At a time when Germany boasts the fastest growing Jewish community in the world, Jewish Voice from Germany focuses on the long, complex, and sensitive connection between the country and its Jewish citizens who were “Germans” until the Nuremberg Laws of 1935 turned them into “Jews.” 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.
Please join Leo Baeck Institute for the American debut of this very important journalistic initiative that has received widespread acclaim from diplomats, policymakers, historians, and readers around the world. German Consul General in New York Busso von Alvensleben will also make remarks.
Dr. Rafael Seligmann, Publisher Jewish Voice from Germany
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 Spiegel, Bild, Die Welt, and taz. Born 1947 in Tel Aviv, he moved to Germany with his family at the age of 10. He founded Jewish Voice from Germany in 2012.