Havdallah at the Reichstag
Publication Date: November 2000
Author(s): Bradley Hirschfield
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Continuity; Ritual; Community Relations; History
The author recounts a celebration of Havdallah (a ceremony marking the separation between the Sabbath and the rest of the week) held in a rooftop restaurant at the Reichstag, the seat of the German government. He reflects on the significance of separation and togetherness in light of recent German and Jewish history.