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Christopher Columbus, Secret Jew

Christopher Columbus, Secret Jew

What is the evidence that Columbus was a Jew? On February 15, 1493, Christopher Columbus sent out a letter to the European world revealing for the first time his discovery of America. His finding was the first step into a new world, which would become the symbol of religious tolerance and freedom. The real identity […]

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A Moroccan hero to Jews

A Moroccan hero to Jews

 This year marks the 75th anniversary of the release of “Casablanca,” which immortalized quiet acts of resistance against fascism at the murky crossroads that was wartime Morocco. The legendary scene at Rick’s Cafe where refugees, led by Paul Henreid, drown out Nazi officers by singing “La Marseillaise” became an instant inspiration to moviegoers as World […]

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My Jewish Mission to India

My Jewish Mission to India

Bene Israel Jews date back more than 2,000 years, tie their ancestry to one of the lost tribes. I participated in the Jewish Federations of North America’s National Young Leadership Cabinet Study Mission to India from Feb. 20 to 27. The mission was the largest for JFNA’s National Young Leadership Cabinet, with 105 participants representing […]

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The treasures awaiting a visit in the Galilee

The treasures awaiting a visit in the Galilee

Find out why you’ll want to put the Western Galilee on your itinerary next time you’re in Israel. Inside a round Ethiopian mud gojo hut, we stand in a circle shaking our shoulders in rhythm to ethnic music, and then tuck into traditional treats prepared by our hostess, Yoney Skiba: flat spongy injera bread with spicy […]

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8 fabulous art hotels in Israel

8 fabulous art hotels in Israel

This goes way beyond the ubiquitous poster prints of Matisse or Picasso found in hotels everywhere.   Art hotels are all the fashion around the world and Israel has a handful of its own. These hotels go beyond the ubiquitous poster prints and lobby sculptures found in hotels everywhere. In Israel, some hotels host exclusive […]

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Kleizmer Music in Germany

Kleizmer Music in Germany

New York Jewish Travel Guide sat down with Anna Metaxa – singer of the famous KlezBanda group at the Bleibergs Café in Berlin, Germany. Q and A with the New York Jewish Travel Guide (NYJTG) and Anna Metaxa of the KlezBanda group. NYJTG: When did you form your band?  What inspired you to make music together? […]

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