Bulgaria: ancient synagogue mosaic restored & displayed

Plovdiv-screengrabA floor mosaic dating from an ancient Roman-era synagogue in Plovdiv, Bulgaria has been restored and is now displayed by the Plovdiv Museum of Archaeology. It is the first time that the restored mosaic — which shows an ornate menorah, … Continue reading

UK: Penzance Jewish cemetery dedication

Penzance bookThe historic little Jewish cemetery in Penzance (Cornwall), England was rededicated last week after its restoration, and will be open to the public. A second dedication ceremony will take place on May 18. The Cornishman reports that about two dozen members … Continue reading

New Have Your Say: an ancient Torah as a stimulus for the future

Stairs leading to the Biimah in the Padova synagogueIn 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