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  • 5774: For Europe’s Jews, a year of upheaval and uncertainty

    6 days ago

    A laconic man who abhors hysteria, the president of France’s CRIF umbrella of Jewish communities is not naturally inclined to emphasize his community’s fear in public, preferring to underscore French Jewry’s achievements and capacity to prosper despite recent hardships.

    But in a...

  • Ahead of historic vote, many Scottish Jews wary of independence

    1 week ago

    Bright blue signs scream “Yes” while red ones urge “No, thanks” in the streets of Scotland’s largest city just days before a vote on whether to secede from the United Kingdom.

    But at Frank Angell’s house, his windows are empty and his yard is bare.

    A former local council...

  • Budapest postcard: thoughts about the non-Jewish problem of anti-Semitism

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 6, 2014 | 4:22 am

    I needed to spend a day in Budapest, in the middle of a Middle East war. Not a bad deal, as the city is beautiful. Not a bad deal for a writer in search of stories too. Hungary is home to the third largest Jewish community in Europe, and it is also home to many anti-Semitic hacks...

  • It is very dangerous to suggest that areas of the world should be ‎Judenrein

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 23, 2012 | 2:50 pm

    Dr. Barry A. Kosmin of Trinity College, author of a survey of European Jewish leaders and ‎opinion formers, discusses the challenges facing the Jewish communities of Europe.


    European Jews are more concerned about a demographic decline today compared to the previous survey,...

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  • LimmudLA 2011: A European Answer to the Jewish Question

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 20, 2011 | 6:59 pm

    It’s the fourth year of LimmudLA, but our local multi-denominational conference of Jewish learning—which originated in the United Kingdom in 1980—still has a distinctly British accent.

    Left to their own devices, the American Jews at LimmudLA this weekend might mistakenly use long...

  • With JCall, European Jews get their own J Street debate

    May 4, 2010 | 1:53 pm

    The launch of JCall has brought the debate that American Jewry has seen over J Street to Jewish Europe: Outside of Israel, how critical in public should you be of Israeli government policies you believe are not in Israel’s best interests?

    The founders of JCall, who seek to push...

  • Speaking with Hagee’s right hand about God’s plan for Hitler

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 25, 2008 | 1:04 am

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    You probably heard last week that John McCain wants nothing to do with the Rev. John Hagee, the indomitable supporter of Israel who really wants the Jews to get home so Christ will return. The impetus was recent revelations of this sermon, in which Hagee explains that Hitler and his...

  • Hagee: Hitler God’s chosen to get Jews to Palestine

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 16, 2008 | 9:59 am

    The Revealer unearthed a scary recording from the Rev. John Hagee.

    in which Hagee elaborates on his view that Hitler and the Nazis were divine agents, sent by God to (with gruesome inefficiency it would seem) chase Europe’s Jews towards Palestine. In his 2006 book “Jerusalem...

  • I am now the voice of my parents

    By Julie Kohner

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    There was never a time in my life when I did not know about the Holocaust.

    As I was growing up, when my friends were visiting their grandparents, I didn't have grandparents. I asked my parents why and was told they had died a long time ago. When I continued asking, they said my...

  • Murder and Intrigue in ‘Palestine’

    By Susan Miron

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Jonathan Wilson's new novel, "A Palestine Affair," opens, quite spectacularly as Mark Bloomberg, a painter, and his non-Jewish American wife, Joyce, having just made love in their new Jerusalem home, go outside to their garden. A softly moaning, bleeding man in Arab dress rushes...

  • Yippie-I-Oy!

    By Tom Tugend

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Adolph and Sam Frankel are the official poster boys for "Jewish Life in the American West: Generation to Generation," one of the most ambitious exhibitions ever mounted by the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. The exhibit opens to the public on Sunday, June 23.

    Derived from a photo,...

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