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City of Graveyards: The Demise of Jewish Newark

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.

New Jewish Community in Berlin Linked To Pre-War Congregation

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

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

“We are concerned that Interior Minister Yishai didn’t think of becoming better informed about the details."

Rosh Hashanah In a Nazi Prison

"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

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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