Ruth Ellen Gruber writes frequently about Jewish cultural and heritage issues and coordinates the web site Jewish Heritage Europe. Her Twitter feed is @ruthellengruber.
Jewish Museum shows custom in Jewish, Muslim, and Christian contexts
Climate change imperils a Jewish tradition
A writer returns to the Austrian town 25 years after a strange übernachtung
The singer headlined the fifth annual Life Festival in Oswiecim, Poland
A 1988 family trip to Poland offered Jerome Rothenberg rich material for art
The victims of the Ardeatine Caves murders included partisans, Jews, and a Sardinian folk star named Gavino De Lunas
Jewish heritage archivist and his wife found dead in their Prague apartment
The late folk icon’s performance was the first ever to feature the instrument
Many worry it will be window-dressing for politicians who want to be seen remembering the Shoah but ignore today’s anti-Semitism
Bonanza creator David Dortort, who died in September, drew inspiration from his family’s immigrant story
An exhibition devoted to mikvahs taps into Austria’s troubled past—and complex present
A writer’s reflections on her olive grove and a holiday ritual
Representations of women in Romania’s Jewish cemeteries
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