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Fall of Wall revived Judaism in Central, Eastern Europe

By Liam Hoare “Neither ox nor donkey can block the path to socialism,” the East German leader Erich Honecker boldly declared on Aug. 14, 1989. Less than three months...

Never too late: Holocaust survivor celebrates Bar Mitzvah at 91

By Marcus M. Gilban RIO DE JANEIRO — At 91, Holocaust survivor Andor Stern no longer fears the Nazis who imprisoned him in Auschwitz. Living in his native Sao Paulo,...

For Ukraine’s Jews, Jewish president is source of pride, fear

ODESSA — Arkady Kesselman, a 20-year-old Jewish student, was set on leaving his native Ukraine for the West last winter. In a war-torn nation losing about 1.2 million...

Is Corbyn an ‘existential threat’?

LONDON — After nearly a decade in power, Britain’s Conservative Party is in tatters. Years of failing to negotiate a deal with the EU to follow through with Brexit...

Germany is rethinking Jewish security

BERLIN — In the aftermath of the shooting outside a synagogue in the German city of Halle, local authorities are rethinking their approach to securing the country’s...

Smoke and mirrors: PA hoodwinks World Bank

By Baruch Yedid International aid transferred to the Palestinian Authority (PA) through the World Bank’s Palestinian Recovery and Development Program (PRDP) Trust Fund...

Denverite survives Halle synagogue attack

is every Jew’s nightmare, and Denverite Talya Feldman lived it. The daughter of Dr. Steve and Barbara Feldman, and graduate of the Denver School of the Arts, was in...

Democrats diverge on Middle East, but all criticize Syria pullout

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — The fourth Democratic presidential debate revealed fissures among the candidates on whether to keep US troops in the Middle East. The 12 hopefuls...

Attack in Halle was the first in decades by the far right

The identity of the German synagogue attacker may have sounded familiar to American Jews, who have endured multiple attacks by far-right extremists over the past year....

Gunman opens fire near Halle, Germany synagogue on Yom Kippur; kills two

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany said the state “must protect Jewish life” in the aftermath of a shooting attack near a synagogue on Yom Kippur. On...