Category Archives: In Pictures

Magical Jewish Morocco: A report from Eveleen Habib, one of JR’s Purim tour members

JR Tour - Morocco - Cemetery - Joan 2

Twenty-six tired yet exhilarated travellers sat down together for supper in a Riad in Marrakech – it was the last night of a wonderful trip and they all wanted to spend that evening together, despite the opportunity to sample the night life in this north African town. How well our group, mainly strangers, had grown to like one another and enjoy the times we spent discussing the day’s activities.

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Violinist Irmina Trynkos dazzles at the second JR salon

JR Salon, 10/03/14 © Charlotte Mayhew

A packed crowd of around 60 people attended the second JR salon event this week at Lauderdale House in Highgate. They were there to hear the virtuoso talents of violinist Irmina Trynkos, as well as the sparkling sounds of pianist Marco Fatichenti. And they weren’t disappointed.

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In pictures: A sneak peak at London Jewish Museum’s wedding retrospective For Richer For Poorer

For Richer For Poorer exhib, Jewish Museum, Press 2015

Miriam Solomons married American GI soldier Al Friedman in June 1945. Some 70,000 British women married GI soldiers during the war.

The London Jewish Museum’s new exhibition is glorious and beautifully put together. For Richer For Poorer delicately weaves artefacts and archives from the museum’s collections with delightful personal material donated or lent by members of the public to tell the story of Jewish marriage throughout the years. Including Jewish immigration and life, with its aspirations and tribulations, its joys and challenges over the years and even centuries. The dresses are gorgeous, the menus mouth-watering – and challenging in the huge number of courses on offer – and the photographs and personally written experiences extraordinarily moving. Anyone who’s partial to shedding a tear at weddings should take a packet of tissues!

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In pictures: How the world is marking Holocaust Memorial Day and 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz survivors paying their respects in Poland © Getty

Auschwitz survivors paying their respects in Oswiecim, Poland © Getty

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day, which this year also marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. We commemorate with a look at how the world is memorialising the Holocaust.

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