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Sister Shuls:  Dohány Street Synagogue in Budapest

Sister Shuls: Dohány Street Synagogue in Budapest

In “Sister Shuls,” we travel virtually to other synagogues whose exuberant architecture has a kinship with our landmark home, the Eldridge Street Synagogue. After visiting the Jerusalem Street Synagogue in Prague for our first “Sister Shuls” journey, a bit more cyber travel landed me in Budapest, Hungary at the Dohány Street Synagogue. That destination was […]

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Sister Shuls: Jerusalem Synagogue, Prague

Sister Shuls: Jerusalem Synagogue, Prague

Lately, just like everyone else, we’ve been spending a whole lot of time on the internet. Virtual tourism is the only safe kind of tourism right now. And although it pales in comparison to a real-life vacation, internet touring does offer the ability to get halfway around the globe in a few clicks. So we’re […]

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A 200-Year-Old Wimpel is a Mother’s Legacy of Love

A 200-Year-Old Wimpel is a Mother’s Legacy of Love

With Mother’s Day approaching, I find myself thinking about a mother I’ve never met. I don’t even know her name, but her handiwork tells me that her son David was born on the 19th day of Cheshvan in the year 5563. In other words, November 15th, 1803. Eight days after his bris (religious circumcision), David’s mother […]

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