We can’t stress enough the importance of this post. Episodes of vandalism at Jewish cemeteries prompt legitimate outrage and widespread condemnation, but the many, many more instances of volunteers ...
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Jewish Cemetery Clean-ups — Round-up #4. Dozens more initiatives. Episodes of vandalism prompt legitimate outrage and widespread condemnation, but the many, many more instances of volunteers cleaning, restoring, and maintaining Jewish cemeteries are often overlooked
We can’t stress enough the importance of this post. Episodes of vandalism at Jewish cemeteries prompt legitimate outrage and widespread condemnation, but the many, many more instances of volunteers and
France/Poland: a “Jewish house” in an open-air museum (skansen) in Alsace, France joins similar Jewish houses in the open-air museum in Sanok, Poland
The Ecomuseum of Alsace in Ungersheim — the largest open-air village museum (skansen) in France — has opened a new exhibit: a “Jewish house” aimed to evoke typical Jewish daily life
Russia: Take a look at a preview of the Jewish museum under development in the rebuilt synagogue in Kaliningrad
(JHE) — The Jews in East Prussia History and Culture Association is preparing a museum of local Jewish history to be hosted in the rebuilt New Synagogue in Kaliningrad, Russia (formerly
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As we have reported, Jewish heritage experts have denounced the destruction of the oldest part of the historic Jewish cemetery in Sataniv, western Ukraine, by a Haredi activist claiming to restore it. Many scores of centuries-old matzevot have been uprooted, reset in poured concrete bases, and artificially arranged in straight rows that bear no relation to the original sites of the stones and the burials they marked.
In this personal essay, Dr. Boris Khaimovich, Chief Curator of the Museum of Jewish History in Russia describes the cemetery and brands its destruction as barbaric and blasphemous. A world expert on Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe, Khaimovich was part of a team that documented the Sataniv cemetery in 1992. Mourning the loss of this valuable monument of Jewish culture, he calls for control measures and oversight to prevent further such episodes.