May 21, 2000 |
His face is a patchwork of gauze-covered gashes. His wrist is sprained and his back is bruised and burned from shielding his mother from falling bricks and fireballs. But Ibrahim Joughlaf knows those wounds will heal. What may be irrevocably broken is the 26-year-old baker's conviction that even the son of impoverished Moroccan immigrants can find a place in prosperous Europe, that even for the little guy justice triumphs.
April 22, 1998
World Jewish centers have shifted dramatically in the 20th century, as a result of the Holocaust, emigration, wars, the breakup of nations and the creation of Israel. Today, about 95% of world Jewry is concentrated in 10 countries. The United States, home to more than 5.5 million Jews, tops the list, followed by Israel, with about 4.7 million. 1900 / TOTAL JEWISH POPULATION: 10,671,832 At the outset of a century of upheaval, the great bulk of Jews are concentrated in eastern and central Europe.