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Jewish Diaspora Book Review

We came across a recent review of Irene Shaland’s book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories: Tales of Jewish Diaspora, Persecution, the Holocaust and Rebirth in Europe, Africa and Asia” and want to share it with our readers. … Continue reading

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Jewish Renaissance in the Mediterranean

The Return of the Jews: Jewish Renaissance in the Mediterranean Irene Shaland’s Virtual Presentation Tuesday, June 30th, 2020  7:00 PM via Zoom Registrations for this Zoom based lecture is required. Click here to register  OR — Call 845.634.4997 to register. … Continue reading

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Help The Dao of Being Jewish Reach New Readers

If you read my latest book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories” and liked it please help it reach a wider audience. Amazon Customer Reviews are critical for a book to be noticed. Even a one-sentence short review would … Continue reading

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Free Lecture: Jews of the Jungles (and cities) in Brazil

Save the Date: Free Lecture: Jews of the Jungles (and cities) in Brazil Presenter: Irene Shaland Orange Library Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library Thursday March 19th, 2020 at 7:00 PM Join Irene Shaland, an internationally-published travel writer and author of … Continue reading

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Unknown Gems of the Mediterranean Jewish History: Malta and Corsica

Free Lecture at New City Library: Unknown Gems of the Mediterranean Jewish History: Malta and Corsica Sunday October 6th, 2019   2:00 PM The Malta archipelago, a miniscule spot in the middle of the Mediterranean, still remains unknown to most US … Continue reading

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Introducing The Cleveland Photo Fest

            The Cleveland Photo Fest was established in 2019 as an annual event for the benefit of the Greater Clevelanders who support photography as a fine art. Our mission is to strengthen the appreciation of photography as … Continue reading

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Thornybush Game Reserve Executive talks about “Suburbanites on Safari”

Here is what Nic Griffin, Chief Executive of The Thornybush Game Lodge Collection, had to say after reviewing Alex Shaland’s new book “Suburbanites on Safari” “Alex’s book is a fascinating intro to Safari choice criteria, its also easy light reading … Continue reading

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Visiting Bonifacio: Hotel Cala di Greco

  On our trip to Bonifacio, Corsica we recalled what Homer said about it: “We put into that port, so well-known amongst sailors: where sheer double cliffs, with no gaps, encircle the harbor and two headlands squeeze the narrow entrance … Continue reading

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Beautiful Manor Russum – Your Best Hotel in Calvi, Corsica

Calvi is considered one of the most beautiful and fashionable seaside resorts in Corsica. It is located on the northwestern coast of the island, some 165 kilometers from the Corsican capital Ajaccio. Founded by the Romans in the first century … Continue reading

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The Best Hotel in Malta: Ursulino Valletta

The Malta archipelago, a tiny spot in the middle of the Mediterranean with  400,000 inhabitants occupying an area of 316 square kilometers, remains unknown to most US travelers. And this is a pity, because if you do visit this island … Continue reading

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