Norwegians once avoided the fish, due to a strange legend stemming from the Nazi occupation. But to me, it’s a favorite: kosher, delicious, and a reminder of home.
A small group of women in Norway are keeping tradition alive by sewing traditional shrouds for the dead
Less salty and more elegant than lox, this Scandinavian specialty is easy to prepare at home
And what it has to do with Brexit
Europe’s refugee crisis has revived interest among Scandinavians in their nations’ legacies during WWII and overturned some long-held beliefs about their history
During World War II, Elgort’s grandmother served in the Norwegian Resistance, helping Norway’s Jewish children escape the Nazis
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.
George Deek is an Arab in a Jewish state and Christian in a predominantly Muslim Arab world—and he recognizes that his multilayered identity is an asset
Scenes from a human chain outside a synagogue in Oslo on Shabbat
New legislation on the religious practice goes against the European grain
Norwegian museum returning $20 million painting to art dealer’s family
Health Minister says he doesn’t plan to outlaw the practice
The prime minister’s son’s love life is of no theological-historical significance
Health ministry to introduce 2014 legislation to ‘regulate ritual circumcision’
The recent massacres in Oslo, Norway, and Hama, Syria, were both carried out by heartless sociopaths. Why does one of them—Syria’s Bashar al-Assad—continue to enjoy diplomatic relations with Washington?
Once staunch supporters of Israel, Norwegians have shifted to a pro-Palestinian stance. What changed?
Can literature help bring peace to the Middle East?