• Shliach: We Must Help Save the EU

    Rabbi Yehudah Teichtal, Chabad Shliach to Berlin and the Rabbi of the Jewish community in the German capital, was welcomed Yesterday, Tuesday, by Thomas Oppermann, parliamentary head of the German ‘Social Democratic Party’ (SDP), the second largest party in Germany, for an official meeting in his offices at the Bundestag • Full Story

    Rabbi Yehudah Teichtal, Chabad Shliach to Berlin and the Rabbi of the Jewish community in the German capital, was welcomed Yesterday, Tuesday, by Thomas Oppermann, parliamentary head of the German ‘Social Democratic Party’ (SDP), the second largest party in Germany, for an official meeting in his offices at the Bundestag. The two discussed the future of Europe and its Jewish communities, in light of the British referendum. Rabbi Teichtal told Oppermann that in his conversations with European rabbis and Jewish leaders he encourages them to take action and prevent any further breaking in the EU. “I call upon the leaders of all Jewish communities around Europe to do whatever they can and execute all of their influence, in order to prevent any other countries from leaving the EU.”

    During the meeting, Oppermann expressed his worries about the continent’s political future. “The EU means that people can move from one country to another and can settle down. If anyone believes that they should go back to their own nation and try to live for themselves, it is not the right way”. Oppermann later added that “We have to cooperate, we have to work together and we have to keep this European Union. We don’t want more ‘Brexit’s or “exits” so that the people of Europe will get the feeling that we have to defend our values, our democracy, our freedom and our welfare.”

    Later, Oppermann spoke of the importance of the relations between the Jewish communities and the EU. “It is also important to keep the EU in good constitution because it enables us to have Jewish life in every European country, that can develop from one country to another. Jewish life is a great enrichment to have in Europe, in Israel and all around the world”.

    “The establishment of the EU and the multi-cultural approach it symbolizes, contributes to the welfare of Europe’s Jewish communities”, said Rabbi Teichtal at the meeting, adding that “Therefore, the possibility of dismantling the EU and reverting back to nation states should worry all Jewish people around Europe… A strong European union is a paramount interest to the Jewish people of Europe in general and to Jewish people of Germany in particular.”

    The two also discussed the rising worries amongst Berlin’s Jewish community in the wake of the ‘Brexit’. “The Jewish community of Berlin views Britain’s decision to leave the EU with great concern”, Said Rabbi Teichtal. “It is a worrisome sign to the strengthening of nationalism and of Extreme right-wing parties and movements. The Jewish community in Berlin joins a great number of Jewish community leaders from all over Europe, who expressed their sorrow over the UK’s decision.”

    At the end of the meeting, Rabbi Teichtal thanked MP Oppermann for his support for the Jewish life. “I want to thank you for all you support of the Jewish life… I recognize your achievements, your dedication, and your care and I want to thank you in the name of the community here. I wish that god will give you great success in all your important work.”

    Earlier that day, speaking at the Bundestag, Oppermann turned to Chancellor Angella Merkel and urged her to carry the negotiations “as quickly as possible, in order to provide clarity. ’Years of stalemate’ will not serve Europe’s interests”, argued Oppermann. “We want fair negotiations and to continue deep and friendly relations with the United Kingdom. But there must be no rewards for nationalism and European hostility. If the message is at the end, that one can get rid of the liabilities, without losing the benefits, then there will soon be referendums everywhere”, the SPD politician said.

    46

    Tags:

    *Only proper comments will be allowed
  • Event Calendar

  • Tuesday, Oct 27th, Wedding – Shlome Wolvovsky – CH & Rochel Leah Matusof – Madison, WI @ Oholei Torah
  • Thursday Oct 29th Wedding: Devorah Bennish – Detroit & Mordechai Rubin – London @ Royalty House, MI
  • Sunday, Oct 25th, Sholli Miller – Chicago, IL & Batya Korf – Miami Beach, FL @ Bais Rivka 310 Crown Street
  • Thursday, Oct 22 Wedding: Chaim Boruch Bar-Chaim – CH & Shoshana Pimentelli – CH/TX @ Oholei Torah
  • Thursday, Oct 22 L’Chaim: Sruli Finck – CH & Chaya Mangel – Dayton, OH @ Chovevei Torah 885 Eastern Parkway
  • Tuesday, Oct 20th Wedding: Dovid Kaminetzky – Melbourne, AU & Chaya Okunov – Crown Heights @ Oholei Torah
  • Monday Oct 19 L’Chaim: Ari (Aaron) Levertov – Crown Heights & Debby Rabinowicz – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Choivevey Torah
  • Monday, Oct 19 2015 Wedding: Mendy Zippel – Salt Lake City, UT & Fraidy Shagalov – Crown Heights @ Oholei Torah
  • Sunday 18th Oct. L’Chaim: Chananya Niassoff – CH & Tzirl Brennan – CH @ Bais Rivkah Crown St
  • Sunday Oct 18th – Wedding: Mendy Edelman – Crown Heights & Sara Lozenik – Miami, FL @ Oholei Torah
  • bnos
  • Tehilim

  • Dov Chaim Ben Rivkah
  • Tzvi Hirsch Ben Guttel
  • Charna Alexandra bas Chana Esther
  • Ettie Bas Alte Miriam
  • Zissel Yehudis Bas Masha
  • Chaim Yosef Yitzchok Ben Sarah Elka
  • Devorah Bas Sarah
  • Boruch Ben Sarah
  • DovBer Ben Dina
  • Sender Ben Chaya Devorah
  • Lost and Found

  • Lost Men’s Heavy Black Winter Jacket Size Large in 770
  • Lost in 770 before Pesach, a black Bradley Jons long coat size 38R. No lining and no belt. Almost brand new! Please call zalman at 347-788-0749
  • Found black hats outside 770, behind the Hatzalah ambulance
  • lost – Chitas bearing a blessing to Shmuel from Sarge. (Sargent Zvi Fisher z..l.v) geulanow@012.net.il or +1-7869427070
  • LOST: in 770 a black Lenovo Intel core i5 laptop in a dark grey laptop bad together with a WD hard drive, if found please call Zalmy 347-788-0749
  • Found: Maroon Chitas
  • Found: Bag of Clothes
  • Found: Leather-Bound Pink Siddur
  • Lost: Box with Mini Shas from YSP
  • Lost: Rose Gold Bangle/Bracelet
  • Classifieds

  • Cook position for a local Mosad
  • Looking for a cook/kitchen manager
  • Administrator for a local Mosad Experience a must, and preferbiligual a bonus poconosmountains@gmail.com
  • Looking for a cook/kitchen manager Experience a must. poconosmountains@gmail.com
  • ‘Beis Mosiach’s’ to give away for free
  • Private Rooms for Men
  • Newly renovated Basement for rent
  • Judaica Store in Crown Heights is Looking to Hire
  • Looking for Work? Opportunity available, for a quick & efficient typist in Williamsburg. For more info: 201-800-1774
  • Lost in 770 Last Week: Transparant Bag of Tefillin, Rashi, R”T, Chitas – in black/grey 770 pouches