Polish Children Reenact Auschwitz Gassing in School Show

Students at primary school in Labunie, Poland, recently staged an Auschwitz-themed performance in which some schoolchildren wore Nazi uniforms, while others re-enacted the gassing of prisoners at the German-run...

German President: We Must Protect Jewish Life

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — President Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany said the state “must protect Jewish life” in the aftermath of a shooting attack near a synagogue on Yom Kippur. On Thursday,...

Graffiti Featuring Star of David, ‘9 11’ Painted on Buildings in North London

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Graffiti featuring a Star of David and “9 11” was painted on buildings on several streets in North London. The graffiti, discovered on a synagogue and store...

Abbas: Massacres of European Jews Due to Role As Usurers

PA President Mahmoud Abbas said that the massacres to which European Jews were subjected, from the 11th century until the Holocaust, were not because they were Jews, but because...

Thousands March in France to Protest Dropped Case Against Jewish Woman’s Killer

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Several thousand people, many of them Jews, rallied in several cities in France to protest a court’s ruling not to try a Muslim man who confessed...

France to Create Hate Crimes Office After Desecration of Jewish Cemetery

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The French government said it will establish a hate crimes office in the wake of the vandalization of more than 100 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery. The...

Italy Uncovers Plot to Create New Nazi Party

Italian police said on Thursday they uncovered a plot to form a new Nazi party and seized a cache of weapons during searches across the country. Police in 16 towns...

4 Jews Injured in Brawl With Locals in Uman, Ukraine

  BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Four Jews were lightly injured in the Ukrainian city of Uman in a violent altercation with a group of non-Jewish locals. The incident happened Friday night, JewishNews.com.ua reported Sunday. Violence...

German Jewish Leader Describes Growing Unease With Threat from Neo-Nazis, Islamists

The head of the Jewish community in the Germany city of Halle — where a neo-Nazi terrorist attempted to gun down worshipers gathered for Yom Kippur services in the...

Jewish Leader in Germany Accuses Police of Not Providing Adequate Protection

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A Jewish leader in Germany doubled down on his accusation that police did not adequately protect a local synagogue at the center of an attack in...
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(JTA) — The latest episode of PBS’ celebrity genealogy show “Finding Your Roots” was a lesson in Jewish history. Titled “Beyond the Pale” — a reference to...

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