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May 02, 2018
US, Israel officials condemn Mahmoud Abbas over 'anti-Semitic' comments, accuse him of fuelling hatredUS and Israeli officials have condemned Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas over alleged anti-Semitic comments, after he suggested the "social function" of Jews in the banking sector had led to past massacres. Israel's foreign ministry today accused him of fuelling "religious and nationalist hatred against the Jewish people and Israel."
Apr 19, 2018
Thrashed by 'Arabic-speaking group', video of alleged anti-Semitic attack sparks outrage in GermanyGerman political and religious leaders expressed shock over an alleged anti-Semitic attack on two men wearing traditional Jewish skullcaps in central Berlin filmed by one of the victims.
Apr 14, 2018
How ancestry DNA testing is helping people better understand their roots, illnessesThe results of ancestry DNA testing show that humans are hybrids at varying levels, who share a common origin | #FirstCulture
Apr 03, 2018
101 Traces | The last Jews of KolkataEveryone agrees that Kolkata is one of India's most beautiful cities. But not many know that a majority of the landmarks in the city were built not by the British, but by members of the Jewish community. Once a community several thousands strong, they are now down to just over 20 members.
Feb 13, 2018
101 Traces | The lone caretaker of Kochi's centuries old Jewish synagogueThe caretaker of a 450-year-old Synagogue worries about the future of the Jewish community in Kochi. Joseph Elias Josephai (affectionately known as Babu), is one of the few members of the Jewish community in Kochi who still remain in the city. After the formation of the state of Israel in 1948, a large number of Cochin Jews (also called Malabar Jews) migrated back to the holy land. As a result, there are now as few as 27 Jews left in the city of Kochi. With no one to care for the Kadavumbhagom Synagogue, Babu has taken it upon himself to manage the security and upkeep of the Synagogue. Lamenting the future of the Jewish community in the city, Babu is looking to international Jewish trusts to help ensure that the Synagogue is maintained after his death.
Feb 07, 2018
Premier League: Chelsea to probe claims of anti-Semitism after fan claims he heard racist chants in Watford gameChelsea supporter Jonathan Metliss said, "They were singing all the usual songs, the song, to the tune of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, about Martin Chivers being a Jew and being circumcised, along with the usual yiddo chants."
Jan 19, 2018
Benjamin Netanyahu in Mumbai: Israeli PM praises Jewish community in India for boosting New Delhi-Jerusalem tiesIsraeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday praised the Jewish community for helping strengthen ties between his country and India.
Jan 14, 2018
India's tiny Jewish community waits in anticipation of Benjamin Netanyahu's 'emotional' visit to Chabad HouseIsraeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu makes an emotional visit this week to a Jewish centre targeted in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, in a trip that India's tiny and shrinking Jewish community hopes will boost its profile.
Dec 22, 2017
Life during Holocaust: Trove of documents hidden from Nazis, Soviets in Lithuania offer glimpse into county's Jewish historyA church in Lithuania kept a trove of documents offering an unprecedented glimpse into Jewish life in Eastern Europe before and during the Holocaust.
Dec 17, 2017
Hubba, chitanee, alu makallah: A guide to the cuisine of India's Jewish communitiesThe Jewish community in India has adapted their original cuisines to local ingredients and influences — while upholding kosher laws. The result: an entirely delicious confluence | #FirstCulture