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  1. Germany to bring in an anti-Semitism monitor

    (JTA) — Germany’s parliament voted to establish a commissioner to deal with anti-Semitism in the country. Four mainstream parties endorsed the proposal, which noted that while most anti-Semitic crime in Germany is attributable to the far right, there are increased concerns about anti-Semitism among recent refugees and migrants from the Middle East and North Africa....

  2. A pluralistic project for millennials takes a page from the Chabad playbook

    NEW YORK (JTA) — At a small stove in the kitchen, a man exploring conversion to Judaism is frying tofu with red onions. Chatting with him is a woman who works for a Conservative rabbinical seminary. Across the room is a recent college graduate who, raised in a secular home, decided to keep kosher on...

  3. Brazil extradites Israeli man convicted of killing Palestinian in 2004

    RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) – A German-Israeli man who fled to Brazil after being convicted in the killing of a Palestinian taxi driver in 2004 was extradited. Yehoshua Elitzur, 46, was arrested in Sao Paulo in 2014, putting an end to a decade-long manhunt. He left Brazil on Wednesday and was scheduled to appear in...

  4. DIY Network apologizes for host’s anti-Semitic slur

    (JTA) — The DIY Network has apologized after one of its hosts made an anti-Semitic remark during an episode that aired on the channel. “Texas Flip N Move” host Toni Snow made the comment during the show’s season finale, which aired late last week. “You’re not even gonna bicker a little bit? Jew us down?”...

  5. England’s Chelsea soccer team launches campaign to fight anti-Semitism

    (JTA) — England’s Chelsea soccer team announced that it will launch an initiative aimed at discouraging anti-Semitism among its players and fans. “Our players, staff, fans and visitors to the club come from a wide range of backgrounds, including the Jewish community, and we want to ensure everyone feels safe, valued and included,” the team...