God revealed two Torahs to Moses at Mount Sinai. Not only the Torah in the sense of the Hebrew Bible i.e. the “written Torah,” but an “oral Torah” was also revealed.
The number of Jewish fundamentalists trying to dominate sections of public life is on the rise. But as Rabbi Dr. Walter Homolka points out, freedom of religion is an essential Jewish virtue. Progressive Jews must defend the conviction that there is more than one truth within Judaism – and outside of Judaism.
A Catholic Bishop sends his best wishes to Jews in Germany and all over the world on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah. He believes, that Rosh Hashanah can unite Christians and Jews. Jaschke also says, what he thinks about the security measures Jews in Germany have to face
A Jewish trauma and a holiday
The story goes that Napoleon Bonaparte traveled through the Jewish section of a city in Russia on Tisha B’Av. He rode by a synagogue, where he heard people wailing and crying. Napoleon turned to the bereft [...]