Bosniak authorities will reconstruct Sarajevo Library by WWI centenary in June

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina
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Workers are rushing to finish the reconstruction of the Sarajevo Library — a landmark destroyed by Serbs during the Bosnian war — in time for the June ceremonies marking the centenary of the assassination that ignited World War I. Read the rest of this entry »


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11th Annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival, May 1 – 3, 2013. Tribeca Cinemas, New York

Although Bosnia and Herzegovina, a country in Southeastern Europe slightly smaller than West Virginia, generates only several feature films per year, its filmmakers have gained worldwide recognition, producing award-winning movies on very low budgets. The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) is an annual event, featuring Read the rest of this entry »

Povodom Pesaha molitva i seder večera u sinagogi Jevrejske opštine

Jevreji večeras dočekuju svoj najveći praznik Pesah koji traje osam dana, kao praznik slobode i dobijanja Tore – Deset Božijih zapovijesti. Obilježava se u spomen spasenja Jevreja iz misirskog (egipatskog) ropstva.

Tim povodom je u sinagogi Jevrejske opštine u Sarajevu večeras održana molitva, služba za erev Pesah, koju su vodili članovi vjerske komisije “Cadik Danon”. Read the rest of this entry »

 

In this photo, Grand Mufti Mustafa Ceric brought with him a reproduction of the Sarajevo Haggadah to present to the Museum of Jewish Heritage in 2012.

In this photo, Grand Mufti Mustafa Ceric brought with him a reproduction of the Sarajevo Haggadah to present to the Museum of Jewish Heritage in 2012.

Michael Kaplan of the Jewish Daily Forward takes on 7 Coolest Haggadahs out there; among them,  Sarajevo Haggadah is the world’s most valuable.

“According to some, this might be the most expensive Hagaddah out there – and for good reason. The Sarajevo Haggadah, insured for $7 million, is one of the oldest Sephardic Haggadahs and one of the most beautifully decorated too. The book begins with 34 pages of illustrations that beautifully tell the story of the Bible, beginning with the creation story and ending with the death of Moses. It was sold to the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo in 1894 and continues to live there on display. The Haggadah has dodged more than a few bullets over the centuries. During the Holocaust, as Nazis confiscated countless Jewish ritual items, a Muslim cleric kept the book safe. You can purchase reprints of the Sarajevo Haggadah on Amazon (disclaimer: $150+). Read the rest of this entry »

Zastava/Grb sa ljiljanima - historijsko obilježje Bošnjaka.

Zastava/Grb sa ljiljanima – historijsko obilježje Bošnjaka.

Mr.sc. Esmir Bašić

Percepcija Bosne kao mjesta susretanja velikih svjetskih kultura i civilizacija, kao mosta između Istoka i Zapada već je umnogome poznata činjenica koja govori o suživotu i saradnji među različitim kulturama koji traje na ovom tlu stoljećima. Jedni sa i pored drugih ovdje vijekovima žive muslimani, pravoslavci, katolici i jevreji. U međusobnom razumijevanju i uvažavanju jedni druge upoznaju sa običajima, vjerom, tradicijom i pritom svako njeguje svoje vrijednosti a tuđe poštuje. Bosanski ambijent je bogastvo za sve njene narode jer za razliku od drugih država gdje nema te koegzistencije i multikulturalnosti, mi smo u prednosti što možemo na neposredan način saznavati o kulturama i tradicijama drugih naroda obogaćujući time vlastitu spoznaju. U mnogim bosanskim gradovima jedna pored druge su džamije, crkve i sinagoge i u tom smislu Bosna je jedna od prelijepih Božijih bašča na Zemlji a ujedno i protuargument tezi o sukobu civilizacija koju zagovara Samuel Hantington. Read the rest of this entry »

A new work by Bosnian Muslim composer Merima Ključo, traces the incredible journey of one of Jewish culture’s most treasured manuscripts: the Sarajevo Haggadah. The work will premiere in March at Yellow Barn yellowbarn.org with Seth Knopp (piano) and Bart Woodstrup (video)

BOSTON (JTA) — Growing up in Bosnia, Merima Kljuco was familiar with the Sarajevo Haggadah.

The medieval, illuminated manuscript was considered a treasure of the Bosnian National Museum for more than a century. Its 600-year journey from Spain through Italy and then Sarajevo, and its survival through persecution and near destruction at the hands of Jewish enemies, heightened its wonderment. Read the rest of this entry »

Originally posted on We Remember the Bosnian Genocide, 1992-95. Mi se Sjećamo Genocida u Bosni, 1992-95.:

Angelina Jolie was crying during her visit to the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial in Potocari, Bosnia-Herzegovina (March 28, 2014).

Angelina Jolie was crying during her visit to the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial in Potocari, Bosnia-Herzegovina (March 28, 2014).

Srebrenica (Bosnia-Hercegovina) – Hollywood star Angelina Jolie on Friday paid respect to victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide after urging the international community to stop the use of sexual violence as a war weapon. Many women and girls suffered rape and sexual abuse and other forms of torture during the brutal military persecution of Bosniak civilians in eastern Bosnia in 1992 and during the fall of Srebrenica in July 1995.

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