Latvian Jewry is alive and well! #courland #latvia


Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

This is >from a message >from Rabbi Menachem Barcohen. Anyone in Israel/
Jerusalem will have a chance to see the exhibit for the next three
months.

There are pictures of the exhibition on this site
http://www.col.org.il/show_news.asp?17839 but the site itself is in Hebrew.

Martha Lev-Zion
IGS-Negev

Launch of Exhibition on Latvian Jewry in Yerushalayim

The Heichal Shlomo museum in Yerushalayim launched the opening of the
'Akedat Yitzchak' exhibition perpetuating visually the life of
Latvian Jewry
and ...Continue The Heichal Shlomo museum in Yerushalayim launched
the
opening of the 'Akedat Yitzchak' exhibition perpetuating visually
the life
of Latvian Jewry and based largely the project of former shliach
and chief
Rabbi of Latvia, Rabbi Natan Barchahan, a'h and the book 'Latvia,
Synagogues
and Rabbis 1918 - 1940, by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Barchahan. The
event was
attended by a row of officials including President Vaira Vike-
Freiberga of
Latvia, President Moshe Katsav of Israel, Chief Rabbi to Israel,
Rabbi Yonah
Metzger, Rabbi Menachem Barchahan and officials of the Latvian
government
who accompanied the president. The dignitaries toured the new
division of
the museum and were amazed at the great efforts exerted in creating
the
Latvian exhibition.
The exhibition includes 23 drawings of synagogues produced by
children who
participated in a drawing contest initiated by Rabbi Menachem
Barchahan and
the Shamir Association. These, together with other items on
display, depict
the Jewish life in Latvia, including the life story of Rabbi Kook,
a'h,
Shimon Dubov, and Rabbi Natan Barchahan, ob'm, all of
Latvian origin.
Director of the exhibition, Mr. Yehudah Eldama, who provided
explanations to
the displays to the visitors, told COL that the exhibition will be
open to
the public during the next three months

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