Orthodox Jew and Rabbi Shlomo Bistritzky has re-established Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of light, as a public tradition in Hamburg. The celebrations there include the lighting of a huge 8-armed menorah.
In Berlin, the first candle of the city's massive Hanukkah menorah has been lit to mark the traditional start of the Festival of Lights. At the same time, Palestinians and Arabs held anti-Israel protests in the capital.
The burning of the Israeli flag at the Brandenburg Gate earlier in December alarmed the Jewish community in Berlin. DW spoke to three Jewish artists about how they reflect on the recent events.
The Moscow Jewish Film Festival began its third edition this week, showcasing a proud Jewish film tradition - and sense of humor - in times of religious hate and intolerance. DW's Juri Rescheto reports from Moscow.
The film recounts the 1976 hijacking by German left-wing extremists of a flight from Tel Aviv to Paris and the rescue operation in Uganda seven days later. After its Berlinale premiere, the film has hit US screens.
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