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Breakup Alert: Amsterdam Dumps Tel Aviv As Sister City

Facing pro-Palestinian criticism, the mayor of the Dutch capital reportedly nixed town twinning before metropolises could even walk down the aisle

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After the Holocaust, the Dutch Tried To Collect Past Due Taxes From Survivors

How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community

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The Jewish Woman Who Was the Liaison Between the Nazis and American Rescue Groups

In 1941, Gertrude van Tijn traveled to Lisbon in a last-ditch effort to save Europe’s Jews from annihilation. She was already too late.

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Beyonce and Jay Z Visit the Anne Frank House

Bey performed in Amsterdam on her Mrs. Carter World Tour last night

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Anne Frank’s Childhood Marbles Recovered

Frank had asked a neighbor to take care of her toys before she went into hiding

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Finding Comfort in Synagogue—But Only When I’m on the Road

Overseas, I sought out ways to connect to the community, but when I came home, my old sense of alienation would quickly return

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Someone Made an Anne Frank Video Game

Munich designer says game is an educational tool about Frank’s life in hiding

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The Day Anne Frank Got Her Diary

Today would have been her 84th birthday

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The Netherlands’ Jewish Mother

Beatrix abdicated so she could usher in a new era—of heads of state who have never experienced war

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Sundown: Survivors in Israel Ask for Help

Plus a Taliban attacks kills dozens in Afghanistan

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Soccer as a Wartime Prism

Author Simon Kuper uses soccer to show how, as Dutch Jews were killed, life went on for everyone else

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Frank Talk

Although Rabbi Helga Newmark survived the horrors of the Holocaust, a childhood slight—from Anne Frank—stayed with her for the rest of her life

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To Youth

Shivah Stars

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Head On

An exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art searches for the Jewish roots of Rembrandt’s Jesus and revisits the Dutch master’s misunderstood relationship with Judaism

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Kosher Rules

The Dutch parliament moved last week to prohibit the ritual slaughter of animals, putting the notoriously tolerant Netherlands on a path to ban a practice key to both Jewish and Muslim observance

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Today on Tablet

The horror of Debbie Friedman, law and order, and more

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Looking for Mokum

Part 3 of 3: Visiting Amsterdam and learning to love the Jewish version of the Eurovision Song Contest

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Looking for Mokum

Part 2 of 3: A chilly visit to Amsterdam’s Portuguese Synagogue and an awkward one to Anne Frank’s Secret Annex

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Looking for Mokum

Part 1 of 3: Returning to Amsterdam, scene of my post-college-crisis memoir, Everything Is Going To Be Great, to explore its Jewish history

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Walk Through the Anne Frank Annex

From your office chair

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Miep Gies Is Dead

Anne Frank protector who saved diaries after arrest was 100

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Sundown: Jews Monkey, Horse Around

Plus prayers on a plane, old Amsterdam beats New Amsterdam, and more

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Betraying Spinoza

The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity

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Rise and Shine

What happens when 100 klezmer musicians from around the world gather for a photo op?

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