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.

Ihor Kolomoyskyy speaks during an interview in Dnipropetrovsk May 24, 2014.

70 Brooklyn yeshivas supported by laundered money - report

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, also known as BDS.

Muslim Instagrammer harasses Jewish clients in Michigan kosher shop

‘A GLIMPSE into the Past’ monument, unveiled this year on International Holocaust Remembrance Day at Babyn Yar.

Babyn Yar memorial center projects facing repeated delays

Iranian Jews pray at the Abrishami synagogue at Palestine street in Tehran December 24, 2015..

Jews in Iran freely observe their religion, communal leader says

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Matt Marshall of the right-wing group Washington State Three Percent (3%), and clad in the Boogaloo uniform of a Hawaiian shirt, speaks at a 'Hazardous Liberty! Defend the Constitution!' rally to protest the stay-at-home order, at the Capitol building in Olympia, Washington on April 19, 2020

Far-right white supremacist arrested in Florida for weapons charges

A family celebrates the Passover Seder with other family members joining via Zoom, April 8, 2020.

Vaccinations enable some families to gather for Passover Seders this year

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The statue of Jesus and the 12 Apostles on the Mount of Beatitudes in the Galilee

British school gives homework on Jews’ part in killing Jesus

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A view of the Chabad synagogue in Chisinau, the Moldavian capital.

Rabbi in Moldova helps save a life and scores matzah for his community

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
San Francisco Supervisor and mayoral candidate Tom Ammiano hugs supporters before voting in the Castro District of San Francisco on Election Day, November 4, 2003.

California cantor helps reverse a homophobic snub

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends an interview with Al Arabiya, Sky News Arabia and RT Arabic ahead of his visit to Saudi Arabia, in Sochi, Russia, in this undated picture released on October 13, 2019

Israeli jailed in Russia for alleged Putin opposition ties

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Nazi toy

eBay removes Nazi toys from its marketplace

By BEN SALES/JTA
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy delivers a speech next to a monument commemorating the victims of Babyn Yar (Babiy Yar), one of the biggest single massacres of Jews during the Nazi Holocaust, during a ceremony following the talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Kiev, Ukrain

Roof collapses on dilapidated 18th-century former synagogue in Ukraine

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
The old synagogue, thought to be the oldest in Europe

In Eastern Europe, historic synagogues are sold for price of a used car

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The sign of the Ditib Koca Sinan mosque after it was destroyed by a fire in Berlin, Germany, March 11, 2018.

Youth group calls out Muslim leader's antisemitism, leads to resignation

French police officers in Paris, France, April 28, 2020.

French police prevent stabbing attack at Jewish school in Marseille

A Turkish flag, with the New and the Suleymaniye mosques in the background, flies on a passenger ferry in Istanbul, Turkey, April 11, 2019.

Turkey school textbooks call Jews and Christians ‘infidels’

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Illustrative photo of handcuffs

Brooklyn Shomrim head arrested for attempted sex with minor

A FAMILY pauses in the street as people celebrate Purim in Brooklyn earlier this month.

New York City’s mayoral candidates court the Jewish vote

Alternative for Germany (AfD) leader Alexander Gauland raises his arm during a plenum session at the lower house of parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany March 13, 2020

German far-right party put under surveillance first time since Nazi era

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BEN SHAHN'S MURAL at Jersey Homestead, New Jersey

Ben Shahn, the Rockefellers and a town called Roosevelt, New Jersey

Sarah Halimi was brutally murdered in her Paris home by Kobili Traore, who was not prosecuted because lawyers attributed his actions to a “massive psychotic episode” caused by smoking marijuana.

In France, if you smoke cannabis you can kill a Jew - Sarah Halimi case goes to high court

Israeli NBA player Deni Avdija

Washington Wizards to host Jewish Heritage night

Nathan Salsburg in a barn on his property, which also functions as his office.

Nathan Salsburg makes soundscapes from old Jewish phonograph records

By DANIEL BROMFIELD/JTA
Screenshot of the virtual Kaddish minyan hosted by My Jewish Learning on March 3, 2021.

