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Ukrainian Jews Satisfied With Far-Right’s Crash In Elections

10/30/2014 - 20:00

Representatives of Ukraine’s Jewish communities said they were pleased with the stinging defeat of nationalist candidates in parliamentary elections.

Museum Turns Nazi-Looted Painting To Wall To Raise Money For Restitution

10/29/2014 - 20:00

Berlin — A museum in Germany has come up with a novel plan to buy back a painting stolen from a Jewish collector during the Nazi era.

‘Museum Of Life’

Amid growing European anti-Semitism, new Jewish institution in Poland ‘reveals hope.’

10/28/2014 - 20:00

Warsaw, Poland — In a Europe wracked by fears of rising anti-Semitism, and in a country whose Jews were all but annihilated in the Holocaust, a dazzling new “museum of life” celebrates the Jewish past and looks forward to a vital future.

Brandeis’ Antony Polonsky, chief historian of the museum, visits the museum’s core exhibition. JTA

Fashion’s Most Modest: Blog Roundup

Making fashionable modesty possible for the modern woman.

10/26/2014 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Crop-tops and sequined mini skirts may be in style, but they are not “mod.”

Celebrities modeling modest fashion. Via yuobserver.org

Danish Health Director: No Reason To Ban Milah

10/23/2014 - 20:00

Denmark’s national health authority sees no risks to justify recommending a ban on the non-medical circumcision of boys, the body’s director said in parliament.

The Danish Health and Medicines Authority’s director-general, Else Smith, made the statement during her address at a debate in the Danish parliament on Wednesday on the custom, which two Danish parties and the kingdom’s children’s ombudsman support banning because they find it violates children’s rights.

Hitler, Everywhere: A List

Hitler featured on Swiss coffee creamers are just one of many products bearing the Nazi leader's likeness.

10/22/2014 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

It's not enough that Switzerland was "neutral" during the war, now they have to put Hitler on their coffee creamer?

Customers discovered the containers in German cafés and Swiss train stations, according to The New York Times; some creamers also featured the face of the Italian Fascist leader, Mussolini.

Swiss company Migros apologizes for the Hitler oversight. Dw.de

Poll: Majority Of Denmark Citizens Want Circumcision Banned

10/22/2014 - 20:00

A new poll indicates that 74 percent of Denmark’s citizens believe circumcision should be fully or partially banned.

New Life, New Mission For Ex-Jobbik Leader

After discovery of his Jewishness, Csanad Szegedi now taking on the fight against anti-Semitism he once preached.

10/20/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Talk about atonement.

“I spent years of my life attacking Jews and encouraging others to hate Jews,” Csanad Szegedi tells students in Hungary’s public schools.

Revelation of his Jewishness came as a shock to Csanad Szegedi. Michael Datikash/JW

Jack The Ripper Not Necessarily Jewish

10/20/2014 - 20:00

You can rest easy. Turns out Jack the Ripper might not have been Jewish after all.

Jack the Ripper. Wikimedia Commons
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