International

New Battle Over ‘Mein Kampf’

After 70 years, the ‘Nazi Bible’ will be published inside Germany again. Will increased access fuel anti-Semitism?

04/07/2015
Staff Writer

Working at a portable typewriter in a small jail cell in 1924 and 1925, Adolf Hitler completed a 700-page manuscript. His National Socialist manifesto outlined his paranoiac description of a global Jewish conspiracy, and plans for annihilating Germany’s Jews once he came to power.

The dust jacket of the 1926-27 edition of “Mein Kampf.”  Wikimedia Commons

Girl, Interrupted

A new film about Amy Winehouse shows unseen footage of the singer, including her younger years.

International Hacking Group Threatens Repeat Of Cyber Attack On Israel

04/06/2015

The international hacking group Anonymous said it will target Israeli websites in a coordinated effort it called an “electronic Holocaust.”

Leaders, Pols Focus On Iran Deal’s ‘Safeguards’

As Israel blasts nuke agreement, others are more cautious.

04/02/2015
Staff Writer

Israeli officials came out strongly against the agreement in principle announced today by Iran and six world powers designed to ensure Iran does not develop nuclear weapons.

World leaders announce an agreement on Iran nuclear talks on April 2 in Lausanne. Getty Images

Ukrainian Jewish Billionaire Resigns As Governor Amid Dispute With President

04/01/2015

The Ukrainian Jewish billionaire Igor Kolomoisky resigned as governor of the Dnepropetrovsk region amid a dispute with President Petro Poroshenko over control of two state-owned firms.

Congressional Push To Get U.S., Israel To ‘Dial It Down’

Dems Nita Lowey and Steve Israel encourage quiet dialogue.

04/01/2015
Staff Writer

Before flying to Israel this week, House Speaker John Boehner said the “animosity” exhibited by the Obama administration towards Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “reprehensible.”

Rep Nita Lowey: Urging senior White House officials to “cool” the rhetoric.

For One Night, A Spiritual Home For The Homeless

Passover’s slavery-freedom message resonates deeply for those on the street.

03/31/2015
Special To The Jewish Week

It was the second night of Passover. In Congregation Habonim, a liberal congregation founded by Holocaust survivors and refugees, nearly 150 homeless Jews sat at tables at a seder sponsored by Ve’ahavta, Canada’s only registered Jewish humanitarian organization.

The food and hugs are free: A scene from Toronto’s annual seder for the homeless.  Photo courtesy of Ve’ahavta

This Year In Kaifeng

Seder in Chinese city is sign of revival of ancient Jewish community.

03/31/2015
Special To The Jewish Week

My name is Heng Shi, I am a Chinese Jew, born and raised in the city of Kaifeng, along the banks of the Yellow River, among hundreds of people in Kaifeng who are descendants of the city’s Jews.

Kaifeng’s emerging Jewish community prepares for Passover by studying the Haggadah and burning its chametz.  Shavei Israel

New Research Shows Anne Frank Died Earlier Than Believed

03/31/2015

Anne Frank died earlier than previously believed, according to new research.

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