First Rabbis Ordained in Germany Since Holocaust

Washington Post Foreign Service
Friday, September 15, 2006; Page A12

BERLIN, Sept. 14 — The first rabbis since the Holocaust were ordained in Germany on Thursday, the latest marker in the gradual return of Judaism to a nation where most vestiges of Jewish life were once eradicated.

At a synagogue in the eastern city of Dresden, three rabbinical students were formally received as the first graduates of a small Jewish seminary founded to train religious leaders throughout central Europe, but especially in Germany, which has relied exclusively on foreign-trained rabbis to serve its burgeoning Jewish population.