A Brief His­to­ry of the Haggadah

by Mar­tin Bodek Every eon has its eras; every era its peri­ods; every peri­od has its epochs; every epoch has its ages. Out­side of what we learn in Geol­o­gy class, the two words in my Dick­en­sian open­ing sen­tence with which we are ver­nac­u­lar­ly famil­iar are ​“era” and ​“age.” There are unend­ing lists of sig­nif­i­cant cul­tur­al human inter­ests that […]

Sub-Carpathia Research Division: 19k New Vital Records Added to Database

JewishGen is pleased to announce that nearly 19,000 new records havebeen added to our Sub-Carpathia Vital Records collection.  You can search these records by visiting https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/all/ and selecting “Hungary/Slovakia”as the region. The new records include: 13,264 births 1,557 marriages 3,882 deaths To learn more about these records, please click here: https://www.jewishgen.org/new/sub-carpathia-collection-vital-records/ The addition of these […]

Yizkor Book Project Update – March 2020

Yizkor Book Project Update – March 2020   Dear JewishGen Community, The JewishGen Yizkor Book Team is always active starting, continuing, and completing Translation Projects. Here are some successes from this past month. See All Active Projects To view all ongoing Yizkor Book translation projects click here. If there is any information that needs updating, […]

JewishGen Announces the Second Annual Future Scholars Fellowship Program and Heritage Tour

JewishGen.org, in partnership with The Matzevah Foundation and the Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland, is pleased to announce the second annual JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship program to take place from July 14, 2020 – July 23, 2020. We invite graduate students as well as third and fourth-year college students to apply for this unique […]