Prague’s Old-New Synagogue received the fresh batch of Torah scrolls - a first since World War II – from Israel.
(JTA) — The company operating Prague’s subway is investigating a complaint alleging one of its employees threatened to “cut off the head” of a Jewish passenger wearing a kippah. The incident was reported last week by a member of Prague’s Bejt Simcha Reform Community, Petr Papousek, president of the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic, told…
PRAGUE (JTA) — The U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Andrew H. Schapiro, celebrated his son’s bar mitzvah in the same synagogue that his ancestors attended before the Holocaust. The service for 13-year-old Alex Schapiro took place last Saturday in Prague’s Spanish Synagogue, which was built for a Reform congregation and is now part of…
The Jewish Museum in Prague launched a new permanent exhibition in the historic Maisel Synagogue in the Czech capital.
In Prague, anti-Semitism is virtually unknown. Why has the Czech Republic been so successful at stamping out hatred compared to its neighbors in central Europe?
“When I first went to Camp Cejwin at 12, I knew nothing about Judaism. By the end of the summer, I was able to lead services in Hebrew and decided to go to Hebrew School before my Bar Mitzvah” renowned Judaica artist Mark Podwal, whose current project is a series of posters for each new Metropolitan Opera season, told me during our chat following the May 19 opening of his exhibition “The Artist as Critic: Mozart and Prague” at The Czech Center on East 73rd Street.
Hundreds of demonstrators, many waving Israeli flags, marched in Prague to protest the rising levels of anti-Semitism in Europe.
A monument dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust was unveiled in Prague.
Want to go on a Jewish tour of Poland’s concentration camps, and also hit Prague, and also do some serious partying at a gay pride parade? Hebro’s got the trip for you.
The sharp debates surrounding Ebola are not new. Joshua Teplitsky explains the lesson that a 400-year-old episode in Jewish history holds for today’s crisis.