On this day in 1814 the Scandinavian country ratified the constitution that brought it into the enlightened age in all ways except one: the inclusion of Jews. It took the poet Henrik Wergeland to open his compatriots’ eyes to their mistake.
This holiday season, make ‘Jødekager,’ a Snickerdoodle-esque cookie made by Jewish bakeries in Copenhagen since the 17th Century
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After deadly synagogue attack, fighting terrorism by daring to be kind
One killed, several wounded after a day of violence in Denmark’s capital