Jewish World

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, former U.K. chief rabbi, dies at 72

By Ben Harris, Cnaan Liphshiz, Gabe Friedman

(JTA) – Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, the former chief rabbi of the United Kingdom whose extensive writings and frequent media appearances commanded a global following among Jews and non-Jews alike, has died.

Rabbi Sacks died Saturday morning at age 7…

United States of Anxiety: The new fears of American Jews

By Uriel Heilman

(JTA) – American Jews are anxious.

They’re worried about COVID-19, which already has killed a quarter-million Americans and is spreading more rapidly as winter approaches. They’re nervous about a precarious financial future.

They’re concerned about antisemitism an…

Surveys examine antisemitism in U.S.

Almost all U.S. Jews say antisemitism is a problem. Half of Americans don’t know what it means.

By Ben Sales

(JTA) – Nearly half of Americans don’t know what the phrase “antisemitism” means.

That’s one takeaway from two surveys published Monday by the American Jewish Committee…

Sudan will normalize ties with Israel

By Ron Kampeas

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Sudan will become the third Arab country in the past two months to normalize ties with Israel, continuing the trend of Arab states’ willingness to advance ties with the Jewish state even without a peace agreement with the Palestinians.

U.S. President D…

Study notes large decline in Europe’s Jewish population

The proportion of Jews living in Europe is as low as it was 1,000 years ago. And the future there doesn’t look bright.

By Cnaan Liphshiz

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 lan…