Orthodox Life Blossoms in Berlin

Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, September 30, 2016 Melave Malka - post-Shabbat celebration 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. She also experienced anti-Semitism in the form of social slights from colleagues she described as “liberal” Germans. “Our first thought was to go to Israel,” the Italian-born Merlini said in an interview in Hebrew over the phone in [...]

2016-10-12T20:33:48+02:00 October 12th, 2016|