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

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

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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Hanukah Klezmer Bash

Hanukah Klezmer Bash

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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Languages in Jewish Communities, Past and Present: Book Launch

Languages in Jewish Communities, Past and Present: Book Launch

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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11 of the best places to eat burgers in Israel

11 of the best places to eat burgers in Israel

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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Rediscovering the Jewish Heritage of Porto, Portugal

Rediscovering the Jewish Heritage of Porto, Portugal

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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What (Jewish) Identity is Not…

What (Jewish) Identity is Not…

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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