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Knights of Jerusalem Do Battle in Austria

Israeli armor, swords and Star of David flags on display as national team wins Austria Cup

Refugee Who Rescued Husband from Dachau, Dies at 111

Gisela Kohn Dollinger tricked death twice.

No Trial for Austrian Ex-Mayor who Said Jews Deserve Hanging

An Austrian ex-mayor who said journalists and Jews should be hanged will not stand trial for hate speech, prosecutors said. A spokesperson for the public...

For Whom the Bell Tolls? In Austria, For Hitler

Austrian be violating its own law against praising Hitler and Nazism. For 80 years, it owned a castle where a large bell, inscribed with praise for Hurler, has rung every hour for 80 years.

Hundreds of Jewish Gravestones Found in Vienna

Headstones of hundreds of Jewish graves, which were buried to hide them from the Nazis, have been unearthed in Vienna, a discovery of “high...

Israel Demands UN Meet Their Obligations on the Golan

Once again the UN has failed at peacekeeping. Israel is now concerned it will be dragged into war with Syria if the buffer zone falls..

Assad Retakes Quneitra Golan Crossing

President Bashar al-Assad's Syrian army has recaptured the Golan Heights crossing—the only crossing on the ceasefire border with Israel—in a setback for rebels, only...

Vienna Hosts First European Jewish Choral Festival

The Vienna Jewish Choir last weekend hosted the first European Jewish Choral Festival with a comprehensive repertoire of Yiddish, Hebrew, and Ladino songs, the...

Vienna Jewish Museum Contains Looted Objects, Officials Say

Officials from the Jewish Museum of Vienna said that hundreds of objects in the museum’s possession were looted from Jewish families during the Holocaust. A...

More Beautiful than Everest

Last week, I drove with my wife toward the coastline to do a little seaside touring. As we were driving there, she mentioned that someone in her family was going for a vacation to Austria. “Austria?” I blurted, nearly losing control of the wheel. “Why would any Jew in Israel want to go to Austria?”

Iranian Money Laundering Network Running through Vienna

Stop the Bomb, a European coalition which works towards the enactment of economic and political sanctions against the Iranian Islamist regime, has criticized the lack of action by the Austrian authorities.

Winners of “Face of the German Tourist” Contest Arrive in Israel

An Austrian couple is enjoying the sites in the Holy Land after winning an Israel Government Tourist Office competition for “the face of the German tourist in Israel.”

The Circumcision Debate in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Legal obligations and guarantees of human rights should be universally applied – but these should include mutual respect between religious and non-religious people, and members of differing religious communities. Germany would do well to examine thoroughly, respectfully and seriously, the beliefs of its Jewish and Muslim citizens about the circumcision of their sons, not to mention the unquestionable medical advantages.

Beyond Politics: Inspirational People of Israel

Unlike formulaic biographies from popular publishing houses in the Orthodox Jewish world, Beyond Politics is not predictable. The vignettes of individual men and women who trekked through Ethiopia and Sudan, flew in from Austria, India, and Algeria, or were born on Israeli soil are gritty, adventurous, and heartwarming.

The Purim Narrative At The Pardo Palace

Located about nine miles north of Madrid, the Palacio Real de El Pardo (Pardo Palace) dates back to the early 15th century. Devastated by a March 13, 1604 fire that claimed many works from its priceless art collection, the Pardo Palace and its vast gardens were used as a hunting ground by the Spanish monarchs.

‘Austria Will Never Forget What Happened To The Jews’: An Interview with Austrian Consul...

Daniel Retter's father, Marcus Retter, z"l, escaped from Vienna to England in 1938 on the Kindertransport. His father's parents and sister were deported from Vienna to Riga, where they were murdered by the Germans and Latvians. He says that since his father should have been the one asking some of the following questions, the interview is dedicated to his memory.

Cast Your Bread

My brother lives in Haifa. Despite his advanced age of 96, his mind is still sharp and his memory is keen. In a recent letter, he related the following episode. I was not aware of this incident since I was married and living in France when it happened.

The Man Who Won’t Let Nazis Die In Peace: An Interview With Efraim Zuroff

Nazi hunting. Sounds like a glamorous job, but judging from Operation Last Chance, a new book by Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff, catching Nazis is more grit than glamour.

Documenting Real Fiction

What role can a documentary film assume when facts cannot be agreed upon and truth is spelled with a lower case "t"?

Swastikas And Couches

Edmund Engelman's photograph, Entrance of Berggasse in Vienna's 9th District with Number 19 in the Middle, unfolds like a Twilight Zone episode.

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