Friday, September 21, 2018

Jewish History Tag

A Cemetery Story

16:23 15 December in Culture, Religion
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[caption id="attachment_5532" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Berlin's Weissensee Cemetery (courtesy of Seventh Art Releasing)"][/caption] A documentary about a cemetery: It may not sound like much of a crowd-pleaser, but the German film In Heaven, Underground, directed by Britta Wauer and tracking the 131-year history of Europe's second-largest Jewish...

Revolutionary American Jews

14:25 04 July in History
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By Adina Rosenthal “You’re Jewish, so do you celebrate Independence Day?” When you live in a small town with a small Jewish population, such a question is commonplace. Though the reply may be polite (with an inconspicuous jaw-drop, of course), I really want to scream, “Jews...

Auschwitz, in 2011

14:52 02 May in History, Religion
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by Kayla Green Today marks Yom HaShoah, the day we commemorate those killed during the Holocaust. Across the world, people share stories of those who survived and those who didn’t, of yellow stars and barbed wire, of a terrifying life lived in ghettos and camps. Among...

Denmark's Jewish Heritage

13:05 22 February in Arts & Culture, Culture
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by Kayla Green Many experiences come to mind when one imagines a trip to Copenhagen, including seeing the famous statue of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid, visiting ornate castles and indulging in decadent smorgasbords. However, what is not as well known is the rich Jewish history...