German army to welcome rabbis into its chaplaincy this year to provide spiritual support to Jewish soldiers as anti-Semitism surges in the country

NEW YORK TIMES
Rabbis to Return to German Military Amid Growing Anti-Semitism
by Melissa Eddy
May 30, 2020

Germany will allow rabbis to return to the chaplaincy of its military for the first time since they were kicked out under the Nazis in the 1930s, as officials struggle to curb a rise in anti-Semitic attacks in society as a whole. Lawmakers on Thursday unanimously approved an agreement drawn up last year between the government in Berlin and the country’s Central Council of Jews. It stipulated that up to 10 rabbis would provide spiritual support to the estimated 300 Jewish soldiers serving the country in missions abroad. READ MORE

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