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  • Internet could help build Ladino dictionary

    ZAGREB, Croatia, Sept. 11 (JTA) — The Internet may prove a valuable tool for preserving a language spoken by Jews for 500 years. Sephardi Jews from around the world could help compile a dictionary of Ladino by providing their input via the Internet, according to Winfried Busse, a professor of philology at the Berlin Free…

  • Croatian city to host Sephardi collection

    ZAGREB, Croatia, Sept. 10 (JTA) — An invaluable collection of Judaica is expected to go on display next year in the southern city of Dubrovnik, according to the leader of the Jewish community there. A foundation founded by Francesca von Habsburg, wife of a member of Austria’s Habsburg dynasty, plans to collect the $100,000 needed…

  • From a parking lot to a synagogue

    ZAGREB, Croatia, April 24 (JTA) — The Jewish community in Croatia’s capital is planning to build a cultural center on the site of a synagogue that was destroyed during World War II. Plans for the center include a sanctuary, a memorial to Holocaust victims, a Jewish museum, as well as commercial enterprises. The Jewish community…