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  • Copenhagen police forbid ‘peace ring’ at attacked synagogue

    February 23, 2015 | 4:04 pm

    Copenhagen police denied a request by Danish Muslims to create a peace ring around a city synagogue that came under a deadly attack.

    Police cited security concerns for rejecting the request by organizers, according to Danish media reports.

    “We have chosen to say no because of a...

  • Norway’s Muslims form protective human shield around synagogue

    February 23, 2015 | 11:08 am

    More than 1,000 Muslims formed a human shield around Oslo's synagogue on Saturday, offering symbolic protection for the city's Jewish community and condemning an attack on a synagogue in neighboring Denmark last weekend.

    Chanting "No to anti-Semitism, no to Islamophobia,"...

  • Scandinavan Jews see silver lining in strong Muslim response to Denmark shootings

    February 20, 2015 | 11:37 am

    As a longtime promoter of Jewish-Muslim dialogue in Denmark, Naveed Baig is no stranger to Copenhagen’s Great Synagogue.

    The imam at the capital’s Danish Islamic Center, Baig, 39, has on numerous occasions sat under the structure’s gold-and-white ceiling meeting with people he...

  • Copenhagen attacks challenge soft Nordic approach to radicals

    February 19, 2015 | 11:28 am

    Known for a soft approach to security that emphasizes helping radical Muslim youths with housing and jobs, Denmark may face pressure after the Copenhagen attacks to prioritize tougher laws and more resources for the police.

    The weekend's deadly shootings at a cafe and synagogue...

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  • Muslims offer to protect Oslo synagogue with ‘peace ring’

    February 19, 2015 | 10:44 am

    Hajrad Arshad, the event’s 17-year-old organizer, told Norway’s state broadcaster NRK that the group aimed to “extinguish the prejudices people have against Jews and against Muslims.”

    “We think that after the terrorist attacks in Copenhagen, it is the perfect time for us Muslims to distance ourselves from the harassment of Jews that is happening,” she said.

    Ervin Kohn, the leader of Oslo’s Jewish community welcomed the initiative.

    Read more at The Local.

  • Denmark revisited: Hatred and violence in the ‘Righteous among the Nations’

    February 17, 2015 | 11:10 am

    “One of the world’s most attractive nations for immigrants and tourists alike has become a very dangerous place for the Jews.” Giulio Meotti, “Expose: Denmark Unsafe for Jews.” Arutz Sheva, Israeli National News, May 2013

    Did Shakespeare get it all wrong?

    “Something is rotten...

  • Danish police kill 22-year-old after Copenhagen shootings

    February 15, 2015 | 11:01 am

    Police shot dead a 22-year-old Danish-born gunman on Sunday after he killed two people at a Copenhagen synagogue and an event promoting free speech in actions possibly inspired by an attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, authorities said.

    Spy chief Jens Madsen said...

  • Denmark chief rabbi rejects Netanyahu call to make aliyah

    February 15, 2015 | 10:52 am

    Denmark’s chief rabbi rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for European Jews to move to Israel in the wake of a terror attack on a Copenhagen synagogue.

    “Terror is not a reason to move to Israel,” said Denmark Chief Rabbi Jair Melchior said Sunday.

    His...

  • Denmark sees possible ‘Charlie Hebdo’ motive behind Copenhagen attacks

    February 15, 2015 | 10:44 am

    Police shot dead a gunman on Sunday whose attacks on a Copenhagen synagogue and an event promoting free speech may have been inspired by an attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo last month, authorities said.

    Denmark's spy chief Jens Madsen said the gunman was known to...

  • Shots fired at Copenhagen synagogue

    February 14, 2015 | 8:28 pm

    Three people were reportedly shot in an attack at a synagogue in Copenhagen, Denmark.

    The shooting occurred just hours after a fatal shooting at an event featuring a Danish cartoonist, Lars Vilks, who is under police protection because of his cartoons caricaturing Mohammed. It is...

  • One dead in shooting at Danish meeting with artist who drew Mohammad

    February 14, 2015 | 9:32 am

    A civilian was killed and three police were wounded on Saturday in shooting at a meeting in Copenhagen attended by Lars Vilks, an artist who has received death threats since publishing images of the Prophet Mohammad.

    Danish police confirmed one civilian had been killed in the...

  • 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...

  • 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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