Have Your Say

Detail from the elaborate headstone of Shabatai Elkanan da Rieti, 1546. Displayed in the Civic Medieval Museum in Bologna

“Have Your Say” is a feature on Jewish Heritage Europe where we will be publishing op-ed pieces, essays, project reports and other articles on Jewish heritage issues by our readers, experts and other interested people.

We hope to make it a major forum, with opinion pieces and discussions as well as first-hand descriptions of projects and on-site experiences.

While we will be contacting some people for articles and reports, we urge our readers to get in touch with us with ideas you wish to write about and publish on our site.

Jewish Heritage Europe has been online since February 2012 and since then has become a leading portal to news and information about Jewish built heritage on the web.

Our almost-daily Newsfeed amounts to around 800 posts, from all over Europe, making it an important searchable database on current developments related to Jewish built heritage.

Hundreds of readers receive the Newsfeed directly in their in box, and our monthly Newsletter goes out to about 3,500 subscribers — it is easy to sign up for both, from the Home Page.

We have a growing roster of photo galleries of Jewish heritage sites, and we continue to add links, publications and other material to the country pages and resource sections. JHE was involved in the organization of a major conference on Managing Jewish Immovable Heritage that took place in Krakow, Poland in April 2013 — and videos of all the presentations have been archived on our web site. We also post material from the Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Jewish Cemeteries, held in Vilnius in October 2015.





2 thoughts on “Have Your Say

  1. Hello!

    I just want to say that “Aristides de Sousa Mendes” museum, at “cabanas de viriato”, Portugal, will be ready in 2018. His house, where he gave home to some Jews after helping them escaping from France, in 1940, is already recovered. Well, I just thought this could be of some interest, as the foundation is still looking for descendanst of people that escaped from France helped by this man.

  2. The above comment framed into different local attitudes to the past and the preservation of heritage,Jewish history .
    Ostroh ‘s geographical situation may be defined as provincial.
    However provincial may differ like different continents vis a vis the history of my people.
    The village I live in may be described as indifferent to the past or at least a well preserved silence and non interest ,in the sixties the synagogue was ,let me say ,in every respect,out of place,and no longer exists,
    on the other hand not that far away ,let me say around 20 kilometers ,another village,Haaksbergen,and its attitude changing over time towards a nice,beautiful and simple little sjoel, synagogue ,since 1828,not that long ago restored with love,and nearby you will find the memorial tables,around a rectangle grass,with the names whom were murdered.Impressive.A silent Aufschrei!
    What I like to emphasize the essential differences on a provincial level!
    And the sjoel in Haaksbergen is the one I attend services,so that is the link to what I said about prejudices .

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