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  • Hundreds ignore ban in Paris to protest Israeli offensive in Gaza

    5 days ago

    Pro-Palestinian protesters clashed with police in central Paris on Saturday when hundreds of marchers defied a ban by French authorities to rally against Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip.

    French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve warned organizers in a television address...

  • Anti-Israel rioters torch cars, throw firebomb at Paris-area synagogue

    1 week ago

    PARIS (JTA) — Anti-Israel protesters hurled a firebomb at a synagogue during an unauthorized demonstration in a heavily Jewish suburb of Paris.

    The riot broke out on Sunday afternoon in Sarcelles after a few hundred people assembled at a local metro station to protest Israel’s...

  • The Roe Ahead: Russian science brings ‘caviar’ to kosher table

    1 week ago

    PARIS (JTA) — In a penthouse office with a view of the Eiffel Tower, Olivier Kassabi uses a ceramic spoon to extract a small scoop from a jar labeled as Russian caviar.

    Placing a clutch of black globules on the base of his thumb, Kassabi licks it off, savoring every fishy drop of...

  • In Paris, Sharansky warns of ‘beginning of end’ for European Jewry

    3 weeks ago

    On their 40th wedding anniversary, Avital and Natan Sharansky went sightseeing in the City of Light.

    But the Sharanskys didn’t follow the trail of countless couples who come here to kiss at the Eiffel Tower or slip so-called love locks on bridges over the River Seine. Theirs was...

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  • Puff, the magic (Kosher) pastry

    June 4, 2014 | 11:24 am

    The cupcake. The macaron. And now the nuage cake. 

    The public embraces dessert trends with an intense — and sometimes fleeting — passion. Fortunately for those who observe the laws of kashrut, the latest sweet treat to appear on the L.A. scene happens to be certified kosher. 

    ...
  • Jewish mother, baby assaulted in Paris

    May 15, 2014 | 11:50 am

    A woman assaulted a Jewish mother and her baby in Paris while shouting anti-Semitic slurs.

    In Tuesday’s incident, the assailant shook the stroller belonging to a 27-year-old mother while her 6-month-old baby was inside, according to the Drancy-based National Bureau for Vigilance...

  • At AIPAC, Scarlett fever

    March 5, 2014 | 10:14 am

    Scarlett Johansson, fresh out of her SodaStream battles, declined to attend this year’s annual American Israel Political Affairs Committee policy conference. She’s in Paris, picking up an honorary Celeste award and promoting her latest releases, the New York Times reported.

    She...

  • UNESCO halts Israel’s Jewish history show after Arab nations protest

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 17, 2014 | 10:34 am

    [For documents related to this article, see below]

    UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, abruptly and indefinitely postponed the Jan. 20 opening of an exhibition in Paris on the 3,500-year history of Jews in the land of Israel, after a...

  • The quenelle: Et tu, Asterix?

    December 30, 2013 | 11:13 am

    Louis Farrakhan, watch out. Your slot on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s list of top 10 anti-Semites may soon go to an ancient fat man from Gaul and his short, blond friend.

    The challengers are Obelix and Asterix, two characters from a popular French comic book series that offers a...

  • Semyon Bychkov on Bruckner

    November 13, 2013 | 1:54 pm

    If anyone can lay claim to the moniker “citizen of the world,” it is Semyon Bychkov. Born in Russia, the conductor, who leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic starting Nov. 15, now boasts U.S. citizenship, but lives in Paris with his wife, pianist Marielle Labèque, among other places...

  • Herschel Grynszpan: ‘The Boy Avenger’

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    November 7, 2013 | 4:29 pm

    Like stills from a film noir, the black-and-white photographs of a 17-year-old boy named Herschel Grynszpan that have come down to us — police mug shots, newspaper photos, a souvenir snapshot taken at a Paris street fair — capture the various faces that he presented to the public...

  • Paris Jew’s reburial in Israel ends legal battle

    October 30, 2013 | 11:11 am

    A Jewish celebrity art dealer who died in 1870 in France was reburied in Israel after his body was exhumed from his Paris grave due to property laws.

    The funeral for Jacob Giacomo Tedesco on Sunday in Beit Shemesh marked the end of a seven-year legal fight led by his relatives to...

  • Calendar September 21–27

    By Laura Donney

    September 18, 2013 | 2:36 pm

    Click here for our 2013 Sukkot event calendar.

    SAT | SEP 21

    “OY!”

    Written with honesty, curiosity and humor by Hélène Cixous, “Oy” follows sisters Selma and Jenny as they return home to Paris after a trip to their German hometown to testify about the horrors they endured...

  • France’s soaring anti-Semitism lures Jewish Defense League vigilantes out of shadows

    June 25, 2013 | 2:18 pm

    With scooter helmets in hand, a man called Yohan and six buddies stroll around Paris’ 20th arrondissement. The seven look much like a typical group of French students — until they locate a group of Arab men they suspect of perpetrating an anti-Semitic attack the previous day.

