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“Edinburgh’s Jewish Heritage: A Journey of Resilience and Cultural Enrichment”

“Edinburgh’s Jewish Heritage: A Journey of Resilience and Cultural Enrichment”

Edinburgh, Scotland’s vibrant capital, is a city steeped in history and cultural diversity. Among its many rich heritages, the Jewish community holds a special place, contributing significantly to the city’s social, economic, and cultural fabric since the early 19th century. This community’s journey from initial settlement to becoming an integral part of Edinburgh’s identity is […]

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“Jewish Heritage and Community in Versailles”

“Jewish Heritage and Community in Versailles”

The Jewish history of Versailles, a city renowned for its opulent palace and significant role in French history, reflects a rich and evolving narrative. The community has roots extending back several centuries, with fluctuating periods of growth and decline influenced by broader socio-political events in France. The Jewish community in Versailles is vibrant and active, […]

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From Catholic Roots to Jewish Heritage: Genie Milgrom’s Journey in “Between the Stone and the Flower”

From Catholic Roots to Jewish Heritage: Genie Milgrom’s Journey in “Between the Stone and the Flower”

The documentary “Between the Stone and the Flower: The Duality of the Conversos” follows the incredible journey of Genie Milgrom as she unearths her Jewish lineage, despite her Roman Catholic upbringing in Havana, Cuba, and Miami, Florida. Born into a Catholic family with Spanish roots, Genie felt a persistent disconnection from her surroundings. Her quest […]

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“Exploring England’s Jewish History and Community Today”

“Exploring England’s Jewish History and Community Today”

The history of Jews in England spans nearly a thousand years, beginning in 1066 with the Norman Conquest. Following his victory, William the Conqueror invited Jewish merchants and financiers to settle in England. These early Jewish communities established themselves in major towns like London, York, and Lincoln, significantly contributing to the economy through moneylending, a […]

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L’As du Fallafel: A Culinary Icon in the Heart of Paris

L’As du Fallafel: A Culinary Icon in the Heart of Paris

Paris, the city of lights, is renowned for its iconic landmarks, world-class museums, and exquisite cuisine. Among its diverse gastronomic offerings, one culinary gem stands out in the heart of the Marais district: L’As du Fallafel. This vibrant eatery has gained a legendary reputation for serving what many consider the best falafel in the city, […]

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Willesden Jewish Cemetery: A Timeless Testament to London’s Jewish Legacy

Willesden Jewish Cemetery: A Timeless Testament to London’s Jewish Legacy

The Willesden United Synagogue Cemetery, also known as the Willesden Jewish Cemetery, resides on Beaconsfield Road and serves as an Orthodox burial ground. Victorian Jews of German and Dutch origin established it contemporaneously with London’s renowned “Magnificent Seven” cemeteries, celebrated for their serene landscapes, elaborate tombs, and intricate funerary motifs. Nathan Solomon and Joseph designed […]

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Hidden History: Discovering the Fulham Road Jewish Cemetery in London

Hidden History: Discovering the Fulham Road Jewish Cemetery in London

During a recent press trip to London, I stumbled upon a hidden treasure—a Jewish cemetery nestled discreetly on Fulham Road. While exploring the renowned antiquarian and rare bookseller Sokol Books in central London, I glimpsed a Jewish cemetery through one of their rear windows. It serenely contrasts with the surrounding urban hustle and bustle, shielded […]

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