Photo essay on the Jewish cemetery in Bucharest, where nature and vegetation are winning the battle

  The Romania edition of vice.com has published a poignant photo essay with text on the “Philanthropy” Jewish cemetery in Bucharest, which the author, Alexandru Vazaru, calls  the “wildest and saddest place” in central Bucharest. It’s worth a look….The photos show the … Continue reading

Jewish cemetery desecration; Hungarian govt pledges funds for Jewish cemeteries

Photo: Mazsihisz  The Hungarian government slammed as a “barbaric deed” the weekend desecration of the Jewish cemetery in the town of Gyöngyös and pledged 1 billion forints ($3.5 million) to care for abandoned Jewish cemeteries around the country. Vandals damaged about 20 graves … Continue reading

New online exhibit a valuable resource on synagogue history, architecture & practice

Screen Shot 2015-03-09 at 6.01.30 PM  The Addlestone Library at the College of Charleston (South Carolina) has launched a new online exhibit that provides a fascinating (and useful) resource on synagogue history, architecture and practice. Called “The Life of the Synagogue,” the exhibit includes 76 items selected … Continue reading