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Rediscovering Krakow and Its Jewish Heritage

Category : Top 10

Krakow is one of the most culturally and politically significant cities in Poland. For a city of its size, Krakow certainly packs a sightseeing punch with landmark architecture, medieval palaces and extraordinary museums. Main Market Square is Poland’s most beautiful medieval market square and also its biggest; with 200 square meters. The Rynek Główny (Main […]

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Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

27th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow Through The Lens of Weronika Suchodolsha

Category : Events & Festivals

Contemporary cantors’ choirs draw on the biblical tradition of the Levites who played the important role of singers in the Jerusalem Temple. Psalm 122 belongs to the fifteen Psalms which are called “the songs of steps” or “the songs of ascents” (Shir hamaalot in Hebrew). One of the most outstanding choirs, Kolot Min Hashamayim in memory […]

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Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

27th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow Through the Lens of Weronika Suchodolsha

Category : Editor's Picks

Neta Elkayam – Neta Elkayam and her fellow band-members, second-generation to Moroccan immigrants in Israel, have become a prominent voice of a renewed Jewish Moroccan musical scene globally. Growing up surrounded by Maghribi music, they have set out to combine their rooted connection to traditional Moroccan music and their commitment to a contemporary artistic vision that takes […]

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Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

27th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow: Opening Night through The Lens of Weronika Suchodolsha

Category : Top 10

The opening party – The 27th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow  was dedicated to Jerusalem. That is why the opening party refered to the biggest Jerusalem market, Mahane Yehuda. In the daytime it is the most popular market in the city, filled with the bustle of people, the smell of fresh vegetables, fruit, spices … After […]

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Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Interview With Rabbi Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland

Category : Latest Destination

 New York Jewish Travel Guide sat down with  With Rabbi Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland  to ask a few questions about  Jewish Life and Heritage in Poland. NYJTG:  Thank You Rabbi for your time. My first question is how you became Chief Rabbi of Poland? Rabbi Schudrich: It really all started when I was 18 years […]

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Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Jewish Culture and Heritage in Lublin, Poland

Category : Latest Destination

For many centuries Lublin was a vibrant center of Hebrew and Yiddish culture and home to what was then the world’s largest Talmudic school. Lublin was called the Jerusalem of the Polish Kingdom. The only Jewish college of higher education in the country was located here. Although Lublin was not spared from severe destruction during […]

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Sunday, July 9th, 2017

27th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow – Interview with Robert Gadek, Deputy Director

Category : Featured Article

          New York Jewish Travel Guide sat down with Mr. Robert Gadek, Deputy Director of the 27th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow to ask a few questions about this world’s largest Jewish Culturel festival attracting an annual international audience of 30,000 people.                       […]

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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Discovering the Beauty and Culture of Jewish Life in Warsaw

Category : Must-See Travel Destinations

Visiting Poland for the first time is an amazing experience and should be at the top of most people’s lists when thinking about a European vacation and a Jewish Heritage Tour. World Heritage sites designated by UNESCO preserve cultural and historical artifacts of Poland’s past. These sites make great destinations for travelers to this country, […]

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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Orthodox Jew & Patriot of the American Revolution

Category : Featured Article

Mordecai Sheftall is one of the greatest American patriots you’ve never heard of. Mordecai Sheftall, an Orthodox Jew who lived in pre-revolutionary Georgia, was one of the first colonists to call for rebellion against British rule. He helped organize America’s revolutionary armies, at times paying for soldiers’ uniforms and rations out of his own pocket. […]

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Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Israel’s 10 Best Cultural Events: Spring/Summer Events in Israel

Category : Events & Festivals

Israel has a rich and fascinating history, with numerous cities of historical and cultural importance, including Jerusalem, Nazareth and the vibrant, youthful Tel Aviv. This year’s cultural calendar is filled with unmissable events ranging from contemporary art and food to music and traditional culture. We explore ten of the best cultural events in Israel in […]

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Friday, June 9th, 2017