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Arson Eyed in Belgian Shul Fire

Belgian prosecutors are investigating a fire at a synagogue in Brussels on Tuesday, which they say was set intentionally but does not seem to have been a “terrorist attack”, a spokesman said.…

Rome May Kill Stalled Holocaust Museum

After years of delays city authorities may drop the idea of establishing a modern, $30 million Holocaust Museum in central Rome and instead install a smaller exhibit in a former shopping center…

Jewish Groups Warm to Climate Change Battle

More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the People’s Climate March later this month, billed the ‘largest mobilization’ of its kind. And Jews will be leading the charge. Click here for…

The Secret Yiddish History of Scotland

As the Scottish independence vote looms, Philologos investigates the origins of Scots Yiddish. Is it a dialect, a language all its own —  or something else entirely? Click here for the rest…

The Forward Fall Movie Guide

After comedies and action heroes dominate theaters during the summer, fall is the great comeback season for movies. Here are eight Jewy films to look out for in the coming months. Click…