is JTA's correspondent for Germany, Switzerland and Austria. A former assistant director of the American Jewish Committee's Berlin office, she has also worked as staff writer and editor at the New York Jewish Week. She has won numerous awards from the New York Press Association and the American Jewish Press Association. She has published books on Holocaust history for teen-agers.
September 10, 2012 2:44pm
Jews and Muslims in Berlin demonstrated for the right to carry out ritual circumcisions, a right that has been endangered in Germany.
September 6, 2012 5:32pm
Protest is mounting against plans by the city of Frankfurt to honor Jewish-American scholar Judith Butler, a staunch critic of Israel.
September 6, 2012 2:21pm
The head of Germany’s Jewish community at a memorial ceremony for the Munich 11 lamented the “icy coldness” of the International Olympic Committee in refusing to mark the 40th anniversary of the massacre.
September 4, 2012 3:48pm
A second anti-Semitic attack in Berlin within a week has prompted the launch of a state police investigation.
August 24, 2012 3:50pm
Germany’s main Jewish body has announced its intention to institutionalize the training of mohels, or ritual circumcisers.
August 21, 2012 8:22pm
A court in Bavaria is considering criminal charges of committing bodily harm against a local rabbi, in the first known case to arise from an anti-circumcision ruling in May.
August 14, 2012 9:59pm
A European rabbinical group is protesting a mobile app of the notorious anti-Semitic text “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”
July 19, 2012 7:30pm
Germany’s parliament called on the government to step in to protect the right to religious-based circumcision of boys, as long as it is done by a medically qualified practitioner who avoids inflicting pain.
July 16, 2012 9:13pm
German Jews, Muslims and physicians are seeking clarity on a court ruling that non-medical circumcision is criminal.
July 13, 2012 12:49pm
Germany’s Jews and Muslims will not be punished for breaking a new law against performing circumcisions on young boys.