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Thousands of Jewish worshippers gathered on Sunday at Jerusalem’s Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray, for a mass priestly benediction prayer service for Passover.
Steven Spielberg collects honorary Golden Bear at Berlinale
Visibly moved, the legendary director said the lifetime achievement honour for a glittering career had added significance for him as a Jewish man being honoured in the German capital.
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Kyiv celebrates Hanukkah amid electricity blackouts
Kyiv celebrates Hanukkah in a ceremony that reflected on Ukrainians still left in darkness due to Russian attacks on critical infrastructure.
Worshippers pray by Western Wall during Sukkot
Thousands of Jewish worshippers attended the Priestly Blessing at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The traditional blessing, usually attended by tens of thousands of worshippers, is held three times a year on the holidays of Sukkot, Shavuot and Passover.
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'Life that was': Experts restore historic synagogues in Venice ghetto
Venice’s ghetto dates from 1516 when the republic forced the city's Jewish residents into isolation in the district where the old foundries, or “geti”, had been located.
Jewish pilgrimage begins at the Ghriba synagogue in Tunisia
Pilgrims have arrived for the annual Ghriba pilgrimage on the tourist island of Djerba in southern Tunisia.
Publishing pulled on controversial Anne Frank cold case book
'The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation' landed in Europe's bookstores on January 18 to a mixed reception and mounting scrutiny about the claims it makes.
Tu Bishvat: What is the Jewish holiday for trees?
Get your seder plates and gardening gear ready: it's time to celebrate Tu Bishvat.
Giant lego menorah in Budapest
Hungarian Jews celebrated Hanukkah by lighting candles on a Lego menorah in their Buda Castle religious house.
Jerusalem: Western Wall notes cleared ahead of Jewish New Year
Prayer notes were removed Wednesday ahead of the Jewish New Year from between the stones of the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Discover the centuries-old culture of Mountain Jews in Azerbaijan
Located at the foot of the Greater Caucasus, Krasnaya Sloboda in Azerbaijan is a Jewish settlement that has existed for centuries. We discover the life of the mountain Jews there with a museum dedicated to them.
'Kosh-Armani' Cuisine: Dubai opens its very first kosher restaurant
Kosher cuisine comes to Dubai thanks to closer relations between the UAE and Israel. For restaurants in Dubai that means competition to offer food which complies with Jewish Dietary laws. Chef Fabien Fayolle at the Armani Hotel in Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is no exception.
Jewish and Muslim leaders in joint visit to Nazi death camp Auschwitz
The historic visit comes ahead of commemorations to mark 75 years since its liberation.
Hannukah: Germany's Jews celebrate start of Festival of Lights
Berlin's Jewish community on Sunday celebrated the start of Hannukah, the Festival of Lights.
The long voyage of expelled Sephardic Jews back to Spain
More than 130,000 descendants of Sephardic Jews from all over the world have applied for the Spanish nationality.
Cleaning operation at Western Wall in Jerusalem
Twice a year, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch of the Western Wall oversees the collection of thousands of notes to ensure there's always room for more
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Many of the events that unite Judaism, Christianity and Islam are eclipsed by divisive or even downright racist rhetoric pushed out by the far-right. First amongst these events is Ashura, which falls today.
Sole synagogue in Lithuania's capital Vilnius shuts over safety fears
The move follows what the Lithuanian Jewish Community called “rising tension and incitement” in the wake of the city council’s vote to rename a street that had been named in honour of a Hitler ally.