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Jewish Journal

Carole Raphaelle Davis

  • Project Shabbat a ‘Go’ in Cannes

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Every year in May, a phenomenon occurs in the South of France -- the Cannes Film Festival. Like showy, migrating birds, "Zee American Show Beez people" make their annual flight to the Riviera convention of Hollywood deal-makers. Clinging to their cell phones, they stuff...

  • Ah Paris! Yasser Returns at Last

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    I have a mere two degrees of separation from Yasser Arafat.

    Down the street from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris is a little hair salon where I get my hair

    cut. My hairdresser is a typical French glamour boy who survives on espresso, Cartier cigarettes and gossip. Every time I settle...

  • Jewish Militia: Fact or Ficton?

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In Paris on Sept. 28, two-dozen men armed with clubs and wearing motorcycle helmets stormed the Pays de Cocagne bookshop on the Rue Vieille du Temple to the cries of Israel vaincra! (Israel will be victorious.) Six people were slightly injured.

    The men disrupted the book-signing...

  • Paris Jewish Center Destroyed by Arson

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A Jewish community center in Paris that serves kosher meals to the poor was set on fire early Sunday morning. The soup kitchen, a converted synagogue on the ground floor of a five-story residential building on the Rue Popincourt in Paris' 11th District was partially destroyed....

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  • Anti-Semitism Takes No Holiday in France

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    This is the season of le grand départ, when millions of French people leave for their summer vacation. Eighty-four percent of the French population will be going away on holiday this summer, and there are traffic jams hundreds of kilometers long from Paris to the Riviera.

    But this...

  • What’s New in Paris?

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The spring 2004 fashions have arrived in the chic boutiques of Paris, and along with 50s-style full skirts and prim lace collars, anti-Semitism is back in fashion. In France this season, Jew-hating is all the rage -- literally.

    Attacks against Jews and their property have escalated...