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.
Because of their support for the BDS movement, the band Young Fathers didn't perform at the Ruhrtriennale festival. In lieu of their concert, a heated debate was held on a topic that's affecting Germany's stages.
The Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Brandenburg kicks off on Tuesday under the motto "No Fake Jews." Its varied program aims to depict Jewish life, expose anti-Semitism and explore the past.
A global campaign to boycott goods and services from Israel is hitting the arts scene. Six artists due to appear at Berlin's Pop-Kultur festival this week have canceled.
Migration is in focus at this year's Ruhrtriennale in western Germany. The experimental program with a premiere by a Syrian director is attractive, but Young Fathers' support of the BDS movement has caused rumblings.
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