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Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

Thousands of nationalists marched through Warsaw, Nov. 11, 2017. (Jakob Ratz/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty)

How extremist is Poland?

WARSAW — The sight of far-right activists waving racist banners and shouting anti-Semitic slogans during a nationalist march in the capital of Poland last weekend...

Moscow's Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center (Flickr/Sergey Norin)

In 1917, Jews had two choices: exile or revolution

MOSCOW — Of all the many loaded issues tied to the bloody history of Jews in the former Soviet Union, none is as sensitive today in that part of the world as their...

Participants in the Limmud FSU Jewish learning conference in Vitebsk, Belarus, 2014. (Yossi Aloni)

Europe’s last dictatorship: Some Jews don’t mind

MINSK — At the age of 36, Yishai Malkin and his family are leading what millions of people in the former Soviet Union would consider a charmed life. A web designer,...

A scene from the film '1945' (Menemsha)

Filming the truth about post-Holocaust Hungary

BUDAPEST — The time is just after the defeat of Nazi Germany. Two Orthodox Jews disembark from a train at a rural station in Soviet-occupied Hungary and, after...

Posters of Dalal Mughrabi in Ramallah. (Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty)

Belgium freezes aid for West Bank school

BRUSSELS — Belgium said it will freeze funding for the construction of two Palestinian schools after a West Bank school the nation helped fund renamed the institution...

Raoul Wallenberg, left; Anne Frank

Can cyber-tech solve Holocaust mysteries?

AMSTERDAM — After 70 years of studying the Holocaust, historians still don’t know the exact circumstances of the tragic fate that befell two of the best-known...

One of Gateshead's 8,000 haredi residents.

Gateshead: From sleepy community to magnet

GATESHEAD, England — It’s lunchtime, and as they wait for their sandwiches at a kosher deli, five young haredi Orthodox men have a lively discussion in Yiddish about...

Police dispersing a crowd in Sant Julia de Ramis, Spain, Oct. 1. (David Ramos/Getty)

Jews split on Catalan independence

BARCELONA — Seeing armed police in riot gear outside a school in Barcelona, the Israeli lawmaker Ksenia Svetlova felt the instincts kick in from her days as a Middle...

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...