Elisabeth Becker is a sociologist, currently the Freigeist Fellow at Heidelberg University.
This year, our family will mark Passover, Easter, and Ramadan at the same time—and honor the three religions that contributed to my children’s heritage
Preserving the history of three German cities that loom large in Jewish history: Speyer, Worms, and Mainz
How German literature—and the German language—helped me discover what Judaism meant to me
Berlin’s Neue Synagogue draws an unusually diverse crowd—but that’s been true since it opened more than 150 years ago
Living in a city where reminders of the Holocaust are everywhere has given me unexpected opportunities to teach my children about the past
At age 34, far from home, I joined a synagogue for the first time—in Charlottesville