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Featuring Stunning Photographs by Wyatt Gallery of the Oldest Synagogues in the Western Hemisphere
Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean (Schiffer, winter 2017) presents over 200 exquisite color images by the award-winning photographer Wyatt Gallery that highlight the little-known history of the earliest Jewish communities of the New World, as seen through the remaining historic sites in Barbados, Curaçao, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. Eustatius, and Suriname. These synagogues and Jewish cemeteries, some of the oldest in the Western Hemisphere, reveal the strength of the Jewish people and the diverse cultural history of the Caribbean. The photographs were taken from 2009 to 2015 and are organized by location and in
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Dizzy Gillespie didn’t hold back:
When ‘First Call’ musicians are contacted for a recording date or to play a live show but, already have a commitment that conflicts, it is the usual thing for them to recommend another player to fill that spot. Doing so keeps them in the good graces of the ‘Contractor’ who puts together the musicians for events.
That’s why it is incumbent upon ‘First Calls’ to refer the very best replacement they can. Not only does it provide the musician they
Hidabrut is a Jewish spiritual organization whose aims are to bring Jews closer to the Jewish faith in a meaningful, intimate way. The organization is headed by Rabbi Zamir Cohen and its intentions are to accomplish this through accessible means like television, specifically the first ever Jewish Television Network, launched in 2002. It’s hoped that using media in this manner, and its popularity with the common people, will bring more awareness to the Jewish people worldwide of all aspects of
This is the story of a kid from Brooklyn who dreamed an impossible dream. He didn’t know that it was impossible so he did it; he made it come true.
Born in Brighton Beach on October 3, 1922, Paul Cohen was but 8 years old when his Father handed him a cornet and said simply, “Here, play!”.
Paul was into sports and what he loved the most, was to play ball with his pals. Being a smart kid, he caught onto the situation quickly. He understood that the quickest way he would be able to join his
Composite characters offer powerful testimonials of survival in the Holocaust
"Through the Darkness" by Alan C. Breindel recounts the unimaginable journeys and true stories of four courageous men and women who left everything behind, including their loved ones, so that they might stay one step ahead of the Holocaust. They are composite characters that playwright Breindel built from interviews with Holocaust survivors. Three of the four characters managed to avoid the horrors of the