Category Archives: German Jewish History

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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Jewish Liberal Newspaper, April 8, 1921

Pacifism and Judaism. by Dr. Walter Brinitzer (Chemnitz). A French war song says: “Let us hate and kill, have no other safety than hate, hate is the prize.” The sixth commandment orders: You shall not kill. The sixth commandment has … Continue reading

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Jewish Liberal Newspaper, April 1, 1921

Liberalism and Orthodoxy. by Rabbi Dr. Sigfrid Behrens (Göttingen). Partial translation: The time of religious struggle, whose center was the Breslau congregation, seems to be over, having given way to preoccupation with the difficulties of the present time. In public … Continue reading

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Jewish-Liberal Newspaper, March 24, 1921

Amalek. A Purim Observation. by Rabbi Dr. Ernst Appel (Bingen am Rhein) Synopsis: Amalek is the embodiment of hatred of Jews, attacking the sick and the weak as the Israelites crossed the dessert. Their hatred was not a result of … Continue reading

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Jewish-Liberal Newspaper, March 18, 1921

Judaism and Internationalism. by Dr. Siegfried Marck, Docent at the University Breslau. Synopsis: Two forms of internationalism are central to the discussion of Judaism and internationalism: a positive one and a negative one. Negative internationalism is rootlessness, that is, being … Continue reading

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Jewish-Liberal Newspaper, March 11, 1921

Religious Liberalism. by Rabbi Dr. Vogelstein (Breslau). Partial translation: Dr. Vogelstein had recently seen the term “liberal Judaism” used in contrast to “positive Judaism.” The label “liberal” has been adopted from political life, and liberal Judaism does share some traits … Continue reading

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Jewish-Liberal Newspaper, March 4, 1921

On the Nationalist German Jew. by Attorney Erich Spitz (Breslau) Synopsis: Spitz opens by lamenting how sick the entire “civilized” society has been for the last six and a half years. The causes are many, but one thing that the … Continue reading

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