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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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Call for Papers: “Judaism & Jewish Studies in the Modern World” student workshop

We are happy to share this Call for Papers for an international student workshop in Olomouc, Czech Republic in October 2018. Deadline for submissions is June 30. Proposals are especially encouraged on topics touching on “different aspects of rural and … continue reading →

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