Mixed Feelings Over Outcome of Mayoral Election in Nordhausen, Germany

The Jewish State Community of Thuringia has mixed feelings about Sunday’s mayoral election in Nordhausen. The confirmation of the non-party Kai Buchmann in office is gratifying, said the chairman of the regional community, Reinhard Schramm, to the Evangelical Press Service (epd). But an approval rating of 45 percent for the right-wing extremist AfD is frightening […]

Alarming Increase in Smoking Among Young People in Israel

SmokeA report from the Ministry of Health in Jerusalem reveals alarming trends in smoking habits among young people in Israel. The study, which summarizes the year 2022, shows an increase in the proportion of boys and girls who smoke by more than four percent in three years. Of particular concern is data showing that three […]

Massive Protests Escalate Against Israel’s Controversial Judicial Reform

More than 100,000 people demonstrated again on Saturday evening in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv against the right-wing religious government’s judicial reform. People also took to the streets again in other cities. The protests have been going on for 38 weeks. A huge banner with a red background that demonstrators carried in Tel […]

Kol Nidre for unbelievers | Jewish General

Years ago I had a non-Jewish friend who was from Eastern Europe. When our relationship was several months old and therefore stable enough to withstand even mild criticism, one day I asked my lover about something that I had noticed: When she prepared meat dishes, they were always a little too salty. This, she explained […]

Controversial Film Documentaries Compete for Attention Ahead of Sebastian Kurz Trial

A month before the trial against Sebastian Kurz, no fewer than three film documentaries about the former Austrian Chancellor are vying for the audience’s attention. The documentary “Project Ballhausplatz – The Rise and Fall of Sebastian Kurz”, which was released in Austrian cinemas, comes from director Kurt Langbein, who sees the former head of the […]

Archaeologists Uncover Second Jewish Temple Quarry and Tool Production Site in West Bank

Israeli archaeologists have discovered remains of a quarry from the Second Jewish Temple period during road construction work in the West Bank. They also found the remains of a production site for stone tools, as the Israeli Coordination Center for Government Activities in the Occupied Territories (COGAT) announced on social networks. A similar tool-making facility […]