Mendelevitch Returns, With A Message For Russian Jews

Back in St. Petersburg for Limmud FSU talk, former refusenik encourages emigration to Israel.

12/08/2014 - 19:00

St. Petersburg, Russia — Through the backseat window of a black KGB car, Yosef Mendelevitch could see university students his age hurrying to take their finals.

Rabbi Yosef Mendelevitch at St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport late last month.  Cnaan Liphshiz

Jewish Cemetery In Argentina Vandalized

12/08/2014 - 19:00

Buenos Aires, Argentina — At least a dozen headstones were desecrated at a Jewish cemetery in Argentina.

U.S., France Secure $60 Million For Survivors Of Rail Deportations

12/07/2014 - 19:00

Washington — The United States and France have tentatively arrived at a $60 million lump sum agreement to settle claims by survivors deported to Nazi camps via the French rail system.

French PM: Creteil Rape ‘Vile’ Proof Of The Need To Fight Anti-Semitism

12/03/2014 - 19:00

French Prime Minister Manuel Vals said that the suspected rape and robbery of a young Jewish woman near Paris shows the need to combat anti-Semitism.

Krakow 2.0

An interview with New Yorkers in Krakow who are helping to build up the Jewish community there.

Belgian Government To Support Recognizing Palestine

12/02/2014 - 19:00

The parties that make up Belgium’s federal government have agreed to recognize Palestinian statehood unilaterally, a Belgian daily reported.

Exodus Interrupted

How an historic operation 30 years ago to save Ethiopian Jews succeeded — and nearly failed.

12/02/2014 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Thirty years ago, Operation Moses became one of the most dramatic and successful chapters in modern Jewish history. Thousands of Jews from Ethiopia, an ancient community threatened by revolution and famine, were delivered to Israel in a remarkable, covert operation undertaken through the collaboration of the United States, Israel and Sudan. Today, nearly two generations later, the Ethiopian Jewish community is a vibrant piece of the Israeli mosaic, symbolized most famously by Yityish Aynaw, Miss Israel 2013.

Australia’s Capital Gets First Official Rabbi To Lead Jewish Community

11/30/2014 - 19:00

Sydney, Australia — The Jewish community in Australia’s capital inaugurated its first official full-time rabbi.

Israeli Lawmakers Peeved By U.S. Criticism Of ‘Jewish State’ Bill

11/25/2014 - 19:00

Washington — Israeli officials hit back at U.S. criticism of their country’s proposed “Jewish state” law.

Questions Over Swiss Deal On Looted Art

Advocates for survivors want Gurlitt collection to be shown in Israel, urge more transparency.

11/25/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

The announcement Monday that a Swiss museum would accept parts of a collection from an art dealer for the Nazis has been decried by some who believe suspected Nazi-looted art should be housed in Israel until their rightful owners are determined.

The Kunstmuseum in Bern, Switzerland, will house parts of the Gurlitt collection. Getty Images
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