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Meet the Berlin Synagogue Cantor Who Claims There Are Too Many Jews in Germany

A woman cantor in a progressive Berlin congregation, Avitall Gerstetter’s contention, published in a national paper, that too many Germans want to be Jews is paranoid, xenophobic and bitterly ironic

Nava Anne Grant
Nava Anne Grant
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Nava Anne Grant
Nava Anne Grant

I found myself heartbroken to read a piece in the German daily Die Welt last week. Written by Avitall Gerstetter, an ordained cantor in the liberal stream of Renewal Judaism, the article argues that too many people are converting to Judaism in Germany, and that these converts are threatening the tradition.

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