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.
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.
July 11, 2012 7:06pm
Europe’s main Orthodox rabbinical body is urging Jews in Germany to uphold the commandment to circumcise newborn sons, despite a court ruling in Germany that said circumcising young boys could be considered a criminal act.
July 6, 2012 2:56pm
The European Jewish Congress is demanding a more proactive response to the recent escalation in anti-Semitic attacks around Europe.
June 29, 2012 6:03pm
The president of the Austrian parliament announced that the country can prepare to close its fund for victims of the Nazis.
June 27, 2012 3:43pm
Germany’s top Jewish leader called on the federal Parliament “to ensure religious freedom” following a Cologne court ruling that said circumcising young boys on religious grounds amounts to grievous bodily harm.