Category Archives: German Jewish Literature

Jewish Liberal Newspaper, April 15, 1921

On the Start of the School Year. by Rabbi Dr. Sänger (Breslau). Synopsis: Ever since the revolution, older children in particular have been challenging their parents with questions about whether they should continue taking religion classes in school. This questioning … 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 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, 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, December 17, 1920

“See that ye fall not out by the way.” Synopsis: Introducing the topic of strife by recounting the story of Joseph and his brothers (Gen. 45, 24.), the writer goes on to explain how danger unites people but misfortune divides … Continue reading

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Jewish-Liberal Newspaper, December 10, 1920

Appeal from the Reich President. Sacrifice for Upper Silesia! Synopsis: President Ebert and Chancellor Fehrenbach ask the German people to make donations to support the cost of ensuring that all former residents of Upper Silesia return to participate in the … Continue reading

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