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In Hungary, Anti-Semitism Far from Absent

By Noah Diamondstein

Editor’s Note: This story is the last in a four-part series by Noah, who recently studied in Europe and who seeks “to see the world become a place where all can live together in peace.” 

My program brought me to Budapest, Hungary, the site of the largest synagog…

Lafayette Professor Delves into Future of French Jewish Community

By Monica Friess

Robert Weiner’s interest in the Jewish community of Dijon, France, was kindled in 1993 when he led a group of Lafayette College students on a semester abroad program. Over the past two decades, he has returned numerous times, immersing himself in the culture and daily lif…

Unrest in Argentina as New Details Emerge About 1994 Bombing

By Laura Rigge
HAKOL Editor

The Argentine Jewish community is in a state of unrest, as new revelations have come to light regarding the circumstances of the bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires in 1994. 

Prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was in charge of the investigation, wa…

Fighting in Ukraine Leaves Jews Caught in Crossfire

By Jacky Schimmel
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

Editor’s Note: The following are reflections from American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Vice President Jacky Schimmel, who had just returned on Feb. 4 from a field visit to war-torn eastern Ukraine, before the recent ce…

Reflections on a Jewish Federation Solidarity Mission to Paris

By Mark Gurvis

My early days as a Jewish Federation professional were at a time when our system was evolving away from reliance on messages of combating anti-Semitism and statements of "never again," to one of strengthening our communities through education and meaningful engagement…