16 Nov, 2013 in New York City
The Jewish Museum New York NYC-002

Although I live in somewhat of a disconnect from my cultural heritage, my travels sometimes offer me the opportunity to reconnect. New York City, with its large Jewish population, has quite a few options for that to happen. Meeting my parents in New York last Christmas we were walking around the upper east side to […]

Ohel Moishe Synagogue (12).JPG

During the time around the rise of the Nazi party in Germany and the second world war a few tens of thousands of Jews fled from Europe to seek refuge in Shanghai. Shanghai was one of the very few locations around the world willing to accept the escaping Jews, and Ohel Moishe Synagogue was the […]

9 Sep, 2010 in Dubrovnik
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I bet you didn’t know that Dubrovnik in Croatia hosts one of the oldest Sefardic synagogues still in use today and generally the second oldest synagogue in Europe. Dating back as far as 1352, the old Jewish synagogue, now turned into a tourist attraction with a local Jewish museum, is still up and running – […]

25 Jul, 2010 in Northern Israel
Safed - Northern Israel 
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Welcome to Safed, the proclaimed “World Capital of Spirituality and Jewish Culture” were eager souls (like Madonna) come to absorb the holy word of Jewish spiritual teachings, like the Kabbalah. The old city of Safed is a unique jewel. It’s been years since I last visited the place, …

Traditionally Modern : Introducing Israeli culture to the Taiwanese

After the first English corner where I was trying to make the point that Taiwanese and international students should do alot more together, the guy in charge of English corner was pretty excited with that fact that I come from “Jewish culture” which he studied during his university years. He requested that I once …

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