JewishGen's Weekly News Nosh February 26, 2023 #JewishGenUpdates
The Weekly News Nosh
JewishGen’s Weekly E-Newsletter
Phil Goldfarb Tulsa, Oklahoma USA. Editor
Date: February 26, 2023
“A Family Without The Understanding Of Their Past History, Foundation And Ethnicity Is Like A Tree Without Roots”
Enjoy this week’s Nosh!
1. Reminder: 43rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, will be held from Sunday, July 30 through Thursday, August 3, 2023, in London, England. The deadline for SIG, RD, BOF, RG Luncheon and/or Meeting applications is Wednesday, March 15, 2023. The deadline for SHARE Fair applications is Wednesday, April. The Conference offers groups the opportunity to have meetings during Conference week and to staff a table at our traditional “SHARE Fair” which will be held on Sunday afternoon, July 30, 2023. 5, 2023. For more information contact Bonnie Birns, 2023 Conference Group Meeting Coordinator at: bbirns@...
2. JewishGen Press: manuscripts welcomed. Have you written a book that would be of interest to the Jewish community? The JewishGen Press publishes high-quality non-fiction books including Shoah memoirs and research, genealogical research, collections of genealogical and historical materials, biographies and family histories, diaries and letters, studies of Jewish experience and cultural life in the past, and academic theses. Our books are produced by JewishGen Press volunteers and we use third-party print-on-demand technology, so we can publish books that would not be considered by for-profit publishing houses. For more information, including publication criteria and how to submit your manuscript for consideration, go to the JewishGen Press webpage at: https://www.jewishgen.org/press/ Please direct any questions to: press@...
3. Vatican Secretariat of State Publishes Full "Jews" Series of Historical Archive Online. The "Jews" archival series of the Historical Archive of the Secretariat of State—Section for Relations with States and International Organizations (ASRS) consists of 170 volumes containing requests for help addressed to Pope Pius XII by Jews, both baptized Catholics and many who were not, from all over Europe, after the beginning of the persecutions by fascist governments in the 1930s and 1940s. To read more see: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/vatican-city/news/2023-02/vatican-secretariat-state-jews-archives-fully-online.html Thanks to Jan Meisels Allen, Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee for this story.
4. Findmypast (U.K.) Adds 216,638 Unique Records to their existing collection, covering 1754-1812. New records include marriage index, National school admissions registry and newspapers. Read more specifics from Dick Eastmans EOGN: https://eogn.com/page-18080/13109485
5. Square hole in an ancient skull: Middle East’s earliest brain surgery found in Israel. Over 3,500 years ago, two brothers from an upper-class family survived with serious illness, and one underwent the radical procedure of trephination, discovery at Megiddo reveals. The precisely cut hole is the result of one of the earliest known brain surgeries performed in the Middle East, also known as a “trephination,” in which a piece of the skull is removed. Read the story from The Times of Israel: Square hole in an ancient skull: Middle East's earliest brain surgery found in Israel | The Times of Israel
6. Rare Ancient Paycheck Of A Roman Legionary Soldier Found At Masada. Archaeologists have found a Latin papyrus with a detailed paycheck of a Roman legionary soldier, dated to 72 AD– during the Great Revolt of the Jews against the Romans (66-74 AD). The ancient paycheck was discovered at Masada, Israel, and sheds light on the pros and cons of enlisting as a soldier in the Roman Legion. Read the story from Ancient Pages: Rare Ancient Paycheck Of A Roman Legionary Soldier Found At Masada - Ancient Pages
7. The Gulf’s first purpose-built shul in 100 years opens in Abu Dhabi. Moses Ben Maimon Synagogue is part of the Abrahamic Family House alongside a mosque and church - all built to the same size and shape. The synagogue features a main sanctuary, two mikvot, beit midrash and a residence for a young rabbinical couple who will live on site. Read more from Jewish News: The Gulf's first purpose-built shul in 100 years opens in Abu Dhabi | Jewish News
8. 16 Jews from Ukraine Who Changed the World. Jews from Ukraine have made essential contributions to Jewish thought and culture, and have also brought world-class talent to science, art, politics and more. Ukraine has had a significant and vibrant Jewish community going all the way back to the Middle Ages, but the history of Ukrainian Jewry has been difficult, and often marked by periods of intense antisemitism. Read the story from My Jewish Learning: 16 Jews from Ukraine Who Changed the World | My Jewish Learning
