Jewish Journal

Museum of Polish Jewish History Nears Completition

By Ruth Ellen Gruber

October 19, 2012 | 8:55 am

Take a look at this slide show run by the Wall Street Journal of the dramaitc building that will house the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. The building, located on the site of the WW2 Warsaw Ghetto across from the monument to Ghetto heroes, is nearing completition and will open next year.

Here's the link -- http://blogs.wsj.com/emergingeurope/2012/10/17/polands-jewish-museum-nears-completion/tab/slideshow/#slide/1

  • Real Retro Jewish Cuisine at a Medieval Jewish Banquet in Italy

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    October 18, 2012 | 11:59 am

    Biancomangiare,lentil soup, twice-roasted goose with garlic, sweet and sour baked onion salad, Ippocrasso (spiced white wine), honey-nut sweets.

    These were the dishes served at a Medieval Jewish banquet that recreated a meal that Jews in Italy might have eaten in the 14th and... read on

  • Revisiting a Secret Garden Jewish Cemetery in Czech Republic

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    October 14, 2012 | 1:36 pm

    I spent part of this weekend at a bluegrass workshop in the little town of Male Svatonovice, in the north of the Czech Republic, near the Polish border. I was only there to observe, not to join the hundred or so students learning banjo, mandolin, guitar and bass, so I took time to... read on

  • Discover London’s Jewish WEST End

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    October 8, 2012 | 7:33 am

    Here's a bit of a cross-post from the Jewish Heritage Europe web site.

    When we think about Jewish heritage attractions and history in London, it's usually the East End -- the historic immigrant neighborhood -- or Golders Green, or somewhere like that....(even the northern... read on

  • Museum Housing Sarajevo Haggadah is Closing

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    October 3, 2012 | 3:38 am

    The Bosnia-Herzegonia National Museum in Sarajevo, where the priceless Sarajevo Haggadah is kept, is being forced to close for lack of funds -- the latest in a number of major cultural institutions in Sarajevo forced to shut their doors due to political wrangling and the central... read on

  • Shana Tova!

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    October 2, 2012 | 7:40 am

    With still a week to come in the autumn holiday season, I'd like to take the opportunity to wish all my readers a sweet, satisfying and stimulating new year -- and beyond!

    I've taken a break from posting this past month or so, but I look forward to getting back into the swing of... read on

  • Candlesticks on Stone

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    August 28, 2012 | 1:51 am

    In my last post I took note of the candlesticks motif that is often used to mark the gravestones of Jewish women—it is very widespread in parts of Eastern Europe but also found elsewhere.

    I have an ongoing project about the Candlesticks motif, which I have been working on for... read on

  • Journeying to a Jewish Cemetery in Ukrainian Transcarpathia

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    August 26, 2012 | 8:04 am

    The elegant and informative riowang blog runs a very nice, and poetic, post—with lots of photos—about the Jewish cemetery in Tekovo/Tekehaza in Ukrainian Transcarpathia.

    I have linked in the past to the very detailed and richly illustrated riowang posts about the Jewish cemetery... read on

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