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  • Synagogues in Brussels shuttered amid highest state of alert

    November 23, 2015 | 8:50 am

    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,...

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  • 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...

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