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Beijing Haggadah — in Hebrew, English and (some) Chinese

By Alan Grabinsky BEIJING — Unlike Hong Kong or Shanghai, which received Jewish emigrants fleeing from WW II, Beijing does not have a robust Jewish history. In the...

The real history behind ‘The Plot Against America’

NEW YORK — The new TV show based on Philip Roth’s novel The Plot Against America has premiered on HBO and made a splash with critics and fans. The eerily captivating...

In the past, anti-Semitism has been a side effect of viruses

By Henry Abramson Over the course of our millennial history, Jews have had many encounters with contagious diseases. Often we’re blamed for them. Maybe I’m paranoid,...

Mauthausen — 75 years later

By Larry Luxner MAUTHAUSEN, Austria — Under a bright blue sky, with Austria’s snow-capped Alps in the distance, Racheli Kreisberg set foot for the first time inside...

Israelies head to the polls — again

JERUSALEM — On March 2, for the third time in 12 months, Israelis will vote in a national election. The first election, in April, 2019, ended with Prime Minister...

Again, JCCs receive threats

NEW YORK — More than 50 Jewish community centers nationwide have received emailed bomb threats since Saturday, Feb. 22. None of the threats have been found to be...

Germany cracks down on far-right groups

By Rebecca Spiess Note: This story was printed prior to the Feb. 20 deadly attack in Hanau, Germany. BERLIN — Following multiple high-profile attacks by far-right...

‘Doctor Who’ loves Nazi plotlines — but where are the Jews?

By Julia Peterson, JTA/Alma NEW YORK — I’ve been a huge fan of “Doctor Who” for years, so when I saw in the trailer for the new season that the time traveler’s...

Egyptian Jews celebrate Alexandria shul

CAIRO (JTA) — They came from around the world, dozens of Jews of Egyptian origin, to celebrate a Sabbath service at the newly renovated 14th-century synagogue in...

Klobuchar’s position on Jews, Israel

NEW YORK — Amy Klobuchar likes to say that she can get things done in Congress. Her appeal as a moderate who can muster support in the middle of the country has fueled...