9. March of Living raises $500,000 to conserve 8,000 shoes at Auschwitz museum. Part of one of the most powerful displays at the former concentration camp, the varied footwear of children has fallen into disrepair. The International March of the Living announced meeting the first “Soul to Sole” crowdfunding goal to conserve 8,000 shoes belonging to Jewish children who perished at Auschwitz-Birkenau. It costs about $50 per shoe for restoration and the conservation process will begin soon and will last for about two years. Read the story from JNS: March of Living raises $500,000 to conserve 8,000 shoes at Auschwitz museum - JNS.org
10. Hundreds of Jewish fighters were lost at sea in WWII. Here’s how Israel honors them. 560 warriors from Mandate Palestine who fought with the British against Axis powers are still missing. While a nonprofit searches for them, Israelis dedicate a day to their memory. Read the story from The Times of Israel: Hundreds of Jewish fighters were lost at sea in WWII. Here's how Israel honors them | The Times of Israel
11. The Jews of Florida: A History. How did South Florida become one of the largest Jewish communities in the world? The Jewish population of South Florida is about 650,000. It has the third largest concentration of Jews in the country and the single largest concentration of Jews (13 percent of the total population of South Florida) outside of Israel. Read the story from Aish: The Jews of Florida: A History - Aish.com
12. German federal parliament president pays respects at Kindertransport memorial. On 85th anniversary of the 'Children's Transport', Bärbel Bas thanks the UK for "having saved more than 10,000 persecuted Jewish children from the prospect of being murdered." The Kindertransport was a unique humanitarian rescue program which ran between November 1938 and September 1939. Approximately 10,000 children, the majority of whom were Jewish, were sent from their homes and families to Great Britain. Read the story from Jewish News UK: German federal parliament president pays respects at Kindertransport memorial | Jewish News
13. Just in time for Purim: Donuts meet hamantaschen as Brooklyn’s Sesame bakery reimagines a Purim treat. In the search for innovation, Jewish bakers have lately branched out into rectangular latkes, soft mandel bread and black and white cookies that are anything but. The latest Franken-nosh? Ahead of Purim, Sesame, a popular Brooklyn bakery, sells a frosting-filled donut in the triangular shape of hamantaschen, the signature cookie of the holiday that marks the Jewish victory over the evil Haman. Read the story from NY Jewish Week and JTA: Donuts meet hamantaschen as Brooklyn’s Sesame bakery reimagines a Purim treat - Jewish Telegraphic Agency (jta.org)
14. The Jews of Djerba: 9 Facts about This Ancient Jewish Community. One of the oldest Jewish communities in the world exists in a Muslim-dominated region. Djerba, an island off the coast of Tunisia, Africa, stands like a citadel among an ocean of unrest. Locals work side-by-side and in relative harmony with their Muslim neighbors, speaking the local language of Arabic. Read the story from Aish: The Jews of Djerba: 9 Facts about This Ancient Jewish Community - Aish.com
15. Found in Transliteration. However awkward it may be, rendering Hebrew in English letters allowed generations of American Jews to pray in Hebrew without ever learning to read it. Have you ever heard of the Hebrew Monotype Composing Machine? If not, read the story from Tablet Magazine: Found in Transliteration - Tablet Magazine
16. Israeli experts removed, rebuilt top of iconic Tower of David amid fears of collapse. Complex, highly sensitive renovation at ancient site alongside Jaffa Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City. The project was undertaken amid growing fears that the 400-year-old tower faced potential collapse, and that its top two meters in particular were in urgent need of reconstruction. Read the story from The Times of Israel: Israeli experts removed, rebuilt top of iconic Tower of David amid fears of collapse | The Times of Israel
17. Heirs of Nazi-persecuted collector hail justice in auction of Edvard Munch painting. Prof. Curt Glaser sold ‘Dance on the Beach’ under duress less than four months after Hitler came into power in the 1930s. Now, the 1906 masterpiece is expected to fetch $15-25 million after a deal was struck with the current owner. Read the story from The Times of Israel: Heirs of Nazi-persecuted collector hail justice in auction of Edvard Munch painting | The Times of Israel
18. Fearing growing deficit, Yad Vashem to undergo massive financial overhaul. The deficit is a combination of various factors and something that the current chairman hopes to change as part of his strategic plan. For the past year, the organization’s senior management has been in talks with its more than 500 employees, telling them that many workers would be laid off and sent to retirement, some of whom will not be replaced. Read the story from The Jerusalem Post: Fearing growing deficit Yad Vashem to undergo massive financial overhaul - Israel News - The Jerusalem Post (jpost.com)
19. Finding Your Roots with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. If you missed the recent episode with Jewish actors David Duchovny and Richard Kind finding their roots that they never knew, you can watch it here: Finding Your Roots | Chosen (pbs.org)
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