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22 Feb Archives Hub: a Window on UK Archives

The Yerusha blog has launched a series of guest posts on projects whose mission is similar to ours: to unite, through digital means, scattered pieces of cultural heritage. Our first post was on the Footprints project, the second focused on the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure....

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17 Jan Digital Infrastructure – Human Network

The Yerusha blog has launched a series of guest posts on projects whose mission is similar to ours: to unite, through digital means, scattered pieces of cultural heritage. Our first post was on the Footprints project. This current piece presents the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure. Scholars...

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25 Nov Footprints: Jewish Books Through Time and Place

The Yerusha blog is launching a series of guest posts on projects whose mission is similar to ours: to unite, through digital means, scattered pieces of cultural heritage. Our first post is by Michelle Chesner, Norman E. Alexander Librarian for Jewish Studies at Columbia University...

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08 Sep 10 Commandments of Jewish Heritage – Part 4

Read Parts 1, 2, and 3 8. Thou shalt acknowledge and support the selfless individuals caring for Jewish heritage Throughout Europe, we owe a debt of hakarot hatov (gratitude) to the people who are the stewards of Jewish heritage, many of whom are not Jewish. The old...

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23 Aug 10 Commandments of Jewish Heritage – Part 3

Read Part 1 and Part 2 6. Thou shall not make it cool to visit the death camps Jewish tourism is a bourgeoning business. A range of Kosher cruises, luxury hotels offering Passover in the Swiss Alps, and tour groups to countries where there was, or is,...

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19 Jul 10 Commandments of Jewish Heritage – Part 2

Read Part 1 3. Thou shalt guard your archives and implement an effective collection policy Buried in the detritus of attics of abandoned old synagogues, hidden in the locked cabinets of government bureaucracy, stored in shoeboxes in a kitchen cupboard shelf, or haphazardly filed in the papers...

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15 Jul 10 Commandments of Jewish Heritage – Part 1

The 10 commandments, received on Shavuot, are conceptually divided as commandments between God and Man (e.g. loving God, obeying God) and those between Man and Man (e.g. not to kill, steal or commit adultery) Another term for God is Makom, literally ‘place’ and this essay...

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Students and teachers of a Talmud Torah in Tbilisi, Georgia in the 1920's. (The Aharon Krikheli Collection, Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People)

08 Jul Yerusha expands

In the first six months of the year Yerusha has launched four new survey projects.  From Georgia to Transylvania and from Southern Slovakia to St. Petersburg, our researchers will map and record hundreds of Jewish archival collections. What happened to the An-Sky collection? As a key member...

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30 Jun Treasures in the Attic

“Is it open?” I asked my colleague as she tried the handle of the old wooden door. “No,” she answered, but as she gave it one last hefty shove, the door swung open to reveal the spacious, open, attic balcony of the Neologue synagogue in...

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22 Oct Work with us

Freelance position available: content and language editor (part-time) The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe is a London-based charitable organisation supporting a range of Jewish cultural, heritage and community-based initiatives in over 40 European countries. More information is available at www.rothschildfoundation.eu The Foundation is currently recruiting a part-time editor...

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