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Rabbi Eckstein, IFCJ founder, dies

(JTA)-To the many employees and partners of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, who died Wednesday at the age of 67, he was a man of vision whose enormous drive to succeed both facilitated and complicated his...

 

A wave of anti-Semitism is bringing secular UK Jews closer to their roots

(JTA)-For most of her adult life, Rachel Riley was only vaguely aware of her Jewish ancestry. A moderately famous daytime game show television host, Riley, 33, is one of countless unaffiliated Jews...

 

Nelly Ben-Or risked all to play the piano-it helped her survive the Holocaust

LONDON (JTA)-Like countless world-class pianists, Nelly Ben-Or began playing piano at the age of 5 and never stopped. That discipline helped Ben-Or, 86, became an international concert pianist and...

 

A Dutch couple find forgotten Holocaust history in their countryside home

AMSTERDAM (JTA)-Despite its rustic charms, the dream home that Roxane van Iperen and her partner bought nearly ruined their marriage. Van Iperen, a 42-year-old novelist, underestimated the amount of...

 

Genetic study finds Sephardic genes in Latin America

(JTA)—In a genetic study of 6,589 people from five Latin American countries, about a quarter displayed traces of what may be Sephardic Jewish ancestry. Geneticist Juan-Camilo Chacón-Duque and his colleagues published their findings last week in...

 

The latest poll on anti-Semitism in Europe looks bad-trust me: it's true

AMSTERDAM (JTA)—The last time that a stranger directed an anti-Semitic insult at me, I was carrying supplies for my son’s birthday party. It was on a Sunday afternoon on Dam Square. Carrying Star of David party decorations in a see-through bag,...

 

This Dutch Christian boat maker wants to sail his life-size replica of Noah's Ark to Israel

KRIMPEN AAN DE IJSSEL, Netherlands (JTA)-For two years, the world's only seaworthy life-size replica of Noah's Ark has been wowing passengers traveling along Holland's Maas River. Built according to...

 

In Holland, one of the world's most expensive Chanukah menorahs hides in plain sight

AMSTERDAM (JTA)-Nothing about the appearance of object MB02280 at this city's Jewish Historical Museum suggests it is the capital's priciest Chanukah menorah, worth more than the average local price...

 

In Europe, synagogues are protected like fortresses-it took decades to get there

BRUSSELS (JTA)-Will security at American Jewish institutions now mirror that of Europe, with its police protection, armed guards, panic rooms and sterile zones at synagogues? It's a possibility that...

 

How a rabbi got caught up in a Belgian spy scandal

(JTA)—Moshe Aryeh Friedman may be mild-mannered, but the Antwerp rabbi certainly has a knack for publicity. An anti-Zionist activist from New York, Friedman, 47, has been accused—falsely, he has said—of denying the Holocaust during a 2006 confe...

 

Polish town accused of turning Jewish cemetery into soccer field

(JTA)—A state-funded sports complex was built on a disused Jewish cemetery in southeastern Poland, several Jewish groups complained. The complex, comprising a basketball and soccer court, was inaugurated on Sept. 6 at a ribbon- cutting ceremony in...

 

An Israeli singer in Amsterdam creates the world's first Ladino pop album

AMSTERDAM (JTA)-Wandering the ornate streets of the city of Fes in northern Morocco, Noam Vazana heard several men singing a tune so familiar that it made her stop in her tracks. Vazana, a successful...

 

A 1939 phone book could be the key to unlocking millions in Polish Holocaust restitution payments

WARSAW (JTA)-In the small park behind the only synagogue in this city to have survived World War II, Yoram Sztykgold looks around with a perplexed expression. An 82-year-old retired architect,...

 

Europe is going bananas over this Israeli guy's avocados

AMSTERDAM (JTA)-Last year, Ron Simpson was still managing talent for a living. But within just a few months Simpson, a 34-year-old Jewish marketing professional and producer from Amsterdam with no...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    August 31, 2018

Nazi camp guard Jakiw Palij deported from US to Germany

(JTA)-A former guard at a Nazi concentration camp was deported to Germany overnight from the United States, where he had lived for decades. Jakiw Palij, 95, had lived in Queens, New York. He served as...

 

Before her suicide, a Dutch Holocaust scholar saw deep threats to her life's work

AMSTERDAM (JTA)-On July 19, Evelien Gans, one of the Netherlands' foremost scholars on anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, jumped to her death from her fourth-story Amsterdam apartment, where she lived...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    August 10, 2018

Britain's Labour Party tried to define anti-Semitism to satisfy critics-it didn't go well

(JTA)-It's been nearly three years since Jeremy Corbyn became the leader of Britain's Labour Party, and he has riled British Jews more than any other politician in recent history. Last week, Great...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    August 10, 2018

Eviction of Dutch Jews from Nazi-ravaged synagogue brings back bitter memories

DEVENTER, Netherlands (JTA)-Four years ago, Tom Furstenberg proudly carried into his synagogue its first Torah scroll since the Holocaust, when local Nazis destroyed the building's interior. The scrol...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 20, 2018

French Jewish family told to remove mezuzah outside apartment

(JTA)—The company that manages an apartment complex in France has ordered a Jewish family to remove a mezuzah from the doorframe. The Foncière Bergé Corp. cited its regulations last week in a letter to the Saada family in Montpelier, in southern...

 

Need tefillin? There's an app for that

AMSTERDAM (JTA)-You can call a taxi, order a hamburger, rent a film and buy a book with a few clicks of a smartphone. So why shouldn't it be as easy to score a set of tefillin? That, at least, was...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 20, 2018

Caught between jihadists and neo-Nazis, Swedish Jews fear for their future

MALMO, Sweden (JTA)-When Carinne Sjoberg dissolved the Jewish Community of Umea in northern Sweden, she knew it would send shockwaves far beyond the small congregation that she had spent decades...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 13, 2018

German prosecutors mull trials for three alleged Holocaust perpetrators

(JTA)—German prosecutors have identified three suspects from a 2014 list of nine alleged Holocaust-era war criminals accused of shooting countless Jews. Kurt G., Herbert W. and Wilhelm Karl Friedrich Hoffmeister, allegedly members of the firing...

 

These Dutch survivors have been madly in love for 70 years

AMSTERDAM (JTA)-More than 70 years have passed since Meijer van der Sluis first laid eyes on the love of his life. He was at a home for child survivors of the Holocaust, and he opened the door for...

 

Ghost writer revisits her own amazing Holocaust survival story in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM (JTA)-As a seasoned ghost writer who specializes in biographies, Miriam Dubi-Gazan says there is no such thing as a boring life story. Her attention to detail, creativity and editing skills...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 13, 2018

Ukrainian general implies Jews want bloodshed

(JTA)—A Ukrainian military prosecutor suggested that Jews seek bloodshed in his country, prompting calls for his dismissal by the Simon Wiesenthal Center and others. Col. Gen. Anatoliy Matios, Ukraine’s chief military prosecutor and a highly...

 

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