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5773 – Shana Tova!!!

Sorry, no new Show this year :( But soon Mendelssohn X will be “on air” again :-)) Best Wishes for YOU and YOUR beloved ones!

 

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FÜR TOLERANZ UND FREIHEIT! FOR INCLUSION AND FREEDOM!

VERUSCHKA / BETTINA ZIMMERMANN

DUNJA HAYALI / CLEMENS SCHICK (INITIATOR)

FÜR TOLERANZ UND FREIHEIT!

WIR DEMONSTRIEREN GEGEN INTOLERANZ UND
DISKRIMINIERUNG!

BERLIN LEBT
DURCH UNTERSCHIEDLICHE RELIGIONEN
DURCH BÜRGER UNTERSCHIEDLICHER HERKUNFT
DURCH LESBEN, SCHWULE UND HETEROSEXUELLE

BERLIN LEBT DURCH SEINE VIELFALT!

ES IST EIN GROSSES GLÜCK, DASS DIE JÜDISCHE GEMEINDE IN BERLIN WIEDER WÄCHST.

ES IST GUT UND WICHTIG, DAS IMMER MEHR JUDEN BERLIN BESUCHEN.

WIR WOLLEN EIN ZEICHEN SETZEN UND UNS SOLIDARISIEREN MIT DEN JÜDISCHEN BERLINERN.

BERLIN BRAUCHT SEINE UNTERSCHIEDLICHEN LEBENSFORMEN!

FOR INCLUSION AND FREEDOM!

We demonstrate against intolerance and discrimination.

Berlin lives
through various religion representatives,
through citizens from different backgrounds,
through lesbians, homosexuals and heterosexuals.

Berlin lives through its prolific diversity!

We are fortunate that the jewish community has chosen to return to Berlin!

It is our privilege that more and more jewish people visit Berlin!

We are making a gesture of solidarity towards the jewish berliners!

Berlin needs its multiplicity!

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Thoughts on the Antisemitic attack in Berlin-Schöneberg

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4274746,00.html

“A rabbi was attacked by four youths on Wednesday as he was walking with his six-year-old daughter on a Berlin street, police in the German capital reported.

The rabbi (53), who was dressed in traditional attire, was confronted by the youths, reportedly of Arab origin, in the German city’s western Schöneberg neighborhood. “Are you a Jew,” they asked him, and then proceeded to attack him. He was admitted to a hospital with head wounds. Police said the assailants insulted the rabbi’s religion and his mother, and also threatened the kill his daughter before fleeing the scene.”

 

Berlin is flourishing. And Jewish Berlin is flourishing, too. What´s not flourishing is Jewish Berlin, when the Jews are recognizable as Jews. Sounds strange? But that´s how it seems, Berlin is the place where everyone fits in, especially cosmopolitan Jews, but not the Jew with a Kipa. The society doesn´t feel too-Jewish needs outside of holocaust movies. Germany is doing a great effort, but it cannot hide the fact, that now it is not the 1990s anymore, and the wish to keep things calm is stronger than to make the additional effort of pushing certain values through in its streets, no matter what. In which country did force ever work in issues like this? Jews can only be protected from Nazis. That makes sense. But the kind of aggression that happened yesterday is just not metaphysically rehearsed. Indeed, the human rights crowd desperately tries to protect Jews – from circumcision. Life happens only inside the bureaucracy here, not in the streets. Next week there is supposed to be a big festival for integration at the very place where the attack took place. But the irony is that this festival is already planned since weeks. Berlin is the carneval of cultures, but this carneval becomes more and more similar to the Olympic Games 1972. Jews are welcome in the audience, but not with an own team. READ MORE

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That’s it, I’m becoming haredi

That’s it, I’m becoming haredi.

I’ve always been told that I have a Jewish neshoyma, and I think it’s time to bring it out of its hiding place, deep within my secular chest, out into the open. I’ve often spoken to God, wherever and whenever I found the time and need to. But now I can talk to him at fixed times, and at fixed locations, with the right words, legitimately, not, you know, on the fly, as I’ve been doing.

I’ve spoken to my wife about it [probably the last time I'll do this now] and we both agree that it makes perfect spiritual and financial sense for both of us to become ultra-Orthodox and raise our children frum. Lots of little frum children. She’s happy to spend the next 15 years of her life going from pregnancy to pregnancy, really she is.

The truth is that we can longer afford to remain secular. READ MORE

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Hava, nagila hava, nagila…….

