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Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

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...

Max the Matzah in an Amsterdam park. (JCK)

Meet Max the Matzah

PASSOVER 5779 SECTION A PAGE 2 Note: Max the Matzah appears on the front page of the IJN Passover 5779 edition, published April 19, 2019. AMSTERDAM — Anywhere else in...

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May in 2018. (Peter Nicholls/AFP)

Despite Brexit, Theresa May a hero to UK Jews

LONDON — As the United Kingdom’s political establishment continues its tailspin over Brexit, little can be said with certainty about either’s future. All bets are...

Damien Zeller with an Efrat wine bottle.

In Holland, BDS tweet spurs run on Israeli wines

AMSTERDAM — As a supporter of boycotting Israel, Mieke Zagt had no intention of marketing Israeli wine when she posted on Twitter a picture of the wine on sale at the...

Esther Voet

Dutch Purim prank about anti-Semitism doesn’t go down well

AMSTERDAM — The Netherlands’ main Jewish weekly is the kingdom’s oldest commercial magazine and one of its most reputable publications. Which is why many Dutch...