“Memorial of a Glorious Past”

The central synagogue in Aleppo was considered one of the oldest used synagogues in the world – until it fell victim to a pogrom on December 1, 1947, 1,500 years later. And now, Israeli documentary filmmakers from “Micha Film” and the Berlin studio “High Road Stories” have almost made it to the church again. The … Read more

Israeli Leipzig: “Germany does not want to know anything about the reality of our lives”

It was a moment of bittersweet optimism: at the Catholicentage in Stuttgart, at a panel discussion about Israel’s separation wall in the West Bank. Fadi Qur’an, a Palestinian activist with the international network Avaaz, spoke. “Here we are Palestinian, Israeli, Jew and German, and we all advocate similar values, and we all talk about a … Read more

Israeli Leipzig: “Germany does not want to know anything about the reality of our lives”

It was a moment of bittersweet optimism: at the Catholicentage in Stuttgart, at a panel discussion on Israel’s separation wall in the West Bank. Fadi Qur’an, a Palestinian activist with the international network Avaaz, spoke. “Here we are Palestinian, Israeli, Jew and German, and we all advocate similar values, and we all talk about a … Read more

Dystopia, nostalgia and fighter planes | the jewish general

More than two years after the pandemic, the show on Croisette seemed like an evocation of the art house cinema. It was the old hands of the film industry that presented their new productions here. Including David Cronenberg, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Ethan Coen. The Ukraine war overshadowed the Cannes Film Festival. The organizers had … Read more

Theater on the ship | the jewish general

No one can bypass this ship, it looks very attractive and powerful. It is 67 meters long and eight meters wide on the quayside of Spandau harbor. There was a big rush last Monday night – the Jewish theater ship MS Goldberg was there with the world premiere of Armin Petras. the singer Based on … Read more

lost forever | the jewish general

Ending the war in Ukraine seems a long way off, and it’s hard to imagine how much damage Russian forces have done over the past three months. The Ukrainian economy can certainly be restored within years with the help of the international community, and the destroyed cities will be rebuilt. Among the Ukrainian infrastructure damaged … Read more

Do not be afraid of fear

Can you sleep peacefully in the face of the horrific war in Ukraine, or do you fear the escalation of an uncontrollable escalation that could end in a nuclear war? If so, you are not alone. Fear is spreading in Germany. The war in Ukraine has severely shaken people’s enthusiasm for life and confidence in … Read more

“I’m at home in Leipzig”

Mr. Kaufman, you are an author, cabaret artist and actor – which artistic role would you prefer or would you like to see yourself in and why?I try to approach all the activities I do from one basic aspect: trying to stay like a penetrable human being and never become indifferent. This in turn helps … Read more

zeitgeist, bread and knives | the jewish general

Bayern 3’s broadcaster states: “We have beautiful language. So beautiful that the British and Americans use it and borrow kind words. They include Zeitgeist, Kitsch, abseil, Wunderkind, Gesundheit, yodel, Eiertanz (used by US editors in 2011 to express Germany’s hesitant position on the euro crisis), bust, and Schnapps (written with two “p” “!) (which is … Read more

History – Israel demands apology for comparing Lavrov to Nazism – Wikipedia

Tel Aviv/Moscow (dpa) – A Nazi comparison with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with reference to the Ukraine war has sparked outrage, especially in Israel. The government in Jerusalem demanded an apology, and the Foreign Ministry summoned Russian Ambassador Anatoly Viktorov for a meeting on Monday. Lavrov also caused terror in Kyiv and Berlin. On … Read more