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Pope Francis orders online release of second world war-era ‘Jewish’ files

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Pope Francis has ordered the online publication of 170 volumes of files relating to Jewish people from the recently opened Pope Pius XII archives, amid renewed debate about the legacy of the second world war-era pope....

Far-right Jewish groups and Arab youths claim streets of Lod as Israel loses control

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A smell of petrol lingered in the air and the synagogue’s metal gate had been completely ripped from its hinges. Inside, a small room filled with colourful books for children had been blackened by smoke. Outside, the ...

Frozen in time: clock that tells tale of Jewish resistance in wartime Amsterdam

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A clock that is the sole surviving object from a second world war Jewish hideout will go on display at Amsterdam’s Dutch Resistance Museum this year. The round mantelpiece clock may have been one of the last things pe...

The End of the Night review – Himmler’s secret summit with a Jewish leader

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In the dying days of the second world war, a secret meeting took place between the SS chief Heinrich Himmler and Norbert Masur, a German-born Swede and representative of the World Jewish Congress. Ben Brown bases this...

A Jewish case for Palestinian refugee return

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Last Saturday was Nakba Day, which commemorates the 700,000 Palestinians who were expelled by Israel – or who fled in fear – during the country’s founding in 1948. The commemoration had special resonance this year, si...

Tennessee Jewish couple’s lawsuit accuses Christian agency of denying them foster care services

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A Jewish couple from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the state’s Department of Children’s Services after a state-funded Christian program denied them foster care services for religious reasons. According to the ...

Pro-Israel group pours millions into primary to defeat Jewish candidate

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It is in Andy Levin’s nature to pick fights. The forthright Detroit congressman and former trade union leader has built a political career on confronting big oil, the gun industry and anti-abortion campaigners. But as...

Jewish Americans are at a turning point with Israel

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On Nakba Day, 15 May, amid the outbreak of war in Israel/Palestine, I attended a rally in Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, to commemorate the expulsion of more than 700,000 Palestinians from the new Israeli state in 1948, and t...

Prince Charles to unveil statue of 13th-century Jewish businesswoman

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A statue of a Jewish woman whose success in business and connections with powerful people made her a renowned figure in 13th-century England will be unveiled by the Prince of Wales on Thursday. The story of Licoricia,...

Farewell Friday Night Dinner: the joyous Jewish sitcom that became a national treasure

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In early 2011, something strange happened. A sitcom centred on the weekly gatherings of the Goodman family debuted on Channel 4, jam-packed with intricate slapstick, infantile pranking and idiosyncratic terms of endea...

How jetsam saved Jewish refugees’ lives

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The two letters (11 February) about the 2,500 Jewish refugees and prisoners of war shipped to Australia on the troopship HMT Dunera told only part of the fascinating story. One described the guards throwing overboard ...

Streaming: Shiva Baby and the best boundary-pushing Jewish films

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Earlier this week, the best comedy of the year played in cinemas for a one-night-only engagement. Missed it? Don’t worry: it’s gone straight to streaming on Mubi instead. Emma Seligman’s Shiva Baby is a blunt, salty-s...

‘No one really believed it would happen’: first Jewish Ukrainian refugees arrive in Israel

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A red carpet, applause and dozens of blue and white flags were waiting for the first Jewish Ukrainian refugees to arrive in Israel as part of a huge rescue operation triggered by Moscow’s invasion. About 400 people on...

Manchester Jewish Museum reopens after £6m revamp

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She spent six months hiding from the Nazis in a coal cellar, and the rest of the war concealing her Jewishness under a cloak of Catholicism. Her husband, baby and most of her family were murdered in the death camps. B...

Salford man jailed after refusing to grant his wife Jewish religious divorce

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The owner of a property company has been jailed for 18 months for controlling or coercive behaviour after refusing to grant his wife a religious divorce. Alan Moher, 57, from Salford, separated from his wife, Caroline...

‘Racist and reprehensible’: Jewish Power set to enter Israel’s parliament

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After another muddied election result, Benjamin Netanyahu is betting on a partnership with a group so extreme even the prime minister’s usually unflinching backers from the pro-Israel US lobby cannot stomach it. The A...

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