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The U.S. and the Holocaust

Category : Nightlife

Ken Burns’ new three-part documentary, The U.S. and the Holocaust, explores America’s response to the horrors of the Holocaust and the rise of authoritarianism in Europe. Join us for a brief screening and panel discussion moderated by CPTV host Diane Orson, tracing the parallels between the decline of democracy leading up to World War II […]

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Friday, November 18th, 2022

Victims of 2003 synagogue attacks remembered in Istanbul

Category : Blog

The victims of the attacks on two synagogues in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu and Şişli districts in 2003 were remembered by Turkish citizens. At the commemoration ceremony held in front of the Peace Monument built after the attack near the Neve Shalom Synagogue in Beyoğlu, a moment of silence was observed for those who lost their lives. Citizens left carnations in […]

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Friday, November 18th, 2022

Queen Margrethe marks 400 years of Jewish life in Denmark

Category : Editor's Picks

Queen Margrethe visited the Danish Jewish Museum to mark 400 years of Jewish history in Denmark. She also attended a celebratory service at Copenhagen Synagogue where she meet the chairman of the Danish Jewish community, Dr. Henri Goldstein, and Rabbi Yair Melchior. This year marks the 400th anniversary of King Christian IV inviting the Jewish […]

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Friday, November 18th, 2022

Discovering the Jewish Heritage of Bursa, Turkey

Category : Latest Destination

Bursa, Turkey’s fourth-largest city, in the northwestern part of Anatolia, is shrouded in mystery and legends and was the first capital of the Ottoman Empire from 1326 to 1363. It is a modern, thriving city with many great historical sites that you can enjoy without having to cope with the masses of tourists. Bursa locals […]

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Sunday, November 13th, 2022

Synagogue of Alessandria reopened after twenty years of restoration

Category : Editor's Picks

The Synagogue of the Jewish Community of Alessandria has been reopened with the presence of the highest local authorities and representatives of the Jewish communities of Turin and Genoa. The Synagogue of Alessandria was inaugurated in 1871 in Via Milano, where the city ghetto was once located. As in several other cities, the Alessandrian community wanted […]

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Sunday, November 13th, 2022

Gluten-free bakery is a sweet spot in the Western Galilee

Category : Featured Dining

People come from across Israel to a town in the northwest to sample the gluten-free goodies at Tupelo Bakery. Vered Baer started experimenting with gluten-free cooking and baking when her younger sister was diagnosed with celiac disease about 20 years ago. After years of experimenting and studying, in November 2020 Baer opened Tupelo Bakery, the […]

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

Morocco makes history with Arab world’s 1st university synagogue

Category : Editor's Picks

The fruits of the rapprochement between Israel and swathes of the Arab world continued to ripen this week, with Morocco becoming the first-ever Muslim country to inaugurate a synagogue at one of its universities. The thaw in relations between the Jewish state and countries in the region resumed two years ago with the signing of […]

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Friday, November 4th, 2022

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 of 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