Jewish Heritage Europe

Jewish gravestones as paving….in one of Prague’s toniest pedestrian promenades

A heavily-trafficked pedestrian promenade in downtown Prague is (at least partially) paved with cobblestones cut from Jewish gravestones. The cobbles were used to construct the pedestrian promenade along Na Příkopě street, at one end of Wenceslas Square. It opened in … continue reading →

Our new Have Your Say essay: Prof. Marcin Wodziński — winner of a National Jewish Book Award — on “atlassing” Hasidic heritage

The timing of our new Have Your Say essay is special. Prof. Marcin Wodziński of  the University of Wrocław, Poland just won the 2018 National Jewish Book Award for Scholarship for his volume Historical Atlas of Hasidism. The awards were … continue reading →

Israeli-Slovenian project set to survey, digitize Jewish Heritage in Slovenia

A bilateral Slovenian-Israeli research project to digitize Jewish heritage in Slovenia is underway, conducted by the Center for Jewish Art (CJA) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and France Stele Institute of Art History at the Research Centre of the … continue reading →

ESJF gets €800,000 EU Grant to Map, Survey 1,500 Jewish Cemeteries

The European Union has awarded a grant of €800,000 to the European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF) to map and survey at least 1,500 Jewish cemeteries in five countries in eastern, east-central, and south-eastern Europe: Greece, Moldova, Slovakia, Lithuania and Ukraine. … continue reading →

Romania: City demolishes ornamental gateway to Jewish cemetery in Iaşi, but plans to rebuild it closer to the cemetery

Municipal authorities have demolished the ornamental  gateway leading to the Jewish cemetery in Iaşi, Romania, stating that frequent traffic accidents involving the structure  — which arched over a narrow public roadway at a considerable distance from the actual cemetery entrance … continue reading →