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Chavez & The Jews

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Like one of those telenovelas that are so popular on Latin American television stations, the slow yet inexorable deterioration of Venezuela’s president, Hugo Chavez,...

Spice & Spirit

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Mayer Niknava has been in the United States for 25 years. He married an Ashkenazi woman. Still, every Friday night, his house is filled...

Light Of The East

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It was four years ago this March that a three-story, 20,000-square-foot building modeled after the magnificent Persian palaces of ancient Iran, was dedicated. The...

Ancient & Modern Collide

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Today, Iran’s relationship with the Jewish state — and some say with the Jews — is explosive, or potentially so. It wasn’t always this...

The 21st-Century Iranian Jew

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On Nov. 26, Toobah Nehdaran, 57, was murdered in her home in the Jewish quarter of the city of Isfahan in Iran. The murder,...

Ultimate Top 10

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It may be two week since Jan. 1, but the mouthpieces that topped the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s list of top 10 anti-Semites of 2012...

#Hashing It Out

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Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is now tweeting in Arabic on a new Twitter account opened in mid-December.  The development caught the attention of...

Israel-EU Tension

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This month, some of Israel’s strongest friends in Europe — Britain, France and Germany — summoned their ambassadors to protest the Jewish state’s construction...

Jerusalem 5800

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Economics and prosperity speak to everyone. That is the message of about a dozen city planners in Jerusalem, who are working together to transform the...

For Spanish Inquisitors

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Spain, which recently announced it would offer citizenship to Sephardic Jews who could prove their Spanish ancestry, is also rediscovering its rich Jewish past...