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Never before seen footage of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising unearthed

For the last 80 years, the only way to see images of Jews rising up against their captors in the Warsaw Ghetto has been from the perspective of Germans, who took the...

Pope Benedict was an enigma for Jews

ROME — Jewish groups are among those marking the death of Benedict XVI, the Catholic pontiff who died Dec. 31 at 95, a decade after shocking the world by becoming the...

Lithuania: $38 million for Holocaust survivors

By David I. Klein VILNIUS — Lithuania’s parliament passed a law last week to set aside over 37 million euros ($38 million) as restitution for Holocaust survivors and...

Biden cites Chanukah with Zelensky

During a closely-watched press conference with Ukraine’s Jewish president, Volodymr Zelensky, President Joe Biden brought up the Chanukah story, comparing Ukraine’s...

Rescued: 100 Ukrainians arrive in Israel

A group of 100 elderly Ukrainian Jews making aliyah to Israel landed at Ben Gurion Airport on Wednesday night, Dec. 21. The flight included several passengers who are...

In Ukraine, Chanukah candles are needed for heat, not just light

In the days before Chanukah, which started Dec. 18, a few men and women from two Conservative institutions in Israel traveled to the small Jewish community in...

Armenia-Israel’s fraught relationship shows signs of healing

Just outside a remote village two hours’ drive east of Yerevan, in a clearing reachable only by hiking down a steep embankment and crossing a rickety wooden bridge,...

Poet from Iran speaks up for Iranians

Roya Hakakian is a poet, author, journalist and advocate for refugees. Every one of these roles is an offshoot of her own life as a child and teenager in pre- and...

War triggers language switch among Ukrainian Jews

Three rabbis sat around a breakfast table in this city’s Tsori Gilod Synagogue, discussing Russia’s war in a mixture of Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian. They named...

Jews in Kherson face collaboration charges

When Russian troops poured across the Ukrainian border in March, thousands fled from the cities that would be first in their path. But in Kherson, the southern port city...