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Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

Pilgrims to Uman praying at the grave of Rebbe Nachman, Sept. 7, 2013. (Yaakov Naumi/Flash90)

Rosh Hashanah in Uman

UMAN, Ukraine — By selling coffee to Jewish tourists, 18-year-old Yuri Breskov can earn in a week more than his teachers from high school make annually in this...

Jeremy Corbyn speaks with guests during a National Holocaust Memorial Day event in London, 2017. (Jack Taylor/Getty)

In the UK, some Jews still loyal to Labour

LONDON — Relations between British Jewry and the country’s Labour Party, which used to be their political home, appear to be at a historic low point. Ahead of the...

Dan Sofer, his wife and son in Vilnius, Lithuania, December 2016.

Lithuania: One Jew vs. another Jew

VILNIUS — Dan Sofer and his wife considered it a great honor when they became the first couple since the Holocaust to be wed in Lithuania by a chief rabbi of that...

Emergency responders arrive at the Manchester Arena following the terrorist attack, May 22. (Dave Thompson/Getty)

Manchester Jewry: Tight security measures in place

LONDON — Britain’s bloodiest terrorist attack in over a decade occurred Monday, May 22, just two miles from Rabbi Yisroel Cohen’s synagogue. Yet one day after the...

George Soros pictured at the UN headquarters in New York in 2016. (Peter Foley/Getty)

Hungarian Jews split on Soros

BUDAPEST — On a recent Sunday, eight far-right activists filmed themselves on what they called a “raid” on the Aurora Jewish community center in Budapest. Sporting...

Emmanuel Macron addresses supporters after winning the French Presidential Election on May 7, 2017 (David Ramos/Getty)

Jews, Macron, on collision course

PARIS — French Jews may have voted en masse for Emmanuel Macron in the final round of France’s presidential elections, but that doesn’t make him their dream...

Cnaan Liphshiz, his wife and eldest son in a tulip field near Amsterdam, 2016.

Becoming an EU citizen: Boarding a sinking ship?

AMSTERDAM — Considering Marine Le Pen’s historical gains in the French presidential elections, the Dutch far-right’s rise and the assault on ritual slaughter in...

Irina Shlaeva lights Chanukah candles in Chisinau, Moldova.

In Moldova, a little JDS aid makes the difference between survival and poverty

BERSHAD, Ukraine — Olga Levus didn’t set out to revolutionize the Jewish community of her native Moldova when she opened its first-ever support group for single...

Ami Horowitz signing New Yorkers to a fake petition in support of police officers in 2016.

Gonzo filmmaker behind Trump’s Sweden reference

NEW YORK — Pressed to explain his claim that something terrible had happened in Sweden last week, President Donald Trump went back to the reporting of Ami Horowitz, a...

Rabbi Ari Edelkopf and wife Chana in 2009 in Sochi, Russia.

Expulsion of rabbi worries Russian Jews

MOSCOW — Three years ago, Rabbi Ari Edelkopf and his wife, Chana, worked around the clock for weeks to show off their community and city to the many foreigners in town...