
British leaders extend their good wishes for a sweet Rosh Hashanah
PFPL plane hijacker Leila Khaled in South Africa
Israeli law firm demands California uni. drop PLFP hijacker as speaker
Orthodox men stand next to a social distancing sign in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, July 16, 2020.
New York state issues guidance for High Holy Day services
By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel vows to fight rising antisemitism in Germany
By TOBY AXELROD/JTA
The Miami Herald
Miami Herald apologizes for running antisemitic, racist ads for months
By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
A PROTESTER in Seattle during a Juneteenth march commemorating the end of slavery. We are now reaping the harvest of the seeds of racism and discrimination – the devaluation of black life.
Jewish philanthropist Susan Sandler donates $200 million to fight racism
By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
A man checks his mobile phone as a woman riding a bike passes next to a big Brazilian flag in Sao Paulo, Brazil June 28, 2018.
Brazilian Jewish schools raise $4 million in donations for scholarships
By MARCUS GILBAN/JTA
Cow illustrative
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By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
A BOY prepares to eat an apple with honey, as is traditional on Rosh Hashanah.
26 Jewish schools unite to exhort families to play it safe amid COVID-19
By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
Poland's President Andrzej Duda speaks during his election meeting in Solec Kujawski, Poland, June 9, 2020.
2 US senators warn Poland’s president on antisemitism and restitution
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
Hungarian Jews baking challah breads in front of the Obuda Synagogue in Budapest, Hungary on Oct. 7, 2019.
Hungarian Jews to celebrate Rosh Hashanah on a boat amid COVID-19
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Joe Biden accepts the Democratic presidential nomination in Wilmington, Delaware
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From right to left: Daniel Agranov, deputy consul general of Israel to New England; Yeshi Mengistu, director of Israel Engagement & Education and JAFI Israel Fellow at Northeastern Hillel; Gilad Skolnick, executive director of Northeastern Hillel.
Mosaic United donates $20 million to Jewish campus life across globe
World Zionist Congress 2020
Reform movement leads in elections for WZC's new American delegates
Jewish pilgrims, who plan to enter Ukraine from the territory of Belarus, gather in front of Ukrainian service members near Novi Yarylovychi crossing point in Chernihiv Region, Ukraine September 15, 2020
Ukraine denies entry to all 1,000 Breslov hassidim waiting at border
Ambassador Michaela Küchler, President of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance
11 faces of antisemitism
Antisemitic graffiti near a London Underground station. The graffiti reads “dirty f***ing Jew” beside an image of a swastika.
Zoom prayer services for Alabama Jews interrupted by Holocaust imagery
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
Dirshu celebration on completion of the seven year Daf Yomi cycle in New Jersey in January 2020
NJ town settles federal lawsuit to allow Chabad to expand building
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
The Star of David is seen on the facade of a synagogue in Paris France, December 10, 2018
Synagogue in Scotland nearly a century old named protected property
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
THE COLONIAL-ERA exterior facade of the synagogue flanked in front by street merchants plying their goods
Here’s why my congregation is praying in person during the High Holidays
By RABBI YOSIE LEVINE/JTA
A man blowing the shofar at the Western Wall days before Rosh Hashanah
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By BRIAN SOKOL/JTA
rand Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum speaks at a mass gathering of Satmar Hasidic Jews in New York
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By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
Breslov hassidim in a public park in Gomel, Belarus, who have been waiting for days and weeks for entry into Ukraine for the annual pilgrimage on ash Hashana to the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov in Uman
Red Cross aiding hundreds of Jewish pilgrims amassed at Ukraine borders
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
On December 6, 2019, in front of the notorious gate at the site of the former Auschwitz- Birkenau concentration and extermination camp marked “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work Sets You Free), from  left to right: Piotr M.A. Cywinski, Director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and President of the Ausch
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By BEN SALES/JTA
German police gather close to the scene where they found a body near Wiesbaden-Erbenheim, Germany, June 6, 2018.
