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Long-forgotten mikvehs discovered in the Netherlands

Two 19th century mikvehs have been discovered in Groningen, The Netherlands, in a room in a Jewish community building that was long used for storage. According to the web site of the Groningen synagogue Foundation, the two ritual baths, which … continue reading →

Abandoned Greenbank Drive synagogue in Liverpool — detailed new pictures

Two “urban exploration” web sites have posted numerous stunning — and haunting — new photographs of the abandoned, art deco Greenbank Drive synagogue in Liverpool. The photos, taken in February 2014,  are on the web sites “Behind Closed Doors” and … continue reading →

Fantastic! Lipot Baumhorn’s architectural plans for Brasov Romania synagogue

Fantastic!!! Jullie Dawson, who is making a survey of Jewish material in archives in Romania,  has uncovered the architectural plans for the Neolog synagogue in Brasov, Romania, designed by Budapest-based  Lipot Baumhorn, Europe’s most prolific pre-WW2 synagogue architect. She has … continue reading →

JTA story on Romaniote Jews, with a focus on Ioannina synagogue

  Marking the 70th anniversary of the deportation of Greek Jews, JTA runs a story about the dwindling Romaniote Jewish community in Ioannina, with a focus (and picture) of the historic synagogue there. The Nazis rounded up more than 1800 … continue reading →