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Germany: Cornerstone laid for Cologne Jewish Museum, “MiQua”

The cornerstone for the long-planned Jewish Museum in the Archaeological Quarter of Cologne, Germany has been laid. Dubbed “MiQua,” the museum, to be built in the city’s town hall square adjacent to an archaeological zone  comprising the ruins of the … continue reading →

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Belarus: Saving the Great Synagogue in Ashmiany?

Efforts are developing to mount a campaign to restore the  Great Synagogue in Ashmiany, (Oshmyany) Belarus — a brick and wood structure whose architectural features, particularly the wooden roof and painted interior cupola, recall the elaborate wooden synagogues that were … continue reading →

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Ukraine: Dozens of matzevot rescued from under L’viv street; had been used as paving

Volunteers from the L’viv Volunteer Center (LVC) of the Hesed Arieh All-Ukrainian Jewish Charitable Foundation have been working this week to remove dozens of Jewish headstones that were found to be paving Barvinok street in downtown L’viv. “The whole street … continue reading →

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