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  • Synagogues in Brussels shuttered amid highest state of alert

    5 days ago

    Synagogues in Brussels were advised to remain shuttered over the weekend after Belgian authorities ordered the country’s capital to remain on the highest state of alert.

    The alert level 4 remained in effect into Monday due to the fear of a Paris-style attack. Several of the...

  • Some fear refugee center planned for Amsterdam’s Jewish heart

    October 27, 2015 | 11:18 am

    In Buitenveldert, a quiet residential area of the Dutch capital, special forces soldiers are watching over a Jewish school from inside unmarked cars.

    About half of the Netherlands’ 40,000 Jews live here and in the adjacent suburb of Amstelveen, the only areas of the country with...

  • Do you Travel #LikeAGirl?

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    March 8, 2015 | 10:08 am

    Did you see the Always commercial from the Superbowl  and wonder: "Do I throw #LikeAGirl?" What does it mean to do something #LikeAGirl?  

    Today, on International Women's Day during Women's History Month, I ask you: "Do you travel #LikeAGirl?"


    The questions and issues of...

  • ‘Magic Kippa’ designed for attack-wary observant Jews

    January 23, 2015 | 12:06 pm

    The Associated Press reported today that, in response to the increasing numbers of anti-Semitic attacks in Europe, an Israeli barber has designed yarmulkes that blend in with the wearer’s hair.

    Called the “Magic Kippa,” the head coverings, made of synthetic hair, are washable,...

  • Among some Jews, little faith in French authorities

    January 12, 2015 | 9:36 am

    When he heard that four Jews had died in an attack on a kosher supermarket near his home, 16-year-old Natan Kalifa was overcome with grief, anger and a feeling of exclusion from French society.

    He even contemplated staging an act of violence — possibly against Islamists who...