Jewish Places of the (Not-So-Distant) Past

Wanted to re-blog this just because I bumped into this article about Oldest Synagogues of the World. Love Jewish history. hope you’ll enjoy it too.

Noshing Across the Nation

כח  אַל-תַּסֵּג, גְּבוּל עוֹלָם–    אֲשֶׁר עָשׂוּ אֲבוֹתֶיךָ.

28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

 Proverbs – מִשְׁלֵי

I love to go to museums. Art, history, architecture, objets d’art, furniture, you name it. Certainly, I look at many things through the prism of the relations to Jews and Judaism. What’s better than to visit a place I was thinking about for a long time, but never got around to go?

I am talking about the museum/synagogue of Eldridge Street.

Everybody knows that at some point in history, New York’s Lower East Side was home to more Jews than any other place in the world. It was also the most crowded place in America to live with thousands of poor people, mainly Jews, and Italians cramped into the tenements – tiny apartments – “these humble, multiple family buildings were the first American homes for thousands of immigrants.”…

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