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(JHE) — Simchat Torah — Rejoicing in the Torah, the Jewish festival that celebrates the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings (and beginning of the new cycle), begins this week at sundown on Tuesday and ends at nightfall on ... continue reading →... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-27
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The new Regional Museum in the small town of Susz, in northern Poland, has opened in the renovated, red brick former synagogue. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place September 24. The project was undertaken by the local Galea Historical and Research ... continue reading →... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-26
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We are pleased to share this job opportunity for a part-time, three-year position as Community Engagement Coordinator, posted by our friends’ at the Wiener Holocaust Library in London. The WHL is the world’s oldest Holocaust archive and the home of Britain’s largest ... continue reading →... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-26
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Ecco il sommario settimanale in italiano delle nostre notizie dal mondo dei beni culturali ebraici in Europa — Buona lettura!   Germania: ecco le foto del cimitero ebraico di Ahrweiler, devastato dalle inondazioni, ripulito e restaurato ad agosto dai soldati ... continue reading →... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-26
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JHE reader Dr. Christian Riemenschneider in July sent us a report and photos showing the damage caused by devastating  flooding to the Jewish cemetery and former synagogue in the devastated riverside town of Ahrweiler, in the Ahr river valley.  We’re ... continue reading →... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-24
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We are pleased to share the CfP for a conference organised by Gothenburg University and the Parkes Institute of Southampton University.  JHE’s Ruth Ellen Gruber and independent scholar Diana Pinto will be the keynote speakers. Submission deadline is December 10. ... continue reading →... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-23
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  The Eighteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, August 8-12, 2022 Section of Panels and Lectures on Visual Arts   If all goes well, the 18th World Congress of Jewish Studies will be held next August — in person — ... continue reading →... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-20
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When Pope Francis visited Slovakia this week, he met with representatives of the Slovak Jewish community in one of the most significant and symbolic places of Jewish history in the country: Bratislava’s Rybné Square, the site where the grand, twin-towered ... continue reading →... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-17
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(JHE) — A full-scale replica of one of the hundreds of East European wooden synagogues destroyed during WW2 has been installed at Poland’s largest open-air ethnographic museum, or skansen. The replica of the synagogue of Połaniec  now forms part of a ... continue reading →... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-13
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Archaeologists working on the EEA-funded project to renovate the grand, domed synagogue in Trenčín have discovered what are believed to be the foundations of the earlier synagogue from the end of the 18th century. The synagogue, listed as a national ... continue reading →... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-13
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Ecco il sommario settimanale in italiano delle nostre notizie dal mondo dei beni culturali ebraici in Europa — Buona lettura!     Austria: mazel tov a Barbara Staudinger, nominata direttrice del Museo Ebraico di Vienna 10 settembre 2021 Mazel tov ... continue reading →... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-12
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Mazel tov to Barbara Staudinger, who has been named the new director of the Jewish Museum of Vienna. She will take up the position in July 2022, after the conclusion  of the mandate of the current director, Danielle Spera, who ... continue reading →... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-10
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Shana Tova! Did you miss something on JHE this past month? Catch up with our Newsletter — the September-Shana Tova issue is now out. News, views, and insights from Ukraine, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Lithuania, Moldova, the UK, Russia, Italy, ... continue reading →... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-09
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SHANA TOVA TO ALL OUR READERS! Wishing you a sweet, satisfying, and stimulating New Year — and beyond! Thank you for your interest, your “shares,” your comments, your “likes,” your contributions, and your feedback — which all help JHE continue ... continue reading →... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-06
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Ecco il sommario settimanale in italiano delle nostre notizie dal mondo dei beni culturali ebraici in Europa — Buona lettura!   Ungheria: avanza il restauro della sinagoga di Kőszeg 2 settembre 2021 Dopo anni di false partenze, il restauro della ... continue reading →... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-05
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