Cnaan Liphshiz


Meet the Yiddish-Speaking Grandmothers Who Retired as Amsterdam Prostitutes

By Cnaan Liphshiz

Meet the Yiddish-Speaking Grandmothers Who Retired as Amsterdam Prostitutes
Martine and Louise Fokkens sound like any other Jewish grandmothers. But the Amsterdam sisters retired after 50 years of working as prostitutes in the city’s famed red light district.Read More


Sukkah Sparks Controversy in Mostly Muslim Dutch Neighborhood

By Cnaan Liphshiz

Sukkah Sparks Controversy in Mostly Muslim Dutch Neighborhood
For the tour guides that lead visitors through the Van Ostade Housing Project, Fabrice Schomberg’s sukkah is one of the few signs of the neighborhood’s Jewish roots.Read More


Sparkling $100M Jewish Community Center Towers Over East Ukraine City

By Cnaan Liphshiz

Sparkling $100M Jewish Community Center Towers Over East Ukraine City
Towering over the skyline of this industrial metropolis, the 22-story Menorah Center is said to be the largest Jewish community center in Europe and a symbol of the remarkable Jewish revival here after decades of communist repression.Read More


French Jews Move Toward National Front as Right Pushes Fight on 'Islamization'

By Cnaan Liphshiz

French Jews Move Toward National Front as Right Pushes Fight on 'Islamization'
From the window of his Paris home, Michel Ciardi can see into the waiting room of a government welfare agency where a predominantly Arab and African crowd awaits government checks.Read More


Polish Jews Split Over Exhuming Nazi Massacre Victims

By Cnaan Liphshiz

Polish Jews Split Over Exhuming Nazi Massacre Victims
In September 1941, a group of villagers wielding axes and other tools descended upon the homes of their Jewish neighbors and murdered every last one, according to testimonies gathered by Holocaust scholars.Read More



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