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Jewish angst in Britain

LONDON — As the United Kingdom nears the final stretch of what is shaping up to be one of its most fateful general elections since WW II, all eyes are on the leaders...

Buda trumps Pest in Jewish revival

BUDAPEST — Most of this Hungarian capital’s approximately 20 synagogues are concentrated in three districts in Pest, the bustling half of the city east of the Danube...

Remembering 850,000 Mideast Jews

By Israel Kasnett The nine young Iraqi Jewish men hanging in the center of Liberation Square in Baghdad in January, 1969 after being accused by the Ba’athist regime of...

Porto, Portugal: Rags to Riches

A decade ago, no rabbi; today, a hotel, mikveh, museum — and $1 million movie LISBON — A decade ago, the tiny Jewish Community of Porto didn’t have enough money to...

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...