JCCenters.org interviewed Dr. Eleonore Lappin, Researcher at the Institute for the History of the Jews in Austria (Institut für Geschichte der Juden in Österreich)
“The House of God must be for us an inexhaustible source of illumination and spiritual strength. It must be for us a shining star, whose beneficial influence will also be perceived by our future descendants.”
By Hevgad Levran
Each year on the Hebrew date of the declaration of the independence of the State of
Israel (5th Iyyar 5708), Israel and the Jewish diaspora celebrate Israel’s Independence
Day. This is a day of national pride; this a day of celebration with a lot of colour, joy
and even a special thanksgiving prayer which is recited in the synagogue....
JDC Country Director for Bosnia – Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, The Czech Republic, Algeria and Tunisia.
This is the beautiful account of Jewish Life inJerba written by the chazzan and musician Stefan Sablic.
In January JDC Country Director Yechiel Bar Chaim brought him to Jerba from Belgrade for two weeks so that he could live and study with Jaakov Bchiri, the fabled Jerban oud player and singer of songs in Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic.
From the Newspaper “Jewish News” NC 14, October, 2002.
The Crimean Karaites, a small community with a relatively good standard of living still remain a mystery for ethnologists and historians.
Many people of Slavonic race who lived in Russia professed Judaism. In accordance with the Halachah, they considered themselves Jews. This fact of Russian (Jewish?) history is very interesting yet little known.
Latin American Conference for Jewish Lay and Professional Leadership.
Rio de Janeiro, October, 2001
A contribution of the JDC Office for Latin America