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Posts Tagged: German Jews

April 25, 2018 11:05 am
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Israeli Chief Rabbi, European Jewish Leaders, Condemn Calls to Remove Kippahs in Germany

JNS.org - Rabbi David Lau, the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, along with several European rabbis, called on German Jews to keep wearing kippahs, or yarmulkes,...

February 8, 2018 11:04 am
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Judge: New York’s Met Can Keep Picasso Sold During Nazi Flight

A US judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit seeking the return by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan of a Pablo Picasso masterpiece that...

January 18, 2018 3:14 pm
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German Parliament Votes to Step Up Fight Against Antisemitism

Germany's lower house of parliament on Thursday voted to step up efforts to combat antisemitism and called for the creation of a new government post...

December 25, 2017 11:32 am
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Why an Antisemitism Commissioner for Germany Is a Good Idea

JNS.org - There’s an intense debate going on in Germany right now about whether to create a post for a federal commissioner to deal with the...

September 24, 2017 4:57 pm
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Jews Cast Wary Eye on German Election Results, With Strong Showing of Far-Right AfD Party

As expected, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was reelected on Sunday to a fourth term in office in her country’s federal election, but many Jewish observers...

July 21, 2017 1:33 pm
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New Study: Pupils of Hardline Islamic Background Behind Rise in Antisemitism at Berlin’s Schools

The results of a survey released this week in Berlin asserted that the city's schools have seen the rise of widespread antisemitism, often instigated by students following...

July 14, 2017 10:37 am
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Albert Einstein, Fritz Haber and Jewish Assimilation

I went to a very good Jewish school in England -- Carmel College -- which was known for its study of the sciences. In those days, they were...

April 4, 2017 5:06 pm
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German Jewish Leader: Alleged Bullying of Jewish Student by Muslim Classmates at Berlin High School Marked ‘Antisemitism of the Ugliest Form’

Alleged bullying of a Jewish student at a Berlin public high school by Muslim classmates -- which prompted the student to switch schools -- marked...

November 30, 2016 12:07 am
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Top European Rabbi Voices Alarm as Antisemitic Incidents in Germany Reportedly Jump Threefold

The number of antisemitic incidents in Germany jumped threefold in 2015, the Times of London reported on Tuesday. According to the report -- which cited German...

November 10, 2016 6:36 pm
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German Police Open Investigation After Neo-Nazi Group Publishes Addresses of Berlin Jewish Institutions on Facebook on Kristallnacht Anniversary

German police have opened an investigation after a neo-Nazi group published online the addresses of dozens of Berlin Jewish institutions -- including schools, stores, restaurants...

February 29, 2016 4:07 pm
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Canadian Shocked to Discover British War Hero Father Was German Jew Whose Story Inspired Book, Movie ‘The Great Escape’

A Canadian researching his late father's past was stunned to discover that his dad was actually a German Jew whose battle against the Nazis inspired a famous...

November 23, 2015 2:55 pm
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German Jewish Leader Calls for Refugee Quota, Warns Against Influx of Jew-Hatred

The leader of Germany’s Jewish community called for imposing a quota on the number of refugees coming into the country, amid concerns that asylum-seekers may stem...

November 6, 2015 5:38 am
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What the Horrors of Kristallnacht Should Teach Us Today

During the summer of 1938, with an urgent situation facing Jews in Nazi-occupied lands, 32 nations gathered in Evian, France, to find a solution to the...

October 28, 2015 7:34 am
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German Intelligence Agencies Sound Alarm Over Islamist Extremism, Antisemitism Entering Country With Flood of Refugees

German intelligence agencies have compiled a report outlining concerns over the influx of Middle Eastern immigrants holding radical anti-Jewish views, the UK's Daily Mail reported...

Culture

Jewish Professional Dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy Wears Tefillin in New Instagram Video

Professional ballroom dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy shared a video on Tuesday of him putting on...

German Festival Cancels Scottish Band’s Concert Due to Its BDS Support

A German arts and music festival announced on Wednesday it was cancelling a concert...

Features

Amid F-35 Expectations, the F-16 Remains the Backbone of Israel’s Air Power

JNS.org - Despite the excitement and expectations generated by the arrival of the...

Making Beautiful Food and Music: The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Trip to Israel

JNS.org - A delegation of 60 donors from the Philadelphia Jewish Federation traveled to...

Haley: UN Makes ‘Morally Bankrupt Judgement’ by Passing Resolution Against Israel

JNS.org - The UN General Assembly on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to condemn Israel...

World

Trump Backs Down, Signs Order to End Family Separations at US Border

US President Donald Trump backed down on Wednesday on an immigration policy that sparked outrage at home and abroad, signing an executive order to end the separation of children from their parents...

Israel

Israel’s Netanyahu Warns of Cyber Risks That Can Down Fighter Jets

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on governments worldwide on Wednesday to join forces to defend against cyber threats that he said could even bring down military and civilian aircraft. Cyber...

Middle East

Lebanon Minister Moves to Calm Dispute Over Iranian Passport Stamps

Lebanon's interior minister tried on Wednesday to calm a dispute over a change in rules for entering the country, which some politicians feared reflects deepening influence of Iran and its...

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