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Marine Le Pen’s Insane Kippah Ban Defense

Far-right French leader has got some repenting to do

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Marine Le Pen Calls for Kippah Ban

Front National Party says kippot not kosher in public

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Daybreak: New Mohammad Cartoons Published

Plus Romney on one-state solution and Gilad Shalit’s Rosh Hashanah letter

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François Hollande and French Jewish Memory

Paris marks its liberation, pays tribute to deported Jews

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My Grandfather’s Love Songs

A visit with Georges Moustaki, whose ballads are an epitaph for the French-speaking Jews of the Middle East

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Sundown: ‘Shev, Kelev, Shev!’

Plus another Jew targeted in southern France, and more

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The Ghosts of Edward Saïd

A provocative Paris show of Orientalist art charts the European encounter with Sephardic Jewry

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L’Antisémite, Banned at Cannes

A new French film is worth watching if only for its portrayal of aesthetic corruption propelled by bigotry

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Tel Aviv’s Comics Knock-Out

Israeli Asaf Hanuka crashes the party in Paris, as the comic-strip-obsessed city hosts Spiegelman and Crumb

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Iran on Agenda, Hollande Assumes Office

New French president was elected without majority of Jewish support

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Hollande Win Gives Far-Right Le Pen New Clout

And in Greece, neo-Nazi party gets 7 percent of vote

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Edouard Vuillard’s Jewish Muses

A Jewish Museum show reveals an avant-garde painter in turn-of-the-20th-century Paris transformed by his patrons into a mere portraitist

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Haunted by Hitler’s Hangman

The French quasi-novel HHhH, by Laurent Binet, tells the tale of assassinated Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich while wondering whether it need be retold

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No, Israel Isn’t at Fault For Toulouse

In ‘New York Review,’ William Pfaff blames the victims

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Sundown: Another Attack in France

Plus farewell Hilton Kramer, a response to Bret Stephens, and more

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Racial Profiling

The killing of Trayvon Martin was almost universally understood as racism. So, why is the Toulouse murderer just an “overgrown adolescent”?

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Killer’s Jihadism Shakes Up French Politics

Plus, resources on anti-Semitism in France

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Sanctuary

Free Men, a film about Muslim members of the French Resistance in World War II, evokes recent surveillance activity by the New York Police Department

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The Massacre in France, One Day Later

French police suspect ultra-right attacker; meanwhile, election is affected

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Daybreak: Four Killed at France Jewish School

Plus Israeli, U.S. intel find no Iranian bomb program, and more in the news

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Marine Animals

The French President has taken up the far-right line on ritual slaughter

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La Différence

While American Jews cultivate a hyphenated identity, French Jews like to make themselves wholly French. Do we still share a cultural language?

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Arguing the World

In his last book, the late intellectual Tony Judt is sharp as ever—offering biting comments about American Jews, Israel, and his ex-wives

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Right-Wing French Candidate Looks to Climb

And Israel becomes a part of the patrie, for voting purposes

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French Twist

A classic American cheesecake on the menu of a Provençal restaurant leads to a saunter through the culinary history of Jews and France

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The Rescuer

Varian Fry led the effort to save Hannah Arendt, Marc Chagall, and thousands of other European intellectuals from the Nazis. Why was he forgotten?

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Native Son

A Tunisia-born Jew and French officer who fought the Berbers in Algeria pioneered the counterinsurgency warfare still used in Iraq and Afghanistan

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Send the Marine: The Rise of France’s Far-Right Front National party

France’s far-right Front National party, under leader Marine Le Pen, is shedding its history of anti-Semitism and becoming popular with Jewish voters

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Coming Clean

Lost Books

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Sanctions and Maybe More

What the West and Israel are planning for Iran

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