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Several recent developments in Poland highlight the complexity of the challenge of what’s to be done — or what to do — with Jewish heritage that is has disappeared, been abused or otherwise all but lost to memory. We … Continue reading →
The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy has issued its annual call for applications for research grants. The deadline is May 31, 2016, with results announced September 1. The grants — of up to $10,000 — are for original projects to be … Continue reading →
In our new “Have Your Say” op-ed, by the Italian Jewish studies scholar Gadi Luzzatto Voghera, is on online! The story of a nearly 800-year-old Torah that was recently returned to the synagogue in Biella, Italy leads the Italian Jewish studies scholar Dr. Gadi … Continue reading →
It appears that a wooden synagogue recently re-discovered in Kulautuva, Lithuania will not be preserved. The synagogue, built in 1935, was uncovered in January when the masonry building that had been constructed around it in the Communist era was being demolished. … Continue reading →
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We are pleased to forward this call for abstracts for a volume of essays to be published by the Littman Library as part of the Jewish Cultural Studies series. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS The Dilemma of Jewish Heritage: … Continue reading →
From time to time we signal new publications on Jewish built heritage. This time — here is information on two books; one a new publication for the anniversary of a synagogue, the other a new edition of one of the … Continue reading →
Just in time for the upcoming tourist season, two valuable new resources have been launched that will be of use and interest for travellers (and even armchair travellers) interested in Warsaw’s Jewish heritage and contemporary life. One — a detailed Jewish guide … Continue reading →
An Adventist church will soon move into the former synagogue in Cork, Ireland, which was closed with a ceremony last month because the local congregation is too small to sustain it. We reported at the time that it was believed that the … Continue reading →
The synagogue in the Swiss town of La Chaux-de-Fonds, in the Jura Mountains near the border with France, kicks off a year of celebrations for its 120th birthday with two concerts of klezmer music by the David Bursztein ensemble, March 19 and 20. Anniversary … Continue reading →