Faith in ligh

Award-winning wedding photojournalist MARK SEYMOUR tells Boo Marshall how he crosses religious and cultural differences to capture human emotion.

In one of those extraordinary timely moments, I contacted Mark to arrange this interview the day after he’d been awarded the Master Photographer Association (MPA) Wedding Photographer of the Year title. And a very quick look though his website confirmed that such an award comes as no surprise. One of the first thoughts to strike me is that Mark’s website is not your average wedding website for a number of reasons. The sheer quality of his work and his intuitive understanding

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Jews celebrate the New Year 5769

Chronology of the Jews is in the creation of the world according to the lunar calendar. New Year is celebrated later 163 a day or after Passover. Love Luneva asked prazdnichka history and how it is celebrated Belarusian Jews.New Year — Rosh Hashanah — the Jews has a philosophical meaning. According to legend, in the book of life, God says what fate awaits in next year each person. Frankly see their actions and desires, you can influence the decision of the court of heaven. To do this, everyone has one month before Rosh Hashanah and 10 days — after, before

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66 years ago, the Nazis killed in Mogilev four thousand Jews

At the moment the place is ghetto personal sector is quite close — a new bridge over the river Dubrovenka. The inhabitants of the houses do not even know what was once on the site of their estates. On the walls of houses NO signs, which would resemble the events of 66 years ago.Mogilev City Executive Committee promises to set in place a memorable symbol of the ghetto. In the executive committee they say that Tipo already adopted a resolution concerning the establishment of the memorial sign.With sovereign Litin we met at Jewish cemeteries. In 1944, then reburied the remains

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Pinsk city glad … approved the proposal to apply argoticheskoy Hebrew

"Nasha Niva"In 1907, informs:" In these days of ministry to the whole atpustsila Belarus and Lithuania 300 thousand rubles the opening of public schools. Mogilev open 165 schools in 105 Vitebskay in Minsk 100 A ninth in Vilna, Kovno, Grodno and only 30 schools. These provinces have zemstvo to mute anyone try that, that give the apartment, central heating and a security guard for the school because it is not on the treasury atpushchae means; hard men give themselves well and not just sgavarytstsa them. " * "Nowe Zycie" in the 1927 report of the land: "In Pinsk city glad

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In Bobruisk will coexist and Orthodox Jewish high school

Education will be held in the gymnasium under the plan approved by the Ministry of Education. Items comprehensive applets complemented study of Orthodox culture and the law of God. Duration of study in high school — four years. Going to finance it Orthodox Church.The department of education argue that no case to have the gymnasium. But that said an employee of the ideological department of the executive committee:"As for local ideological power, I say to you: it was created under the auspices of the Russian Orthodox Church. We have informed babruytsav about opening this school, but not specifically study this

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In Navagrudak talked about Jewish resistance during the war

First made Ilya Altman of Russian Holocaust Centre, head of the Belarusian Fund "Holocaust" Inna Gerasimova and Head Novograd regional museum Tamara Vershitskaya. Participated in a "round table" fifteen teachers, foreign guests, among them representative international organization dedicated to the study of the Holocaust and Jerry Gothel Jack Kagan, who in 1943 escaped from the ghetto Novograd. Then there were mass escapes through an underground passage that prisoners dug.Recently the foreign guests participated in the opening of the Museum of Jewish resistance, which opened at the place where the ghetto — on vul.Menskay, 68, indoors PTU to one hundred and

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In Navagrudak opened a museum of Jewish resistance

One of those who managed to escape then, was Jack Cohen, who became the main inspiration behind the creation of the museum and spoke at its opening. With Belarusian side Tamara was a pioneer Vershitskaya — Director Novogrudskii museum. Fugitives later fought in the Jewish Bielski partisan, which is devoted part of the exhibition.At the opening of the museum in Nowogródek attended by representatives of the Jewish community of the United Kingdom, France, the U.S., Israel and some other states. Inhabitants Novogrudka scheme restored before the ghetto The representative of the international organization dedicated to the study of the Holocaust

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Vandalism at cemeteries problem becomes a national scale

Monuments in the cemetery in Mogilev vandals destroyed a few days. But in the Leninsky district police department of Mogilev, on the ground which are treasures, they say that there is nothing about it do not know. Says Deputy Head of the Criminal Investigation Oleg Kotov:"To us, until applications have been received. I ordered employees zaedut, look, there. But while the administration of the cemetery did not appeal to us. "In Borisov criminal case was initiated soon after the fact of vandalism. There’s a Jewish cemetery was broken 16 monuments. But within a month intruders have not found the, says

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Either the new law will protect Jewish monuments?

The draft law "On reorganization case protection of historical and cultural heritage in Republic of Belarus"Adopted in the 2nd reading anticipates criminal yes administrative responsibility for wrongful acts in relation to historical and cultural values. Law also provides for administrative liability for failure to meet requirements relating to the limitation of ownership rights of historical and cultural value. Vice-chairman Union of Belarusian Jewish public associations Yakov Basin and communities in an interview with Russian Jewish News Agency (Jewish News Agency) said that "the new law — is, of course, excellent", but practice shows that often the laws are not made.

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Constant feature of Jewish Settlement

1910. Burke Rayzner, Liozno Everyman, for their own long age in the fourth just gets injunction Smolensk police leave and return to his native village Liozno that the Vitebsk region. Again and again to an old power vorachivayutsya songs — about illegality of residence for "constant feature of Jewish Settlement." And in Smolensk — own home, work, prakormlivae SNM» w. In caps and hats Rayznera walks guys half the town.All my life Berkey held pending cancellation apostille "Pale of Settlement." Then he left Smolensk, then again there vorachivalsya then had a permanent job, then again odd jobs. And flowed between

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