Friday, September 15, 2006

First rabbis ordained in Germany since Second World War

Daniel Alter, 47, of Germany; Thomas Cucera, 35, of the Czech Republic; and 38-year-old Malcolm Matitiani of South Africa were officially named rabbis Thursday during a ceremony in Dresden's synagogue, which was rebuilt after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

No rabbis have been ordained in Germany since the Nazis destroyed the College of Jewish Studies in Berlin in 1942, midway through Second World War.

Read it here.

As it has been said by people wiser than me: the best way to counter anti-semitism is for Jews to live as faithful Jews.

This is good news, indeed.

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