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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2019


Julian Reichelt

Editor-in-chief, Bild

The editor-in-chief of Germany’s leading tabloid newspaper Bild, Julian Reichelt has been a powerful voice in the fight this year against rising antisemitism in his country. In May, after Germany’s top official for combating antisemitism warned that it was not safe for Jews to wear a kippah “everywhere, all the time,” Reichelt published a cut-out-and-keep kippah on the front page of Bild, alongside an editorial headlined, “The kippah belongs in Germany.” If Jews were scared to wear visible symbols of their identity, “then we have failed in the face of our history,” Reichelt wrote. “Wear it, so that your friends and neighbors can see it. Explain to your children what the kippah is. Post a photograph with the kippah on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Go out onto the streets with it.” (Photo: © Superbass / CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons)


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