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Reclaiming Jewish Life After the Nightmare of Communism

How Jews in Prague and Sofia overthrew their troubled communal leadership with the crumbling of the Soviet bloc

 

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The Poles Who Tried to Save My Father

The unknown story of the Bernese Group, a collective of Polish diplomats and Jewish activists in Switzerland who forged passports to try and help Jews escape the horrors of the Holocaust

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The British Jews Who Want to Go Back to Germany

With open anti-Semitism in Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, and Brexit looming, some British Jews are applying for passports to Germany and other European countries their parents fled

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On a British University Campus, the Privileged Radicals Are Doubling Down on Corbyn

After the fall, no sign of humility from the Student Union’s casual socialists

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My Hanukkah in Hell

Looking for latkes during the Romanian revolution

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A Gay American German in Hitler’s Berlin

A new book, ‘The Berlin Mission,’ recounts the story of American diplomat Raymond Geist’s efforts to resist the Nazis from inside Germany

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Election Watch: The Jewish Women Leading the Fight Against Anti-Semitism in Britain

The Labour Party’s Queen Esthers are fighting gales of abuse while hoping to save their island on Thursday from Jeremy Corbyn and his army of anti-Semitic trolls

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Red Yellow Journalism

When it comes to covering Jeremy Corbyn and anti-Semitism, mainstream outlets are having a hard time telling the truth

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Want to Keep Jews Safe? Criminalize Marijuana

A French court ruled that Sarah Halimi’s murderer—who shouted ‘Allahu akbar’ while holding her captive—can’t be held responsible because he smoked pot before killing her

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Metamorphosis in Prague

On the 30-year anniversary of the Velvet Revolution ending Communism in Czechoslovakia, notes on how to transform a one-party state into a democracy in a matter of weeks

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On the Anniversary of Kristallnacht and the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Remembering East Germany’s Jews

‘We really were naive, I suppose. More than I like to admit.’

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The Heroes in Halle

Where Germany’s government has failed to protect German Jews from rising anti-Semitism, they have taken steps to defend themselves—efforts that have saved lives

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The Gay French Poet Behind the Alt-Right’s Favorite Catch Phrase

Renaud Camus, whose theory of a ‘great replacement’ is echoed by white nationalists and mass killers, was once a disciple of the literary theorist Roland Barthes

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The Arc of History Bends From Ukraine to Israel and Back Again

In Kyiv, the first meeting between the two world leaders of Jewish descent was short on accomplishments but big on symbolism

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Judenrein Europe

For millennia Europe was the center of diaspora life but as Jews continue fleeing the continent, by the end of this century all that’s left will be a Jewish graveyard

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The Long Legacy of the Shoah in Scandinavia

Europe’s refugee crisis has revived interest among Scandinavians in their nations’ legacies during WWII and overturned some long-held beliefs about their history

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Against the Current: Germany’s Iranian-Born MP on the Front Lines for Israel and Jewish Life in Germany

Bijan Djir-Sara came to Germany from Iran at 11 and has become one of the Bundestag’s leading opponents of BDS and champions of the Jewish state

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The Roots of Elite European Anti-Zionism

Begins with an ‘N’ and ends with an ‘I’

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As Ukraine’s New Jewish President Takes Office, Challenges Mount

Volodymyr Zelensky won the election, but can he govern?

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The Shoah’s Other Lost Children

What will the opening of sealed Vatican archives reveal about the fate of Jewish children hidden by Catholic communities during the war?

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The Rise of Spain’s Pro-Israel, Far-Right Party

The ultranationalist Vox party scored a big win in Spain’s parliamentary elections with a platform that combines anti-immigration rhetoric and support for Israel

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Ukraine’s New President Is a Jewish Comedian

Tablet’s Vladislav Davidzon gained special access to Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine’s enigmatic new leader who once played the president on TV. Here, Davidzon shares his impressions of Zelensky and his predictions for Ukraine’s political future.

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The War Between Polish Nationalism and Holocaust History

Jonathan Brent speaks with Polish scholar Elżbieta Janicka about the campaign to absolve occupied Poland for its role in the Holocaust and blame Jews for their own slaughter

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Jews, Israel Take Center Stage in Ukraine’s Surreal Presidential Contest

With a Jewish comedian favored to win this weekend’s first round of elections, Tablet reflects on 20 years of progress with the current head of Ukraine’s Jewish community, Boris Lozhkin

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Henryk Broder in the Lion’s Den

When Germany’s most famous Jewish journalist chose to address a party tied to his country’s far right, it wasn’t the groveling performance some have claimed but a brave challenge

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Why is Germany’s Best Known Jewish Journalist Giving Speeches to Its Holocaust-Downplaying, Far-Right Party?

The son of Holocaust survivors, Henryk Broder was once an esteemed writer and advocate for Israel and has now become a defender of the German far right

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The Last Jew of St. Poelten

Hans Morgenstern’s family fled the Nazis before returning to Austria after the war. Now, as the only Jew left in his small town outside Vienna, he laughs darkly watching the rise of Europe’s new far-right.

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The Politics of Fury

France’s Yellow Vests condemn violence but ‘have to admit that it is efficient’

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Jens Spahn Won’t Be Elected Chancellor of Germany

Not this time, anyway. But he is leading the fight against populist anti-Semitism on the left and the right.

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The Truth About George Soros

Understanding the Jewish billionaire—who is neither the villain of right-wing caricature, nor the angel of left-wing hagiography

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