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Egypt to restore historic synagogue

Egypt to restore historic synagogue

The Egyptian government announced the launch of restoration works at the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Old Cairo, as part of efforts to revive Jewish heritage and attract more tourists to the country. According to …

2,600-year old Jewish legacy in Turkey

2,600-year old Jewish legacy in Turkey

Although some think the history of Turkey's Jews goes back to the Spanish Inquisition of 1492, new findings reveal that it is far older, over 2,500 years

Jews around the world celebrate Rosh Hashanah today

Jews around the world celebrate Rosh Hashanah today

Rosh Hashanah is a holiday, which marks the beginning of the year in the Jewish calendar. It is one of the most important Jewish holidays. This year, Rosh Hashanah (the new year 5782 in the beginning of creation according to the Jewish …

Jews around the world celebrate Passover

Jews around the world celebrate Passover

Jews around the world celebrate Passover: this is the main holiday in Judaism, dedicated to the events known as the Exodus from Egypt. The Passover is celebrated on the 14th day of the spring month of Nisan according to the Hebrew …

Rabbi: "The Jewish people and the Azeri people share open-mindedness"

Rabbi: "The Jewish people and the Azeri people share open-mindedness"

For decades, Rabbi Zamir Isayev has prayed on Shabbat mornings for the government of his native Azerbaijan, a Muslim-majority nation situated northwest of Iran, Jewish Telepgraph Agency writes in the article In Azerbaijan, patriotic Jewish soldiers are poster children of the war with Armenia. Amid the recent deadly fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over disputed territory, he has added a special prayer for the well-being of Azerbaijan’s soldiers, which he follows up with his regular prayer for Israeli troops. “Israel is my country as a Jew. Azerbaijan is my country as an Azeri,” Isayev, 40, told the Jewish Telegraphic agency. He was born in Baku, the Azerbaijani capital, but grew up in Israel and served in its army

Jews pray for peace in Nagorno-Karabakh

Jews pray for peace in Nagorno-Karabakh

"On October 18th, I found myself in Azerbaijan’s Ganja, a day after the fourth missile attack had struck civilian targets in the city. I witnessed the tragic scenes of destruction and death in a residential district, meeting Jewish families and hearing their accounts first-hand," Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi of Azerbaijan Shneor Segal writes in the article Daring to hope in Nagorno-Karabakh for Jewish News

Putin congratulates Russia’s Jews on Passover holiday

Putin congratulates Russia’s Jews on Passover holiday

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Russia’s Jewish community on Passover holiday. The head of state recalled that this ancient holiday "reminds people of the Jewish faith of important and fateful events …

Lev Spivak: "Holocaust cannot be used in political games"

Lev Spivak: "Holocaust cannot be used in political games"

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Israel on a visit to mark the 75th anniversary of liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by the Red Army as well as the Holocaust Remembrance Day. Program of the visit includes speech at the …

Jewish community of Russia celebrates Hanukkah

Jewish community of Russia celebrates Hanukkah

Russia kicked off celebrations of one of the main holidays of Judaism - Hanukkah - on Sunday. The first Hanukkah candle in Moscow will be lit tonight at the Revolution Square with participation of Russia's Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar,  press …

Iranian Foreign Ministry wishes Jews Happy New Year

Iranian Foreign Ministry wishes Jews Happy New Year

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi wished the Jews a happy Rosh Hashanah. "Happy New Year to our Jewish compatriots and to all true followers of great prophet Moses," Mousavi wrote on his Twitter …

Jews around the world celebrate Passover

Jews around the world celebrate Passover

Jews around the world will start celebrating eight-day holiday Pesach (Passover), associated with one of the main events of biblical history - the exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt and their liberation from slavery. In the …