When the conflict about the planned construction on the site of the Jewish
cemetery in Ottensen was already in full swing, the
in November 1991 issued an
opinion. They judged the construction project as a clear violation of Halakhic
law and demanded that all work on the site be
halted immediately. This document represents the climax of the conflict, when
battle lines were drawn between the city
various Jewish groups whose positions were by no means unified, however, and in
some cases even contradicted one another.
Decision by the German Rabbinical Conference of November 1991 (translated by Insa Kummer), edited in: Key Documents of German-Jewish History,
<https://dx.doi.org/10.23691/jgo:source-193.en.v1> [May 29, 2023].