The courage to pack up and leave

The courage to pack up and leave

By FRANCINE KLAGSBRUN, JEWISH WEEK— ‘Picture the sudden change it was for him, without knowing how to read or write or even speak the language,” my father wrote in a memoir about his father’s coming to America from Russia in 1910. “They were the brave, the...
A closer look at the Jews of France

A closer look at the Jews of France

By DAVID PARSONS and HOWARD FLOWER— With an estimated 550,000 members, France currently has Europe’s largest Jewish community and ranks third in the world behind Israel and the United States. The perception that most are native, well-off French Jews of Ashkenazi...
The gall of the Gauls

The gall of the Gauls

By MICHAEL FREUND, JPOST— For the past few days, the world’s attention has been focused on Paris, where a band of Islamic terrorists went on a rampage, attacking the offices of a satirical magazine and a kosher market and brutally snuffing out the lives of...