Twenty-nine German police suspended for sharing pictures of Hitler
By REUTERS
(Clockwise from top left) Gal Gadot, Elena Kagan, Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, Marc Benioff, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
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The site of the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau
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The Jewish market in Minsk, home to one of the largest Jewish populations in the Pale of Settlement. From the Folklore Research Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
A ‘High Holiday Prayer’ to the Czar
By ZACK ROTHBART
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, injured in the recent shooting at the Congregation Chabad synagogue in Poway, California, speaks as U.S. President Donald Trump looks on, May 2, 2019
Brother of ex-Poway synagogue leader pleads guilty in fraud scheme
By TNS
Rabbi Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi delivers a torah lesson at Ateret Yisrael Yeshiva in Jerusalem, November 19, 2019.
New York yeshiva closes after 13 students test positive for COVID-19
By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
The Instagram application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017.
Instagram account ‘organized in antisemitism’ lists Jewish students
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
What appears to be a swastika spray-painted on a wall of the University of Chile in downtown Santiago [File]
Swastikas spray-painted in Chattanooga, Tenn.
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
Israeli students wearing protective face masks in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in a school in Tel Aviv, August 23, 2020
Jewish schools in Europe get added $2.7 mln in donations amid COVID-19
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Students at The Moriah School in Englewood, New Jersey attend a socially distanced assembly on the first day of school.
Amsterdam Jewish schools lose city’s subsidy because parental donations
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Sacha Baron Cohen arrives at the premiere of red carpet event for the screening for the Showtime Series "Who Is America", moderated by Sarah Silverman in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 15, 2019
Sacha Baron Cohen freezes Instagram to protest hate speech on Facebook
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
US President Donald Trump speaks as Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed and Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani listen before the signing of the Abraham Accords. South Lawn of the White House in Washington, US, Septem
Jewish organizations praise the signing of the Abraham Accords
World Zionist Congress 2020
General Zionists Confederation signs co-op deal with Hanor Hazioni
Breslov hassidim on the border between Ukraine and Belarus
1,000 hassidim trapped between Belarus and Ukraine trying to get to Uman
CHILD SURVIVORS on the day of their liberation from Auschwitz (Seventh and eighth from left Marta Wise and her sister Eva Slonim)
20% young people 'felt' as though the Jews caused the Holocaust - survey
RABBI MARVIN HIER (center) and Rabbi Abraham Cooper (right) of the Simon Wiesenthal Center meet with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in Manama, Bahrain, in February 2017.
Jewish Agency working to boost Jewish life in UAE, Bahrain
ZOA event with Beck, Bachmann 311
After mutual complaints, a Jewish umbrella body comes to decision
By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
A child sits at the computer
Video of kid singing Yom Kippur's 'Avinu Malkeinu' poem goes viral
By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
A MAN WALKS past graves desecrated with swastikas at the Jewish cemetery in Westhoffen, near Strasbourg, France, in December 2019.
Tombstones vandalized at 3 Jewish cemeteries in Poland
By KATARZYNA MARKUSZ / JTA
A man checks his mobile phone as a woman riding a bike passes next to a big Brazilian flag in Sao Paulo, Brazil June 28, 2018.
Brazil’s first Jewish Supreme Court head says ‘baruch Hashem’ in speech
By MARCUS GILBAN/JTA
Trump supporters display QAnon posters at a 2018 rally in Florida. Recently, Latinos in the state have been inundated with anti-Semitic messages, many relating to the false QAnon conspiracy theory.
Florida Latinos flooded with antisemitic conspiracy theories
By BEN SALES/JTA
Demonstrators take part in an antisemitism protest outside the Labour Party headquarters in central London, Britain April 8, 2018
London mayoral candidate suspended for making antisemitic remarks in 1997
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
BETH MEIR Synagogue interior.
What American rabbis are thinking as the new year dawns amid the pandemic
By BEN HARRIS/JTA
Students at The Moriah School in Englewood, New Jersey attend a socially distanced assembly on the first day of school.
Closures and quarantines already widespread at New York Jewish day schools
By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
Kingdom of Bahrain flag
Bahraini Jewish community sees opportunity to grow with normalization
Breslov hassidim in a public park in Gomel, Belarus, who have been waiting for days and weeks for entry into Ukraine for the annual pilgrimage on ash Hashana to the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov in Uman
Hundreds of Breslov Hassidim stuck in Belarus on way to Uman
Robert Biedron, the founder of a new progressive party 'Spring' ('Wiosna'), speaks during Reuters interview in Gdansk, Poland February 25, 2019. Picture taken February 25, 2019.
