Picture of Toby Axelrod, JTA

Toby Axelrod, JTA

A Healer Returns

niel Libeskind is coming back to New York to help heal the wounds created on Sept. 11. He won\’t be working with words or medicine but with stone, cement, glass and steel.

An Appeal for Help

Floodwaters have forced some 150 Jewish immigrant families to evacuate their refugee home in Dresden.

Parents Want Proof

The parents of Israeli soldiers kidnapped a year ago by Hezbollah are asking the World Jewish Congress (WJC) to help press their case.

A Historic Change

History is in the making this fall in Germany with the opening of three new Jewish schools for adults.

Out of the Dustbin

These people are among the tens of thousands of Jews who, instead of going to Israel, caught the wave of freedom that swept the former Soviet Union after the fall of communism and rode it into the land they always associated with Hitler and death camps.

Berlin’s Jewish Museum

Michael Cullen wants people to search their attics and basements for documents, photos, paintings, you name it — photocopies are acceptable. If something is valuable, like a painting, the museum will consider purchasing it.


\”Where was God during the Holocaust?\” For a moment, there was silence. Three Los Angeles rabbis sat before a group of German theology students in the Berliner Dom church, waiting for their answer. \”It is a question many Jews have asked,\” said Rabbi Lawrence Goldmark, 55, president of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California, during a recent German-government-sponsored visit. \”Have you confronted this question yourselves?\”


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