The Jewish World

A new book forthrightly stares the various brands of French anti-Semitism in the face. Whether the author succeeds in placing them in their proper context is another question.

July 1 2019 12:01AM

What this intrepid journalist learned from the pious Jews of Djerba, what it’s like to pray in a synagogue with Tehran’s remaining Jewish community, and more.

June 6 2019 12:01AM

How a young man from a village in northeast India, convinced of his hidden Jewish roots, moved his family to Israel, became an Orthodox rabbi, and turned into a national hero.

Hillel Halkin, Shlomo Gangte and Yemimah Gangte
May 14 2019 12:05AM

The origins of two strange names for French villages that are now suburbs of Paris.

May 30 2018 12:01AM

A new book portrays a community of enduring faith and proudly distinct character dating back to pre-Roman times: a remarkable Jewish path through time.

April 26 2018 12:01AM

Now that Americans can easily visit the “Latin paradise,” I jumped at the opportunity to see first-hand the reality of life for its few remaining Jews. It isn’t pretty.

May 11 2017 12:35AM

The situation for Jews in Russia is far from ideal. But where is it ideal?

March 13 2017 12:01AM

Outwardly secure and flourishing, the community is a fraction of its former size and dwindling. What troubles the minds of those who stay?

March 6 2017 12:01AM

A form of folk medicine now in the news thanks to Olympic athletes like Michael Phelps, cupping has a long history in Judaism.

Aug. 24 2016 12:01AM

In 1928, a “Jewish autonomous region” was set up in the far east to provide a home for Soviet Jewry. But, as a new book describes, it was no solution at all.

Aug. 11 2016 12:01AM