Tagged With "Jewish"

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Re: Wandering in Prague

HistoryDigger ·
Lovely pictures. I appreciate knowing the details too. My family and I spent a week in Prague and and enjoyed every slow day. We rented an Old Town apartment through VRBO and were happy with the quiet, rooftop location three minutes to the square but quieted enough not to feel pressed by tourists. Lobokicz Palace museum was a highlight for us all. http://www.lobkowicz.cz/en/
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Re: Wandering in Prague

Travel Rob ·
A wonderful piece! I'm always struck by the contrast of Prague now vs when I spent time there in the late 1980's.
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Re: Wandering in Prague

IslandMan ·
nice post, PH...such a beautiful city
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Praha = Prague = Fantastic!!! (part 1)

DrFumblefinger ·
(View of Old Town Prague, from Petrin Tower) Prague (pronounced and spelled Praha on local maps) was a city I’d wanted to visit for almost 2 decades, ever since the Iron Curtain collapsed at the hands of the Velvet Revolution. ...
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Prague's Jerusalem Synagogue: Where Gumbo Was (#129)

PHeymont ·
  In a city with some of the oldest synagogues in Europe, we wandered into one of the newest, just over a century old. It’s not far from Prague’s main rail station, and we passed it—and were arrested by its startling...
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Wandering in Prague

PHeymont ·
Prague draws a lot of visitors these days, drawn by its picturesque historic center, its cultural elan, its beautiful river setting, its long and varied history...and maybe also just because everyone else is going. We went there a few years ago (2003,...
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Budapest's Great Synagogue

PHeymont ·
Commonly called the Dohanyi Street Synagogue, Budapest's biggest Jewish house of worship is also the largest synagogue in Europe, and one of the half-dozen largest in the world. But its significance goes well beyond its seating capacity (1500 men at...
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Our Gloomy Visit to Dachau Concentration Camp

Samantha ·
While in Munich, Samantha and her husband made their way to Dachau Concentration camp and a special memorial. May we never forgot what happened there so that history will NEVER repeat itself.
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Historic Battery Park, Lower Manhattan, NY

Samantha ·
A visit with Samantha to a park with a history as long as New York's, and a large variety of things to see.
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Museum at Eldridge Street (Where Gumbo Was #251)

Jonathan L ·
A visit to one of New York's most historic and beautiful synagogues with Jonathan L, who share its history with us.
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An evening stroll in Barrio Santa Cruz, Seville

DrFumblefinger ·
We explore the narrow lanes and alleys of Barrio Santa Cruz, the old Jewish section of Seville, and discover a treasure of plazas, gardens and tapas bars.
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Re: Museum at Eldridge Street (Where Gumbo Was #251)

PHeymont ·
You've made my New Year's resolution for me: to stop waiting and go visit! The story is as fascinating as the building. My father's family lived nearby in the 1910s, though I have no idea if they actually went there, and I used to pass by in the mid-1960s, with never a thought to what the interior might be. Can I like the blog twice?
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Re: Museum at Eldridge Street (Where Gumbo Was #251)

George G. ·
Great to see that part of NYC education involved learning about other religions. A couple years ago, one of our Virginia counties in a strict bible belt area had a parental uprising that stifled a similar program when the school tried to familiarize students about non Christian religions.
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Re: An evening stroll in Barrio Santa Cruz, Seville

PortMoresby ·
Your photos bring back my own visit to Seville, DrF, including my hotel! Thanks for the memories.
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Re: An evening stroll in Barrio Santa Cruz, Seville

PortMoresby ·
From today's Guardian, something fascinating & historic to see next time we're in Seville, called ' the world's first search engine '.
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Re: Our Gloomy Visit to Dachau Concentration Camp

GarryRF ·
A gentle reminder that history constantly repeats itself - somewhere in the world it continues today.
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Re: Our Gloomy Visit to Dachau Concentration Camp

Amateuremigrant ·
With so much disinformation and plain ignorance about our recent history, it can sometimes takes a harrowing experience to bring home the scale of man's inhumanity to man. And to remember it didn't start this way, but with small injustices and prejudices that dehumanise some scapegoated section of society. Beware weasel words.
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Re: Prague's Jerusalem Synagogue: Where Gumbo Was (#129)

PHeymont ·
My apologies to the three Guessers who correctly identified Where Gumbo Was...when I wrote the blog, the guesses were not in yet. When I updated it with the congratulatory paragraph, I apparently failed to save it, and the older version went "live" this morning. Again, my apologies to Jonathan L, TravelingCanuck and PortMoresby, all regular (and often successful) participants. .....PHeymont
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Re: Prague's Jerusalem Synagogue: Where Gumbo Was (#129)

Jonathan L ·
I visited Prague in Feb. a few years ago and had a wonderful time. Even in the cold middle of winter there was a vibrant outdoor life. A great place any time.
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