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Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

Jewish angst in Britain

LONDON — As the United Kingdom nears the final stretch of what is shaping up to be one of its most fateful general elections since WW II, all eyes are on the leaders...

Buda trumps Pest in Jewish revival

BUDAPEST — Most of this Hungarian capital’s approximately 20 synagogues are concentrated in three districts in Pest, the bustling half of the city east of the Danube...

Porto, Portugal: Rags to Riches

A decade ago, no rabbi; today, a hotel, mikveh, museum — and $1 million movie LISBON — A decade ago, the tiny Jewish Community of Porto didn’t have enough money...

For Ukraine’s Jews, Jewish president is source of pride, fear

ODESSA — Arkady Kesselman, a 20-year-old Jewish student, was set on leaving his native Ukraine for the West last winter. In a war-torn nation losing about 1.2 million...

Is Corbyn an ‘existential threat’?

LONDON — After nearly a decade in power, Britain’s Conservative Party is in tatters. Years of failing to negotiate a deal with the EU to follow through with Brexit...

Germany is rethinking Jewish security

BERLIN — In the aftermath of the shooting outside a synagogue in the German city of Halle, local authorities are rethinking their approach to securing the country’s...

Attack in Halle was the first in decades by the far right

The identity of the German synagogue attacker may have sounded familiar to American Jews, who have endured multiple attacks by far-right extremists over the past year....

Jews of Nice, France doubt their future there

NICE, France — This sleepy Mediterranean city has been a haven for Jews for nearly 1,000 years. As recently as 15 years ago, this former trading hub with a tradition...

Transnistria: ‘It’s like a time machine’

TIRASPOL, Transnistria — Officially, this disputed sliver of land between Ukraine and Moldova is called the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. But to visitors to...

Smoked salmon purveyor is also a Brexit politician

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5780 SECTION B PAGE 8 LONDON — Twenty years ago, this city’s oldest maker of smoked salmon endured a series of catastrophes that convinced its...