Chag Shavuot sameach

May 30, 2017

to all friends and members

a happy and healthy

“Feast of Weeks”

חג השבועות

חנה טאוזענדפעלס

Light the Candles

May 29, 2017

מנורת אוגסבורג להדליק הנרות

painting by Chana Tausendfels 12.12.12

תהילים 131 ו134

Remembering Paul Ben Chaim in Augsburg

May 25, 2017

פאול בן חיים

Memorial Plate for Paul Ben Chaim in Augsburg

Although (due to the inscription) one might think that Paul actually was playing under the archway, he from 1924 to 1931 of course worked in the neighboring city theater, which some years later was significantly changed in structure according to plans of Adolf Hitler. For some reason the memorial inscription for Paul Ben Chaim was not placed at the theater proper. At the passage where the plate hangs for some decades, it of course is hardly noticed by anybody. Since 2010 there is a “Paul Ben Haim Weg” in Augsburg-Oberhausen, a walk along the western shore of river Wertach, where there are no houses and therefore no postal address.

Read here on the reasoning and request for the naming (German) of the Paul Ben Chaim Weg in late 2009.

שלושה שירים ללא מילים

Augsburg Judenberg 2017

May 22, 2017

Nach langen Bauarbeiten ist er nun wieder einsehbar, bald vielleicht auch wieder begehbar, der Augsburger Judenberg, die letzte namentliche Erinnerung an die mittelalterlichen Juden der Reichstadt.

Augsburg Judenberg 2017

Stolpersteine in Augsburg: Christian Lossa – Ernst Lossa

May 21, 2017

: zwei weitere in Augsburg unlängst verlegte “Stolpersteine” findet man direkt vor dem Kaufhaus “Jung” Wertachstraße, bei der Wertachbrücke. Gewidmet wurden sie Christian Lossa und Ernst Lossa (Bericht aus Irsee aus dem Jahr 2010):

שטולפרשטיין באוגסבורג


פרשת בהר

May 19, 2017

Kommentar zum Wochenabschnitt der Tora:

Rabbiner Moshe Baumel – Paraschat Behar – פרשת בהר

Israelitische Gemeinde Basel

Israel – The Neighborhood Bully (Bob Dylan song)

May 16, 2017

Well, the neighborhood bully, he’s just one man

His enemies say he’s on their land

They got him outnumbered about a million to one

He got no place to escape to, no place to run

He’s the neighborhood bully.

The neighborhood bully he just lives to survive

He’s criticized and condemned for being alive

He’s not supposed to fight back, he’s supposed to have thick skin

He’s supposed to lay down and die when his door is kicked in

He’s the neighborhood bully.

The neighborhood bully been driven out of every land

He’s wandered the earth an exiled man

Seen his family scattered, his people hounded and torn

He’s always on trial for just being born

He’s the neighborhood bully.

Well, he knocked out a lynch mob, he was criticized

Old women condemned him, said he could apologize

Then he destroyed a bomb factory, nobody was glad

The bombs were meant for him. He was supposed to feel bad

He’s the neighborhood bully.

Well, the chances are against it, and the odds are slim

That he’ll live by the rules that the world makes for him

‘Cause there’s a noose at his neck and a gun at his back

And a licence to kill him is given out to every maniac

He’s the neighborhood bully.

Well, he got no allies to really speak of

What he gets he must pay for, he don’t get it out of love

He buys obsolete weapons and he won’t be denied

But no one sends flesh and blood to fight by his side

He’s the neighborhood bully.

Well, he’s surrounded by pacifists who all want peace

They pray for it nightly that the bloodshed must cease

Now, they wouldn’t hurt a fly. To hurt one they would weep

They lay and they wait for this bully to fall asleep

He’s the neighborhood bully.

Every empire that’s enslaved him is gone

Egypt and Rome, even the great Babylon

He’s made a garden of paradise in the desert sand

In bed with nobody, under no one’s command

He’s the neighborhood bully.