is JTA's news and features correspondent in Europe. Based in the Netherlands, he covers the mosaic of cultures, languages and traditions that is European Jewry. Born in Israel, he used to work as foireign news editor for Ma'ariv and as a reporter for Haaretz.
October 22, 2013 1:07pm
A handsome ex-convict who writes poetry, Yekaterinburg’s new mayor, Yevgeny Roizman, is loved for his versatility but criticized for his vigilante crime-busting tactics.
October 22, 2013 10:32am
Businessman Dmitry Flekman says officers beat and urinated on him in a police station on a street honoring a Nazi collaborator.
October 15, 2013 11:11am
At least four Israelis babies were circumcised this year at the Ukraine grave of Reb Nachman, part of a rash of new customs developed by followers of the rabbi in connection to the site.
October 11, 2013 1:55pm
Far from the staid, family-friendly affair of Limmud UK, the Ukrainian version entails drinking and music well past midnight.
October 8, 2013 9:36am
At least one-quarter of Red Star Line’s passengers were Jews fleeing Europe for America. But a new museum emphasizes the “universal character of migration.”
October 2, 2013 12:39pm
The wife of Nairobi’s Jewish community head was trapped inside the Westgate shopping mall for six hours before escaping.
September 30, 2013 4:26pm
In a city already teeming with Jewish cultural offerings, London’s new Jewish community center will need to attract tens of thousands of paying customers to its sleek facility.
September 17, 2013 1:21pm
Azerbaijan’s president is shedding long-held inhibitions about acknowledging his country’s deepening relationship with the Jewish state.
September 11, 2013 11:06am
Artist Steven Cohen showed up at the Eiffel Tower yesterday wearing only a girdle and 8-inch heels and toting a live rooster tied with a leash to his penis. Yes, there’s a photo.
September 10, 2013 4:15am
After Ovadia Isakov was nearly killed outside his home in July, Dagestani Jews are questioning their ability to to persevere in a region where Jews have lived for millennia.