Articles from the October 30, 2020 edition

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Jews living in Europe as low as it was 1,000 years ago

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Jews’ share of the population of Europe is as low now as it was 1,000 years ago and is declining even further, according to a landmark new demographic study. The study published Wednesday by the London-based Institute for...



Carole Ann Francis, age 84, of Lake Mary, passed away peacefully at Brookdale Assisted Living in Lake Mary, on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Carole was born in Boston on May 18, 1936, a daughter of the late Nathan and Ruth Mezikofsky Loeb. Carole attended... Full story



Geoffery David Hermann, age 54, passed away at his home on Saturday, October 17, 2020. A Cleveland native, Geoff was born on July 16, 1966, to David and Melody Steele Hermann. He was a high school graduate and worked as a housing inspector. Geoff is... Full story


Israeli orchestra sends musical love letter to Arab states

(Israel21C via JNS) Atop a soaring Tel Aviv skyscraper, an orchestra of Jewish, Muslim, Druze and Christian musicians from across Israel performed the Emirati song "Ahebak" ("I Love You") in tribute...

 By Ben Sales    News    October 30, 2020

Northwestern University president spars over anti-Semitism with activist group and professors

The president, Morton Schapiro, said it could be. The activist group said it was not. The ensuing debate has divided Northwestern’s campus just north of Chicago this week, with the school’s Hillel offering students the opportunity to reflect on...


Weekly roundup of world briefs

Jewish Journal of Los Angeles ceases print edition By Tom Tugend LOS ANGELES (JTA) — The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, the largest American Jewish weekly west of New York, has ceased print production as of its Oct. 16 issue and become an...


US envoy Carr: 1.7 million anti-Semitic posts on Facebook, Twitter so far in 2020

(JNS) Elan Carr has served as U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism since February 2019. Previously, he was a deputy district attorney in the Los Angeles County District...

 By JTA Staff    News    October 30, 2020

In Argentina, a Jewish businessman starts a kosher meat price war

BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — The Jewish owner of a large Argentine hypermarket chain has started selling kosher meat for far less than competitors this month, claiming that the country’s kosher supervision industry has artificially driven up costs for co...


Why the UAE is looking to Israel to secure its food supplies

(Israel21c via JNS) Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli expertise, investors in each country tell ISRAEL21c. The Gulf states import more...


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