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For Polish ice cream maker, prize or penalty?

In a small town in Poland, a local ice cream maker is serving up an unusual side dish: a gallery of items once owned by local Jews, including the family that lived in...

In Israel, counterfeit olive oil hinders Chanukah tradition

Like thousands of Orthodox Jewish consumers who buy premium olive oil ahead of Chanukah, David purchased $160 of the stuff only to burn it — in a menorah.

In France, Dreyfus museum opens

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron has inaugurated near Paris what is believed to be the world’s first museum on the wrongful and anti-Semitic persecution of...

Obliterated Libyan cemetery goes virtual

ROME — During a visit to his native Libya in 2002, David Gerbi saw something that he says still haunts him almost 20 years later. “I was horrified to see […]

For 16 years, Merkel was a steadfast ally

BERLIN — After a German court criminalized the nonmedical circumcision of boys in 2012, Angela Merkel did something very out of character for the “rule-of-law...

Where is last Jew in Afghanistan?

AMSTERDAM — Amid the Taliban’s total takeover of Afghanistan last week, some had specific concerns about one person: that country’s last remaining Jew, 62-year-old...

EU court tells rabbis what’s kosher

AMSTERDAM — Jewish leaders in Europe say the European Union is not only banning some methods of kosher and halal slaughter, but telling Jews and Muslims how to...

Anti-Semitism erupts in the UK

LONDON — Despite the ceasefire declared by Israel and Hamas after 11 days of fighting, the aftereffects on Jews in Europe — especially in Britain — are still being...

Are French Jews giving up on France?

PARIS — Joining the stream of people converging on Trocadero Square, I soon realized that this event would be significantly different from the dozens of Jewish...

Israel sends aid as COVID ravages India

MUMBAI — Nissim Pingle, the head of Mumbai’s Jewish community center, hasn’t left his home since March. That’s when COVID-19 began to overtake India. A second...