Irina A. had allegedly had been involved in inventing a “sex-mob” story of mass rape and abuse by “foreigners” on New Year’s eve 2017 in Frankfurt.
Some of them are modern, some of them are restored from centuries past. All of them are beautiful.
The umbrella group representing the Jewish community of Frankfurt is distancing itself from the city’s Chabad-Lubavitch chapter following a series of alleged instances of “disrespect” shown against local non-Chabad rabbis.
German scholars believe that a large candelabrum in a cathedral in Erfurt was originally a Torah stand made for a local synagogue in the 13th century.
A kosher butcher in Frankfurt, Germany, admitted in court that he sold doctored tons of non-kosher meat for years as glatt kosher.
Frankfurt’s Jewish community has dropped out of the city’s interfaith “Council of Religions” due to anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements by local Islamic leaders.
With the slogan “Judith Butler renounce the Adorno Prize,” Jewish and non-Jewish protesters claim that the fundamental issue behind their protest is the anti-Semitism displayed by the city of Frankfurt when granting the 50.000 euro Adorno Prize to Jewish-American philosopher Judith Butler. The Central Council of Jews in Germany has strongly criticized the awarding of the Adorno Prize to Judith Butler because, they say, she is acting against Israel by supporting the boycott, divestment and international sanctions campaign against Israel, and that although Judith Butler has disassociated herself from Hamas and Hezbollah’s violence, she has stress the importance of understanding them as social movements that are progressive and part of the global left. The City of Frankfurt claims that with Judith Butler one of the most significant thinkers of our times in the field of moral philosophy is honored. Does the Adorno Prize jury know that at the same time they honor a major protagonist of an academic and cultural boycott of Israel? In remembrance of Theodor Adorno, a Frankfurt philosopher and art critic, this award serves to acknowledge outstanding performances in the fields of music, theatre, film and philosophy as in the case of Judith Butler. Judith Butler has reacted to the criticisms of Anti-Semitism by saying: “The accusations against me that I support Hamas and Hezbollah are not true, that I support the boycott, divestment and international sanctions campaign against …
The grand finale of the Jewish Cultural Week in Frankfurt is a live concert with David Broza, an Israeli singer who travels the world singing in English, Hebrew and Spanish. With his flamenco-tinged, folk-rock melodies, his keen talent for breathing musical life into sensual snippets of poetry, David Broza has many loyal fans in Germany and around the world who like to see him in the middle of the stage with his passion for music and a longing for peace. Nearly 35 years after ‘Yihye Tov’ - ‘Things will be Better’ - launched his singing career, David Broza has not slowed down his pursuit of peace, poetry and music. An activist who is committed to several humanitarian causes, David Broza was appointed a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. His song “Together” - co-written with Ramsey McLean - was the theme song for the UNICEF 50th anniversary celebration in more than 148 countries. Wilson Ruiz, Jewish News One, Germany.
Chutzpah is the best known Yiddish word. It is used by Jews and non-Jews alike to describe someone who has a lot of courage and arrogance. About 100 years ago Yiddish was spoken by 8 to 9 million people around the world. Today Yiddish is alive with more than a million speakers worldwide and a revival of interest in this ancient Jewish language. To keep Yiddish as a living language there are dozens of Yiddish clubs around the world. In Frankfurt the Yiddish Club provides a venue to explore and cherish Yiddish Culture, enjoy cultural opportunities relating to Yiddish language and literature, and offers young people in-depth Yiddish learning opportunities. Today more Yiddish material is available to everyone than ever before. There is an up-to-date Wikipedia in Yiddish available to everyone in the world, there is a search-engine in Yiddish available to everyone who wants to find Yiddish texts, there are computer programs that can write and read Yiddish. There are also books, periodicals, magazines, comic books and even a Yiddish-English- dictionary. A language exists to enable us to communicate with as many people as possible, but in the case of Yiddish it also tells people who you are. Wilson Ruiz, Jewish News One, Germany.
When in the spring of 2012 Peter Feldmann ran for Mayor of Frankfurt, as a candidate of the center-left Social Democrat Party, he ran on a platform that advocated social reform, democracy and citizen participation. Now as the mayor of Frankfurt, and through public forums, Peter Feldmann is encouraging the organized participation of citizens in government, and seeking to make government more accountable and responsive. Since taking office on July 1st Mayor Feldmann already has held two public forums. The first introduced a dialogue about the social responsibility of the financial system in today’s society; while the second examined the state of public housing in Frankfurt today and discussed policy changes that would offer more affordable public housing over the next decade. Peter Feldmann was considered as a true democrat and social reformer long before he became Mayor of Frankfurt. In 2007, as a Frankfurt city councilor, he set up the “Caucus of Jewish Social Democrats” a new Jewish group within Germany’s centre-left Social Democratic Party. It was the first such organization within a major German party since the Nazi takeover in 1933. Through public forums, where he meets the citizens of Frankfurt face-to-face, Mayor Peter Feldmann is helping to develop political participation and to promote active citizenship. Wilson Ruiz, Jewish News One, Frankfurt.