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  • Crack down on Golden Dawn, Greek Jews urge gov’t following rapper’s murder

    September 23, 2013 | 4:26 pm

    Greek Jews implored the government to crack down on the ultranationalist Golden Dawn party in the wake of the murder of the anti-fascist rapper known as Killah P.

    On Monday, a statement from the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece said the Sept. 18 stabbing death of...

  • Full of sound and fury: Bloch’s ‘Macbeth’ opera gets a rare airing

    By Rick Schultz

    May 29, 2013 | 11:55 am

    Ernest Bloch, the renowned 20th century Swiss-born American composer, wrote just one opera, “Macbeth,” and it has rarely been produced in the United States since its 1910 Paris premiere. Now, the Long Beach Opera is presenting the opera’s first U.S. staging since John Houseman’s...

  • Greek police to investigate Golden Dawn threat to turn immigrants “into soap”

    March 6, 2013 | 11:27 am

    Greek police are investigating the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party after some of its members were filmed threatening to turn immigrants “into soap” and put them in “ovens.”

    The investigation announced Wednesday was prompted by the broadcast Tuesday of a program on Britain's Channel 4...

  • Golden Dawn issues anti-Semitic diatribe against AJC’s David Harris during Greece visit

    January 25, 2013 | 10:39 am

    The Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn said a visit to Greece by American Jewish Committee leader David Harris is meant to ensure further “Jewish influence over Greek political issues” and safeguard the interests of “international loan sharks.”

    Harris, the executive director of the...

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  • Claims Conference steps up aid to Greek Holocaust survivors

    June 27, 2012 | 10:18 am

    The Claims Conference is tripling its aid to Greece’s Holocaust survivors in light of the country’s economic crisis and funding an education program on anti-Semitism due to the recent rise of a neo-Nazi party.

    The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which...

  • Neo-Nazi party maintains strength in Greek elections

    June 18, 2012 | 10:27 am

    The neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party defied predictions and won nearly 7 percent of the vote in the Greek national elections.

    Polls and Greek commentators had predicted that support for the fascist party, which entered the Greek Parliament for the first time in inconclusive elections six...

  • Greek mob attacks Jerusalem Post reporter Gil Shefler [VIDEO]

    June 8, 2012 | 11:41 am

    Greece has condemned mob attack on a Jerusalem Post reporter.

    Greek Ambassador Kyriakos Loukakis sent a letter to the paper on Thursday apologizing for the Tuesday assault on Gil Shefler.

    A former JTA intern, Shefler was assaulted in Athens while trying to film outside the National...

  • Greek gov’t, Jews slam Golden Dawn chief for Holocaust denial

    May 15, 2012 | 10:50 am

    The Greek government and Jewish community condemned the leader of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party after he denied there were gas chambers or ovens at Nazi death camps.

    Speaking Sunday in an interview on the private Mega TV network, Golden Dawn head Nikolaos Michaloliakos said gas...

  • Crisis-hit Greek Jews fear for their future

    April 5, 2012 | 11:46 am

    Patricia Alcalay, 24, has been unemployed since she finished her nursing degree in December 2010. Her father lost his job four months ago, a year shy of retirement.

    Her older sister, who was studying abroad, meanwhile, found work in the Netherlands and is not coming back to Greece...

  • New aid going to Greece’s Jewish community

    February 28, 2012 | 10:25 am

    The Jewish Agency will provide emergency aid to the Jewish community of Greece facing a serious financial crisis.

    The Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel on Feb. 27 voted to grant about $1 million over two years to help Greece’s Jewish communal institutions continue...

  • Holiday Card Etiquette

    By Julia Bendis

    December 23, 2011 | 12:47 pm

    When you receive your first holiday card, you realize that you’re officially in the holiday season, or as I like to call it, “The Holiday card nightmare”.  As we enter the holidays, we also enter the awkward holiday greeting card etiquette.  The other day a long-time friend asked me...

  • “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’s” Steven Berkoff:  ‘in yer face’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 18, 2011 | 10:25 pm

    Steven Berkoff, the actor, director and playwright who has achieved notoriety as the bad boy of Britain’s “in yer face” theater, was uncharacteristically apologetic as he arrived on the set of David Fincher’s American movie adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s international best...

  • Ayalon: Israel will defend Greek oil drilling in Cyprus

    November 23, 2011 | 12:49 pm

    Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said in Greece that Israel will defend Greek oil drilling in Cyprus.

    Asked at a news briefing Tuesday what Israel’s reaction is to a threat by Turkey regarding drilling in Cyprus, Ayalon said, “If anyone tries to challenge these...

  • French flotilla boat seized, U.S. activists end activities

    July 7, 2011 | 11:45 am

    A French boat that left a Greek port for Gaza earlier in the week was detained by the Greek coast guard, while a U.S. activist group has ended its activities.

    The French-flagged Dignity, a pleasure craft with eight passengers on board, was detained Thursday while refueling in Crete....

  • Everyone is Suddenly Irish on March 17th!

    By Julia Bendis

    March 18, 2011 | 11:33 am

    Why does everyone become Irish on St. Patrick’s day?  Even the Jews.  When has it become a good thing for Jews to start drinking?  Have you ever seen Jewish people drink?  No, that’s because most of us can’t hold down our liquor, and its not pretty.

    I am definitely the “drinker” in...

  • Greek Jewish leader awarded top French honor

    March 17, 2011 | 10:27 am

    David Saltiel, the head of Greece’s Jewish community, was honored by France with its highest civil decoration.

    Saltiel, president of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece and head of the Thessaloniki Jewish community, was awarded the title of the Chevalier of the Order...

  • Chicken nuggets vs. my kids school lunches, Oye Vay…

    By Julia Bendis

    March 11, 2011 | 9:46 am

    Today my 11-year-old son, Tyler shared a very interesting conversation that he had with his classmates.  It started during lunch time when he pulled out a peanut butter with bananas, and honey sandwich on whole grain bread.  After Tyler was done with it, he pulled out carrots,...

  • Greek mayor in Israel on tourism business

    February 10, 2011 | 10:09 am

    Salonika Mayor Yannis Boutaris is visiting Israel to learn how to bring more Israeli tourists to Greece’s second largest city.

    The mayor is participating Thursday and Friday in the 17th International Mediterranean Tourism Market in Tel Aviv. He was accompanied by his vice mayor for...

  • ΣΥΜΑ ΙΣΤΡΑΗΛ ΑΔΩNΕ ΕΛΩΗ ΑΔΩN Α

    By JewishJournal.com

    March 30, 2008 | 12:48 am


    ΣΥΜΑ ΙΣΤΡΑΗΛ ΑΔΩNΕ ΕΛΩΗ ΑΔΩN Α

    Does that look familiar?  It’s the Shema, in Greek.  On a gold scroll.

    And not only is it the Shema in Greek, it’s from 300 C.E. and it’s from Austria.

    All this comes from a recent archeological find from Austria.

    ...
  • Scholar explores ancient Jewish reactions to ancient pagan statues

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Imagine a rabbi encountering a statue of Zeus in Roman Palestine, circa 70 to 300 C.E. -- a monotheist's nightmare.

    "The myth is that he would have uttered something like the Yiddish 'gevalt,'" said professor Yaron Z. Eliav of the University of Michigan, who recently spoke about...