Plus would-be NYC synagogue bomber pleads guilty
A drawing by an American, discovered in a Jerusalem junk shop, reveals German Jewry’s lost grandeur
Plus Israeli Interior Minister orders detention of Sudanese immigrants
Berlin’s Jewish Museum gave Judith Butler and Germans permission to indulge dangerous political impulses
Troubling news from Sweden, Denmark, and Finland
Far-right French leader has got some repenting to do
A new initiative focuses on Jews expelled from Arab countries in 1948
Questions are emerging about Germany’s Jewish future
1,000 Berliners gather following last week’s attack on a rabbi
How disparate stories out of Germany this week are linked
Plus circumcision complaint against second German rabbi dropped
Plus Germany cooperated with Black September following Munich attack
Dispatch #2 from Quds Day in Berlin
A farming town hid a Jewish-born teacher during the Holocaust. I went to dig up what it had buried.
The convergence of paradoxes in Germany
Plus, an update on Hungary’s favorite alleged Nazi war criminal
Germany’s challenge to Jewish tradition focuses on individual rights, but what about our bodies’ sanctity?
Germany treats L. Ron Hubbard’s movement as a cult and a threat to democracy. The U.S. should follow its example.
German public opinion is ‘split’
From Hungary to Warsaw to Germany
How oversensitivity toward Germany’s Nazi past contributed to the murder of 11 Israeli athletes in 1972
Reparations for 80,000 more Holocaust victims from former Soviet bloc
Plus German intelligence official resigns, and more in the news
Michael Willens, the grandson of Yiddish theater greats, conducts the Kölner Akademie in piano concertos
With its Berlin outpost in a former Nazi headquarters, is the chic club obscuring the building’s dark past?
A film of nude people playing in a gas chamber is but one piece aiming to shock at the Berlin Biennale art show
And how it is only a symptom of a larger German problem
A lost German passport—and tenuous ties to citizenship—cause a bureaucratic nightmare and a revelation about place and belonging
My husband and I moved our Jewish family from Montana to Berlin to teach our children about their roots. We didn’t anticipate the neo-Nazis.
In a recent performance of Schubert’s and Schumann’s settings of Heinrich Heine’s poetry, tenor Ian Bostridge and pianist Thomas Adès excelled