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  • Citing security concerns, Copenhagen Jewish school forbids religious symbols

    August 8, 2014 | 10:57 am

    A Jewish school in Denmark informed parents that its pupils are no longer allowed to wear religious symbols near school grounds.

    The private Caroline School in Copenhagen informed parents of the policy in a recent letter, the Jyllands-Posten daily reported Friday.  The letter...

  • Danish, Swedish Jews hold first joint Limmud conference

    March 14, 2013 | 8:06 am

    About 160 Swedes and Danes attended the first inter-Scandinavian Limmud Jewish learning event.

    The March 11 event was held at an adult education center in Lund, a Swedish city situated 23 miles north of Copenhagen.

    “Last year we held the first Lund Limmud and this is the first...

  • Danish Jews report record level of anti-Semitic attacks

    March 1, 2013 | 6:32 am

    The Jewish community of Denmark documented 40 anti-Semitic incidents in 2012, almost double those in 2009, a year that marked a sharp upturn in such attacks.

    A report released on Feb. 25 by AKVAH, the security unit of Denmark's Jewish community of 8,000, counted six physical...

  • Danish Jews angered by request not to display Israeli flag

    October 29, 2012 | 4:45 pm

    The organizers of a Copenhagen event celebrating diversity asked Danish Jews refrain from displaying the Israeli flag “for security reasons.”

    The request came during preparations for the city-sponsored Mangfoldigheds festival held early last month, according to the...

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  • In Scandinavia, kipah becomes a symbol of defiance for Malmo’s Jews

    September 24, 2012 | 1:08 pm

    Across Scandinavia, the kipah is becoming a symbol of Jewish defiance.

    On Sunday, about 70 Danish Jews took a double-decker bus from Copenhagen on a 10-mile bridge across the Strait of Øresund, on the Baltic Sea, to go to Malmo in a show of solidarity with the embattled Jews of...

  • Chaya’s Dance

    By Beverly Gray

    April 8, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Six years ago, Carol Solomon attended Yom Kippur services in Copenhagen. Flipping through the back of the English language prayerbook, she came upon a poem, translated from Hebrew, called "The Letter of the Ninety-Three Maidens." Based on an actual letter that was found after the...
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