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Book Review: Learning about Jewish Life (and Lives) from Jewish cemeteries. Review essay of Rudolf Klein’s new book

  Jewish cemeteries are often called Houses of the Living, and for good reason. The epitaphs and grave markers — be they simple matzevot or grand mausolea — represent, and tell the stories of, the people they memorialize. They speak … continue reading →

Photo Essay: On the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1, honoring the Jewish soldiers who fell (on all sides)

  Today, November 11, marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. We remember the Jewish soldiers who fell during the conflict — and, in particular, we take a look at the memorials raised in their … continue reading →

Kristallnacht: Wonderful surviving — and restored — synagogues to mark the 80th anniversary

  By now it’s a JHE tradition. The night of November 9-10 marks the  80th anniversary of the so-called Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938, when the Nazis launched coordinated violent attacks on Jews, Jewish property and Jewish places of worship all … continue reading →

Job opportunity in Poland: Director General of FODŻ – Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland

The Warsaw-based Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland (FODŻ) is seeking a new Director General to lead the organization, support its mission to protect and commemorate the surviving sites and monuments of Jewish cultural heritage in Poland, … continue reading →

New “Have Your Say” personal essay — Kaddish in Norway: On the trail of Stolpersteine/snublestein/stumbling blocks

  The scholars Ruth Mandel and Rachel Lehr are carrying out ethnographic research about site-specific artists’ responses to the Holocaust. In our new Have Your Say personal essay — Kaddish in Norway: On the trail of Stolpersteine/snublestein/stumbling blocks — they … continue reading →