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Tuesday, August 16, 2022



Renaissance synagogues being restored in Venice's ghetto

June 12, 2022 9:37 pm

For nearly two years, restorers have been peeling away paint and discovering the original foundations of three of the ghetto’s synagogues, which are considered the only Renaissance synagogues still in use

Rare overlap of holy days shows Jerusalem’s promise and problems

April 18, 2022 3:15 pm

For the first time since 1991, Passover, Easter and Ramadan were about to occur all at once — intensifying the religious synergies and tensions that have defined Jerusalem for millenniums.

Kyiv chief rabbi: 'Putin has united Ukrainians and Jews'

March 13, 2022 10:05 pm

DW speaks to Rabbi Moshe Reuven Azman, one of Ukraine's leading clerics, who recently made a passionate plea to Russians to stand up against the Kremlin and protest the current war in Ukraine.

Rescuers: Last Jew of Kabul making his way to Israel

October 17, 2021 10:41 pm

Zebulon Simentov, who lived in a dilapidated synagogue in Kabul, kept kosher and prayed in Hebrew, endured decades of war as the country's centuries-old Jewish community rapidly dwindled.

In shift, Israel quietly allows Jewish prayer on temple mount

August 24, 2021 12:00 pm

Since Israel captured Jerusalem from Jordan in 1967, it has maintained a fragile religious balance at the Temple Mount, the most divisive site in Jerusalem.

Israeli police allow Jews to visit flashpoint Jerusalem site

May 23, 2021 4:01 pm

The Waqf said police cleared young Palestinians out of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and barred entry to Muslims under the age of 45.

Amidst Covid-19 pandemic, Israeli Jews mark Yom Kippur under lockdown

September 28, 2020 6:28 pm

Every year for the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, Israel closes down. With a nationwide lockdown and coronavirus cases soaring, this year's holiday is different from any other.

Trump's 'disloyal' jab may boost base, not Jews

August 22, 2019 7:21 am

This time, Trump and his allies are trying to lure Jewish voters who they think could be turned off by liberal Democrats' growing willingness to criticize the Israeli government.

A recent book One Heart. Two Worlds: The Story of the Jews of Kochi presents the stories of a community that arrived on Kerala shores in 1000 CE

July 02, 2019 8:10 am

Chronicled by scholar and historian KS Mathew and creative director and writer Yamini Nair, the anecdotes come together through “handwritten song diaries, memoirs, kosher recipes, Hebrew plays and synagogue rituals”.

Festival of Lights: Chicago to jointly celebrate Diwali, Hanukkah

October 05, 2018 1:27 pm

The "Festival of Lights" is being planned to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali and the Jewish festival of Hannukah; both have different historical contexts but signify the same essence.