Germany gets 1st military rabbi in over a century


BERLIN (AP) — The German military got its first rabbi in over a century Monday, with the inauguration to the post of Hungarian-born Zsolt Balla at a synagogue in Leipzig. The German government in 2019 approved a proposal by the Central Council of Jews to restore religious counseling for Jews serving in the armed forces. … Read more

“In the Heights” is more Jewish than it seems


I am not a movie critic. But, I will tell you this. “In the Heights” is going to be the movie of the summer. Even though I am not in the Oscar-prediction business, I fully expect this movie to walk away with all sorts of awards. If it were only that we are grateful to … Read more