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A Kosher Gem in the Heart of the United Nations

Category : Featured Dining

I recently was invited to the UN Plaza Grill to taste their culinary delights. They offer international cuisine created by award-winning chefs and are truly a hidden gem located in the heart of the United Nations area. Located in a beautiful, open space with floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular décor, I sat in the dining room […]

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

The Night of the Synagogues in Romania, 2022

Category : Editor's Picks

The annual “Night of the Open Synagogues” will take place in Bucharest and other Romanian cities this Saturday night! Four synagogues in the capital will be open to the public starting at 8 p.m., each hosting a range of activities including film showings, talks, tours, food and wine tastings, music and dance, theatrical performances, meetings […]

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Friday, October 14th, 2022

Discover the hidden gem of Japan: The Diamond Route

Category : Top 10

There’s a new gem in the heart of Japan. Three prefectures to the north of Tokyo, have banded together to form a dazzling new tourist area – all within around 2.5 hours travel north of Tokyo under a catchy name: the Diamond Route. In three prefectures north of Tokyo – Ibaraki, Fukushima, and Tochigi – […]

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Saturday, October 1st, 2022

“Frankfurt on the Hudson” – A walking tour of Jewish Washington Heights

Category : Events & Festivals

Explore this community that attracted over 20,000 Jews in the 1930s and 40s, mostly from Southern Germany. Date and time Sun, December 4, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:45 PM EST Location 2520 Amsterdam Ave in front of the Mendel Gottesman Library 2520 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10033 Refund Policy Contact the organizer to request […]

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Friday, September 30th, 2022

Jewish woman to be knighted for helping Sepharadim gain Spanish citizenship

Category : Editor's Picks

Doreen Alhadeff was the first American Jew granted Spanish citizenship under Spain’s 2015 law to repatriate Sephardic Jews from around the world. Now she is going to be knighted by Spain’s monarchy for helping others obtain that same citizenship. Alhadeff, a 72-year-old real estate agent from Seattle, will be knighted under the order of Queen Isabella the Catholic. Since […]

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Friday, September 30th, 2022

Promenade in honour of Aristides de Sousa Mendes inaugurated in Paris

Category : Blog

At the initiative of the Paris City Council, a promenade named after Aristides de Sousa Mendes was inaugurated on the borders of the 8th and 17th districts of Paris. In the presence of the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, elected officials of Paris, the Secretary of State for Internationalisation of the Portuguese Republic Bernardo Ivo […]

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Friday, September 30th, 2022

Tunisia Jewish Community mobilizes to protect its heritage

Category : Editor's Picks

In Sousse, Monastir, and Nabeul, the Tunisian Jewish community, supported by the local authorities, is working to restore places of heritage. Portraits of rabbis, weavers, millers, farmers, athletes, and artists line the walls of the Gaston Karila space in Nabeul, in the Cap-Bon region. This gallery of faces entitled “The Last Magnificent” pays tribute to the last […]

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Friday, September 9th, 2022

The sisters whose tahini is taking America by storm

Category : Featured Dining

Soom Foods started when Jackie Zitelman’s sisters, visiting her in Israel, tasted the best carrot cake ever – and found out the secret ingredient. Ahh. That first taste of tahini. Sweet, peanut-buttery, smooth…That first taste was the moment that Jackie Zitelman’s two sisters, Shelby and Amy, will always remember from their visit to Israel. It […]

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Monday, September 5th, 2022

Exploring Casablanca’s Jewish Heritage

Category : Top 10

Jewish culture has been interwoven throughout Morocco for centuries and offers a golden opportunity for Jewish and non-Jewish travelers alike to discover the stories of the Jewish Mellah, the vibrant Jewish community, Synagogues, Andalusian and Moorish architecture, tombs and holy places, and the only Jewish Museum in the Islamic world. “Casablanca” film references aside, Morocco […]

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Friday, September 2nd, 2022

Stumbling Stones unveiled in Antwerp to commemorate victims of Nazi persecution

Category : Blog

The city of Antwerp has approved the installation of 50 new memorials to commemorate victims of the Nazi persecution during the war, in addition to the existing 107 so-called “stumbling stones” already in place. Under the Nazi occupation of the Flemish city, people were ordered to turn in Jews living in the city. Jan De […]

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Thursday, September 1st, 2022