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Rabbi who served Germany’s Jews after fall of the Berlin Wall, dies at 93

Many non-Jewish Germans first encountered Wolff in Wauer’s 2011 film about Berlin’s historic Weissensee Jewish Cemetery, “In Heaven Underground.”

By TOBY AXELROD/JTA
14/07/2020
Cold War

Anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall poses fresh challenges for German Jews

Although the fall of communism liberated Jewry, the striving for freedom continues

By LIAM HOARE/JTA
07/11/2019

300 Jewish scholars sign letter for Fmr. Berlin Jewish Museum director

Schaefer resigned his position last week, a year ahead of his scheduled departure.

By TOBY AXELROD/JTA
21/06/2019

How the Berlin Jewish Museum became a political lightning rod

“The Jewish Museum Berlin sees itself as a forum for discussions and conversations about socially relevant questions… And in this case, it has gone very badly wrong.”

By TOBY AXELROD/JTA
20/06/2019
Volker Beck of Germany's environmental party Die Gruenen (The Greens), Berlin, 2017.

German politician urges to cancel event with Malaysia due to antisemitism

In a statement issued by the social democratic politician Michaele Engelmeier, she called for a cancellation of sports events in Malaysia.

An aerial view of Berlin, Germany.

Jewish man assaulted in Berlin for wearing a Star of David

The victim told Deutsche Welle that when a member of the group saw his Star of David he shouted “anti-Semitic insults,” grabbed the cigarette from his mouth and punched him.

By JTA
09/07/2018

German court sentences Syrian for antisemitic attack

Video of the attack caused a public outcry in April when it was posted on the internet.

By REUTERS
25/06/2018
People wear kippas at a demonstration denouncing an antisemitism in Berlin, Germany, April 25, 2018

Amid rising antisemitism, German Jews are not alone

The time has come for us all to unite against hatred of Jews and other minorities, and to put a stop to xenophobia and discrimination, no matter where it comes from.

By MICKY FUHRMANN
30/04/2018

German-Jewish teen fleeing Berlin & antisemitism for Israel

15-year-old Liam Ruckert, whose mother is Israeli, plans on relocating to Israel to continue his studies.

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