Rachela Segal and her husband, Strul Segal, elderly Holocaust survivors living outside Tel Aviv, haven’t eaten chicken or fruit for weeks. At the market, they now even find it hard to afford to buy vegetables. “So I buy less, and Grade B. I go to buy vegetables, and 100 shekels flies,” Rachela Segal said.54
The leader of America’s largest rabbinical organization vowed to improve his group’s disciplinary process following a Forward investigation that highlighted failures to alert a Jewish community of alleged sexual misconduct by a Reform rabbi.4
Of the 15,000 Jews who lived in Tajikistan in 1989, less than 300 are left. How does this small Jewish community fare in the midst of economic crisis, rising Muslim extremism and restricted freedom?
On the heels of this year’s rancorous and polarizing debate over the Iran nuclear deal, organizers of this week’s General Assembly of Jewish federations wanted their annual conference to be an opportunity for reconciliation and healing in the Jewish community.
The Anti-Defamation League has called upon the new Polish Defense Minister to apologize and retract his comments about the anti-Semitic “Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”180
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