Category Archives: Europe

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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Make Hotel Cala di Greco Your Home in Bonifacio

  “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 in their grasp.” “Homer, “Odyssey,” Chapter X. During all our days of driving … 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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Clive Cortis and his Malta Private Guide Company

  My husband Alex and I have been globe-trotting for over four decades, visiting close to 70 countries, feeling at home in most of them. When in Europe, we very seldom hire private guides, but we did so in Malta. … Continue reading

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Discovering Jewish Connections in Sardinia

Sardinia is an island famed for its unearthly beauty. Sardinia is second only to Sicily in its size among the Mediterranean islands. Like Sicily, Sardinia attracted numerous waves of invaders: Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, the Italian city-states of Pisa … Continue reading

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Countries Around the World Respond to the Holocaust

Journey of Conscience: Countries Around the World Respond to the Holocaust Lecture presented by Irene Shaland at the Maltz Museum on January 30 at 7:00PM Why do we tell stories? Is it to entertain: to capture the attention of the … Continue reading

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THE JEWISH GREETING FOR THE SECULAR NEW YEAR

Reprinted with permission of the author, Rabbi Barbara Aiello Throughout Israel, especially in Tel Aviv, the last day of the year is “party night.” On December 31st Israelis will celebrate along with the rest of the world but instead of … Continue reading

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Free Lecture: “Travels in Jewish History” at Carnegie Investment Council

Join Irene Shaland, an internationally-published art and travel writer, educator, and lecturer, for a fascinating talk about her travels through Jewish history in Burma, India, China, Cuba, and Cambodia. Seeking Jewish narrative all over the world, Irene with her husband-photographer … Continue reading

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Book Event at Visible Voice Books

        Book Event at Visible Voice Books:   Irene Shaland and her new book  The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories    Saturday   May 19th 2018   7:30 PM  Limited seating.  Advance registrations strongly suggested. Call 216-961-0084 to register. … Continue reading

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