Tuesday, November 13, 2018

History

Keeping Up With the Times: Digitizing Holocaust Archives

12:56 18 February in History, Latest, Religion
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By Amanda Walgrove The rapid growth of technology, characteristic of the twenty-first century, has altered methods of human relation. Communicating through Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and email correspondence can make interpersonal connections seem trivial and dispassionate, but technological advancements can also produce meaningful intimacy. For example, we...

The Golem in the Attic

16:07 01 February in History, Latest
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By Kayla Green Tucked away in the snowy cobblestone streets of Prague’s Jewish Quarter stands a synagogue that is as old and significant as it is beautiful. With its high, pointed brown roof and few windows, the Old-New Synagogue  maintains old-world style without revealing its true...

The Holocaust Today

12:42 28 January in History, Latest
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By Symi Rom-Rymer January 27th marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops.  In 2005, 60 years after the liberation, the United Nations General Assembly designated that date International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  As many have said before, the Holocaust is...

Jewish Ghosts of Budapest

04:36 16 January in History, Latest
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By Merav Levkowitz On the last evening of 2010, a Friday, about 35-40 (mostly) young adults, gathered in a non-descript apartment in the center of Budapest’s—actually on the Pest side of the Danube river—Jewish quarter. This is Budapest’s branch of Moishe House, an organization that maintains...