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This paper examines popular representations of Jewish attitudes towards Irish nationalism, and the way that these have evolved in the hundred years between the Easter Rising of 1916 and its centenary commemorations in 2016.

This paper contains a synthesis of the results of two anthropological research projects among strictly Orthodox Jewry in Antwerp concerning the ‘identity’, ‘emancipation’ and ‘integration’ of women.

This annual overview compiles the available evidence on antisemitic incidents collected by governmental and non-governmental sources, covering the period 1 January 2006– 31 December 2016, where data are available.

Author: Wigerfelt, Anders   Publication year: 2016
Topic(s): Antisemitism | Antisemitism: Muslim | Hate crime | Jewish Perceptions of Antisemitism | Main Topic: Antisemitism

This article explores what it is like to live with Jewish identity in Malmö within a framework of how the media reports anti-Semitism and how this group copes with being the potential target of anti-Semitic harassment and hate crime.

Author: European Shoah Legacy Institute (ESLI)   Publication year: 2017
Topic(s): Holocaust Survivors | Main Topic: Holocaust and Memorial | Restitution and Reparations

The Holocaust (Shoah) Immovable Property Restitution Study is the first-ever compilation of all significant legislation passed since 1945 by the 47 states that participated in the 2009 Prague Holocaust Era Assets Conference and endorsed the Terezin Declaration that came out of the conference.

Author: Casale Mashiah, Donatella   Publication year: 2017
Topic(s): Conservative / Masorti Judaism | Denominations | Denominations: Statistics | Haredi / Strictly Orthodox Jews | Main Topic: Identity and Community | Orthodox Judaism | Reform/Liberal/Progressive Judaism | Synagogue Membership | Synagogues

This study takes an in-depth statistical look at synagogue membership figures in the UK. It finds that despite the fact that there are now 454 synagogues in the UK, synagogue membership numbers have dropped below 80,000 households for the first time since records began.

Author: National Union of Students   Publication year: 2017
Topic(s): Antisemitism | Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) | Main Topic: Education | Politics | Student Organisations | Students

This report summarises the findings of a survey of Jewish students conducted between November 2016 and February 2017. It aimed to take stock of the experience of Jewish students in higher education at a time when anti-Semitic incidents have increased.

Publication year: 2017
Topic(s): Antisemitism | Demography | Diaspora | Globalisation | Israel-Diaspora Relations | Jewish Community | Jewish Education | Jewish Future | Jewish Identity | Jewish Status | Main Topic: Other | Religious Observance | Strategic Planning

In February 2016, the 2nd Matanel Think Tank met in Pomezia, Italy to discuss the future of European Jewry. The attendees reresented more than ten European countries, and diverse cultural backgrounds and religious denominations.

Author: Staetsky, L. Daniel   Publication year: 2017
Topic(s): Demography | Jewish Schools | Main Topic: Education | Secondary Schools | Statistics

This study, which was commissioned by Partnerships for Jewish Schools (PaJeS), takes an in-depth statistical look at the demand for places for Jewish secondary schools in London over the past few years, and makes key projections for the future.

Author: Dencik, Lars   Publication year: 2017
Topic(s): Antisemitism | Jewish Perceptions of Antisemitism | Main Topic: Antisemitism | Surveys

This paper combines and compares the results of two major but differently focused cross-national surveys on antisemitism: The 2012 European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) survey and 2013 the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) survey, In this presentation a special focus will be on Sweden.