    ...
  • Full of sound and fury: Bloch’s ‘Macbeth’ opera gets a rare airing

    By Rick Schultz

    May 29, 2013 | 11:55 am

    Ernest Bloch, the renowned 20th century Swiss-born American composer, wrote just one opera, “Macbeth,” and it has rarely been produced in the United States since its 1910 Paris premiere. Now, the Long Beach Opera is presenting the opera’s first U.S. staging since John Houseman’s...

  • 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...

  • This week in power: UN agreement, Marathon security, Florida law, Bible winner

    By Danny Groner

    April 25, 2013 | 3:43 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    New deal
    An "unusual partnership" was struck this week, reported The New York Times, that brings together the "United States and Russia, with the help of Jordan, Brazil... As part of...

  • What would Woody Allen do?

    By Tom Tugend

    April 24, 2013 | 11:18 am

    Paris-Manhattan,” whose respective residents consider their city to be the center of the known universe, is the title of an appealing French movie by a first-time feature film director.

    The movie centers around Alice Ovitz, a Jewish pharmacist in Paris, and her worshipful...

  • Dreyfus letter to be sold at Paris auction

    April 18, 2013 | 9:36 am

    A letter written by Alfred Dreyfus, a French-Jewish soldier who was wrongfully convicted of spying, is expected to fetch at least $130,000 at an auction in Paris. 

    The letter will be sold at auction next month by Sotheby’s Paris branch.

    Dreyfus, a captain who was cleared of...

  • French chief rabbi receives threatening letter

    March 29, 2013 | 8:01 am

    The chief rabbi of France has received a letter from an obscure organization warning of “brutal actions” against French Jewish journalists.

    “Before we take brutal measures, the only ones at our disposal, we approach you because those corrupt journalists are Jewish,” read the...

  • Twitter sued for $50m for not naming authors of anti-Semitic tweets

    March 21, 2013 | 8:45 am

    Twitter is being sued for about $50 million in France for failing to honor a court ruling which ordered it to identify users who posted anti-Semitic hate speech.

    The Union of Jewish French Students, or UEJF by its French acronym, filed the lawsuit on Wednesday with a Paris...

  • March 14, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 14, 2013 | 3:46 am

    The US

    Headline:  Shapiro: Obama unlikely to set Iran deadline

    To Read:  Abbas Milani criticizes some experts' tendency to over-legitimize the Iranian government and to over-emphasize its rationality:

    Two follies have long haunted American policy on Iran. Some critics and...

  • Paris thugs threaten Jewish teen with Merah-style murder

    March 13, 2013 | 1:14 pm

    Three men who accosted a French Jewish teenager in a suburban Paris subway said they would do to him “what Mohammed Merah did.”

    According to a report on the incident by the National Bureau of Vigilance against Anti-Semitism, a nongovernmental organization known locally by the...

  • French board favors returning seven looted paintings

    February 14, 2013 | 5:48 am

    A French restitution committee reportedly has recommended returning seven valuable paintings looted by the Nazis during the Holocaust from two Jewish families.

    The paintings are currently part of various collections in France, including the Louvre in Paris. and the museums of...

  • Jews vocal on both sides of France’s gay marriage debate

    February 5, 2013 | 11:42 am

    Wide-eyed and smiley, Elay-Gabriel seems utterly unaffected by the French media’s sudden interest in him.

    A dozen French journalists have visited the 18-month-old in recent months because he is trapped in a sort of legal limbo: He cannot obtain citizenship because the state does...

  • 100 imams to commemorate Holocaust near Paris memorial site

    February 4, 2013 | 10:32 am

    Some 100 imams will commemorate the Holocaust at a memorial monument near Paris.

    Monday's event is planned for Drancy, a suburb of the French capital where tens of thousands of Jews were confined in 1942 before being transported to extermination camps during the German Nazi...

  • Blessings from Paris to San Francisco

    By Ilana Angel

    October 26, 2012 | 3:31 pm

    Earlier in the week I was running an errand when I came upon a homeless man standing outside a Payless Shoe Store.  He appeared to be in his 60’s, but I bet he was younger.  As I passed him he asked me if I wanted to go with him to Paris for the weekend.  I let him know that I was...

  • Two men attack Jewish schoolboy in Paris

    October 24, 2012 | 9:34 am

    Two men hit and threatened a Jewish schoolboy at a Paris bus stop, according to the security unit of France’s Jewish community, SPCJ.

    The two men, both in their 40s, hit the 12-year-old boy with a belt on Oct. 22 and told him to remain silent, SPCJ wrote in a statement on...

  • In France, Marseille Jews look to Paris and worry that their calm may be fleeting

    October 17, 2012 | 1:34 pm

    At a time when Jewish institutions across France resemble military fortresses for their security, entering the great synagogue and main Jewish center of this picturesque city on the Mediterranean coast is as easy as pushing open the front door.

    The only obstacles on a recent...

  • Prosecutor: Suspects in Paris store attack linked to Syria

    October 12, 2012 | 12:01 pm

    Suspects in the recent bombing of a kosher supermarket near Paris belonged to an “extremely dangerous” cell with links to Islamist rebels in Syria, a Paris public prosecutor has said.

    Speaking on Thursday at a press conference in Paris, Francois Molins of the city’s prosecutor’s...

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