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Croatia — Old Jewish grave markers discovered during archeological work in Dubrovnik

  During recent archeological work at the imposing Pile Gates of Dubrovnik, researchers discovered old Jewish gravestones and fragments used to line a drainage canal. The report in Dubrovacki Vjesnik did not indicate any dates — either for the stones … continue reading →

Ireland — Art installation in Cork pays tribute to dwindling Jewish presence

  Only a small handful of Jews live in Cork, Ireland, but there is an old Jewish neighborhood still known as “Jew town.” This Hanukkah, New Zealand artist Maddie Leach created an art installation to recall the former Jewish presence. … continue reading →

Netherlands: Restoration of Amsterdam’s Portuguese Synagogue completed; Queen attends ceremony

  Two years of restoration work on Amsterdam’s historic Portuguese synagogue — or “Esnoga” — have been completed, and Queen Beatrix attended the festive celebration Dec. 20 marking the completion of work and presentation of the newly accessible treasure rooms. … continue reading →

Poland: Debates over planned demolition of historic Jewish communal building in Warsaw

Debates  have been going on in Warsaw over the Jewish community’s planned demolition of the Jewish community building  at Twarda 6, one of the few 19th century buildings to survive in that part of the city, to make way for … continue reading →