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  • German city juggles challenges, benefits of Russian Jewish immigration

    The arrival in Germany of some 90,000 Russian Jewish immigrants over the last 20 years has enabled an astonishing rejuvenation of Jewish life in Germany, but also handed German Jews the challenge of integrating a culturally and linguistically distinct group that generally lacks Jewish knowledge and an understanding of democratic norms. More ▸

  • Can German Jewry sustain boost from Russian immigrants?

    While the immigration from the former Soviet Union has transformed Germany’s Jewish community, it also has brought with it the need for more rabbis, outreach to unaffiliated Jews and questions about how to deal with those who are not halachically Jewish but who want to be part of the Jewish community. More ▸