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Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

180º: Jews, Jobbik collaborating?

BUDAPEST — In 2011, Hungary’s largest Jewish group called on the Justice Ministry to ban the far-right Jobbik party, describing it as “anti-Semitic” and...

Agnes Keleti, 98, survived the Holocaust — and one 10 Olympic medals

BUDAPEST — When journalists ask Agnes Keleti about her health, she gently smiles and slowly extends her right hand in apparent gratitude for the question. Keleti yanks...

Dutch museum opts to keep paintings acquired during the Holocaust

AMSTERDAM — Following a protracted legal fight, the family of Irma Klein last year finally got Dutch restitution officials to recognize that the Nazi occupation forced...

Michael Schudrich

Jew vs. Jew in Cracow, as established community clashes with Chabad

CRACOW — When burly guards working for the Jewish Community of Cracow blocked the entrance to a Chabad-run synagogue, it was the culmination of a series of clashes...

Jewish Cemetery Bitola Macedonia

Only a few from Macedonia survived — then five met tragic fates

BITOLA, North Macedonia — In a country where Nazis killed 98% of its Jewish minority, the survival of five members from the Abravanel family was regarded as something...

In Switzerland, locals, haredi visitors, try to understand each other

AROSA, Switzerland — A calmer, safer and more beautiful place than this Alpine skiing town is difficult to imagine. In summer, cyclists abandon their unlocked mountain...

Deathbed confessions: ‘I’m Jewish, and so are you’

BRUSSELS — In a few months, Simone Azoubel will realize a lifelong dream and move to Israel with her husband. A 56-year-old Jewish woman from Recife in northern...

Nobuki Sugihara, second from right, with Chaim Chesler, in blue shirt, and guests of Limmud FSU Minsk at the village of Mir, Belarus, during an unveiling of a plaque for Chiune Sugihara, May 2, 2019. (Boris Brumin)

Son of Holocaust hero Chiune Sugihara wants to set record straight on his father

MINSK — After decades of relative obscurity, the tale of the Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara has become one of the best-known Holocaust rescue stories, rivaling...

Volodymyr Zelensky waves to supporters at his campaign headquarters in Kiev, Ukraine, April 21, 2019. (Xinhua/Sergey/Getty)

No joke: Jewish comedian is president of Ukraine

KIEV— It’s official. Ukraine is the only country in the world besides Israel whose president and prime minister are both Jewish. Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky’s...

Amelie and Daniel Linsey (Jewish News)

Two Jewish teens among Sri Lanka victims

Two Jewish teenage siblings from London were among the  359 people murdered in terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, the British media reported. Amelie and Daniel Linsey, 15...