MEP: Poland's anti-LGBT+ tirade similar to pre-war 'dehumanizing' of Jews
By REUTERS
Valentina Leskaj
Ex Albania minister becomes 1st Muslim to join Combat Antisemitism Movement
Silvio Berlusconi meets Amos Luzzatto in Rome
Amos Luzzatto, Italian writer and Jewish community leader, dies at 92
Display by Israel's Embassy in Berlin Light Festival, 2020
'Best of Israeli culture' displayed at Berlin Festival of Lights
Three siblings in Mevaseret Zion, near Jerusalem, wave to their their grandmother in Haifa as she joins their Passover Seder via Zoom
US synagogues prepare for unique, pandemic-era High Holy Days
Long's Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park is seen from Boulder, Colorado June 3, 2016
Colorado mountain park vandalized with antisemitic, racist graffiti
Two religious men stand outside outside the entrance to the world headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement at a Brooklyn synagogue in New York.
Against corona regulations, packed services held at Chabad’s headquarters
By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
Members and supporters of several nationalist organizations take part in a march in commemoration of Bulgarian General Hristo Lukov in Sofia, Bulgaria, February 17, 2018
No convictions for antisemitic crimes in Bulgaria last year, says report
‘FOR MORE than 1,000 years, antisemitism has been part of European culture.’
EU Commission VP: Fighting antisemitism is the essence of European life
Sam Grundwerg, Keren Hayesod’s World Chairman
Keren Hayesod celebrates 100 years by launching a crowdfunding campaign
Bette Midler stars in "Coastal Elite."
Bette Midler shines as an angry Jew in HBO’s ‘Coastal Elites’
By CURT SCHLEIER/JTA
A view of the synagogue in Halle, Germany, July 28, 2020.
Amid pandemic, Halle Jews forced out of synagogue again year after attack
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
BRESLOV HASSIDIM protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, demanding a solution that would allow them to fly to Uman. September 2020
Two Israelis in Uman deported for knocking down social distancing barriers
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Israel's memorial at the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria
Austria to triple its spending on Jewish community security
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Writer Ronald Harwood kisses the best adapted screenplay Oscar for his movie "The Pianist" at the 75th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, March 23, 2003
Polish auction house selling possessions of ‘The Pianist’
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Doctor with a stethoscope in the hands and hospital background (illustrative)
Brooklyn hospital wants to fire doctor over antisemitic posts
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
 General view of Bahrain World Trade Center in Manama, Bahrain, February 21, 2019. Picture taken February 21, 2019.
Jewish organizations praise Israel-Bahrain normalization agreement
This Monument, ‘Prayer,’ in Ramat Gan, is in memory of the Jews who were killed in Iraq during the Farhud pogrom (1941) and in the 1960s.
Miracle discovery of Iraqi Jewish archives highlighted by new documentary
World Zionist Congress 2020
For first time in history, the World Zionist Congress to convene online
Writer Ronald Harwood kisses the best adapted screenplay Oscar for his movie "The Pianist" at the 75th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, March 23, 2003
Ronald Harwood, Oscar-winning screenwriter of ‘The Pianist,’ dies at 85
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
Cast member Hopkins poses at a premiere for the film "The Two Popes" during AFI Fest 2019 in Los Angeles
Film about rescuer of children from Nazis stars Anthony Hopkins
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
A security officer walks at the synagogue in Halle, Germany October 11, 2019, after two people were killed in a shooting
German Jews raise money to help owner of Halle kebab shop
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
A FOUR-MASTED ship sails toward the port of the world’s southernmost city of Ushuaia, at the very southernmost tip of Argentina
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By JTA
A slaughterer transports beef carcasses at the Biernacki Meat Plant slaughterhouse in Golina near Jarocin, western Poland July 17, 2013. The abattoir in this small town in western Poland has a special dormitory to house the more than 30 Jewish men designated by Israel's chief rabbi to oversee the pr
EU court consultant: Countries should not be allowed to ban kosher, halal meat
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
George Washington University
As a mixed-race Jew who presents white. Jessica Krug’s story eye-opening
By RABBI ERIC WOODWARD
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