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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Jewish-Liberal Newspaper, February 18, 1921

Socialism und Judaism. by Dr. Walter Brinitzer, Chemnitz Synopisis: Socialism is frequently spoken of, but little understood. Whenever socialism is seen as negative, it is associated with Judaism. How easy it is to connect two things which we don’t comprehend. … Continue reading

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Jewish-Liberal Newspaper, February 4, 1921

The Central Organization of German Jewry. by Heinrich Stern, Attorney (Berlin) and Chairman of the German Liberal Jewry Association. Synopsis: Stern describes the historical significance of German Jewish congregations having come together despite their divisions to ratify this new organization’s … Continue reading

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Jewish-Liberal Newspaper, January 28, 1921

Central Organization of German Jewry. Difference and Commonality in Orthodoxy and Liberalism. By Rabbi Dr. Fuchs (Chemnitz) Synopsis: During elections for congregations’ representatives, Orthodox and Liberal Jews united against the Nationalist Jews [i.e. Zionists] which is the touchstone for this … Continue reading

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