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# Judaism

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# radical messages
Jewish extremists vandalise church where Virgin Mary is said to have died
The graffiti included threats of violence, messages degrading Jesus and a call for Christians to “go to hell”.
# yom kippur
TV station uses Nazi Holocaust symbol in a story about Jewish holiday
WGN TV say they are “extremely embarrassed” by their mistake.
# gotta have faith
Christians are leaving the faith in droves and the trend isn't slowing down
If the current trends continue beyond 2050 then by the year 2070 the world’s population of Muslims would roughly equal that of Christians.
# because i'm jewish
This kid's party invitation is completely over the top
If this is the invitation, what’s the actual party going to be like?
# shoah
Holocaust survivor: 'I'm starting to see nasty things happen again in Europe'
Today marks Holocaust Memorial Day.
# zara
Zara removes top similar to Jewish 'Star of David' uniform from sale after backlash
Twitter users criticised the garment for its resemblance to the uniform Jews were forced to wear during the Holocaust.
# Judaism
Across Europe, Jews grapple with "new anti-Semitism"
“We used to receive anonymous anti-Semitic letters. Now people sometimes send them with their name and address.”
# Judaism
30% of Irish people 'think Jews talk too much about the Holocaust'
That’s one of the findings from a worldwide survey on anti-Semitism.
# Crocus Project
Government to help launch a Holocaust education project for children
The Crocus Project is is run by the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland (HETI) and aims to teach children about the consequences of discrimination.
# Kansas
'Neo-Nazi' gunman kills three at US Jewish sites on eve of Passover
The suspect was heard yelling “Heil Hitler” as police officers escorted him away.
# France
Paris Mayor calls for ban on controversial comedian accused of anti-Semitism
Dieudonne’s says his “quenelle” gesture represents his anti-establishment views but people have been photographed making it at synagogues and Holocaust memorials.
Column: What’s it like to be Jewish at Christmas time in Ireland?
This week, as shopping centres heave with last minute shoppers, frenziedly hoovering up iPads and Playstations, clothing and jewellery, to the incessant strains of Jingle Bell Rock, what do the Jews do?
Column: What was the Christmas Star?
According to the Bible story, the Star of Bethlehem – or the Christmas Star – led the Three Wise men to the birth of Jesus 2,000 years ago. But was it an actual astronomic event?
# Holocaust
75 years on: Kristallnacht in pictures
Seen as the start of the Holocaust, Kristallnacht took place across Germany 75 years ago tonight.
# Religion
Christians most populous of world's religions: report
Christians are the world’s biggest religious group, numbering some 2.2 billion people.
# Egypt
Protests as Egyptian panel adopts draft constitution
Concerns have been raised about the content of the constitution and its potential restriction on freedom of expression.
# Germany
Germany expanding compensation for Nazi victims
Fund administrators and German officials say payments to Holocaust survivors are needed “more than ever” as they enter their final years.
# Germany
German court: 'Circumcising young boys is grievous bodily harm'
Jewish and Islamic groups have criticised the decision, describing it as an attempt to criminalise their customs.
# Israel
Holocaust survivors criticise Nazi camp inmate garb at protest
Ultra-Orthodox Jews used the outfits to protest criticism of their strict lifestyle is a new form of ‘incitement’ and is ‘reminiscient of the German media before WWII’.
Column: I survived the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp
Dublin dweller Tomi Reichental was taken to Bergen-Belsen by the Nazis as a nine-year-old boy. Here he describes his experience of its horrors.
# Holocaust Denial
British bishop convicted of denying Holocaust begins German appeal
Catholic bishop Richard Williamson claims he was asked “leading questions” in a Swedish TV interview.
# Foreskin Man
Comic-book hero 'Foreskin Man' criticised as anti-Semitic
It’s fair to say the man who fights Orthdox Jews and doctors who perform circumcisions is not your average comic-book hero.
# Animal Antics
Dog condemned to death by stoning
Judges in Israel thought the dog was a reincarnation of a deceased, cursed lawyer.
# Death of Jesus
Pope's new book: Jews not totally to blame for Jesus's death
Excerpts of Benedict XVI’s new book, ‘Jesus of Nazareth’, show the Pope arguing that Jews were not solely responsible.