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

Oops, he did it again!

Move over Gal Gadot, Israel may soon boast an Israeli-made wonderman. Asaf Goren’s superhuman abs have gotten the attention of Britney Spears – and her giggling girlfriends. In her new video, “Make Me,” the queen of pop and her girlie pals taunt a hottie into bringing his hottie friends to an audition. Petah Tikva native Asaf Goren, 25, was one of them.

Continue Reading September 29, 2016

The rise of Germany’s new right-wing party

Do Jews belong to Germany? “Absolutely,” he said. “In 1933, we had 500,000 Jewish Germans in Germany, and now we have 5 million Islamic people, and now we have to make a bill. How many Nobel prizes, and how many doctors, professors and artists were from those 500,000 Jews compared to the 5 million Muslims?”

Continue Reading September 2, 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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