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Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

Austria and Israel get cozy

VIENNA — Austria is led by one of the country’s most remarkable politicians in recent decades: Sebastian Kurz, who was elected chancellor in 2017 at just 31 years...

Italian shuls cautiously reopen

ROME — The tables were still covered with open copies of the Book of Esther when Rabbi Yigal Chazan reentered his Milan synagogue this week. The scripture is read...

Holocaust hero — or murderer?

AMSTERDAM — In his native Germany and beyond, Hans Calmeyer is celebrated as a hero who saved more Jews from the Holocaust than Oskar Schindler. As a jurist for the...

Jewish museums in Munich and Vienna first to reopen in Europe

MUNICH — The Jewish Museum of Munich and the Jewish Museum of Vienna announced plans to reopen this month, making them the first Jewish museums in Europe to open doors...

How to run a marathon — on your balcony

PARIS — Elisha Nochomovitz, a 32-year-old French Jew, was to be among the 17,000 participants in the Barcelona Marathon on March 15. But the marathon, one of...

Italy: ‘Smell of death all around’

MILAN — At least twice a day, Micol Naccache breaks down in tears over what the coronavirus is doing to her city of Milan and its Jewish community. A high school...

Coronavirus: family separation in Italy

ROME — The outbreak of the coronavirus in northern Italy forced Claudia Bagnarelli to make a painful choice. “To keep visiting my 94-year-old mother, I needed to...

Putin Yad Vashem

Credibility gap at Yad Vashem

JERUSALEM — On one level, the recent event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz at Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust museum was a tour de...

Anna Stupnicka-Bando

Poland’s silent heroes ride for free

WARSAW — Outside one of this city’s many brutalist apartment buildings, passersby stop to stare at and photograph a London-style taxi emblazoned with large Star of...

Ukraine’s Zelensky loves Israel, Israelis

KIEV — President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine extolled Israelis as a “united, strong, powerful” and “unique” people in his first interview for an Israeli...