Today in History, June 30: 1838: The Swedish government abolished discrimination against Jews.


Mayor of Paris Announces Building of $11 Million Jewish Cultural Institution

“I want to convey a different message to France and its Jews: We determine our own future.”

Jewish Groups Celebrate Legalization of Gay Marriage Nationwide

Thirteen Jewish groups, among them organizations representing the Reform, Reconstructionist and Conservative streams, were among the 25 joining the amicus brief the ADL filed in Obergefell v. Hodges.

Rabbinic Call: Marriage Annuled after Groom Turns Out to be Transgender

The Jerusalem Rabbinate decided to nullify a marriage it had performed, when it became clear that the groom was actually a transgender man.

Jewish Agency to Create Conversion Courts

The Jewish Agency for Israel plans to establish special overseas courts for people wishing to convert to Judaism.


Korach: Never Again!

Fighting and discord is such a severe sin that on the day of Korach's rebellion the Manna didn't fall, whereas on the day of the sin of the golden calf, which was presumably a greater sin, the Manna did fall because there was peace and unity among the people.



Israeli Student Group Turned Away from Louvre

The famed Louvre Museum is one of two major cultural sites in Paris being accused of discrimination after rejecting requests to visit by Israeli art history students.

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Anti-Semitic Incidents Reach Record High in Canada

Recorded anti-Semitic incidents reached an all-time high in Canada last year.


Korach: Jewish Sovereignty

Yet for all its difficulties and all its shortcomings, Israel is a State where Jews are masters of their own destiny and are not subjects of foreign rule.

Soul Food, June 30

Life is too short for long-term grudges.- Elon Musk