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PARIS (JTA) – The kosher supermarket was chosen deliberately. Men, women and children were shopping and preparing for Shabbat. Only two days before the attack, terrorists had left 10 of the best-known satirical journalists and cartoonists dead at … more
JTA – Christian and Jewish Zionists in Brazil are marketing Israeli products targeted for boycott. Titled “Support 729 – I endorse,” the project was launched in December in Brasilia, the Brazilian capital, at an event attended by at … more
JTA – Stephen Hazan Arnoff was named the new chief executive officer of the Jewish Community Center Association. Arnoff succeeds Alan Finkelstein, who announced last year he would retire from the position after more than two decades. Arnoff … more
In addition to his lasting contributions to science and government, Benjamin Franklin succeeded in influencing Jewish thought and practice, a feat he accomplished posthumously, through his famous “Autobiography,” which found its way into Eastern … more
PARIS (JTA) — Standing for hours behind that yellow police line Friday, many of us could feel our patience running out as we waited idly near the Porte de Vincennes metro station for news from the hostage situation that was going on just 100 yards … more
LUGANSK, Ukraine (JTA) – In an unheated synagogue with no running water, a dozen Jews are trying to keep warm as temperatures here veer toward the single digits. Not moving too much helps keep the warmth under their thick coats, they say, a … more
It’s an article that’s more than 10 years old now, but I still maintain that anyone who wants to get an insight into the dynamics of anti-Semitism in France would do well to consult “France’s Scarlet Letter,” published by the journalist … more
JTA – A Jewish watchdog group in Romania sued a mayor for allegedly inciting hatred by celebrating his Hitler-style hairdo. The Center for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism, or MCA Romania, filed a criminal complaint last week against … more – The Ukrainian parliament’s decision to confirm a Jewish MP as speaker last week will not have major impact on the country’s Jewish community because in Ukraine “every person can get any position independent of his … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – It’s 3 p.m. on a Thursday, and the Jerusalem light rail is packed with secular and religious, Jew and Arab, as it heads east from the city’s Central Bus Station. From there it passes some of the city’s most crowded … more
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