The Jews of Berlin are pleased with the election results that expressed the election of Olaf Schultz as Chancellor of Germany. Chief Rabbi of Berlin: “From the conversations I have had with him over the years I can say that his talk about Israel has always been positive, close and warm”
The Jewish community in Berlin welcomed the election of SPD leader Olaf Schultz as Germany’s apparent chancellor, after learning of the country’s turbulent election results. The victory of the Schultz party is imminent, but according to estimates in Germany, many have a chance to form the coalition.
“Our acquaintance with Mr. Schultz began several years ago, during his time as Minister of Finance and Deputy Chancellor,” said Rabbi of Berlin, Rabbi Yehuda Teichtel. “We became more frequent. In meetings with him, we always found a true friend of the Jewish community.”
A year ago, Schultz was the guest of honor at an event that marked significant progress in the construction of the large Jewish campus, the construction of which is being completed during this period in Berlin. She started with him several years ago when he was Minister of Finance and also Deputy Chancellor. He met with him before Pesach “He gave a very warm speech about the importance of building the campus and its great contribution to the expansion of the bustling Jewish life in Berlin,” Rabbi Teichtel added to the book.
The rabbi of Berlin is considered one of the closest Jewish figures to Schultz. “This is a very matter-of-fact person – this is how he ran the Ministry of Finance and this is how he is expected to run the country,” the rabbi estimates in a conversation with Behadrei Haredim. “From the conversations I have had with him over the years, I can say that his talk about Israel has always been positive, close and warm.”
Just two months ago, Rabbi Teichtel and Schultz met again. “He showed widespread interest in the process of building the Jewish campus, which will house a number of educational institutions for a variety of ages. He reiterated his appreciation and joy at the momentum of community building and its institutions and the expansion of the Jewish community in Berlin.