French Jews Still In ‘Wait-And-See Mode’

Six months after attack on kosher market, ex-pats here say little has changed back home.

Staff Writer

Most of the Parisian Jews who had considered making aliyah before a fatal terrorist attack on the city’s Hyper Cacher supermarket six months ago still think about moving to Israel, but few have taken the step, said a Manhattan expatriate who returned earlier this month from a visit to relatives in France.

Upper West Sider Stella Amar-Cohen says people there “are not talking about leaving right away.”

German Court Cancels Trial For Auschwitz Medic, 94


Berlin – A German court will not put on trial a 94-year-old man who was charged as an accomplice in thousands of murders at Auschwitz,  saying he was mentally unfit to stand trial.

In Britain, Jewish And Muslim Women Connect Over Mitzvah Day


Good deeds can be contagious. Just ask Laura Marks, a British Jew who is widely credited with creating one of her community’s most widely celebrated new traditions: an annual Mitzvah Day, now in its 11th consecutive year, in which thousands of British Jews perform charity work in retirement homes, homeless shelters, hospitals and even neglected cemeteries.

Muslim and Jewish participants in a new interfaith initiative during its launch at the Jewish Museum in London. JTA

5 ‘JewTubers’ To Watch

Young Jewish YouTube creators are singing, speaking, and sharing their lives with viewers around the world.

Editorial Intern

Last year, internet sensation Tyler Oakley sang “Sivivon Sov Sov Sov” in a collaboration with Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi of the Grammy-winning acapella group Pentatonix. 

Andrea Grinberg of the "Wrapunzel Ladies" YouTube channel demonstrates how to tie one of her custom headscarves. Wrapunzel

Swedish Food Co-op Forces Branch To Drop Israel Boycott


The central board of a Swedish food co-operative voided a popular vote to boycott Israeli products at one of its affiliates.

150 Young Jews Convene In Jerusalem For ROI Leadership Summit

Leadership training conference in Jerusalem offers young Jews a chance to meet international peers

Editorial Intern

A bartender, a basketball player and an LGBTQ advocate walk into a room.

2015 ROI Summit participants gather before returning home. Courtesy ROI Community

Study: Nazi Propaganda Had Lifelong Effect On Many Germans


Germans who grew up during the 1930s are far more likely than their younger countrymen to have negative attitudes about Jews, according to a new study of anti-Semitism in Germany.

A Hitler Youth activity in the 1930s. JTA

Madrid Alderman Resigns Over Holocaust Joke


The Madrid alderman for culture under fire for posting a joke about the Holocaust on Twitter four years ago has resigned.

Louvre Accused Of Discriminating Against Israeli Students


Jerusalem — The famed Louvre Museum is one of two major cultural sites in Paris being accused of discrimination after rejecting requests to visit by Israeli art history students.

Anti-Semitic Incidents Reach All-Time High In Canada


Toronto — Recorded anti-Semitic incidents reached an all-time high in Canada last year, indicates B’nai Brith’s annual audit.

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