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Rabbi Michael Azoulay, right, reading the Torah at the synagogue of Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, Dec. 11, 2017.

Some French shuls dwindle; some surge

NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, France — If French Jewry is facing an existential threat because of anti-Semitic violence, then little of the drama is on display in this affluent...

Avi Gabbay (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Israeli Labor cuts ties with UK Labour

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Labor Party has temporarily suspended “all formal relations” with its British party counterpart because of leader Jeremy Corbyn’s failure...

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, April 8, 2018 (Laszlo Balogh/)

In latest election, Hungary veers far right

BUDAPEST — The extremist Jobbik party may have come up short in Hungary’s Sunday, April 8, election, but that doesn’t mean the country’s far right isn’t...

Alain Ndigal, left, and Ruth Grammens at the memorial march in Paris for Mireille Knoll, March 28.

Murder of Holocaust survivor galvanizes France

PARIS — After French authorities swiftly filed hate-crime charges against the Muslim suspect in the murder of a Holocaust survivor in Paris, for many Jews at a vigil...

David Smolansky

The exiled face of resistance in Venezuela

WASHINGTON — David Smolansky has become the exiled face of the resistance to the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. It doesn’t take long to realize why...

Jason Greenblatt visiting the Nahal Oz military base in Israel. (Anadolu Agency/Getty)

White House hosts conference on Gaza crisis

WASHINGTON — The human suffering in Gaza has grown over the past year, top US Middle East negotiator Jason Greenblatt told a conference to discuss aid for the coastal...

Polish president Andrzej Duda (Mateusz Wlodarczyk/Getty)

Anti-Jewish wave in 1968 Poland comes to fore

WARSAW — Poland’s president asked for forgiveness for an anti-Jewish wave that drove Jews from the country in March, 1968, but said today’s Poland is not...

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking with Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar, 2016. (Alexei Druzhinin/AFP/Getty)

Was Putin’s invocation of ‘Jew’ lost in translation?

MOSCOW — When Boruch Gorin, a rabbi in Moscow, traveled for the first time from Russia to the US, a US Customs officer asked him whether he was Russian. “I said,...

March of the Living participants at Auschwitz, 2017. (Omar Marques/Anadolu Agency/Getty)

What will happen to Poland trips?

NEW YORK — Three years ago, Shaul de Malach had no problem joining fellow educators from his country on a trip to former Nazi death camps in Poland. Like tens of...

Sipora looking out the window of her daughter's Netherlands home, Feb. 15, 2018.

Jewish Iranian refugee awaits her fate in the Netherlands

UTRECHT, Netherlands — To the dozens of revelers of this city’s main Purim party, a Jewish grandmother who cooks the event’s annual Persia-themed holiday feast is...