In an alpine clinic for Jewish TB sufferers, a gauche young businessman thinks himself "outside the whole world and tarnishing it". Parasitic lung patients such as himself, so Ornik wails, "should be destroyed".
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Friday 26 April 2013
In his new book, Forbidden Music: the Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis, Michael Haas, formerly music curator for the Jewish Museum in Vienna and an award-winning record producer, has set out to tell the full, devastating story of a lost generation.
Tuesday 23 April 2013
The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given his approval to a plan that will reform praying at Judaism's holiest location, the Western Wall, in a move that will wrest control of the site from orthodox Jews for the first time.
Wednesday 17 April 2013
Carmen Weinstein, who died on 13 April at the age of 82, was the leader of Egypt's dwindling and aging Jewish community, known for her tireless work preserving synagogues and a once-sprawling Jewish cemetery. She is due to be buried in the Bassatine cemetery she had worked to save since 1978. It is the only Jewish cemetery left in Cairo and is the largest in Egypt.
Sunday 14 April 2013
Students at Albany High School, in New York State, were asked to pretend to be Jew-hating Nazis in a class purporting to teach the art of persuasive writing
Thursday 11 April 2013
The arrest of Rabbi Susan Silverman attracted unexpected attention when her famous sister - the comedian Sarah Silverman - tweeted about it
Wednesday 03 April 2013
New Black Cats boss has made inflammatory remarks in the past
Monday 01 April 2013
Topical references in programme notes printed in advance are risky, and Boris Berezovsky’s miserable demise has made Covent Garden’s essayist - for whom he represents the quintessential pampered exile - look silly.
Sunday 31 March 2013
New film chronicles the near-extinction of a community with roots stretching back 3,000 years
Friday 22 March 2013
These “Heroic true-life stories from the nurses of World War Two” are moving oral histories, spoken by nurses in short interview form.
Wednesday 20 March 2013
Marian Farhat, who died on 17 March aged 64, was a Palestinian lawmaker known as "the mother of martyrs" who praised and supported three of her sons who were killed while carrying out deadly attacks against Israelis.
Tuesday 19 March 2013
My hosts told me how brilliant the novelist Zoe Heller was at the game. It was calculated to get my competitive juices flowing.
Saturday 16 March 2013
Some 13 years ago this April, the phone rang during dinnertime at my parents' house. My father's eyes widened as his younger brother babbled incoherently on the other end of the line. "He was apologising," my father said, puzzled. "He said that he loves us all."
'There's no place for anti-Semitism in the Labour party': Ed Miliband condemns Lord Ahmed over claims he blamed imprisonment on 'Jewish conspiracy'
Thursday 14 March 2013
Labour today suspended one of its Muslim peers after he appeared to blame a Jewish conspiracy for his imprisonment for dangerous driving.
After a delay of 51 days, Benjamin Netanyahu finally forms Israel's new government just ahead of deadline
Thursday 14 March 2013
After weeks of angry public exchanges and protracted negotiations, Benjamin Netanyahu finally formed Israel’s new government today hours before an extended deadline expired.
Monday 04 March 2013
Benjamin Netanyahu has been forced to ask for more time to form Israel’s next government amid an increasingly hostile row with the parties he is expected to include in his coalition.
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
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