By Jennifer Lipman, November 4, 2010
A female rabbi has been ordained in Germany for the second time in the country’s history – and the first time since the Holocaust.
Alina Treiger, 31, officially became a rabbi at a ceremony in Berlin today, in the presence of Germany's president, Christian Wulff.
The Ukrainian born former music student will look after a liberal Jewish community in Oldenburg, in western Germany. She follows in the footsteps of Regina Jonas, who became a rabbi in 1935 at the age of 33.
Ms Jonas was ordained, amidst some controversy, as Adolf Hitler consolidated power over Nazi Germany.