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The Jews of Prague

Hosted By: Qesher

Jews arrived to the Czechlands before the 9th century, and eventually Prague became home to once the largest Jewish community in the world. Its former Jewish Quarter is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the ancient Old New Synagogue, the oldest working shul.

Did Hitler really build a “Museum of Extinct Race” in Prague – and how did the Golem oppose him? Why is the story of interwar Czechoslovakia a key to unlocking aspects of modern Jewish identity? We will also cover the renaissance of a community that almost ceased to exist due to the Holocaust and Communism.

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Teacher

David Kraus

David Kraus was born in Prague into a Jewish family settled in the town at least by the 14th Century. He became one of the leading youth activists of the Czech Jewry in the late 1990's and the 2000's. He served as chair of the Czech Union of Jewish Students and as a lay leader of the Czech Jewish Community for over a decade.
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Host

Qesher

There are Jewish communities all around the globe with their own unique history, culture, places, and most of all, people and stories. All of them different, but sharing so much. The aim of Qesher is to connect these different Jewish traditions, not just to know of each other, but to learn about each other. We believe that there is great value in creating a deeper understanding within the Jewish world and exploring Jewish experiences and identities in all their diversity.
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