Gibraltar: historic Jews’ Gate cemetery rededicated after restoration

Photo: Rabbi Mirvis Facebook page  A ceremony May 31 officially rededicated the historic Jews’ Gate (Old) Jewish cemetery in Gibraltar after it was cleaned and renovated. The UK’s Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis attended the ceremony, along with other dignitaries including the President of the Gibraltar … Continue reading

“10 Commandments of Jewish Heritage” — what do you say?

Close-up of Torah scrolls in the Ark in Dublin.In time for Shavuot, the Jewish holiday that commemorates the reception of the 10 Commandments from God, Sally Berkovic, the CEO of the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe, has written a long, thoughtful essay proposing “10 Commandments” of Jewish Heritage — her hope … Continue reading

Interview with Virtual Shtetl’s founder, Albert Stankowski

Virtual Shtetl_logo_en  In the six years since it was founded, the Virtual Shtetl web site has become an extraordinary digital portal to news, information and data about Jewish heritage, history and sites in more than 2,500 localities in historic Polish lands. … Continue reading