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Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

A scene from the film '1945' (Menemsha)

Filming the truth about post-Holocaust Hungary

BUDAPEST — The time is just after the defeat of Nazi Germany. Two Orthodox Jews disembark from a train at a rural station in Soviet-occupied Hungary and, after...

Posters of Dalal Mughrabi in Ramallah. (Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty)

Belgium freezes aid for West Bank school

BRUSSELS — Belgium said it will freeze funding for the construction of two Palestinian schools after a West Bank school the nation helped fund renamed the institution...

Raoul Wallenberg, left; Anne Frank

Can cyber-tech solve Holocaust mysteries?

AMSTERDAM — After 70 years of studying the Holocaust, historians still don’t know the exact circumstances of the tragic fate that befell two of the best-known...

One of Gateshead's 8,000 haredi residents.

Gateshead: From sleepy community to magnet

GATESHEAD, England — It’s lunchtime, and as they wait for their sandwiches at a kosher deli, five young haredi Orthodox men have a lively discussion in Yiddish about...

Police dispersing a crowd in Sant Julia de Ramis, Spain, Oct. 1. (David Ramos/Getty)

Jews split on Catalan independence

BARCELONA — Seeing armed police in riot gear outside a school in Barcelona, the Israeli lawmaker Ksenia Svetlova felt the instincts kick in from her days as a Middle...

Pilgrims to Uman praying at the grave of Rebbe Nachman, Sept. 7, 2013. (Yaakov Naumi/Flash90)

Rosh Hashanah in Uman

UMAN, Ukraine — By selling coffee to Jewish tourists, 18-year-old Yuri Breskov can earn in a week more than his teachers from high school make annually in this...

Jeremy Corbyn speaks with guests during a National Holocaust Memorial Day event in London, 2017. (Jack Taylor/Getty)

In the UK, some Jews still loyal to Labour

LONDON — Relations between British Jewry and the country’s Labour Party, which used to be their political home, appear to be at a historic low point. Ahead of the...

Dan Sofer, his wife and son in Vilnius, Lithuania, December 2016.

Lithuania: One Jew vs. another Jew

VILNIUS — Dan Sofer and his wife considered it a great honor when they became the first couple since the Holocaust to be wed in Lithuania by a chief rabbi of that...

Emergency responders arrive at the Manchester Arena following the terrorist attack, May 22. (Dave Thompson/Getty)

Manchester Jewry: Tight security measures in place

LONDON — Britain’s bloodiest terrorist attack in over a decade occurred Monday, May 22, just two miles from Rabbi Yisroel Cohen’s synagogue. Yet one day after the...

George Soros pictured at the UN headquarters in New York in 2016. (Peter Foley/Getty)

Hungarian Jews split on Soros

BUDAPEST — On a recent Sunday, eight far-right activists filmed themselves on what they called a “raid” on the Aurora Jewish community center in Budapest. Sporting...