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Lviv celebrates Jewish culture with annual festival

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July 19, 2012, 10:21 p.m. | None — by Natalia A. Feduschak

Lviv will celebrate its Jewish past on July 22 with the city’s fourth annual LvivKlezFest, an international festival of Jewish music.
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Lviv will celebrate its Jewish past on July 22 with the city’s fourth annual LvivKlezFest, an international festival of Jewish music.

Musicians from Israel, Austria, Germany, Poland, Moldova, Russia, France, Sweden and Ukraine will perform klezmer music on Staroyevreiska Street between 2 p.m.-10 p.m., while Lviv’s central square, the Ploscha Rynok, and surrounding streets will host a variety of events, including a Jewish carnival. 

Visitors can learn about Jewish cooking at the “Under the Golden Rose” restaurant on Staroyevreiska Street, as well as participate in making arts and crafts along the street and at Arsenal Square.  

A newly-opened branch of the Museum of Religious History on 36 Staroyevreiska Street that highlights Lviv’s Jewish history can view a photo exhibit, learn more about religious relics as well as prominent Ukrainians who saved Jews during the Holocaust and those who were saved by them.

A full listing of the day’s events, as well as some events already underway, are available in Ukrainian at http://www.hesed.lviv.ua/ru/lviv-klez-fest.html.  Festival events will run between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m on July 22.

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