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  • Paris rabbi’s attacker had assaulted another Jew, security service says

    May 1, 2013 | 10:16 am

    The Iranian man who attacked a rabbi in Paris had assaulted another French Jew in the same area several days earlier, the French Jewish community’s security service said.

    The alleged attacker, who was arrested April 23 for lightly wounding the rabbi and his son with a knife, had...

  • Fake bomb found near French Jewish institution

    March 12, 2013 | 8:13 am

    Police destroyed a fake explosive device found near a Jewish institution in the French city of Lyon.

    A store owner told police on Tuesday morning that while walking past the city’s Hillel Center, he found a contraption made of three metal cylinders connected with metal wires to...

  • Attack on British soccer fans in France appears to be anti-Semitic

    February 21, 2013 | 9:58 am

    Fans of the British soccer team the Tottenham Spurs were targeted in an apparent anti-Semitic attack at a pub in Lyon, France.

    A mob of about 50 entered the Smoking Dog on Wednesday night making a Nazi salute before smashing doors and throwing chairs and other objects.

    There...

  • The Cinderella stories of Aline Brosh McKenna

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 30, 2011 | 7:30 pm

    When Aline Brosh McKenna pitched her very first script in her first screenwriting class circa 1990, her words were met by a hushed, possibly startled, silence.  The setting was an extension course at New York University: “I just remember somebody writing something about an art...

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  • French Jew attacked outside synagogue

    April 11, 2011 | 10:18 am

    A 21-year-old student was severely beaten near his synagogue in southern France after acknowledging to his attackers that he was Jewish.

    After leaving a synagogue in the town of Villeurbanne, near Lyon, on April 7, the victim was confronted by two men in their early 20s who insulted...

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