Elsewhere: Exploiting Ukraine’s Jewish past, Merkel’s Hitler moustache, mother’s yellow star

Exploiting Ukraine’s Jewish past:  Both sides are taking advantage of Ukraine’s Jewish history for their rhetoric in the ongoing conflict, David Firestone writes. (N.Y. Times)

My mother’s yellow star: Marianne Szegedy-Maszak recounts the discovery of her mother’s yellow star in the attic–and how it made her think different about her Roman-Catholic upbringing. (Huffington Post)

Women and Talmud: Two new books explore women’s roles in the Talmud.  (Tablet)

Merkel’s Hitler moustache: A serendipitously taken candid photo turned a shadow on German Chancellor Merkel’s face into a Hitler moustache–a photo “worth 1,000 tweets.”  (Jerusalem Post)

Pakistani Jew opens up:  Faisal Benkhald, a.k.a. Fishel, opens up to Marc Goldberg about the travails of embracing his Jewish identity in Pakistan. (Times of Israel)

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Talia Lavin Talia Lavin is JTA’s editorial assistant.