Jews in mourning are finding unexpected comfort in virtual minyans

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HERB-ROASTED SALMON FILET

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Lee Zeldin.

Rep. Lee Zeldin considering run for New York governor

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
A man walks past the world headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, the scene of a stabbing at the Brooklyn synagogue in New York City December 9, 2014. New York police shot and killed a man armed with a knife early Tuesday after he stabbed a rabbinical student from Israel in the head in a Bro

David Mintz, inventor of a dairy substitute for kosher meals, has died

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
Yeshiva University Maccabees in the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball tournament

Yeshiva University men’s basketball is on a 35-game winning streak

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL / JTA
Antony J. Blinken, of New York, speaks during his confirmation hearing to be Secretary of State before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, U.S. January 19, 2021.

Blinken: US 'enthusiastically embraces' IHRA definition of antisemitism

A woman wearing a mask with a Uyghur flag takes part in a rally during China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit in Berlin, Germany September 1, 2020.

Rabbis across denominational spectrum urge congressional action on Uighurs

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
Richard Holzer is seen in this undated handout photo provided by the El Paso County SheriffÕs Office.

‘Skinhead’ who schemed to blow up Colorado synagogue slapped with 20 years

By BEN SALES/JTA
 Michael Gudinski, 16 January 2013.

Australian music industry giant Michael Gudinski dies at 68

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
Siegmund Breitbart, who could pull heavy weights with his teeth, was considered one of the strongest men in the world.

The Jewish muscleman who likely inspired the creators of Superman

By TZVI SINENSKY / JTA
Just because you’re no longer in school doesn’t mean you should stop learning. Self-development through learning should be a lifelong pursuit.

A (Jewish) way to redirect your pandemic despair into purposeful living

By ALAN KADISH , MICHAEL SHMIDMAN
Thikran Kamiran Yousif, 22, visits his father's grave in Kojo, Iraq February 7, 2021.

Middle East needs to learn lessons from the Holocaust - opinion

By DR. ALI AL NUAIMI
Sally Hoberman was a dedicated mother known throughout her neighborhood for her warmth and generosity.

Sally Hoberman, 89, fluent Yiddish speaker, passes

By SOPHIE PANZER/JTA
A general view of the Broadcasting House at BBC headquarters in Central London in 2017.

BBC debate on whether Jews are an ethnic minority group sparks outrage

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
A screen capture of the live stream feed from a hearing at the High Court of Justice

Jewish NGOs celebrate 'long overdue' Israeli conversion decision

Frontier Airlines' Airbus A320neo Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS) USA - Nevada, January 7, 2018

Frontier Airlines forcibly removes Jewish family from plane

Demonstrators take part in an antisemitism protest outside the Labour Party headquarters in central London, Britain April 8, 2018

Attempt to release names of Labour antisemitism report leakers rejected

The US Navy aircraft carriers conduct a photo exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces in the South China Sea August 31, 2018

Edward Malinoff, Jewish logistics manager for the US Navy dies of COVID

By SOPHIE PANZER/JTA
CPAC 2020 logo

CPAC denies its stage was Nazi symbol, host hotel calls symbol ‘abhorrent’

By BEN SALES/JTA
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) administers the oath of office to House members and delegates of the U.S. House of Representatives at the start of the 116th Congress inside the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 3, 2019

Reps. Grace Meng and Ted Lieu join antisemitism task force

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
TWO INSTRUCTORS from the University of Michigan denied recommendation letters for a study abroad program because the students’ preferred destination was Israel

Michigan university fires professor for antisemitic and racist posts

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
Shoshana Mackay lives on a Jewish farm in North Carolina.

Transgender Jews are finding a safe haven in an unexpected place: the farm

By BEN HARRIS/JTA
Eduard Shyfrin.

Eduard Shyfrin speaks at Jewish Book Week

An example of antisemitic content spread through TikTok.

