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Jonathan Safran Foer To Release English Version of Haggadah

By Michael Levitin

Jonathan Safran Foer will be releasing a new English version of the Passover Haggadah, the best-selling novelist recently confirmed, speaking to a packed German audience at the American Academy in Berlin’s lakeside villa on the outskirts of the capital.Read More


Antisemitic Incidents Raise Fears in Germany

By Michael Levitin

A recent soccer match in the German capital turned into an orgy of rioting and antisemitism, as a spate of anti-Jewish incidents is fueling fears that neo-Nazis are gaining a strong foothold in German politics and society.Read More


Antisemitic Incidents Spark Fears of Neo-Nazi Surge in Germany

By Michael Levitin

After a spate of antisemitic episodes in the last two months, fears that neo-Nazis are gaining a strong foothold in German politics and society seemed confirmed with the release of an October 16 report showing that between January and August, right-wing extremists committed about 8,000 offenses — a 20% jump from last year and 50% from 2004.Read More


Sephardic Culture Enjoys a Renaissance — in Spain

By Michael Levitin

Forty-seven years ago, when Moroccan farming engineer Jacobo Israel Garzón immigrated north to Spain for work, he found a country fiercely opposed to discussion — at least a discussion with anything positive to say — about its Jewish past.Read More


German Crackdown on Neo-Nazis Does Little To Stall the Movement

By Michael Levitin

BERLIN — In part of a nationwide crackdown on the growing neo-Nazi movement, Germany’s highest administrative court handed down a first-ever ruling this week classifying a neo-Nazi rock group as a criminal organization because its lyrics spread racial hatred. The decision came on the heels of a national controversy stirred up here last week,Read More






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