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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Despite high tensions between the United States and Russia, Moscow’s Jewish community will gather for the largest-ever festival for Russian-speaking Jews in the former Soviet Union. More than 2,500 will attend Limmud FSU’s 11th conference in Moscow, April 20-23. 

Keynote speakers at the conference will include Russia’s chief rabbi, Berel Lazar and Israel’s minister of justice, Ayelet Shaked. The event will include more than 250 workshops, roundtables and activities for children, and 12 lectures each hour on topics ranging from Jewish history, to politics, to cooking, and more.

“The expected record turnout is evidence that Jewish life is thriving in Russia,” said Limmud FSU Founder Chaim Chesler. “It warms my heart to see how proudly and

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Deitsch, who served as a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary in France and Israel, passed away last Shabbat in Jerusalem as the result of injuries sustained last October in an anti-Semitic attack in Ukraine. He was 64 years old.

Deitsch had been active in strengthening Jewish life in the former Soviet Union for many years, and was a central organizer of hospitality and programming at the burial site of Chabad’s founder, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, in Haditch, Ukraine. He was

Russian investigators have identified Kyrgyz-born Akbarzhon Dzhalilov as the suicide bomber who carried out Monday's deadly attack on a crowded subway train in St. Petersburg.

The country's Investigative Committee says it discovered the burned remains of the man who they believe is behind the attack that killed 14 people and left nearly 50 others injured. The Committee also said investigators found Dzhalilov's DNA on an unexploded bomb planted in another subway station in St. Petersburg on

Monitors and civil defense workers alleged Tuesday that Syrian government or Russian warplanes carried out a toxic gas attack on a rebel-held town in northern Syria, killing dozens of people and injuring hundreds more.

The Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations, a coalition of Western humanitarian and medical organizations, put the death toll at 100 with more than 350 injured.

Syrian opposition activists described the attack as among the worst in the country's brutal six-year civil

The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC-NY) celebrated its 2017 Gala Dinner at The Pierre Hotel. Honorees were John, Margo, Andrea, and John Jr. Catsimatidis, Red Apple Group; Hon. Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller; and Sal Maglietta, Executive Vice President, U.S. Bank.

Awards were presented to these outstanding community leaders. Rabbi Arthur Schneier, Senior Rabbi, Park East Synagogue, presented the Community Legacy Award to John, Margo, Andrea, and John