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  • European rabbis: Shechitah could come under legislative attack in EU

    August 7, 2012 | 10:37 am

    A prominent European rabbinical group has warned that kosher slaughter could come under further attack this year in European Union countries.

    “Many European Jewish communities are not aware that shechitah could be put in danger,” Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, president of the...

  • European anti-Semitism and xenophobia are linked, report finds

    March 13, 2011 | 12:22 pm

    European anti-Semitism and xenophobia are linked, report finds

    March 13, 2011

    BERLIN (JTA)—Anti-Semitism and other forms of xenophobia are closely linked among Europeans, and Hungarians and Poles are the most likely to hold extreme anti-Semitic views, according to a new report.

  • MUSIC: A klezmer wedding in a European shetl circa 1910

    January 3, 2009 | 2:52 am

    Former Cal student radio host (KALX) Eric Fixler writes:
    This is the Oy Mendele! episode from December 2004, when we were still on KALX. It features music historian Craig Harwood and myself walking through the sequence of a traditional Eastern European Jewish wedding, with music of then and now.

    It's worth listening to just to hear Craig say 'groovin'

    This audio is part of the collection: Ourmedia

    Author: Eric Fixler and Craig Harwood
    Keywords: klezmer; wedding; jewish; yiddish; socalled
    Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

  • Satan in the Shtetl

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    "Great-grandma was a naughty girl," says British filmmaker Ben Hopkins, whose feature debut, "Simon Magus," is the tale of a Polish shtetl in peril.

    The iconoclastic director's single Jewish ancestor was the Eastern European mistress of an English gentleman in Vienna; in the 1910s,...

  • ‘Haven’ for Sweeps

    By Tom Tugend

    February 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    "Haven" is an intriguing but seriously flawed depiction of how nearly 1,000 European refugees were transported and admitted to the United States in 1944, which CBS-TV will present as a four-hour miniseries on Feb. 11 and 14 at 9 p.m.

    The film is based on the remarkable...

  • Tropical Transplants

    By Kimberlee Roth

    October 19, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Though Christopher Columbus stumbled onto the shores of the Dominican Republic more than 500 years ago, the city of Sosua, only a few miles from where he landed, is about to celebrate its 60th anniversary. When a group of 40 Jews climbed ashore, bereft of their possessions and loved...

  • Labor Lore

    By Tom Tugend

    August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    In 1776, printers in New York City organized and declared a strike in support of the newly formed United States of America.

    In 1999, New York physicians led the fight to form a national labor organization in their field.Between these dates, millions upon millions of workers built...