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Some More Reflections from Berlin

July 19, 2016 By: rabbi jay kelman
Of the approximately 520,000 Jews living in Germany in 1933 over 300,000 emigrated before the war. Living under Nazi rule they saw the danger long before others and many managed to flee before it was too late. The Nazis yemach shemam themselves encouraged Jews to leave and it was only in late 1941 that the doors of emigration closed. While many thereby survived some had the misfortune of fleeing to countries later invaded by...
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Reflections from Berlin

July 17, 2016 By: rabbi jay kelman
On May 12, 2015 Reuven Rivlin, President of the State of Israel, addressed the German parliament--fifty years to the day of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Fifty years earlier, President Rivlin had joined those protesting such a relationship. How could the State of Israel establish relations with those responsible for the murder of 1/3 of our people? How dare anyone forgive and thereby defame the...
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