Cnaan Lipshiz

French Jews Fight Back Against Anti-Israel Mobs at Synagogues

French Jews were stunned when an anti-Israel mob besieged a synagogue outside Paris. What happened next may turn out to be a historic turning point.

Rabbi Natan Levy

Why British Orthodox Rabbi Fasts for Ramadan

Rabbi Natan Levy decided to “engage Ramadan as a committed Jew” to promote “a deeper conversation within the Jewish community on how we move beyond demonization of Islam.”

What About Us: Volunteer hands out programs at a Holocaust remembrance event. Young Jews say their groups should get a piece of funding alongside activities of the main umbrella group.

Young Hungary Jews Push for Slice of Communal Pie

Peering through dusty apartment widows isn’t an uncommon pastime in this capital city’s crime-infested 8th District, with its many drug addicts and alcoholics seeking for a fix.

Hate on the Rise: Some were shocked by the deadly attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels. But Jewish leaders say anti-Semitism has been on the rise for a long time.

Belgian Jews Not Surprised by Deadly Terror Attack

The cold determination with which the shooter at Belgium’s Jewish museum murdered four people shocked many Belgians, but local Jewish leaders have long anticipated the possibility of such an attack on their community.

Mezuzah in the Closet? Confectionary mogul Petro Poroshenko is leading the polls in Ukraine’s presidential race. Does he have a secret Jewish family history?

Ukraine Presidential Frontrunner Petro Poroshenko and His Secret Jewish Roots

Oligarch Petro Poroshenko carries the hopes of many Ukrainian Jews going into this weekend’s crucial election. Does the frontrunner also have Jewish roots?

Some Safety: Nazis meeting in Dutch province of Limburg. New research shows the province was the safest place for Jews to be in the Netherlands during the Holocaust.

For Some Dutch Jews, Limburg Province Was Refuge in Storm of Holocaust

Jews in the Dutch province of Limburg survived the Holocaust in higher proportions than the rest of the Netherlands, and the region actually had more Jewish residents after the war.

Odessa Jews Lay Low as Chaos Engulfs Ukraine Oasis of Calm

Although Ukraine has been charting a bloody course toward civil war for months, Irina Zborovskaya had always felt safe in Odessa.

Jewish Float Set for Gay Amsterdam Canal Parade

Its maiden voyage is months away and will only take a couple of hours, but the Jewish boat of Amsterdam’s annual gay parade-on-the-canals is already making international waves.

Dutch Orthodox School Still Roiled by Abuse

More than a year after his alleged molestation by a male teacher, 6-year-old Ehud (not his real name) still won’t tell everything he knows about the sex scandal rocking Amsterdam’s Cheider, the Dutch capital’s only Orthodox Jewish school.