Cnaan Liphshiz


For Jews of Lugansk, Empty Schools and Frigid Synagogues as Winter Arrives

By Cnaan Liphshiz

For Jews of Lugansk, Empty Schools and Frigid Synagogues as Winter Arrives
In an unheated synagogue with no running water, a dozen Jews are trying to keep warm as temperatures here veer toward the single digits.Read More


'Sephardic Vogue' Drives Revival of Spanish Jewry

By Cnaan Liphshiz

'Sephardic Vogue' Drives Revival of Spanish Jewry
While setting up a synagogue at the American naval base where she volunteers, Ahuvah (Amanda) Gipson made something of a bitter-sweet discovery.Read More


Judith Mergui Finds Funny Side of Sephardic French Exodus to Israel

By Cnaan Liphshiz

Judith Mergui Finds Funny Side of Sephardic French Exodus to Israel
Judith Mergui is part of a new generation of French immigrants to Israel. She’s returning to her homeland — and creating quite a buzz with her cross-cultural mashup.Read More


French Parliament Votes 2-1 for 'Palestine' Recognition

By Cnaan Liphshiz

French Parliament Votes 2-1 for 'Palestine' Recognition
The French parliament’s lower house passed a nonbinding motion that encourages the government to recognize Palestinian statehood without delay.Read More


Refusenik Returns To Plead With Jews to Emigrate

By Cnaan Liphshiz

Refusenik Returns To Plead With Jews to Emigrate
Yosef Mendelevitch received a hero’s welcome last week from local Jews who flocked to hear him recall the hijacking attempt that many regard as the opening shot in the massive international campaign to free Jews trapped behind the Iron Curtain.Read More



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