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Slovakia: New Bratislava exhibit honors Slovak Jewish Heritage pioneer Eugen Bárkány

The Bratislava Jewish Community Museum opened its 2018 season with a special exhibit honoring Eugen Bárkány, a pioneer in the preservation, documentation, and display of Jewish heritage in Slovakia. Bárkány (1885-1967) was an engineer and building contractor from Prešov, in … continue reading →

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Hungary: the sculptural Jewish tombs by famed architect Béla Lajta

An article in Apollo international art magazine highlights the work of the late 19th-early 20th century Hungarian Jewish architect Bela Lajta — including the remarkable sculptural tombs he designed in Budapest’s Jewish cemeteries. Writes Edward Heathcote: Lajta’s mausoleums in the … continue reading →

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Shavuot — images of the 10 Commandments to mark the holiday

The festival of Shavuot, which begins Saturday night, marks the reception of the Torah — and Ten Commandments — at Mt. Sinai. Jews traditionally go to synagogue on Shavuot to hear the Ten Commandments read out: 1. I am the Lord … continue reading →

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