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‘The Tsar’s Drummer’ Traces Anti-Semitism Across Generations Through Smukler Family History

“Do you remember having a toy drum?” There was a moment of quiet between Joe Smukler and Aleksander “Sasha” Shmukler, then Smukler began to cry. The...

News Briefs: Bill Banning Religious Symbols at Work Introduced in Quebec and More

Brown President Nixes Israel Divestment Referendum That Students Approved Although 69 percent of Brown University students voting in campus elections March 22 supported an undergraduate...

Krakow JCC Director Talks Community-Building in Advance of Philly Visit

More than 90 percent of all Polish Jews were killed in the Holocaust. It was murder on a scale beyond human comprehension then and...

Human Rights Lawyer Irwin Cotler to Speak About ‘Retreat of Democracy’

Internationally renowned human rights attorney Irwin Cotler’s storied career has included serving as counsel to refusenik Natan Sharansky, to South African President Nelson Mandela...

French Anti-Semitism Reaches Tipping Point

With a 74 percent rise in anti-Semitic incidents in 2018, anti-Jewish and anti- Israel sentiments are seemingly everywhere in France, home to Europe’s largest...

Jewish Community Responds to Deadly Mosque Attack

By Janet Perez and Liz Spikol International, national and local Jewish communities are condemning last week’s white supremacist attack on two New Zealand mosques that...

News Briefs: Argentina’s Chief Rabbi Hospitalized After Assault and More

Tween Arrested in NYC for Drawing Swastikas on Playground New York City Police arrested a 12-year-boy Feb. 27 who draw multiple swastikas and anti-Semitic messages...

News Briefs: Orthodox British Nursery Wins Case Against Fired Teacher and More

Gettysburg College Trustee Resigns Over Nazi Costume Photo in Yearbook Gettysburg College Board of Trustees member Bob Garthwait resigned Feb. 19 after a history student...

News Briefs: Anti-Semitism Soars in France and More

Longtime Jewish Federation Employee Dies Former Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia employee Joe Polidoro, who spent 38 years with the organization, died Jan. 26, according...

German-Jewish Reconciliation Flourishes

If you happen to be a Baby Boomer who grew up in the 1950s and ’60s, you may remember a certain attitude your parents...