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Lithuania: New online book documents Jewish cemetery in Alytus. All epitaphs photographed & translated

A new online book offers a detailed documentation of the historic (and only surviving) Jewish cemetery in Alytus, Lithuania, with a brief history of the Jewish community, a map of the cemetery, and photographs and translations of the 99 stones … continue reading →

“Synagogues Seeking Heaven” — Download pdf of JHE director’s book chapter on prolific synagogue architect Lipót Baumhorn

  This year marks the 160th birthday of the prolific Hungarian synagogue architect Lipót Baumhorn (1860-19320). In honor of Baumhorn’s 160th, we are posting here a pdf of the chapter about Baumhorn — “SYNAGOGUES SEEKING HEAVEN” — that appears in … continue reading →

Covid-19: this summer’s Krakow Jewish Culture Festival cancelled

The Covid-19 crisis has forced the cancellation of Europe’s most famous Jewish culture festival — the annual Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, Poland, which was to have celebrated this summer its 30th edition. The Festival was to have taken place … continue reading →

Locked down? (Episode 3) More online exhibits & virtual tours to fascinating Jewish museums and other Jewish heritage sites to pique your interest and keep you busy

Has the COVID-19 crisis got you stuck at home because of quarantine, lockdown, or social distancing?  Welcome to Episode 3 of “Jewish Heritage locked down edition.” We’re posting links to virtual tours and other online explorations of Jewish museums, synagogues, … continue reading →