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People rest at the east side Gallery in Berlin, Germany March 17, 2020

House of worship for Christians, Jews, Muslims being built in Berlin

Russian-speaking young Jews from the Former Soviet Union came together and experienced Israel through Birthright Israel’s ‘Taglit on the Carmel’ event

Russian-speaking Jews in Los Angeles have a new place they can call home

Male hands arrested with handcuffs in Criminal concept (illustrative)

NJ teen confesses to spearheading plot to vandalize Midwestern synagogues

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
Josh Ternyak plays his CovidInvaders game

Sick of COVID? Jewish teenager builds free COVID-19 video game

DANIEL BREGMAN’S bar mitzvah on Zoom: There were all these people we could invite – Israeli friends and family in England and France who would have never been able to come.

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By HOWARD BLAS
Teachers' submissions for the "Classroom Look in Lockdown" project.

Visual art project highlights teachers' challenges, dedication in pandemic

ANCHOR COLIN JOST (left) and anchor Michael Che during Weekend Update on ‘Saturday Night Live’ last year.

'Antisemitism isn't funny': Protest against SNL Israel joke outside NBC

Tower of Faces at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Teens cause $15,000 worth of damage vandalizing a Holocaust museum

By GADI ZAIG
WOMEN OF THE WALL chairwoman Anat Hoffman addresses a press conference at the Western Wall in 2016.

Is Israel the most important Jewish project of our lifetime?

Jafar Mahallati speaks at TEDxTehran

Oberlin College's 'Professor of Peace’ urged elimination of Jewish state

Eduardo Elsztain

Jewish Agency pays tribute to Argentina community leader Eduardo Elsztain

A sign stands at the edge of the campus of Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, U.S., November 27, 2017

Tufts U. student group drops complaint over combatting anti-Israel motion

The seal of the United States Department of State is seen in Washington, US, January 26, 2017.

US State Dept. official: 'Jewish ideas poison people'

By ASAF SHALEV/JTA
Beth Israel Synagogue, Ann Arbor, Michigan

NJ man pleads guilty after planning modern-day 'Kristallnacht'

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GIRL OR penguin? in costume on an overpass on Purim in South Williamsburg, New York, 2014.

Pandemic Purim: Masks of all kinds from around the world

By JTA STAFF
A man points at a gold star inside the Museum of Jewish Heritage in the Manhattan borough of New York

NY's Museum of Jewish Heritage to offer Holocaust educational courses

MEMBERS OF a Bulgarian nationalist organization dressed in military uniforms take part in a march in central Sofia.

Bulgarian game show host quotes Bobby Fischer in antisemitic rant

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) listens to Russia's Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar (L) during his visit to the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre in Moscow February 19, 2013

Russian billionaire to head Moscow Jewish museum’s board

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ
Bristol University from Cabot Tower

Nearly 200 scholars back lecturer who called Jewish students ‘pawns’

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
The Italian flag waves over the Quirinal Palace in Rome, Italy May 30, 2018

Italo Servi, 98, soft-spoken heir to rich Italian Jewish heritage

By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR holds the hand of his granddaughter during the annual ‘March of the Living’ at Auschwitz in May 2019

William Good, 96, survivor of Holocaust massacre was beloved doctor

By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
ARE WE doing enough to confront antisemitism?

Massachusetts school board member resigns after using antisemitic slur

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Arrest of Dutch Jews by the Nazis, February 1941

The Dutch February Strike: The organized civilian protest against the Nazis

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Kentucky General Assembly

Kentucky to become first US state to adopt IHRA definition of antisemitism

American white nationalists march at the University of Virginia ahead of the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 11, 2017. In Charlottesville, antisemitic marchers shouted, 'Jews won’t replace us'

School board member in Massachusetts called someone a ‘kike’ on live TV

By BEN SALES/JTA
Downtown Halifax in Canada

On a Jewish tour of Ontario, small spaces convey decades of history

By ROBERT WALKER/JTA
A service member of the Russian peacekeeping troops stands next to a tank near the border with Armenia, following the signing of a deal to end the military conflict between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces, in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, November 10, 2020

Azeri Jews to skip Purim as chag coincides with national day of mourning

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders announces introduction of public housing legislation as part of the Green New Deal in Washington, U.S. November 14, 2019

Sanders slams Israel for not sending COVID vaccines to Palestinians

Australian former prime minister Bob Hawke

Isi Leibler got into his share of controversies – but he was respected

By COLIN SHINDLER
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period, as efforts continue to help slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada February 24, 2021.

