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Call for Papers: Panels and Lectures on Visual Arts; World Congress of Jewish Studies — August 2022

  The Eighteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, August 8-12, 2022 Section of Panels and Lectures on Visual Arts   If all goes well, the 18th World Congress of Jewish Studies will be held next August — in person — … continue reading →

Slovakia: Pope Francis met with Slovak Jews in a highly symbolic place: the site where Bratislava’s grand Neolog synagogue stood until the communist regime destroyed it the late 1960s. Now the site is a both a Holocaust memorial and site of Hanukkah celebrations

When Pope Francis visited Slovakia this week, he met with representatives of the Slovak Jewish community in one of the most significant and symbolic places of Jewish history in the country: Bratislava’s Rybné Square, the site where the grand, twin-towered … continue reading →

Poland Update: Full-scale replica of the destroyed Połaniec wooden synagogue is installed at the open air ethnographic museum in Sanok

(JHE) — A full-scale replica of one of the hundreds of East European wooden synagogues destroyed during WW2 has been installed at Poland’s largest open-air ethnographic museum, or skansen. The replica of the synagogue of Połaniec  now forms part of a … continue reading →

Slovakia: Archaeologists working on the project to restore the grand synagogue in Trenčín discover foundations of the original 18th century synagogue beneath the floor of the sanctuary

(JHE) — Archaeologists working on the EEA-funded project to renovate the grand, domed synagogue in Trenčín have discovered what are believed to be the foundations of the earlier synagogue from the end of the 18th century. The synagogue, listed as … continue reading →