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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...

Jews of Nice, France doubt their future there

NICE, France — This sleepy Mediterranean city has been a haven for Jews for nearly 1,000 years. As recently as 15 years ago, this former trading hub with a tradition...

Boris Johnson: ‘Shofar so good’

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attempted, and failed, to blow a shofar while on a visit to northern England. During a visit on Sept. 13 to meet voters...

Unprecedented devastation

PALM BEACH — The Israel-based humanitarian group IsraAID, B’nai B’rith International and Chabad are among those pitching in to help the Bahamas in the wake of...

The Robin Hood of Moldova

CHISINAU, Moldova — Given enough vodka, some of Shimon Katz’s non-Jewish acquaintances here usually bring up a name that has complicated his relationship with them....

A twisted and complicated history

KIEV — The rabbi appears serious, with just the barest hint of a smile behind his long white beard. Standing beside him, a stocky, unremarkable man with a thick black...

Most Jews in Hong Kong are sitting out protests

HONG KONG — Since early June, protesters in Hong Kong have been gathering multiple times a week to fight Chinese attempts to encroach on their freedoms. The police...

Bibi tags ‘collaborators’ in Ukraine

KIEV — Speaking in Ukraine this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the actions of the Nazis and collaborators at a killing site in the country...

Warsaw cemetery restoration aims to bring in Jews, non-Jews alike

By Eliana Rudee Michal Laszczkowski, CEO of Poland’s Cultural Heritage Foundation, spends a great deal of time discussing Jewish law with rabbis at various Jewish...

180º: Jews, Jobbik collaborating?

BUDAPEST — In 2011, Hungary’s largest Jewish group called on the Justice Ministry to ban the far-right Jobbik party, describing it as “anti-Semitic” and...