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  • Danish, Swedish Jews hold first joint Limmud conference

    March 14, 2013 | 8:06 am

    About 160 Swedes and Danes attended the first inter-Scandinavian Limmud Jewish learning event.

    The March 11 event was held at an adult education center in Lund, a Swedish city situated 23 miles north of Copenhagen.

    “Last year we held the first Lund Limmud and this is the first...

  • Danish Jews angered by request not to display Israeli flag

    October 29, 2012 | 4:45 pm

    The organizers of a Copenhagen event celebrating diversity asked Danish Jews refrain from displaying the Israeli flag “for security reasons.”

    The request came during preparations for the city-sponsored Mangfoldigheds festival held early last month, according to the...

  • Still rotten in Denmark

    February 8, 2011 | 6:20 pm

    Five years after the infamous “cartoon crisis,” many Danes still seem confused about what constitutes free speech and why it is important to defend. The Danish public is tired of discussing the case, worried that the debate is becoming a sectarian issue between left and right...

  • Danish filmmaker finds hope despite family’s dark history

    By Tom Tugend

    February 7, 2011 | 7:22 pm

    Susanne Bier, whose Danish film, “In a Better World,” is a favorite for Oscar honors, is an anomaly.

    She is a woman director in an overwhelmingly male profession, and she is emphatically Jewish in a country and industry in which such affirmation is hardly the norm.

    After a...

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    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

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  • Cartoon Riots Spark Sweet Backlash

    By David Finnigan

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    In the wake of a Danish newspaper's decision to publish cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad, Danish flags and embassies are beset by violent protesters in heavily Muslim countries. But a chocolate store in the windmill-filled, Danish American tourist village of Solvang has...