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Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

Kosovo’s Jewish community celebrates Israel ties

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5781 SECTION A PAGE 10 PRISTINA — For Flori Dedoni, a member of the tiny Jewish community of Kosovo, the news that his country is establishing...

Non-Jewish Brexiteer is the UK’s loudest critic of anti-Semitism

LONDON — On his way out of a London BBC studio in 2016, former London mayor Ken Livingstone was confronted by a short, robust man who waved his finger and yelled at...

Ukrainian president woos Jewish investors

KIEV — If you’re looking for a good investment, you should put your money on Ukraine — especially if you’re Jewish. That’s the message from the office of the...

In Belarus, young Jews involved in protests

MINSK — Seeking an air conditioned place to escape the summer heat, Artur Raisky and a friend decided on Aug. 8 to walk to a McDonald’s in downtown Minsk, the...

Russian surgeon’s only job: circumcise Jewish men

MOSCOW — The religious Jewish world has created some unusual jobs, from shofar makers to etrog pickers to mashgichim — kosher certifiers whose job is literally to...

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...