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Inside the Center for Jewish History, Einstein Artifacts to Lazarus Poem

Category : Blog

DESCRIPTION What do poet Emma Lazarus, theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, and MLB Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg have in common? Tucked away in an unassuming building near Union Square, some of their most famous and rarely seen possessions are preserved in an astonishing collection. Now’s your chance to see these storied treasures up close, on a behind-the-scenes tour through […]

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Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Hanukah Klezmer Bash

Category : Nightlife

In this joyous performance, Daniella Rabbani, star of The National Yiddish Theater, and 12th Night Klezmer will transport you back in time to a Hanukah Celebration in the Shtetel (a traditional Eastern European Jewish village). The evening will include favorite Yiddish and Hanukah songs awakening the sound and spirit of the Festival of Lights. Sun, […]

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Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Languages in Jewish Communities, Past and Present: Book Launch

Category : Events & Festivals

Please join us to celebrate the launch of Languages in Jewish Communities, Past and Present, co-authored by Professor Benjamin Hary of the Hebrew & Judaic Studies Department. Panel Discussion will be led by coauthors Benjamin Hary (NYU) and Sarah Benor (HUC) with respondents David Bunis (Hebrew University) and Zvi Ben-Dor Benite (NYU). Kosher reception to follow. Mon, […]

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Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Discover the Jewish Heritage of Lisbon, Portugal

Category : Top 10

The Jewish presence in the Iberian Peninsula has existed long before Portugal itself became a country. The contribution of Portuguese Jews to the arts, philosophy, commerce and sciences helped create this nation’s rich cultural heritage.This beautiful journey shows a growing interest in Portugal’s Jewish legacy in places such as Lisbon, Porto and many smaller villages and for […]

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Thursday, November 8th, 2018

11 of the best places to eat burgers in Israel

Category : Featured Dining

Hamburgers are an especially fun way for chefs and diners to express their culinary voice in a casual or bistro-like setting. Lately, hamburger restaurants in the Holy Land are following all the current Israeli food trends – “Just because it’s kosher doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious,” “Kosher, but looking and tasting like something very […]

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Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Tourism to Israel maintaining record levels

Category : Travel Services

3.4 million tourists visited Israel in January-October 2018, 15% more than in the corresponding period last year. 485,500 tourists visited Israel in October, 14% more than in October 2017. The Ministry of Tourism estimates that they contributed over NIS 2.5 billion to the Israeli economy. 3.4 million tourists visited Israel in January-October 2018, 15% more […]

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Rediscovering the Jewish Heritage of Porto, Portugal

Category : Top 10

The contribution of Portuguese Jews to world history is enormous and its history is inseparable from the Jewish presence in Portugal between the 5th and the 15th centuries. In the northern region of the country are villages, cities and small towns where important Jewish communities once thrived.  It would be hard to trace back the arrival […]

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

What (Jewish) Identity is Not…

Category : Nightlife

A talk by Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur The question of identity is a preoccupation in both France and the United States today, for somewhat different reasons, and debates about identity politics play out in very different ways in the two countries. Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur has spoken and written about the question of identity, and particularly Jewish […]

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Monday, November 5th, 2018

Discover the Finest Hotel in Lisbon: Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon –Truly a 5-Star Hotel

Category : Featured Hotel

During a recent press trip to Lisbon, I was invited to stay at the beautiful Four Seasons Ritz Lisbon for two nights. My experience was exceptional! It’s a great business hotel situated at the top of Avenida de Libertad, which means easy access around the capital and to art museums such as the nearby Gulbenkian; […]

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Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Hotel da Musica: The Place for the Kosher Traveler in Porto, Portugal

Category : Top 10

Located right in the heart of Porto, in Boavista, and near the Synagogue Kadoorie Mekor Haim is the four-star Hotel da Musica. A beautiful modern hotel with a strong musical theme, it is much more than a designer hotel, it is like plunging into a symphony of experiences. Hotel da Musica is part of, and […]

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2018