“Nagila” usw., mit a Bissel “hava” davor, so singt man schon seit Generationen und weiß nicht was dieses “nagila” heißt, wenn man des Hebräischen nicht mächtig ist, oder es nur ungenügend radebrecht wie so viele diasporische Pseudoexilanten obskurer Einwanderungsimpotenz. Aber man spricht Iwrith, jedoch nur mit Punkten, aber zum Tourismus und Falaffel und Miets Tapusim bestellen reichts ja.

Ja, also, was heißt denn nun “nagila” in “Hava nagila hava nagila hava, nagila wäh nismecha”.

Ich jedenfalls, habe mich ein langes Leben lang nicht darum gekümmert und nach dem Motto: Wes Brot ich ess, des Lied ich sing, fleißig darauflosgebrummt und wars zufrieden. Kundige Philologen der israelitischen Sprache kenne ich so manchen, also zwei, aber gefragt habe ich bisher nicht einen einzigen.

Warum ich jetzt aufsässig wurde und nicht mehr dieses Wort singen will, ohne seine Bedeutung zu kennen, weiß ich nicht, und was mich geritten hat im Wörterbuch nachzusehen ist mir egal. Na klar weiß ich, dass dieses Lied fröhlich ist und zum Tanzen anregt, zur Horah, dem notorischen isralischen Rundtanz, also wird dieses “nagila” ganz zu schweigen von dem “hava” oder dem noch ominöseren “neranena” wahrscheinlich irgendwas mit freuen, jubeln, frohlocken und glücklich sein zu tun haben, wie es auch in Übersetzungen im Internet zu lesen ist, hie und da, was ja nahe liegend erscheint.

Aber

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If Israel strikes Iran alone, she will stay alone

I think that if we do this alone we’ll dig ourselves into a hole we won’t know how to get out of
I think that if we do this alone we risk the alliance with our only true friend in the world – a superpower at that.
If we do this alone at a time when the entire Arab world is in flux we’ll be playing into the hands of the Arab street
Forget what the rulers say in private [that they would love us to hit Iran]
The street will be turned against us by those very same Arab rulers who privately hope we go it alone. That way they get to see their two main enemies bloody each other: Israel and the Shiite Iran.
If we do this alone, the Arab states will get their own nuclear weapons, and they’ll blame our aggression for it, not the Iranians.
If we do this alone we’ll take the heat off Bashar Assad – at a critical moment in time – just as the world is focused squarely on his barbarity
If we do this alone we’ll go to war with Hezbollah, Iran and possibly Syria. READ MORE

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ANDY WARHOL 10 Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century! To honor Warhol on his birthday today, August 6th!

Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century:

Warhol became fascinated with a group of influential Jewish figures – a pantheon of great thinkers, politicians, performers, musicians and writers including French actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923); the first Jewish judge of the United States Supreme Court, Louis Brandeis (1856-1941); renowned philosopher and educator Martin Buber (1878-1965); the theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein (1897-1955), widely regarded as the greatest scientist of the twentieth century; the hugely influential founder of the psychoanalytic school of psychology, Sigmund Freud (1856-1939); vaudeville, stage and film comedians, the Marx Brothers: Chico (1887-1961), Groucho (1890-1977), and Harpo (1888-1964); Israelís fourth Prime Minister and one of the founders of the State of Israel, Golda Meir (1898-1978); distinguished American composer George Gershwin (1898-1937); the eminent novelist, Franz Kafka (1883-1924); and avant-garde American writer, poet and playwright Gertrude Stein (1874-1946). The collective achievements of this group changed the course of the twentieth century and may be said to have influenced every aspect of human experience.

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Noch nicht gesehen? Dann ab ins Kino Oma & Bella gucken

ZDF – FILMTIPP OMA & BELLA

 

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sounds familiar!

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LANA DEL REY – BORN TO DIE (KYLE RAPPS & DIWON REMIX)

Media darling Lana Del Rey undergoes a facelift to her exalted album titled single “Born To Die,” by the emcee/producer duo of Kyle Rapps and Diwon. Originally consisting of haunting string quartets and weighty percussion, Diwon’s production overhaul adds a sampled violin progression coupled with a “golden era” influenced drum track. Lyrically, Rapps takes a walk on the wild side with verses that detail both his drive towards success while confronting a past checkered by substance abuse. “Rap was criminal music before it got pretentious, son I’m not a profit, I just like to drop a gem inside a sentence.”
world premiere on PIGEONS & PLANES.

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