Elder of Ziyon: On police advice, Berlin Jewish magazine now delivered in plain envelope

Berlin Jewish community HQ

The Jewish community in Berlin sends to their approximately 10,000 members a monthly magazine entitled “Jewish Berlin”.

This newsletter is sent by post. Up until now it was placed in the mailbox directly, with only an address label. Starting this month, it is in a plain envelope. You pull it out of the mailbox and do not know what’s inside.

The community was surprised, but found a plausible explanation. In the preface the February issue of this magazine, the community chairman Gideon Joffe said: “Unfortunately, we now have (…) also think about how we can reduce the likelihood of hostility towards members of the community. For this reason, from now on ‘Jewish Berlin’ will ship in a neutral envelope. ”

This security measure was decided in consultation with the Berlin Police and the Security Service of the Jewish community…

h/t Marvin