Synagogues the world over are filled with Hebrew inscriptions, on their walls, over the ark, on the bimah, over the doorway, as part of ritual objects… But many — if not most — people ...
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Italy: Using Facebook, the Venice Jewish Museum expands knowledge about synagogues with a regular series of posts translating their Hebrew Inscriptions
Synagogues the world over are filled with Hebrew inscriptions, on their walls, over the ark, on the bimah, over the doorway, as part of ritual objects… But many — if
January 27, 2020 — Holocaust Remembrance Day. Shoah memorials that personalize those who were murdered
January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945, is marked in many countries as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is an occasion for commemorative ceremonies, educational programs,
UK: Listen to audio tales of historic Jewish cemeteries in SW England — a new audio guide to the Old Jewish Cemetery in Plymouth is due this spring
A new audio guide to the historic Old Jewish Cemetery in Plymouth, England is being prepared by the Ripple Theatre, a theatre collective that over the past several years has
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While working in the archives of the Alpes-Maritimes in Nice, France, sorting Holocaust-era documents related to a 20th century politician in Vichy France, American historian Robert Levitt ran across a letter that gripped his attention like no other. It was a letter from a man about to be deported by the Gestapo because they were convinced he was Jewish, when in actuality he was not. In this personal essay Levitt writes how this letter changed the way he thought about Nice and led to his continuing study of the long and tumultuous history of Jews in the city, from medieval times to the present.