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CULTURE & HERITAGE

MUSEUM OF THE PETIT PALAIS IN PARIS

From October 25th 2012 to February 3rd 2013

Drawing directly on the living religious practices of our time, this event opens up new worlds for believers and unbelievers aGod(s), a User’s Guide at the Petit Palais

Until February 3rd 2013, the Petit Palais is presenting an exhibition allowing visitors to get a better knowledge of religion across the world.

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THE TOURO SYNAGOGUE IN NEWPORT

(A summary from Wikipedia)

The Touro Synagogue is a 1763 synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island.

That is the oldest synagogue building still standing in the United States, the oldest surviving Jewish synagogue building in North America, and the only surviving synagogue building in the U.S. dating to the colonial era.

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Dig uncovers temple, sacred vessels

Ynet, Dec 28

Discovery, which includes pottery figurines of men and horses, provides rare evidence of ritual cult in Jerusalem region at beginning of monarchy period

Rare evidence of the religious practices and rituals in the early days of the Kingdom of Judah has recently been discovered at Tel Motza, to the west of Jerusalem.

In excavations the Israel Antiquities Authority is currently conducting at the Tel Motza archaeological site, prior to work being carried out on the new Highway 1 from Sha'ar Hagai to Jerusalem by the National Roads Company, a temple and a cache of sacred vessels some 2,750 years old have been uncovered.

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A TOUR OF PALESTINE; THE YEAR IS 1695

by Avi Goldreich
(Translated from the Hebrew by Nurit Greenger.)
 

The author Relandi[1], a real scholar, geographer, cartographer and well known philologist, spoke perfect Hebrew, Arabic and ancient Greek, as well as the European languages. The book was written in Latin. In 1695 he was sent on a sightseeing tour to Israel, at that time known as Palestina. In his travels he surveyed approximately 2500 places where people lived that were mentioned in the bible or Mishnah. His research method was interesting.

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St. PETERSBURG – Russia

Article by Baruh Finkelshteyn

 
On the occasion of the 2012 Jewish Heritage Day, this year under the title of "Jewish Humour" we held a meeting that we called "Party-Messiba" that was organised at the same time many other Lodges in Europe celebrated this day, on September 2nd, 2012.
 
Welcomed by the President of the Lodge in St. Petersburg, Baruh Finkelshteyn, the celebration was attended by members of our Lodge together with members of the businessmen club of the "Hesed Abraham" organisation led by Leonid Kolton.
 
All the attendees happily shared food, drinks and laughter listening to Jewish jokes.
Of course, this event will be repeated next year, and those who will attend will have no regrets!
 
Visit the website of B'nai B'rith St. Petersburg: http://bnaibrith.ru/en/

MOSCOW JEWISH MUSEUM



Israel President Opens Moscow Jewish Museum
 

Culture 123

Shimon Peres
© RIA Novosti. Vladimir Astapkovich 08/11/2012

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