Germany’s military appoints first rabbi since before Holocaust
27 June 2021 | 11:19 am
At a time of frequent reports of right-wing extremism within the military and rising antisemitism in German society, the reestablishment of Jewish military chaplaincy is a clear statement, 76 years after the end of WWII.
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