Religion: Young Lawgiver

Until 21 months ago, being a Jew in Berlin was hell-on-earth. Now Berlin Jews are entitled to more food than Gentiles; they also have a better chance of getting coveted visas to the U.S. So a number of German Gentiles, looking at the situation practically, have suddenly seen the wisdom of being converted to the Jewish faith.

How many of these Germans sincerely want to become converts? The question has implications that would give a patriarch pause—and the slight, dark-haired U.S. Jewish chaplain who has to give the answers is no patriarch. But whether he likes it or not, Lieut. Mayer...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!