council meets | Jewish General

The Council of the Central Council of Jews is meeting in Frankfurt am Main this Sunday. The highest decision-making body of the Central Council meets once a year, adopts the budget and discusses current and fundamental issues of the Jewish community in Germany. Every four years, the council elects three members to the executive committee […]

Last Refuge Israel | Jewish General

Israel’s former and future Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces major challenges, including in foreign policy. His new government will have to come up with a new strategy regarding Russia’s war of annihilation against Ukraine. More than six million Ukrainians have already become refugees. The Jewish communities in Ukraine are also bleeding dry. Many Jews are […]

German bishops spoke to Pope about Cardinal Woelki | North Rhine-Westphalia

During their visit to the Vatican, German bishops pointed out to Pope Francis the burden of uncertainty in the case of Cologne Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki. “It was made very clear that the situation in the archdiocese is becoming increasingly unbearable, including for the archbishop,” said the chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference (DBK), Georg […]

victories and defeats | Jewish General

Anyone who gets 175,484 votes in the House of Representatives elections in Vermont, a state with just 645,000 inhabitants, can speak of a great success. Democrat Becca Balint received more than twice as many votes as her competitor Liam Madden and gets Vermont’s only seat in the lower house of Congress with 61.7 percent. That’s […]

After the terrorist attack in Istanbul

Following Sunday’s attack in central Istanbul, Israelis in the city have been advised “to stay in their hotels until the situation becomes clearer.” As reported by Israeli media, they should listen to the Turkish authorities. ARRESTS An explosion in the busy Istiklal shopping street in the European part of the Turkish city killed six people […]

Jewish community honors Borussia CEO Watzke

The Jewish community in Düsseldorf honors the managing director of Borussia Dortmund, Hans-Joachim Watzke (63), with the Josef Neuberger medal. Watzke received the award for his commitment and that of his association against anti-Semitism, the North Rhine-Westphalian State Chancellery announced on Monday in Düsseldorf. The award ceremony will take place on Thursday at 7.30 p.m. […]

Mourning for Anne Frank’s best friend

One of Anne Frank’s best friends is dead. Hannah Pick-Goslar (“Hanneli”), a survivor of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, died at the age of 93, according to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam on Friday evening. The two girls had known each other since kindergarten, it was said. On June 14, 1942, Anne Frank wrote in […]