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  • Behind the Headlines the Jews of Denmark

    The country’s youngest Jewish organization, established by the Chief Rabbi last year, is the Society for Danish Jewish History, which sponsored its second Nordic Congress on Judaica June 14-17. The opening setting was the Jewish Department in the Royal Library, but most of the sessions were held at the community’s central address, a large, renovated… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines the Jews of Denmark

    Services in the Synagogue in Copenhagen “follows the Orthodox ritual” and all “institutions of the community are conducted in accordance with the strict requirements of Jewish traditional law,” to quote the Synagogue brochure. A smaller congregation (of about 35 families) and described in the Jewish Tourist Guide as “a very observant, Aguda-like community” is also… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines the Jews of Denmark

    The House of David in Denmark is not only small, and getting smaller, but it is now a house divided. In mid-June, a serious split in the governing council of the official Jewish Community of Denmark hardened into open confrontation, with the struggle rating attention even in the general Danish media. By a 4-3 vote,… More ▸

  • Loeb May Be Next Envoy to Denmark

    John Loeb, Jr., a New York investment banker and a member of one of America’s most prominent Jewish families, has been selected by President Reagan to be his Ambassador to Denmark, White House sources have disclosed. Loeb has been actively associated with prominent Republican candidates over the years and was an advisor to Nelson Rockefeller… More ▸

  • Appeal Rescues Books of Judaica for Royal Library in Copenhagen

    More than 1000 Hebrew and Yiddish books have been contributed to the Hebraica and Judaica collections of the Royal Library of Denmark in Copenhagen as the result of a campaign sponsored jointly by the Jewish Daily Forward and Scandinavian Airlines, it was announced here. The Copenhagen collections are among the most important in Europe and… More ▸