First woman ordained as rabbi in Germany since WWII
November 5th, 2010
02:24 PM ET

First woman ordained as rabbi in Germany since WWII

Alina Treiger, 31, became the first female rabbi in Germany since World War II with her ordination Thursday, the German news outlet The Local reported.

Treiger, who was born in Ukraine but moved to Berlin, Germany, in 2001, was ordained before an audience that included 30 prominent rabbis from around the world, some of whom are women, the report said.

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  1. Iqbal khan

    Check this out and also check part 2 for more details....


    November 6, 2010 at 11:33 pm |
    • Reality

      khan, khan, khan,

      And still you suffer needlessly. Take the cure and live!!

      with the Five Step Method to Deprogram/"Deflaw" 1400 years of Islamic mumbo jumbo.
      Are you ready?

      Using "The 77 Branches of Islamic "faith" a collection compiled by Imam Bayhaqi as a starting point. In it, he explains the essential virtues that reflect true "faith" (iman) through related Qur’anic verses and Prophetic sayings." i.e. a nice summary of the Koran and Islamic beliefs.

      "1. Belief in Allah"

      aka as God, Yahweh, Zeus, Jehovah, Mother Nature, etc. should be added to your cleansing neurons.

      "2. To believe that everything other than Allah was non-existent. Thereafter, Allah Most High created these things and subsequently they came into existence."

      Evolution and the Big Bang or the "Gi-b G-nab" (when the universe starts to recycle) are more plausible and the "akas" for Allah should be included if you continue to be a "crea-tionist".

      "3. To believe in the existence of angels."

      A major item for neuron cleansing. Angels/de-vils are the mythical creations of ancient civilizations, e.g. Hitt-ites, to explain/define natural events, contacts with their gods, big birds, sudden winds, protectors during the dark nights, etc. No "pretty/ug-ly wingy thingies" ever visited or talked to Mohammed, Jesus, Mary or Joseph or Joe Smith. Today we would classify angels as f–airies and "tin–ker be-lls". Modern de-vils are classified as the de-mons of the de-mented.

      "4. To believe that all the heavenly books that were sent to the different prophets are true. However, apart from the Quran, all other books are not valid anymore."

      Another major item to delete. There are no books written in the spirit state of Heaven (if there is one) just as there are no angels to write/publish/distribute them. The Koran, OT, NT etc. are simply books written by humans for humans.

      Prophets were invented by ancient scribes typically to keep the un-educated masses in line. Today we call them for-tune tellers.

      Prophecies are also invali-dated by the natural/God/Allah gifts of Free Will and Future.

      "5. To believe that all the prophets are true. However, we are commanded to follow the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) alone."

      Mohammed spent thirty days "fasting" (the Ramadan legend) in a hot cave attended to by his wives before his first contact with Allah aka God etc. via a "pretty wingy thingy". Common sense demands a neuron deletion of #5. #5 is also the major source of Islamic vi-olence i.e. turning Mohammed's "fast, hunger-driven" hallu-cinations into horrible reality for unbelievers.

      Accept these Steps and we guarantee a complete recovery from your serious koranic-driven infection!!!!

      November 7, 2010 at 12:10 am |
  2. Iqbal khan


    November 6, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  3. Reality

    Just another rabbi suffering from erroneous history!

    The cure is found at:


    New Torah For Modern Minds

    November 6, 2010 at 9:07 am |
  4. Iqbal khan

    A very informative book, "What Jesus Really Say" many lectures and articles download for free...

    November 5, 2010 at 7:51 pm |
    • Reality

      Ahh, the con man khan, still trying to deflect us away from the horror and terror of Islam as noted by the latest bombings of mosques in Pakistan by Muslims conned by some imam at a competing mosque!!!

      November 6, 2010 at 8:50 am |
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