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JEWISH ARCHITECTURE IN BUDAPEST

Category : Featured Article

Budapest has long been a magnet for Jewish Tours. American-Jewish tourists staying at Budapest’s Four Seasons Hotel or the renowned landmark Gellert Hotel & Spa make a beeline to see Europe’s largest synagogue, the majestic Dohany Synagogue. Here’s the irony. The Dohany Synagogue wasn’t even built by a Jew – but those two world-class hotels were! […]

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Friday, January 29th, 2016

Travel A Taste of Luxury in Israel

Category : Editor's Picks

Tourism in Israel has undergone a metamorphosis in recent years.   Great novels — like tormented romances — should begin in great hotels, and if I were writing one set in Tel Aviv, I would have to put the Hotel Montefiore at the top of the first page. My own relationship with the White City’s […]

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Monday, January 25th, 2016

The World’s First Jewish Ghetto

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In 1516 a decree ordered that all the Jews in Venice be relocated to geto, an island in the old foundry area – geto from the Italian word to cast or found – giving Venice the dubious distinction of having the world’s first so-called “ghetto”. The Campo Gheto Nuovo was located in the Cannaregio sestiere […]

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Legendary rock band Deep Purple coming back to Israel

Category : Blog

Veteran rockers Deep Purple will be coming to Israel to play one live show on May 22 in Rishon Lezion. It’ll be the band’s fifth visit to the Holy Land since their first show in Israel in 1991.   Deep Purple, one of heavy rock’s most legendary bands, will be back in Israel in the […]

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

19th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival, March 10-17, 2016 at the Center for Jewish History

Category : Blog

Presented by the American Sephardi Federation the festival will feature world renowned singer Enrico Macias on opening night and productions from France, Israel, Greece, Austria, and Spain.  The 16 films will share stories of Bukhari, Iraqi, Iranian, Moroccan, Algerian, Greek and Spanish Jews, along with a spotlight on the lives of Jews displaced from their […]

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Petra 2 Day Tour from Eilat

Category : Top 10

This Petra two day tour will offer the ultimate experience in ‘the lost city of Petra’, comprehensively guiding you through its fascinating and tumultuous past. Leaving Eilat, you’ll cross into Jordan and head north to Petra where you’ll enter with a short horse ride. Following this, you’ll be guided through this UNESCO World Heritage Site, […]

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Julio Iglesias Concert in Tel Aviv, Israel. May 7, 2016

Category : Blog

Legendary singer Julio Iglesias is heading to Tel Aviv for a concert in May 2016. One of the top ten best-selling music artists in history, Julio Iglesias’s career stretches decades, and following a number of successful concerts in Israel, he is returning to Tel Aviv. Julio Iglesias will be heading to Israel for a one off […]

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

SALONIKA, SEPHARDIC MEMORIES

Category : Blog

Seeing the  200 young Jewish adults, who came to Thessalonika from the Balkans for the JDC Gesher program, evoked a sense of the kind of Jewish energy that once made this city a magnet of Sephardic life Salonika, the name used historically for the city, was once a great center of Jewish culture and commerce. […]

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Yiddish New York, a new festival of Yiddish music, language and culture Dec 24 – Dec 29, 2015.

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Announcing Yiddish New York! A Huge New Yiddish Festival/Cultural Immersion Program December 24-29 on Manhattan’s Lower East Side New York, NY – Yiddish New York (www.yiddishnewyork.org) will feature over fifty of the world’s leading performers, scholars and activists working to revitalize contemporary Yiddish culture in programs ranging from klezmer concerts, “Tantshoyz” Yiddish dance parties, “Zingeray” […]

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Explore the hidden Jewish treasures of Trebic, Prague and Ustek, Czech Republic

Category : Latest Destination

The Czech 10 Stars Project includes 10 synagogues and associated Jewish heritage sites, in 10 towns all over the country which showcase the unique cultural heritage of the Czech Republic. One of them I had visited was Ustek a small town in the Ústí nad Labem Region. It is located 16 km northeast of Litoměřice […]

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Sunday, November 8th, 2015