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With five million Muslims, a native population with a history of anti-Semitism, and yet another Jewish terror attack, French Jews are walking on thin ice. But three French-born terrorists — influenced by an ideology that broaches no dissent and expresses itself most eloquently in blood — have forced all of Europe to wake up to the new reality of jihad.
From his state-of-the-art studio overlooking ancient fertile valleys, Reb Shaya Guttman links himself to the musical masters of the past — chassidic rebbes whose rich, complex compositions have left an enduring legacy of niggun drawn down from ethereal spheres that still penetrate the Jewish soul.
Against the backdrop of breathtaking scenery and fine chocolate, Switzerland is grappling with its own dark past — a shocking, sordid chapter in the world’s most humane state, where hundreds of thousands of children were forced to become slave laborers.