The Sacred Rite of Circumcision

Germany’s challenge to Jewish tradition focuses on individual rights, but what about our bodies’ sanctity?

Scientology Is Not a Religion

Germany treats L. Ron Hubbard’s movement as a cult and a threat to democracy. The U.S. should follow its example.

German Parliament Rejects Compulsory Turtlenecks

German public opinion is ‘split’

Europe’s Muddle of Memory, Responsibility

From Hungary to Warsaw to Germany

What Went Wrong in Munich

How oversensitivity toward Germany’s Nazi past contributed to the murder of 11 Israeli athletes in 1972

Almost All Survivors Now Get Reparations

Reparations for 80,000 more Holocaust victims from former Soviet bloc

Daybreak: Hamas Shuts Down Election Plans

Plus German intelligence official resigns, and more in the news

Our Yiddishe Mozart

Michael Willens, the grandson of Yiddish theater greats, conducts the Kölner Akademie in piano concertos

A Soho House’s Hitler Youth

With its Berlin outpost in a former Nazi headquarters, is the chic club obscuring the building’s dark past?

Holocaust Agitprop in Berlin

A film of nude people playing in a gas chamber is but one piece aiming to shock at the Berlin Biennale art show

Günter Grass’ Stupid Poem About Israel and Iran

And how it is only a symptom of a larger German problem

End of the Line

A lost German passport—and tenuous ties to citizenship—cause a bureaucratic nightmare and a revelation about place and belonging

Descendants

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.

Poem Love

In a recent performance of Schubert’s and Schumann’s settings of Heinrich Heine’s poetry, tenor Ian Bostridge and pianist Thomas Adès excelled

Sundown: New Jersey Vandal Arrested

Plus, Eichmann items on display, quoting Barney Frank, and more

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