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City of Graveyards: The Demise of Jewish Newark

25 Av 5777 – August 17, 2017
It is a story that should serve as the ultimate cautionary tale for any Jewish community tempted to mistake a period of vibrancy for a guarantee of immortality.

German Police Detain Islamists in Security Threat

10 Adar 5775 – March 1, 2015
Security has been heightened for Jews.

New Jewish Community in Berlin Linked To Pre-War Congregation

28 Shevat 5774 – January 29, 2014
A new Jewish community was dedicated in the former East Berlin, in the footsteps of one destroyed by the Nazis. In an odd twist, the...

Top German Jewish leader blasts Gov’t’s Weak Stand on Neo-Nazis

10 Nisan 5773 – March 21, 2013
Germany's top Jewish leader has slammed the government's decision not to join efforts to ban the country's most powerful neo-Nazi party. "The decision of the...

German Jews to Israeli Chief Rabbi: Your Circumcision Commotion Did More Harm than Good

10 Elul 5772 – August 28, 2012
“We are concerned that Interior Minister Yishai didn’t think of becoming better informed about the details."

Rosh Hashanah In a Nazi Prison

20 Elul 5769 – September 9, 2009
"I was arrested by the Gestapo on the 9th of September 1939, and taken out of the house to a prison in Frankfurt a/M. There I met quite a number of people in the same situation who had been arrested in and around Frankfurt and they knew as little as I did about what was happening, except that we have been arrested by the Gestapo."

He Changed The Paper That Changed His Name

20 Iyyar 5766 – May 17, 2006
When reporter Abraham Michael Rosenthal’s byline began appearing in The New York Times back in the 1940’s, the sensitivities of the paper’s owners – German Jews of the fully assimilated “Our Crowd” variety – dictated that he use the initials A.M. in place of his glaringly ethnic first name.

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