Canada deepens probe into UNRWA's anti-Israel school textbook materials

Purim groggers, masks and hamantaschen

From Kuwait to Oman, Jews are preparing for a Purim unlike any other

Nazi defendants (left to right, front row) Hermann Goring, Rudolf Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop and Wilhelm Keitel sit in the dock of their war crimes trial at Nuremberg

Dutch right-wing politician calls Nuremberg trials ‘illegitimate’

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Chief Operating Officer of MercadoLibre poses at company's headquarters in Sao Paulo

Latin America’s largest online retailer removing antisemitic objects

By JTA STAFF
ANCHOR COLIN JOST (left) and anchor Michael Che during Weekend Update on ‘Saturday Night Live’ last year.

What Jewish comedians made of Michael Che’s Israel Joke

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL / JTA
A healthcare worker treats a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) positive patient inside a COVID-19 unit at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth

Bess Soffer, 68, Jewish community leader whose last words were ‘group hug’

By SHIRA FEDER/JTA
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacksץ

Genesis Prize Foundation will honor Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

The Gulf-Israel Women's Forum brings children draped in the flags of Bahrain, Israel and the UAE to Jerusalem's Old City.

UAE Jewish community gears up for Purim and 24-hour megillah reading

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 says his days of disguise pranks are over

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
Fox host Pete Hegseth and National Council of Young Israel Vice President Joe Frager in the settlement of Beit El

After spat over support of Trump, Young Israel council replaces board

By BEN SALES/JTA
Opposition political leader Alexey Navalny's supporters seen marching in

Why the anti-Putin protest movement divides Russian Jews

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Rep. Jim Langevin, left, of Rhode Island greets former Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin at a Ruderman Foundation Inclusion Summit in Boston

Ruderman foundation ends disability giving, opens void in Jewish inclusion

By ASAF SHALEV/JTA
David Dangoor: Prayers as rectification.

Dangoor family gives largest-ever donation to world's oldest think tank

Mayim Bialik and a big fish — not a whale.

Mayim Bialik breaks down Purim, explains why it is 'lit'

ANCHOR COLIN JOST (left) and anchor Michael Che during Weekend Update on ‘Saturday Night Live’ last year.

'Antisemitism is never funny': Christian group condemns Che's SNL joke

US President Barack Obama (not pictured) announces Judge Merrick Garland (R) of the United States Court of Appeals as his nominee for the US Supreme Court in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington March 16, 2016.

Merrick Garland held back tears describing family fleeing antisemitism

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
Renee Pater presents the design for the new label that her company, Patisserie Pater, produces in Zwaagdijk, the Netherlands.

‘Jew cookies,’ a Dutch dessert staple, are getting a new name

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Cast member Carano poses at the premiere for the television series "The Mandalorian" in Los Angeles

Gina Carano says post was not comparing conservatives to Jews in Holocaust

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
Downtown Halifax in Canada

Canada charges political party leader with promoting antisemitism

By DAVID LAZARUS/JTA
Children say goodbye to their friends at the fence of the Lodz ghetto.

Photos depicting life in Lodz Ghetto donated to Boston museum

By PENNY SCHWART/ JTA
People cheer as US President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Maryland

CPAC cancels speaker who said Judaism is a ‘complete lie’

By BEN SALES/JTA
Tourists stand near a disputed Wassily Kandinsky painting at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, July 10, 2019.

Amsterdam mayor wants city's museum to return $22m Nazi-looted painting

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
A MEMBER of a neo-Nazi party gives a salute outside a speech by Richard Spencer on the campus of Michigan State University on March 5

Polish historian resigns over 2007 photos of him performing Nazi salute

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Eric Fingerhut

JFNA to help thousands of institutions apply for federal security grant

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