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The Ghetto Mapping Project: Virtual reconstruction of Florence’s Ghetto

Category : Featured Article

The Jewish History Program has recently launched the Ghetto Mapping Project, a research project whose aim is to reconstruct the economic and social fabric of the Florentine ghetto, the third oldest ghetto in the world. Grand Duke Cosimo I established the ghetto of Florence in 1570, near the area of Mercato Vecchio, in the very […]

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Sunday, October 29th, 2017

An unhoped-for heritage: an archaeological discovery in Alsace

Category : Blog

A genizah is a storage area for worn-out religious books and, by extension, for liturgical objects that cannot be discarded. Since they cannot be disposed of, they are placed in a hiding place in the synagogue awaiting their burial. Genizot were regarded as having little interest in France, unlike other countries in the Ashkenazi world more aware of the […]

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Friday, October 27th, 2017

Corinthia Palace Hotel,​ Malta Celebrates Valletta 2018 with Special Half Price Offers

Category : Latest Destination

Culture vultures will have the best time in Malta in 2018 as the Mediterranean island’s historic capital, Valletta, is celebrating being named European Capital of Culture. It is the smallest capital ever to enjoy this accolade.  Part of Malta’s obligations are to have plans that are exceptional for the year and Malta has created a […]

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Friday, October 27th, 2017

5 top hotels in Israel for design lovers

Category : Blog

Tel Aviv’s White City is home to 4,000 glittering Bauhaus buildings and has long been a mecca for Modernism lovers. But this brand of architecture isn’t the only one to flourish in Israel: from Ottoman-era townhouses to beautiful Brutalist sanatoriums, the country’s architectural bounty traverses millennia. We’ve rounded up five of our favourite hotels in Israel for design […]

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

JCC Krakow celebrates opening of Early Childhood Center “Frajda”

Category : Blog

JCC Krakow celebrated the opening of its Early Childhood Center, Frajda, today. A ribbon cutting ceremony officially marked the first time in over half a century that a pluralistic Jewish nursery school has opened its doors in Krakow. Frajda was made possible through the generous lead grant of Eric and Erica Schwartz of New York […]

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Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Israelis indulge their travel bug in some pretty remote places

Category : Blog

While most Israelis favor nearby destinations and modest hotels, others are booking expensive jaunts to unexpected and faraway locales. Ever hear of the 27 tiny Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean? How about the Singaporean island resort of Sentosa, or Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan? According to statistics from hotel metasearch site HotelsCombined, Israeli travelers […]

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Monday, October 16th, 2017

Tel Aviv’s 5th Blues Festival

Category : Events & Festivals

  20 Venues |40 Shows |4 Days +additional cities hosting the Blues Festival EB Davis and SOBO| Dani Litani with guest Dafna Armoni| Itay Pearl new album premiere| Junior Wells tribute concert| The Blues Messengers in a tribute to the greatest guitar players with guests Ilan Virtzberg, Yehuda Eder| Yair Dalal and the Blues Orient […]

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Monday, October 2nd, 2017

FRENCH MUSIC ILLUMINATES NEW YORK IN ROBUST PRESENCE AT MONDO NYC’

Category : Events & Festivals

New York City music lovers will experience two of the best French Artists Co-presented by The Bureau Export, and France Rocks, in partnership with Mondo NYC a festival and global business summit in its 2nd year.   Grit hail from Paris, a rock quartet with a lot of force, sex appeal and attitude. They’ve just released their debut album ‘Shreds of Tales’ […]

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Monday, September 25th, 2017

5 luxury Israeli hotels in places you’d least expect them

Category : Blog

Plan a pampering vacation in off-the-beaten-track cities of Yeruham, Dimona or Beersheva in the south, Nahariya or Hadera in the north. New hotels are opening at a fast clip in Israel. In the past 10 years, about 5,000 new rooms have been added, and that doesn’t include the many bed-and-breakfasts, youth hostels and boutique hotels […]

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Monday, September 11th, 2017

Sunbeat Festival in the Negev Desert. November 2-4, 2017

Category : Events & Festivals

The Sunbeat Festival, which takes place every summer in Northern Israel, will come to the Negev Desert for its winter edition, in November 2017. Israel’s top global beats festival, Sunbeat attracts a diverse and exciting lineup of musicians from Israel and beyond every summer, and its winter edition will be no different. Sunbeat in the […]

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Thursday, August 31st, 2017