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Belarus: Saving the Great Synagogue in Ashmiany?

Efforts are developing to mount a campaign to restore the  Great Synagogue in Ashmiany, (Oshmyany) Belarus — a brick and wood structure whose architectural features, particularly the wooden roof and painted interior cupola, recall the elaborate wooden synagogues that were … continue reading →

Ukraine: Dozens of matzevot rescued from under L’viv street; had been used as paving

Volunteers from the L’viv Volunteer Center (LVC) of the Hesed Arieh All-Ukrainian Jewish Charitable Foundation have been working this week to remove dozens of Jewish headstones that were found to be paving Barvinok street in downtown L’viv. “The whole street … continue reading →