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The plaque at Gymnasium Kundmanngasse.

Viennese students honor Jewish pupils expelled during the Nazi era

By Toby Axelrod VIENNA — On the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, a public high school in the Austrian capital corrected its own historical record. Along with a...

Peggy Guggenheim at the 24th Venice Biennale in 1948 with 'Interior,' a work by her daughter Pegeen Vail. (Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation/Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche)

Peggy Guggenheim in Israel

By Karen Chernick TEL AVIV — In 1952, Israel had its third showing at the Venice Biennale, one of the world’s most prestigious art shows, with an exhibition of three...

Lori Gilbert-Kaye

An angel from Poway

POWAY, Calif. — Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who was killed in the attack at a Chabad synagogue near San Diego, is credited with jumping in front of the synagogue’s rabbi to...

A collage of photographs taken by John Pregulman, pictured right with his wife Amy. (Lior Zaltzman)

In Denver, global effort underway to photograph every living Holocaust survivor

YOM HASHOAH 5779 By Lior Zaltzman At first, it seems like John and Amy Israel Pregulman nailed the ideal “digital nomad” lifestyle. The very-much-in-love couple...

US Attorney General William Barr speaks about the release of the Mueller report, April 18, 2019. US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, r, and US Acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Ed O’Callaghan look on. (Win McNamee/Getty)

Six Jewish takeaways from the Mueller reports

By Josefin Dolsten and Laura E. Adkins NEW YORK — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report about Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election was...

Franz Kafka (Wikimedia Commons)

Israel will get Kafka archives, court rules

ZURICH — A Swiss court ruled that the archive of the renowned Jewish writer Franz Kafka must be handed over to Israel, ending a decade-long dispute. The Zurich...

‘Ethnic cleansing’ in Canada earns rebuke

MONTREAL — The Jewish mayor of a Canadian town compared a proposed bill that would bar religious symbols on some public workers to “ethnic cleansing.” Canadian...

(Hannah Smith/KOMU/Flickr)

Measles outbreak started in Ukraine, traveled to Israel, Brooklyn

JERUSALEM — Israel’s measles outbreak took off in September after thousands of mostly chasidic Orthodox pilgrims brought the virus back from Uman, Ukraine. Tens of...

Bruce Pearl of the Auburn Tigers celebrates with his team after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 77-71 in the 2019 NCAA tournament.(Christian Petersen/Getty)

Jewish coach heads to Final Four

By Marc Brodsky AUBURN, Ala. — Bruce Pearl has won plenty of accolades and championships in a basketball coaching career spanning nearly three decades, including...

Blair Braverman (Christina Bodznic)

‘Proud Jewish sled dogs’ cross the finish line

By Emily Burack NOME, Alaska — Writer and adventurer Blair Braverman raced in — and completed — the historic Iditarod sled dog race, finishing the grueling...