jewish community berlin

German police do push-ups on Holocaust monument

Accessible to the public, visitors are asked to refrain from performing offensive behaviors at the memorial • acts of indecency have been reported in the past

A STAR of David on a synagogue.

Jewish man punched in Berlin, one of 3 antisemitic attacks reported there

In Ukraine, meanwhile, a swastika was spray-painted on a synagogue, while in Spain, white supremacist and anti-Israel symbols were spray-painted on the gate of a Jewish cemetery

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
27/05/2021

Austrian Jewish leader apologizes: Wrongly administered COVID vaccines

The head of Austria’s Jewish community has apologized for COVID-19 vaccine doses that were administered to community members, including himself, who were not meant to receive them.

By TOBY AXELROD/JTA
12/01/2021
Display by Israel's Embassy in Berlin Light Festival, 2020

Man assaulted in Berlin by attacker who shouted antisemitic insults

The victim, 33, was attacked in front of his apartment building by another man whom police said was trying to visit a woman who lived in the same building.

By TOBY AXELROD/JTA
08/01/2021
Kaparot

Belgium bans kosher slaughter, paving way for possible EU ban

Stunning an animal before ritual slaughtering is contrary to Kosher and Halal practices.

By BARUCH MOORE
01/01/2021

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
THE JEWISH MUSEUM BERLIN, once known as the City of Berlin Museum.

German Jews say Jewish Museum “out of control” due to BDS support

Calls for possible dropping of ‘Jewish’ in museum’s name.

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