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Books in a suitcase/ Being a pirate in a bathtub

Sami is a young pirate. He crosses the oceans in his bathtub. To accompany him, his three trusted and loved ducks. Until one morning he receives the unexpected call from the International Pirate Association’s representative. “Dear Sami, to be a …

Ferrara, a symbol of vitality and renewal

Renewing oneself as an individual, as a community, as a country. It was the central theme of the 23rd edition of the European Days of Jewish Culture that took place Saturday in Italy. Promoted by the Union of the Italian …

Books in a suitcase/ Toulouse, writing not to forget

“Nothing was ever the same again”. A sentence you could hear very often when – the last year on March 19th, with the speech of President Macron and of the highest officials of the République – France stopped to commemorate …

Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe Autumn 2022 Grant Programmes

Applications are open for the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe’s Autumn 2022 grant programs and welcome in several categories with deadline September 12. In the category Archives and libraries, the goal is to increase access to documents that will enhance future …

The man who saved Yiddish literature

It was defined as one of the biggest efforts of cultural rescue in Jewish history. It was Aaron Lansky, a then-young student of Yiddish language and literature, who set it up in the 70s. Failing to find books in Yiddish …

Jewish culture celebrated all across Europe

The European Days of Jewish Culture 2022 kicked off yesterday in the French town of Schirmek, in Alsace, France. Coordinated by the AEPJ through a large network of institutions, the festival, where the Jewish heritage is opened to the general …

The collapse of Kabul and that day we do not remember

On August 15, 2021, the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan when they walked into the country’s capital, Kabul. While the international commotion that accompanied the event has retreated, alarming news about attacks on women’s rights and independent media never stopped.