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    A reprint of the famous of Sarajevo Haggadah made its debut at the Bosnian capital’s national theater. The publisher, Rabic book house, reprinted the Sarajevo Haggadah in Bosnian and English and presented it Saturday. The original Sarajevo Haggadah was written by an unknown author in Barcelona, Spain, between 1350 and 1370. The Haggadah was known… More ▸

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    Hundreds of bronze plaques were stolen from the cemetery at the former Terezin concentration camp. Officials from the Terezin memorial and museum said last week’s theft of 327 plaques containing the names of Holocaust victims had more to do with the bronze rather than any political statements. The officials added that security at the site… More ▸

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    A former Jewish federation CEO was appointed the lead fund-raiser for a Polish Jewish history museum. Rabbi Brian Lurie, the former head of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, was named the chairman of international development for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews slated to open in Warsaw in 2011. Officials of… More ▸

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    Hadassah Lieberman was appointed to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. Lieberman, the wife of U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), will be appointed by President Bush to a five-year term, according to the White House. Lieberman was among 11 people named to the council, which oversees the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Joining her… More ▸

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    Organizers of a traveling exhibit about Nazi deportations say serious obstacles are making a Berlin stop difficult. The organizers are planning a silent, candlelight march in Berlin on April 12, in memory of the 4,600 Jewish children and youth deported from the German capital during World War II. An estimated 1.5 million children were deported… More ▸

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    The Jewish Museum in Berlin has withdrawn as the host of a concert after learning the performer planned to missionize. Pianist Sam Rotman planned to talk during the concert about his acceptance of Jesus, according to a statement released Monday by the museum. The Berlin-based missionary congregation Beit Sar Shalom and the U.S.-based European Initiative,… More ▸

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    Fifty Jews from across Australia were selected to attend a special summit convened by the prime minister. Kevin Rudd called for the April 14 Jewish summit, a forum of ideas on the biggest challenges facing Australia, because his 2020 Summit of the 1,000 “best and brightest” Australians clashed with Passover on April 19 and 20…. More ▸

  • State-of-the-art Szyk Haggadah Coming out in Limited Edition

    The latest work by Arthur Szyk is going for $15,000 — it’s a Haggadah. Irvin Ungar, an antiquarian bookseller and Szyk devotee, is publishing a new edition of Szyk’s 1940 Haggadah that he calls state of the art nearly 57 years after the painter and cartoonist’s death. “No Jewish artist has been more devoted to… More ▸

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    The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is using Google Earth to pinpoint genocide testimony. Its “World is Witness” program launched Friday tracks witnesses in Rwanda and Congo who describe the 1994 Rwanda genocide. It is to be the first of a number of reports on genocide. The museum already tracks Holocaust history and testimony as well… More ▸

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    Michael Chertoff will head the U.S. delegation to the 65th anniversary commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The Homeland Security secretary was among five members named by President Bush for the April 15 rite announced Tuesday. Joining Chertoff are Victor Ashe, the U.S. ambassador to Poland; Phyllis Heideman, a lawyer and a member of the… More ▸