First Rabbis Ordained in Germany Since Holocaust

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  1. David says:

    Being a follower of some German/Jewish customs, I too was excited when first seeing this headline.
    My heart sank when I saw the picture of the “Classically Reform” rabbi.
    Bare-headed, black-robed, and wearing a micro-tallis that seemed to immitate a priests vestaments. I’m not even 100% sure that there were tzitzis on it.

  2. Ahron says:

    I am truly mystified as to why there are any Jews today who continue to reside in Germany. I am open to suggestions.

  3. mycroft says:

    Reading your critique of Abraham Geiger reminded of his one time good friend R. Samson Raphael Hirsch ZT”L (SRH)
    SRH was a great believer in German culture-he gave a sermon commemorating Schiller’s birthday. SRH is probably the father of modern religious anti-Zionism. In truth-it is possible that the Agudah while nominally founded a couple of years after the Mizrachi to oppose the Mizrachi-really is the spiritual successor of a German Jewish organization founded by R. Hirsch. Thus, of course Rosenheim and Breuer-SRH’s son-in-law led the Agudah in its first decades.
    Of note is the Hirschian community had a higher rateof casualties in WW 1-than the general German community. Of course, that didn’t stop German leadders from claiming during WW 1 that Jews are avoiding their duty tio the fatherland.
    BTW-I believe that there 4 people who expect to recieve an Orthodox smicha-it should be redundant Orthodox and Smicha-but words can be misused. in Germany in the next year.

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