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If only the magnificent Chagall, Van Gogh and Picasso paintings on the walls of the Art Gallery of Ontario could talk. The record of who owned them, and which elegant European salon displayed them, runs cold sometime in the early 1930s and then...
The Max Stern Art Restitution Project, headed by Concordia University in Montreal, illustrates the numerous obstacles faced in reclaiming looted art. Of the roughly 400 works of art once owned by Max Stern, a Jewish-German gallery owner, only 12...
Jonathan Pollard, who has been imprisoned for 30 years for spying for Israel, has been granted parole following a unanimous vote by a federal parole panel. The release date is scheduled for Nov. 21, Pollard’s pro bono attorneys announced...
For Orthodox Jews, keeping the laws of niddah (the menstrual period) is a sacred, holy practice between married couples that prohibits them from touching during menstruation and the days after, until she dunks in a mikvah, a ritual bath. For a woman...
When 11-year-old Irene Cahen d’Anvers sat for Renoir’s masterpiece known as Girl with a Blue Ribbon, she could not have known that the painting would be embroiled in a monumental tragedy, culminating in the murder of her entire family in...
Thirty years ago next February, a baggy-panted little man walked across a bridge that connected East to West Germany and electrified the world. Anatoly Shcharansky was free after spending nine years in a Soviet prison and becoming a byword for...


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