We are pleased to share the CfP for a conference organised by Gothenburg University and the Parkes Institute of Southampton University. JHE’s Ruth Ellen Gruber and independent scholar Diana ...
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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.
Call for Papers: A Jewish Europe? Virtual and Real-Life Spaces in the 21st Century. Gothenburg, Sweden May 3-5, 2022
We are pleased to share the CfP for a conference organised by Gothenburg University and the Parkes Institute of Southampton University. JHE’s Ruth Ellen Gruber and independent scholar Diana Pinto
The Eighteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, August 8-12, 2022 Section of Panels and Lectures on Visual Arts If all goes well, the 18th World Congress of Jewish
Slovakia: Pope Francis met with Slovak Jews in a highly symbolic place: the site where Bratislava’s grand Neolog synagogue stood until the communist regime destroyed it the late 1960s. Now the site is a both a Holocaust memorial and site of Hanukkah celebrations
When Pope Francis visited Slovakia this week, he met with representatives of the Slovak Jewish community in one of the most significant and symbolic places of Jewish history in the
Poland Update: Full-scale replica of the destroyed Połaniec wooden synagogue is installed at the open air ethnographic museum in Sanok
(JHE) — A full-scale replica of one of the hundreds of East European wooden synagogues destroyed during WW2 has been installed at Poland’s largest open-air ethnographic museum, or skansen. The
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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.