Category Archives: German Jewish History

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 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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