Jewish Heritage Europe

Call for Papers: Jewish Urban Landscapes in Mid-20th Century Europe. Feb. 4-5, Athens. Submission Deadline September 23

Smichov synagogue, Prague, 1991

We are pleased to share this Call for Papers for what looks like a fascinating  conference: Jewish Urban Landscapes in Mid-20th Century Europe February 4, 2025 – February 5, 2025, in Athens, Greece   Deadline for Submissions: September 23, 2024 … continue reading →

JHE Photo Essay: Shavuot 2024 — Images of the 10 Commandments to Mark the Holiday

10 commandments in the synagogue, Goteborg (Gothenburg) Sweden

(JHE) — The festival of Shavuot, which begins Tuesday night, marks the reception of the Torah — and Ten Commandments — at Mt. Sinai. Jews traditionally go to synagogue on Shavuot to hear the Ten Commandments read out: 1. I am … continue reading →

New “Long(er) Read” essay by Dr. Heidi M. Szpek: The Memorial Pillar to the 1906 Pogrom in the Bagnowka Jewish Cemetery, Białystok, Poland

The restored memorial pillar commemorating the 1906 pogrom and 1905 massacres

New long(er) read essay, by Dr. Heidi M. Szpek!  One of the most prominent features in the Bagnowka Jewish cemetery in Bialystok, Poland is a massive black granite pillar commemorating the scores of victims of  the bloody pogrom that took … continue reading →

Monday is World Art Nouveau Day — we highlight a few examples of art nouveau embodied in Jewish built heritage

Tomb of the Schmidl family, Kozma utca Jewish cemetery, Budapest May 2019

This  Monday, June 10,  marks World Art Nouveau Day, an occasion launched in 2013 to appreciate the architectural and decorative style that utilised sinuous curves and often floral or or vegetal motifs and flourished mainly from around 1890 up until … continue reading →