'Jewish Voice from Germany' Makes American Debut at Leo Baeck Institute
At a time when Germany boasts the fastest-growing Jewish community in the world, the quarterly newspaper "Jewish Voice from Germany" focuses on the long, complex, and sensitive connection between Germany and its Jewish citizens.
Enlarge image Newspaper publisher and author Rafael Seligmann shows drafts of "Jewish Voice from Germany" on December 6, 2011. (© picture-alliance/dpa)
Today, there is a vibrant revival of Jewish life, diversity of Jewish opinion, and revitalization of an indissoluble link between Germany and Jews around the world. Rafael Seligmann captures the excitement, the pride, and the concerns of a new generation in the pages of "Jewish Voice from Germany," which he founded nearly one year ago.
The Leo Baeck Institute in New York and Seligmann will present the newspaper to an American audience on October 25. German Consul General in New York Busso von Alvensleben will also make remarks at this event, which is open to the general public.
Rafael Seligmann is the author of numerous novels that deal with the Jewish experience in post-war Germany as well as non-fiction books about German history and Israeli security policy. Since 1978, he has contributed commentary to leading German magazines and newspapers including Der Spiegel, Bild, Die Welt, and taz. Born in 1947 in Tel Aviv, he moved to Germany with his family at the age of 10.
Thursday, October 25, 2012, 6:00 PM
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