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.
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.
June 26, 2012 6:48pm
About 200 Jews are serving in the modern-day Germany army, a military that was remade in a democratic image following World War II.
June 17, 2012 8:08pm
Does “Mein Kampf” belong in German high schools? With Adolf Hitler’s book due to come in Germany in 2015 after decades under copyright protection that prevented its publication there, it’s a question that is being debated.
June 4, 2012 2:36pm
Germany’s top Jewish leader lashed out at the country’s national soccer team manager for failing to properly commemorate the Holocaust ahead of the Euro 2012 soccer championship games in Poland and Ukraine.
June 4, 2012 10:32am
One day after violent clashes erupted at a neo-Nazi march in Hamburg, Germany’s top Jewish leader urged Germans to declare their country “a fascist-free zone.”
May 31, 2012 11:34am
Visiting German President Joachim Gauck told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to show readiness to make a compromise on settlement building.
May 31, 2012 10:36am
A new center for Jewish studies was dedicated in Berlin, and a new center for training Conservative rabbis and cantors is expected to open in Germany in 2013.