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                  Jewish student in Romania complains about refusal of university authorities to grant him vacation for Passover
                  Jewish student in Romania complains about refusal of university authorities to grant him vacation for Passover
                  13.04.2017, Jews and Society

                  Despite assurances given by the Romanian Minister of Education to a Jewish association regarding the right of Jewish students to practice their religion during their studies, a Jewish university student in Timisoara complained that his request for vacation during the Passover holiday has been rejected.

                  Belgium Jewish community opposes Flemish government plan to ban ritual slaughter of animals
                  Belgium Jewish community opposes Flemish government plan to ban ritual slaughter of animals
                  07.04.2017, Jews and Society

                  Belgium’s Jewish community protests plans by the country’s regional government to ban in 2019 ritual slaughter of animals without prior stunning, a measure that would mean that kosher meat would in future have to be imported.

                  CRIF: Police investigating death of French Jewish woman thrown off her apartment balcony by Arab man who reportedly screamed
                  CRIF: Police investigating death of French Jewish woman thrown off her apartment balcony by Arab man who reportedly screamed
                  06.04.2017, Jews and Society

                  Crif, the umbrella representative group of French Jewish institutions, said it is in contact with police and Paris prosecutor to shed light on the death of a 66-year old French Jewish woman who was thrown off her Paris apartment balcony by an Arab neighbor.

                  Russian poet Evgeny Yevtushenko, who broke silence over Babi Yar, dies at 84
                  Russian poet Evgeny Yevtushenko, who broke silence over Babi Yar, dies at 84
                  03.04.2017, Jews and Society

                  Yevtushenko, whose famous poem commemorated the massacre of 33,771 Jews at the Kiev ravine, has passed away.

                  Rabbi Margolin slams Flemish Parliament vote to ban kosher meat slaughter by January 2019
                  Rabbi Margolin slams Flemish Parliament vote to ban kosher meat slaughter by January 2019
                  03.04.2017, Jews and Society

                  The head of the Brussels-based European Jewish Association (EJA), Rabbi Menachem Margolin, branded as ‘’dubious, unsetting, and running counter to evidence’’ decision by the Flemish Parliament to effectively ban Kosher meat slaughter in Belgium by January 2019.

                  Paris Mayor to police: ban pro-Palestinian anti-Semitic demonstration in the capital
                  Paris Mayor to police: ban pro-Palestinian anti-Semitic demonstration in the capital
                  03.04.2017, Jews and Society

                  Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has called on the city’s police to prohibit a pro-Palestinian demonstration organised by extreme leftists groups Saturday afternoon in the center of Paris, after Jewish groups demanded a ban of the rally.

                  Has traditional ‘shmura’ matza become an American food trend?
                  Has traditional ‘shmura’ matza become an American food trend?
                  29.03.2017, Jews and Society

                  A recent survey conducted by Chabad.org reveals that in 2017 more than one million pounds of handmade traditional round matza will be produced in the US alone.

                  European Jewish Building hosts remembrance event one year after Brussels terror attacks
                  European Jewish Building hosts remembrance event one year after Brussels terror attacks
                  23.03.2017, Jews and Society

                  As Belgian royals, families of victims marked Wednesday the first anniversary of the Brussels terror attacks which killed 32 people and wounded hundreds at the airoport and at a metro station, a remembrance event was held at the European Jewish Building in the heart of the EU institutions.

                  British Chief Rabbi Mirvis: London attack 'will serve only to unite us'
                  British Chief Rabbi Mirvis: London attack 'will serve only to unite us'
                  23.03.2017, Jews and Society

                  Today’s attack, which targeted the very heart of our democracy in Westminster, will serve only to unite us against the scourge of violence and terrorism,’’ declared Britain’s Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis.

                  ‘If antisemitic parties rise to power, we will call on European Jews to flee’
                  ‘If antisemitic parties rise to power, we will call on European Jews to flee’
                  22.03.2017, Jews and Society

                  Rabbinical Center of Europe discusses concerns on extremism at conference.

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