Author Archives: Lis Strenger

Going Home

A Novella by Bidsche Hohnsalz (from Zehlendorf) [This novella was published in eight installments from June 3, 1921 to July 27, 1921. It follows a Jewish soldier from his hometown to a German field hospital just beyond the trenches of … Continue reading

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Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks

June 3, 2022 The Shavuot holiday will start at sundown tomorrow. To coincide with the holiday, Yad Vashem’s newsletter included an article that featured recollections of Shavuot celebrations during the Holocaust. A photograph shows a gathering of Jewish survivors at … Continue reading

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Issue 27, June 10, 1921 Highlights

The lead article for the “Liberal Jewish Newspaper” of Breslau is authored by a Reform Jewish rabbi, Martin Salomonski (from Frankfurt on the Oder, later in Berlin) on the Feast of Weeks or Shavuot. Dr. Salmonski uses the meaning of … Continue reading

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Jewish Liberal Newspaper, June 10, 1921

p.1 On the Feast of Weeks [Shavuot] by Rabbi Dr. Salomonski, Frankfurt (Oder) Just acknowledging the 10 commandments is not equivalent to a living Judaism. We have no intention to diminish these, which have now become all of humanity’s. Even … Continue reading

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Jewish Liberal Newspaper, June 3, 1921

p.1 Philipp Bloch. It is with admiration and honor that we wish a veteran of reform Judaism congratulations on the completion of his 80th year. Philipp Bloch, born on May 30, 1841, is a child of the German East and … Continue reading

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Jewish Liberal Newspaper, May 27, 1921

p. 1 National German Jews and the Middle Ranks. by Dr. Max Naumann (Berlin) [Translation] In Issue 14, March 4 of this publication in the article “On the National German Jews”, the lawyer Erich Spitz opposed Dr. Naumann‘s writing and … Continue reading

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Jewish Liberal Newspaper, May 20, 1921

p.1 Anti-Semitism and the Bible. by Dr. Ed. König, Professor of Protestant Theology at the University of Bonn. Open Your Eyes! by Fritz Stoll (Breslau) Synopsis: Stoll analyzes the discussion on Palestine and Zionism that took place during the April … Continue reading

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Restarting translations–why now?

Visitors to this site, I apologize for neglecting this project, not adding translations, not even blogging. It’s time to re-commit as I believe tracing early signals of antisemitism is unfortunately once again relevant as some Americans and Europeans are rekindling … Continue reading

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Jewish Liberal Newspaper, May 13, 1921

p.1 Zionist Liberalism. by Rabbi Dr. Jacob (Dortmund). Synopsis: An unusual phenomenon in German Judaism is the appearance of a Liberal Zionism. German liberal Jews see their participation in the development of Palestine as a means to increase the influence … Continue reading

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Jewish Liberal Newspaper, May 6, 1921

p. 1 The Old Testament and Judaism, A Response to the “Deutsche Zeitung”. by Counselor Ed. König (Bonn). Synopsis: König was taken to task by the “Deutsche Zeitung” for lecturing on what the Jewish and Christian views of the Old … Continue reading

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