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Dec 23, 2020, 8:34 AM
A small review of the Koren Mikraot Hadorot
It is not possible to overestimate the work of Koren publishers during the last years: The new Koren siddur, the Steinsaltz Talmud, the Steinsaltz Ḥumash and many other (influential) books and publications. Not to mention the accuracy of the...
Feb 24, 2020, 12:53 PM
Berlin: Pollution of minds vs. air pollution
It is simply a question of priorities! “What do you want?” asked an invisible force, let us call this force “universe” the city of Berlin: “You have two choices. A parade of vintage cars crossing the so-called Ku'damm, the most famous...
May 31, 2019, 5:26 AM
About the German “Wear a kippah Saturday”
Dr Felix Klein, the “Federal Government Commissioner for Jewish Life in Germany and the Fight against Anti-Semitism”, made headlines last week - not only in Germany. He warned against wearing the kippa in public. Well, most German Jews weren’t...
Jul 15, 2014, 5:20 PM
Jewish Germany and Operation Protective Edge
Jewish Germany is like Hawaii. On the surface, everything is excellent and sunny. You can spend a marvelous time. The place is almost a paradise. But beneath the surface is a constant flow of lava and the crust of...
Jun 2, 2014, 5:25 PM
Notes from the (German) Galut: Politics and Synagogues
A German Synagogue. Shabbat-morning. The Gabbai looks at me expectantly. This is a new community and synagogue for me, so I do not know anyone. But I am up on the Bimah, in front of the worshipping masses. Worshipping masses means:...
Chajm is a writer, blogger, and resident of the German Ruhr district; publisher of the German Jewish website talmud.de. Some of his articles are published in a German-Jewish weekly.