Ruth Ellen Gruber writes frequently about Jewish cultural and heritage issues and coordinates the web site Jewish Heritage Europe. Her Twitter feed is @ruthellengruber.
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Berlin Exhibit Explores Ritual Circumcision

Jewish Museum shows custom in Jewish, Muslim, and Christian contexts

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Umbrian Olive Harvest Needs Hanukkah Miracle

Climate change imperils a Jewish tradition

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The Night I Spent in Jail in Hitler’s Hometown

A writer returns to the Austrian town 25 years after a strange übernachtung

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Eric Clapton at Auschwitz

The singer headlined the fifth annual Life Festival in Oswiecim, Poland

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The Jewish Poet Who Slept in Hitler’s Bedroom

A 1988 family trip to Poland offered Jerome Rothenberg rich material for art

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70 Years Later, Memory of Nazi Massacre Still Divides Some Italians—and Unites Others

The victims of the Ardeatine Caves murders included partisans, Jews, and a Sardinian folk star named Gavino De Lunas

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Remembering Murdered Researcher Jiři Fiedler

Jewish heritage archivist and his wife found dead in their Prague apartment

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When Pete Seeger Brought Bluegrass—and His Banjo—to Czechoslovakia in 1964

The late folk icon’s performance was the first ever to feature the instrument

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Plan To Open Another Holocaust Museum in Budapest Faces Criticism—From Jews

Many worry it will be window-dressing for politicians who want to be seen remembering the Shoah but ignore today’s anti-Semitism

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Heym on the Range

Bonanza creator David Dortort, who died in September, drew inspiration from his family’s immigrant story

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Pure and Complicated

An exhibition devoted to mikvahs taps into Austria’s troubled past—and complex present

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My Hanukkah Gift

A writer’s reflections on her olive grove and a holiday ritual

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Stick and Stones

Representations of women in Romania’s Jewish cemeteries

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