Earth Day has been celebrated this week. Taking place annually on April 22, it was founded in 1970 to demonstrate support for environmental protection — and now sees events all around the world. ...
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Each of these essays reflects personal involvement or analysis by scholars, experts, and hands-on Jewish heritage stakeholders.
We keep them in an archive -- where you can read them for more in-depth insight and first-hand stories.
For Earth Day 2021: a JHE photo essay of aspects of Nature in synagogue and Jewish cemetery decorative art
Earth Day has been celebrated this week. Taking place annually on April 22, it was founded in 1970 to demonstrate support for environmental protection — and now sees events all
The 19th century synagogue in Verdun, France is undergoing a full restoration, including repair of the walls, facades, and roof, as well as the interior spaces. In a project highlighted
Call for applications: ShUM cities project launches international Artist in Residence project (with focus on Jewish heritage in Worms, Speyer, Mainz, Germany)
The ShUM Cities project linking the important medieval Jewish heritage of the German cities of Worms, Speyer, and Mainz has launched a first-time international artist-in-residence program, supported by the state
Spain: Were they medieval synagogues (or not)? Investigations regarding buildings in the towns of Utrera and Inca (Mallorca).
Investigations are under way in the Spanish town of Utrera to determine if the foundations of a medieval synagogue lie under a former pub in the city center. At the
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Since the late 1990s, the British-born photographer Jono David has traveled the globe to amass what is probably the most extensive archive of contemporary images of Jewish heritage and heritage sites in the world – a growing compendium of more than 120,000 photographs from 116 countries and territories. His new book, The Jews of Africa: Lost Tribes, Found Communities, Emerging Faiths takes on a continent and is based on years of travel to some 30 African countries and territories. It includes 230 photographs and 14 essays by scholars, rabbis, and members of Jewish African society. In this personal essay, David, who is based in Japan, reflects on what led him on his never-ending mission to photograph the Jewish world and, in particular, what he found in Africa. We are pleased to present with it a brief selection of his photos.