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On the River Seine, Paris’ Floating Chabad Center

On the River Seine, Paris’ Floating Chabad Center

The one-of-a-kind place for Torah study and celebration serves a large student population. In the 13th arrondissement of Paris, where classic Baroque and Belle Époque architecture meets modern high-rises, boats of all kinds dot the left bank of the River Seine. The neighborhood, home to several colleges and universities, is teeming with students from around […]

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The Jewish camp of Compiègne-Royallieu, 1941-1943

The Jewish camp of Compiègne-Royallieu, 1941-1943

Built in 1913, Royallieu military barracks, which extended over 20 hectares, was transformed into an internment camp for 1944 to 1941 political prisoners Part of the former camp Royallieu (3 buildings on 24) was preserved to become the Memorial internment and deportation. About 50 000 people, men, and women (political prisoners, resistance fighters, Jews, foreigners) […]

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Memory Map of Jewish Manchester

Memory Map of Jewish Manchester

This new digital resource takes the form of a freely available interactive website, which maps stories, histories, and recollections of the Jewish community who once lived in the Cheetham Hill, Strangeways, and Hightown areas of North Manchester.   The Memory Map of Jewish Manchester aims to create a lasting document of the living memory of […]

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Discover the Jewish Heritage and Beauty of Tangier

Discover the Jewish Heritage and Beauty of Tangier

Tangier is a mixture of North Africa, Spain, Portugal, and France. it is the ideal melting pot and has a rich Jewish history.  This beautiful city, only 35 minutes from Spain by hydrofoil or two hours by normal ferry boat service, is a multicultural society, predominantly Muslim, but with small Christian and Jewish communities who […]

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‘Saving Jewish History’

‘Saving Jewish History’

Standing on the bimah of the Great Synagogue of Slonim in what is now Belarus is a profound and moving experience; the ghosts swirl, someone in our group is crying. The Nazis set out not just to annihilate the Jewish people, but also destroy their culture, consigning their very existence to oblivion.  In places like […]

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