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  • Dutch Jewish school closed after anti-terrorist raid in Belgium

    January 16, 2015 | 12:14 pm

    The only Orthodox Jewish school in the Netherlands was closed on Friday as a precautionary measure after an anti-terrorism raid in Belgium left two suspects dead.

    There was no concrete threat against the Cheider School in Amsterdam, Dutch national broadcaster NOS said, citing the...

  • Betty Hyatt

    By Jane Ulman

    September 3, 2013 | 12:55 pm

    “Mommy, mommy.” Five-year-old Betty Hyatt, then Betty Prins, frightened by the unfamiliar low, rumbling noises in the sky, jumped out of bed and ran screaming for her mother. It was early morning on Friday, May 10, 1940, the day she and her father were planning to travel to Holland...

  • Chabad opens new center, synagogue in Antwerp

    March 18, 2013 | 8:29 am

    Chabad has opened a new synagogue and Jewish community center in Antwerp.

    The Chabad-Lubavitch movement’s new building in the center of the Flemish region capital cost about $3 million and was dedicated last week. It has 43,000 square feet of floor space, a library with...

  • In Antwerp, a Charedi pariah forces school to go coed

    January 8, 2013 | 1:40 pm

    With a soft smile and two young boys in tow, a mild-mannered Moshe Aryeh Friedman appeared undeserving of his reputation as the scourge of the local Charedi Orthodox community as he walked his sons to school on Monday.

    Until, that is, he led them straight into Benoth Jerusalem, a...

  • Protesters chant ‘Hamas, Jews to gas’ in Antwerp

    November 19, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Belgian extreme-right and extreme-left activists participated in a demonstration in Antwerp where some participants reportedly called for Jews to be gassed.

    Approximately 150 demonstrators gathered Sunday afternoon outside the Provinciehuis, a concert hall in the Flemish capital,...

  • Antwerp mayor announces new monument naming city’s Shoah victims

    August 16, 2012 | 10:29 am

    The mayor of Antwerp announced plans to build a monument to commemorate every Antwerp Jew murdered in the Holocaust.

    “It is unacceptable that unlike other European cities, the municipality of Antwerp has never erected a single monument in memory of the history” of the Holocaust,...

  • Haredi Orthodox burn Israeli flag in Antwerp

    May 14, 2012 | 4:43 pm

    Dozens of haredi Orthodox schoolchildren participated in a Lag b’Omer bonfire in Antwerp that featured the burning of an Israeli flag.

    An eyewitness who photographed the event on May 10 said the boys attended a cheder of the Satmar community—an anti-Zionist Chasidic stream of...

  • Antwerp’s Diamonds, Jews Are Forever

    By Annette Bishop

    December 19, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    If you own a diamond, you can be 80 percent sure it's been to Antwerp, Belgium, at some point in its life. Perhaps it was graded there in the heart of ancient Europe -- or ground, polished, valued, bought or sold there.

    Diamonds might be everlasting, but there is another fascinating...