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Fate of ruined synagogue in Constanța, Romania, in balance

  The Romanian news site Info Sud-Est runs a strongly worded article on the disastrous condition of the Ashkenazic Great Synagogue in the Romanian port of Constanța, including a sharp indictment of  local officials and popular opinion that have allowed … continue reading →

The impact of returning to the shtetl

With Jewish genealogy a growth industry, and travel to eastern European eased, more and more people are “returning” (actually going for the first time) to the shtetls that their ancestors were often happy — or forced — to leave. The … continue reading →