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Berchko Adela as a young girl in Ethiopia. (Beth Hatfutsot)

South African exhibit highlights Operation Moses

By Moira Schneider CAPE TOWN — In 1983, when Danny Abebe was nine years old, his Jewish family decided one Rosh Hashanah night to leave their remote village in...

Albert Einstein

Einstein manuscript reveals concern about Nazism

JERUSALEM — Albert Einstein writes about science and concern over the rise of the Nazis in Germany in 110 new manuscript pages made public, for the first time, at The...

A ketubah from Bergen-Belsen. (YIVO archives)

Ketubah affirms life in the midst of death

By Henry Abramson JERUSALEM — It is jarring to see a Star of David placed between the Hebrew transliteration of the words Bergen-Belsen, the notorious Nazi...

Pope Francis (Christopher Furlong/Getty)

Vatican to open secret archive on Holocaust-era pope

ROME — The Vatican secret archive relating to controversial Holocaust-era Pope Pius XII will be opened next year. Pope Francis made the announcement at an audience...

From left: Model Rosie Vela in a 1975 Chanel skirt suit (Arthur Elgort/Conde Nast/Getty); Gitta Banko carrying a black Chanel bag with silver hardware (Christian Vierig/Getty); a Fall 1963 Chanel skirt suit (Getty)

Lagerfeld rescued a brand and reputation

By Michelle Honig NEW YORK — If you walk into any wealthy Jewish American neighborhood, a careful eye will spot designer duds — Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton —...

Luciana Berger (Stefan Rousseau/WPA Pool/Getty)

Seven Labour MPs quit the party

LONDON — Luciana Berger, a British-Jewish lawmaker, has quit the Labour Party over its anti-Semitism problem, along with six other members of the House of Commons....

Two Birthrightes celebrate Shabbat.

Birthright launches ‘rewards’ program

NEW YORK — Everyone knows about how accumulating credit card points can reap significant awards. Now select young Jews returning home from Birthright trips to Israel...

Spike Lee and Adam Driver on the set of ‘BlacKkKlansman.’ (David Lee/Focus Features)

Jewish character in BlacKkKlansman adds ‘complexity’

By Naomi Pfefferman LOS ANGELES — In one of the pivotal scenes of Spike Lee’s Oscar-nominated film “BlacKkKlansman,” Ron Stallworth, the first black cop on the...

Benny Gantz, left, and Benjamin Netanyahu. (Wikimedia Commons)

Gantz emerges as Bibi’s main challenger

By Eli Kowaz TEL AVIV — Benny Gantz has cemented himself as the most likely candidate to defeat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the upcoming Israeli elections....

Ethiopian Israelis protest racist police violence in Tel Aviv on Jan. 30, 2019. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

Ethiopian Jews allege police brutality

JERUSALEM — Six officers were hurt and 11 protesters were arrested as dozens of young Ethiopian Israelis clashed with police at the end of a protest against alleged...