Clash of countries, mix of cultures

Lyubov Ostrovska and Vitaly Kroner have shaped their careers based on the needs of the societies they’ve lived in. Ostrovska has worked as a biologist in both an academic and research-based environment developing a method for cancer treatment. Kroner was an electrical engineer for nearly two decades before purchasing a tax office in 2007. But following… Read More

Curator preserves history of Jews in Curaçao

A small sign hangs on the corner of the light yellow building directing tourists to the entrance of Mikve Israel – Emanuel synagogue and museum, the oldest continuously used synagogue in the Western hemisphere. Visitors traipse through the doors to the complex under a Hebrew sign which reads “Blessed may you be in your coming.”… Read More

Jewish artist’s Lincoln portrait gets a moment in the sun

Most days, a little-known 19th-century portrait of Abraham Lincoln by Solomon Nunes Carvalho (1815-1895) is tucked away in archival storage at Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum. But last Tuesday, the deeply allegorical portrait, painted in 1865 by the American-Jewish artist, made a rare public appearance, the first in a decade. The painting is the only known… Read More