Jewish Community

Three Jewish cemeteries to be recorded as antiquities
Archaeology

Three Jewish cemeteries to be recorded as antiquities

A central committee is preparing to officially register three Jewish cemeteries as antiquities in the Ministry of Antiquities’ records, announced…
Egyptian Jews open Hanukkah to public, for ‘first time in decades’
Society

Egyptian Jews open Hanukkah to public, for ‘first time in decades’

  For the first time in decades, Egyptian non-Jews have been invited to the Sha’ar Hashamayim Synagogue to celebrate Hanukkah…
Culture capital Wroclaw at crossroads of central Europe history
Archaeology

Culture capital Wroclaw at crossroads of central Europe history

Long a symbol of Polish-German reconciliation, Poland's western city of Wroclaw will become a European culture capital this year highlighting…
Former Israeli ambassador claims rights to Cairo’s Jewish manuscripts
Egypt

Former Israeli ambassador claims rights to Cairo’s Jewish manuscripts

Israel’s sixth ambassador to Cairo has demanded Jewish manuscripts kept in the capital’s most famous synagogue to be transferred to…
Police in Germany’s Bremen heighten security citing possible Islamist threat
World

Police in Germany’s Bremen heighten security citing possible Islamist threat

Police in the north German city of Bremen warned on Saturday of a heightened danger from Islamist militants and said…
Jewish community leader in Egypt rejects banning Abu Hasira festival
Egypt

Jewish community leader in Egypt rejects banning Abu Hasira festival

Head of the Jewish Community in Egypt Magda Haroun has described the verdict banning the Abu Hasira festival as "unconstitutional." The…
Last Jew in Afghanistan faces ruin as kebabs fail to sell
World

Last Jew in Afghanistan faces ruin as kebabs fail to sell

Zabulon Simintov always removes his kippah, the skullcap worn by Jewish men, before entering his cafe in a dilapidated building…
Profile: Magda Haroun, Egypt’s Jewish community chief
Features/Interviews

Profile: Magda Haroun, Egypt’s Jewish community chief

Magda Shehata Haroun was chosen to head the Egyptian Jewish community because of her young age, notwithstanding her remarkable personality.…
Interview: Magda Haroun, head of Egypt’s Jewish community
Egypt

Interview: Magda Haroun, head of Egypt’s Jewish community

"The daughter of Israel's enemy has become the president of the Jewish community in Egypt." So said Yedioth Ahronoth, describing…
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