Start-up Berlin

Jerusalem Post, Metro Cover Story, November 17, 2016 For the PDF print version, click here To read online, click here (full access to Jpost subscribers) BERLIN – The Mindspace open kitchen, well-stocked with jars of colorful teas, a fancy coffeemaker and microwave, looks just like the one at Mindspace Tel Aviv. Even the array of

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Team Trump Pulls Tense Jerusalem All-nighter

Jewish Journal, November 11, 2016 An hour before the initial election results came in, attorney Marc Zell, co-chairman of Republicans Overseas Israel, took out a chart of American states and crunched numbers. He predicted Donald Trump would take Kentucky, Indiana, Georgia and South Carolina — that’s 44 electoral votes. “If Georgia is too close to

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Orthodox Life Blossoms in Berlin

Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, September 30, 2016 A few years ago, Yael Merlini wasn’t sure she and her family could stay in Germany. Her children, ages 7, 11 and 15, were the only Jews in their school in Giessen, a town near Frankfurt. The Jewish population numbered fewer than 400, mostly elderly Russian Jews.

Continue Reading October 12, 2016


Der Holocaust Ist Vorbei

September 26, 2016 The following is a translation of Orit’s Jerusalem Post op-ed, “The Holocaust is Over” published in the blog of Boldt Andreas. Der Holocaust ist vorbei. Ich maße mir nicht an, diese kühne  Behauptung aufzustellen, denn wenn ich sie wirklich vertreten würde, wäre mein Hintergrund als Enkelin eines Holocaustüberlebenden irrelevant und kein Jude

Monday, August 8, 2016

The Holocaust Is Over (Op-Ed)

The Holocaust is over. I have no authority to make this bold claim, for if I were to believe it then my background as the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors on my father’s side would be irrelevant, and no Jew directly victimized by the Holocaust would have any increased moral standing in commenting on the place of Holocaust memorial in today’s society.

Monday, August 8, 2016


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