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Biden appoints historian Deborah Lipstadt as antisemitism envoy

Jewish groups welcome the news; while minority advocacy groups resist seeing Jews as victims, a new exhibition in Amsterdam provokes an outcry on the subject

Amsterdam’s Jewish quarter ready to reopen, with restrictions

Display of treasures at the Portuguese Synagogue will be too tight to allow for social distancing; Lithuanian Jews spared by coronavirus celebrate 300th anniversary of Vilna Gaon

Tallis donations in New York, free Polish hotel rooms, Czech tourism fears

Group offering free funerals for the poor runs out of prayer shawls; Lublin hotel offers free rooms for doctors, Czechs worried about decline in Holocaust tourism

Virus carries stigma for European communities

Jewish leaders in Belgium, Italy and the UK have avoided discussion of virus in communities that could be most vulnerable; 22 die in Amsterdam Jewish care home

Volunteer Jewish fire brigade saved the Dutch Portuguese Synagogue in WWII

16-year-old with chutzpah convinced Nazis not to use Amsterdam’s Esnoga as a collection point for deportation as his comrades helped rescue building from a bomb plot

VIDEO: From Fez to Amsterdam, the world’s first Ladino pop album

Noam Vazana traces the would-be evolution of a dying Jewish-Sephardic language as she imagines a future where the musical tradition kept going

‘Cursed be he by day and cursed by night’

Is ban on bad boy Jewish philosopher Spinoza near end? - Jewish Telegraphic Agency 10.12.15 Hundreds at landmark debate on whether formally to lift the...

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