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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...

Michael Schudrich

Jew vs. Jew in Cracow, as established community clashes with Chabad

CRACOW — When burly guards working for the Jewish Community of Cracow blocked the entrance to a Chabad-run synagogue, it was the culmination of a series of clashes...

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...

Brian Hook Iran

Trump’s Iran policy questioned; explained

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he is “very prepared” for Iran. “We’re looking at Iran,” he said June 18 when a reporter asked him what he had...

Malmo Synagogue

The end of a Swedish Jewish community?

STOCKHOLM — The Jewish Community of Malmo, Sweden, may need to dissolve itself by 2029 unless its circumstances change. Community spokesman Fredrik Sieradski...

Jeremy Corbyn (Dan Kitwood/Getty)

First person: Corbyn’s Labour is an existential threat to British Jewry

By Gideon Falter On a recent speaking tour in North America, I was asked repeatedly about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn. Corbyn’s Labour has...

Semion Rosenfeld

Sobibor’s last survivor dies

JERUSALEM — The last living survivor of the Nazi death camp Sobibor has died. Semion Rosenfeld died on Monday, June 3, at a hospital in central Israel at the age of...