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Good stories from the Jewish Diaspora

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Published: 12 November 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

A new Jewish golden age is underway in a Muslim suburb in Sweden - David Stavrou – Haaretz 09.11.16
Alongside the rise of the racist right, Europe is witnessing renewed interest in Jewish heritage. One of the interesting facets of this cultural revival is the collaboration between Jewish communities and other religious and ethnic groups. Swedes have found a practical, much more effective approach – a bottom-up creation of education that transcends religion and culture, with Jews, Muslims and other students learning together.

And see: In these five flourishing Jewish communities, no one is in any rush to immigrate to Israel - Limor Shmuel Friedman, Dana Regev, Eli Finarov, David Stavrou Kay, Ron Reitan – Haaretz 15.10.16
In Italian Merano inter-marriage isn't an issue, in Dresden no one cares about racism as long as they're not its target, and in Taipei kashrut is the biggest concern. The one thing they all have in common? Immigration to Israel isn't on their agenda.


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