Category Archives: Jewish History

Jewish Liberal Newspaper, June 17, 1921

Guidelines for Revising Our Religious Services by Rabbi Dr. H. Fuchs (Chemnitz). Revolutionary times demand that we don’t just make small or larger improvements here and there but discuss foundational problems. Normal times rarely have the energy for this. Most … Continue reading

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Going Home (a WWI Novella)

He almost greeted the outbreak of the war as a kind of salvation and he decided he had to go to France in those early August days, 1914, even though he had a premonition that the war would be an immense catastrophe for his German fatherland… 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 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, April 22, 1921

Because of Passover, the next issue of our newspaper will appear on Friday, May 6. by Rabbi Dr. Vogelstein. More than three thousand years ago a foreign people in the wondrous lands on the Nile gained their freedom after several … Continue reading

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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, 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 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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