Category Archives: History

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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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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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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Jews of the Jungles and cities in Brazil – Free Lecture in New City NY

Free Lecture: Jews of the Jungles and Cities in Brazil Lecture presented by IRENE SHALAND  on Sunday April 14th, 2019   at 2:00 PM Join Irene Shaland, an internationally-published travel writer and author of several books for a captivating journey through 500 … Continue reading

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In Search of a Jewish Story in Cuba

  Cuyahoga County Public Library — Orange Branch — PRESENTS Irene Shaland’s Lecture An Island within an Island: In Search of a Jewish Story through 500 Years of Cuban History  Thursday          March 7th2019                      7:00 PM Lecture is FREE, but advance registration … 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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New Ad for The Dao of Being Jewish Book

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The “Jewish Question” in Vienna (excerpt from The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories)

Don’t look for the Steinedererinnerung in your guidebook: the murdered Jews of Austria have neither a Rick Steves nor a Frommer. And Vienna, basking in its Baroque and Art Nouveau splendor, would rather have you waltzing from Schonbrunn palace to … Continue reading

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Irene Shaland’s Book Available at Barnes and Noble

Irene Shaland’s latest book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories” is now available at Barnes & Noble. Go to Barnes & Noble online Store. In “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories” Irene Shaland presents a collective Jewish … Continue reading

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The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories Released

New book of stories from Irene Shaland is now available in paperback. In The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories Irene Shaland presents a collective Jewish narrative from various parts of the globe. She takes the reader on a … Continue reading

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