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  • Jewish museum shooting suspect refuses extradition to Belgium

    June 4, 2014 | 1:29 pm

    The French national suspected of having shot three people dead in the Jewish Museum in Brussels last month refused on Wednesday to be extradited from France to Belgium, prosecutors and his lawyer said.

    Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, who has been in police custody since his arrest on Friday...

  • Belgian Jewish activist says he was threatened online

    May 27, 2014 | 4:00 pm

    Belgian Jewish activist Joel Rubinfeld said he received an online death threat for speaking about the Brussels Jewish museum killings.

    On Monday, Rubinfeld published on the website of the League Against Anti-Semitism in Belgium, or LBCA — an organization he heads — the text of...

  • Police hunt Brussels Jewish Museum gunman, France tightens security

    May 25, 2014 | 11:25 am

    Belgian police were hunting a gunman on Sunday who shot dead two Israelis and a French woman at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, in an attack French President Francois Hollande said was without doubt motivated by anti-Semitism.

    Security around all Jewish institutions in Belgium was...

  • Two Israelis killed in Brussels shooting

    May 25, 2014 | 11:03 am

    Two of the three people killed in a shooting at the Jewish Museum in central Brussels on Saturday were Israeli tourists, Israel's Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.

    A spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry did not give further details on their identities on the victims killed...

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  • Claudia Gould named new Jewish Museum director

    August 24, 2011 | 10:51 am

    The Jewish Museum of New York has named Claudia Gould as its new director.

    Gould, director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, will succeed Joan Rosenbaum, who has served in the position for the last 30 years.

    The 107-year-old museum located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan is dedicated to “the artistic and cultural heritage of the Jewish people,” according to its mission statement.

  • Philadelphia Freedom

    April 12, 2011 | 6:27 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - George Washington never had it this good.

    From five stories up, it’s pretty easy to see what he couldn’t, with the expanse of Independence Mall splayed out below. Washington’s newly recreated house is straight ahead, right next to the Liberty Bell Pavilion. One...

  • Making sense of today’s Jewish Germany

    By Tom Freudenheim

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    In 1961, as an all-knowing 22-year-old rabbinical student, I was thinking a lot about postwar Germany. I figured (accurately) that before long I would get to visit the country in which I had been born, and I wrote with youthful certainty that while quite evidently there would never...
  • The Paintbrush as Sword

    By David Finnigan

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Samuel Bak's first art exhibit was in the Vilna ghetto when he was 9 years old. While the Nazis killed 75,000 Vilna residents, he and his mother emerged as just two of 200 survivors.

    Some of that young boy's artwork, which depicted a culture that once was called "the Jerusalem of...

  • Old Wallet in Berlin Keeps Memory Alive

    By Steve North

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    In August 1942, the Gestapo arrested Walter and Elisabeth Blumenthal, an elderly Jewish couple in Berlin. As they were driven away on a truck, a neighbor noticed Walter tossing something from the vehicle. The neighbor later retrieved the object: a brown leather wallet, elaborately...

  • Bologna, Italy— A Cut Above

    By Paula Amann

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    So you've roamed the Coliseum, marveled at Florentine art and gamboled in gondolas and you're ready for a different side of Italy. Or perhaps you're about to dip a toe into Italian culture, including its little-known Jewish heritage, for the first time.

    Try Bologna.

    Bologna? Forget...

  • The Other Venice

    By Marilyn Zeitlin

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Venice is the famous city of romance, where boatmen serenade visitors with operatic arias in gondolas that glide through canals under charming bridges. Old buildings reflect in the water like an impressionist canvas of shimmering colors. Pink, red and orange blossoms hang from flower...

  • Amsterdam’s Split Personality

    By Anthea Gerrie

    October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Anne Frank's house, a fabulous 17th century synagogue and an excellent heritage museum give Amsterdam special appeal for Jewish visitors. But they are all sites whose very existence reflect the city's incurable split personality, making for a sightseeing experience that constantly...

  • Berlin Bound

    By Tom Tugend

    December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    More than 300,000 visitors have thronged the Jewish Museum in Berlin since it opened to the public in February 1999, and more are coming at a clip of 20,000 each month.

    The figure is astonishing, considering that the building is completely empty. The exhibits, tracing the...

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