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Porto Jewish community opens museum on region’s Jews

Cnaan Liphshiz The newly opened Jewish Museum of Porto, located in the northern Portuguese city’s Kadoorie Synagogue, attempts to tell the story of 900 years of Jewish presence in the region. ... [Link]

Riskin say he will remain Efrat’s rabbi regardless of Chief Rabbinate decision

Ben Sales On Monday, the Efrat Local Council unanimously affirmed that it would like RIskin to remain rabbi of Efrat. ... [Link]

Polish Jews ready for diaglogue with newly elected president, leaders say

Marcy Oster Winner Andrzej Duda, a conservative politician, criticized his opponent former president Bronislaw Komorowski’s apologies in recent years for the massacre that Polish farmers perpetrated against... [Link]

Croatia should not pay pensions of Nazi collaborators, groups say

Cnaan Liphshiz Croatia is paying pensions to about 10,000 former Nazi collaborators, costing the government around $56 million yearly, according to estimates. ... [Link]

Israir plane impounded in Lisbon over alleged debt

Cnaan Liphshiz The plane was supposed to take off that day with a group of tourists who traveled with Israir to Portugal last week. ... [Link]

Anne Meara, wife of Jerry Stiller and mother of Ben, dies

Marcy Oster Meara and Stiller were married for 61 years and worked as comedy partners for much of that time while pursuing individual acting careers. ... [Link]

Chief Rabbinate balks at keeping Shlomo Riskin as Efrat chief rabbi

Marcy Oster Israeli media, citing sources present at a recent meeting of the Chief Rabbinate Council, reported that Riskin’s positions on conversion and women in religious leadership led the rabbinate to de... [Link]

Holocaust drama ‘Son of Saul’ named runner up at Cannes

Marcy Oster The film, which centers on the Jewish prisoners who were forced to help the Nazis run the concentration camps, received the Grand Prix award. ... [Link]

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