Articles written by Cnaan Liphshiz

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 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    November 26, 2021 

John Cleese cancels Cambridge University appearance over debate sparked by a Hitler impersonation

(JTA) - An impression of Adolf Hitler at Cambridge University has touched off a fight over the limits of free speech and has drawn Monty Python comedian John Cleese into the fray.  The impersonation...

 

Dutch Reform rabbi who said 'totalitarian' policies remind her of Nazi Germany resigns

(JTA) - A prominent rabbi in the Netherlands compared her country's COVID-19 safety measures to the policies of Nazi Germany, drawing harsh rebuke from Jewish groups. Tamarah Benima, an outspoken...

 

The Alfred Dreyfus affair has a museum devoted to it

(JTA) - French President Emmanuel Macron has inaugurated near Paris what is believed to be the world's first museum on the wrongful and antisemitic persecution of the late army captain Alfred...

 

Ukrainian researchers have found the Lviv sewer where dozens of Jews escaped the Nazis

(JTA) - The dozens of Jews who escaped the Nazis by hiding in the sewers of Lviv became local and international lore almost immediately after World War II. "In the summer, when the rain seeped in, the...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    October 8, 2021

A Jewish male model is running for Germany's parliament - on the far-right ticket

(JTA) – At a political rally in Berlin in June, a young Jewish gay man wearing a turquoise kippah launched his campaign to represent one of Germany's most ethnically diverse constituencies in...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    October 1, 2021

Siberian Jews open region's largest Jewish education center in Tomsk

(JTA) - A century ago, communists shuttered the synagogues of Tomsk, one of the oldest cities in Siberia. It was a painful blow, especially to the local community of Jewish Cantonists - former...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    October 1, 2021

Israeli philanthropists help dozens flee Afghanistan

(JTA) — Several Israeli philanthropists have helped bring to Abu Dhabi dozens of asylum seekers, including female athletes, fleeing Taliban rule in Afghanistan. The rescue operation led by Aaron G. Frenkel, an aviation professional who had helped...

 

After 9/11, the US helped thwart a major al-Qaida attack in Israel

(JTA) — Al-Qaida had planned to carry out a massive terrorist attack on Israeli dance clubs in 2002 but was thwarted with the help of U.S. intelligence operatives, a former FBI agent said. Ali Soufan, who with other agents had monitored al-Qaida...

 

Yair Lapid says the Holocaust 'defined' him - that's adding fuel to the fire in Israel-Poland relations

(JTA) — Israeli leaders rarely criticize a law passed by an ally government as outright “antisemitic.” But that’s what Foreign Minister Yair Lapid did on Aug. 14 in response to a newly passed law in Poland that indirectly makes it impossible...

 

Owners of Ukrainian cafe housed in a former synagogue say logo resembling Nazi symbol was a 'font gone wrong'

(JTA) — The owners of a Ukrainian cafe housed in a former synagogue said they worked two lightning bolts into the logo to advertise the reenergizing qualities of the coffee there. Instead they waded into a political minefield because they ended up...

 

Manchester's revamped Jewish museum celebrates the community that left it behind

(JTA) - Even before its $8.35 million renovation, the Manchester Jewish Museum was a remarkably eye-catching institution. Housed in a former synagogue on a busy road in an industrial part of northern...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    August 27, 2021

Afghanistan's last Jew who still won't leave the country (or divorce his wife)

(JTA) - Amid the Taliban's total takeover of Afghanistan this week, some had specific concerns about one person: that country's last remaining Jew, 62-year-old Zebulon Simantov. Simantov, who has in r... Full story

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    August 20, 2021

Chabad rabbis took their first group photo since the pandemic - and were fined by Kazakhstan for not distancing

(JTA) - For Chabad-Lubavitch, major events aren't over until they take a group photograph. The tradition, covering the international Hasidic movement, creates much more than a souvenir. It has also...

 

A new animated Anne Frank movie brings her diary to life in modern-day Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM (JTA) - A disoriented teenage girl lies on Anne Frank's bed as people swarm the family house. But these people are not Nazis; they're modern-day tourists. And the girl on the bed isn't...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 9, 2021

Putin holds up Israel as a model of unity for Ukrainians and Russians

(JTA) — Vladimir Putin clearly likes to talk about Jews and Israel. This time he suggested that Israel offered a good model for his designs on Ukraine. The Russian president’s previous remarks about Jews include the joke he told at a panel on ene...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 2, 2021

As Israeli swimmers took 4th place in an Olympic trial, a TV commentator criticized their country

(JTA) - Standing poolside in Barcelona, Eden Blecher and Shelly Bobritsky beamed with pride and satisfaction as they struggled to catch their breath. The two athletes from Israel on Sunday had just...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    June 25, 2021

Brazilian parents protest teaching of new Anne Frank diary

(JTA) — Parents in Brazil are protesting a school’s teaching of Anne Frank’s famous Holocaust diary, citing what they say is sexual content inappropriate for seventh graders. In a letter sent to the management of the Sao Paulo branch of Escola...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    June 11, 2021

Amid a surge in hate crimes, prominent European Jews worry the war against antisemitism has been lost

AMSTERDAM (JTA) - In Germany, a man wearing a kippah was beaten on the street. In Austria, a student was harassed on the train for reading a book mentioning Jews in the title.  In London, a nurse...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    June 4, 2021

Multiple antisemitic incidents reported over the weekend across US

(JTA) — At least four cases of intimidation or assault against Jews have been reported in the United States since Thursday, in a continuation of what many fear is one of the country’s worst spate in years of antisemitic violence. On Saturday, six...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    May 28, 2021

Across Europe - mass protests and riots

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Many thousands of people protested against Israel in major European cities over the weekend as the latest Israel-Gaza conflict reached new heights. Several events featuring antisemitic rhetoric and rioting. In Brussels, London...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    May 21, 2021

Worst internal Arab/Jewish violence in decades

(JTA) — A rocket from Gaza killed a 5-year-old child in the Israeli city of Sderot, bringing Israel’s death toll to seven in its exchanges of fire with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. In Gaza, 83 people have died, including 14 children, according to...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    May 14, 2021

Across Europe, mass protests against Israel; riots break out in Berlin, Paris and London

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Many thousands of people protested against Israel in major European cities over the weekend as the latest Israel-Gaza conflict reached new heights. Several events featuring antisemitic rhetoric and rioting. In Brussels, London...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    May 7, 2021

What is Israel's Mount Meron and why were so many Orthodox Jews gathered there for the Lag B'Omer holiday?

(JTA) — “If you haven’t seen the joy of Lag b’Omer on the grave of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, you haven’t seen joy at all,” wrote the author Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Israel’s first Nobel Prize laureate. That description reflects an aspect of...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    May 7, 2021

Infuriated by the Sarah Halimi ruling, French Jews decry the state's handling of antisemitism

PARIS (JTA) - A rumble rose from the 20,000 Jewish protesters at Trocadero Square, then exploded into shrill screams. "I don't even know whether to reassure you or cry out my fury," boomed Joel...

 

Prince Philip dies at 99

(JTA) - Prince Philip, perhaps the closest member of the British royal family to Jews and Jewish causes, has died at 99. Buckingham Palace announced his death on Friday, April 9. Philip, who had been...

 

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