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, and other Jewish heritage sites.
EPISODE 1 — linked to virtual tours of some of Italy’s gorgeous Jewish heritage sites — including synagogues, Jewish museums, Jewish cemeteries.
EPISODE 2 — linked to resources in 5 countries — and also to the wonderful Synagogues360 web site.
So stay home — but explore!
NOTE — WE’RE PLANNING EPISODE 4 PROBABLY ON SUNDAY
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ISRAEL
There’s an amazing amount of material to explore in the collections of the NLI — and much of it is currently being arranged as online exhibitions and stories based on material in the collections ranging from newspaper reports to historic manuscripts to photos, objects, and more.
In these films, based on Centropa interviews, five Holocaust survivors will tell you how, when they needed it most, they found someone who stood up, leaned in, and helped out.
A mix of text and photos regarding Jewish heritage sites all over the city
There are links to all sorts of digital content, including the Museum’s YouTube channel, which includes lots of video content
You can take Virtual Tours to several of the sites of the Auschwitz Memorial Museum, which encompasses the Auschwitz 1 Camp and Birkenau.
Click to See an Online Exhibit on the Jewish History of Oświęcim, the town outside which Auschwitz was built
The Oshpitzin exhibition was put together by the Jewish Museum in Oświęcim at the Auschwtiz Jewish Center
via a New York Jewish Museum Audio Guide to the unique Facades project by the German photographer Markus Brunetti, who creates enormous, incredibly detailed photos of the facades of religious buildings across Europe.
Christian churches form the vast majority of his subjects, but he also has included a few synagogues. After listening to the Jewish Museum audio guide to the Choral Synagogue picture — learn more about Brunetti in this video:
You can take detailed audio tours of the Museum in several languages — there is also an interactive map of the Jewish quarter of Girona, with explanatory text, to aid armchair exploration
Explore Objects in the London Jewish Museum (Live Streamed on FB)
Every Wednesday at noon UK time, the London Jewish Museum is live-streaming on its Facebook page a talk about a specific object in its collection, by one its educational staff.
The first one was about John Schlapobersky’s bible. See a picture of the object by clicking HERE.
The talk about it can be viewed in the “videos” section of the Museum’s Facebook page, or here:
There are several audio guides, pegged in most cases to specific objects (such as the photograph of the Bucharest Choral Synagogue noted above) — for which there are photos provided