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THE HISTORY – the jews in Greece

Long before the Diaspora of 71 A.D., Greece was the gateway through which Jewish people reached the rest of Europe. Its Jewish population was...

THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF IOANNINA early 20th century to 1940

The Jewish community of Ioannina saw its heyday in the early days of the 19th century when the city was under the authority of...

THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF IOANNINA 1940-1945

When the fascist axis declared war on Greece late in October 1940, a lot of Jews, including many from Ioannina, were serving as ordinary...

THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF IOANNINA 1945 – to present day

There were 181 people in the Jewish community of Ioannina when World War II ended. Of these, 112 were Death Camp survivors and 69...

RELIGIOUS LIFE synagogual architecture

The synagogue is the centre of a Jewish community and a place of communal prayer and study. Synagogue architecture obeyed certain religious dictates, called...

RELIGIOUS LIFE synagogual liturgy

In addition to being religious leaders of the community, rabbis were also its administrative leaders. They found solutions to internal problems, represented the community...

RELIGIOUS LIFE synagogual textiles and objects

The holy book of Judaism is the Pentateuch and is called the Sefer Torah or Scroll of the Law, handwritten on parchment. It is...

RELIGIOUS LIFE jewish holidays

Shabbat Observance of the Sabbath day is one of the most fundamental requirements of Judaism. The Sabbath day is devoted to prayer, study of the...

RELIGIOUS LIFE the cycle of life – part a

The Jewish identity is kept alive through specific customs pertaining to the three most important milestones in the lives of people in the community;...

RELIGIOUS LIFE the cycle of life – part b

The purpose of marriage was always to produce children. For forty days following a birth, the new mother and her newborn child were protected...

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