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Jews in the Land of the Waltz - Jewish Vienna

Sun, 02 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST

Before the war, there were more than 100 prayer houses and 60 synagogues and the Jewish population hovered around 200,000. More than 65,000 Jews perished, and today the Main or Central synagogue is the only historical synagogue remaining...and yet there are kosher restaurants, four Jewish schools, and you can get any products needed to live a Jewish life...

Jews in Jail

Thu, 02 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EST

Schapiro described many inmates who grew up in secular homes, or didn't know they were Jewish until late in life. Their first contact with Judaism came when they were locked up, and they longed to know more about their religion...

Jewish Ritual Bath Makes History in New Mexico’s City Different

Wed, 02 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EST

Santa Fe, N.M., with its expansive desert vistas, artists, poets, musicians, writers, political progressives and characters of every stripe, is known as The City Different. So it came as no surprise to attendees of the historic opening of the city’s first Jewish ritual bath that while hewing to tradition, the new facility goes decidedly against the grain.

Jewish Warsaw - Sites and Stories you may not know about

Fri, 23 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EST

Today there are about 25,000 Jews remaining in Poland. Some of the older Jews are passing on, and before they go, they tell their families for the first time that they are Jewish...

Purim in Prison - Sweet, Hidden and Edgy Purims

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 12:00:00 EST

The third of my Purim reminiscences is the edgiest of the three. In many ways, it’s as compelling as the original Purim story, although far more ambiguous. In involves a Jewish woman from New York, whom I will call J, awaiting trial in a county jail in Santa Fe.

The Yiddles of Nova Scotia and the Titanic

Thu, 12 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST

"It's Sunday, and the cemetery is closed. The man who has the key is out of town." The rabbi paused for a moment and looked at me, "Would you be willing to jump the wall?"

Jews Down Under

Tue, 20 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EST

The first Jews to arrive were about 1,000 convicts, who landed on the Aussie shores between 1788 and 1852. Few of them were violent, and most were shoemakers, tailors, watchmakers, grooms, ostrich-feather manufacturers, silk-glove makers...

A Jewish Detective in Cyprus

Thu, 13 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST

Call me stubborn. Call me contrary. But I refuse to believe that there is anywhere in the world without a site or two of Jewish interest...

The Ultimate Jewish Traveler

Thu, 22 May 2008 12:00:00 EST

Jews have always been travelers; but no Jew ventured as far as Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman. The tall, graying, gentle professor of Aerospace Engineering left the planet, and ventured into space.

Confessions of a Mikvah-Goer

Sat, 01 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST

Truth be told, I wasn't convinced. I couldn't relate to abstinence, I didn't understand the association of menstruation and impurity. I approached the experience like an anthropologist...