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Cool Jewish Class: JTS@JCC – From Prato to Ghetto: The Jews of Renaissance Florence

Class: JTS@JCC – From Prato to Ghetto: The Jews of Renaissance FlorenceDate: 3 Tuesdays, Feb 23-Mar 9, 2010Time: 7pmPlace: JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at West 76th Street, New York, NY 10023Fee: $50/$60 Dr. Stefanie Siegmund, associate professor in Jewish History at The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and author of The Medici State and the… Continue reading Cool Jewish Class: JTS@JCC – From Prato to Ghetto: The Jews of Renaissance Florence

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World Traveler

I was really nervous about spending a week with my in-laws in Italy. They’re great but we operate on alternative universes. My in-laws are fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants whereas I am plan, plan and plan some more. How was I going to relinquish control enough to do things their way without totally losing my marbles from the chaos… Continue reading World Traveler

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Italy Trip Recap: The World in My Stomach

Who would have thought I would ever see the world? The first time I stepped out of the tristate area was to get married in a place I’d never been to before, Connecticut. Okay, actually, I had also been to Orlando, Florida to see Mickey with my aunt and even Pennsylvania to visit the Liberty… Continue reading Italy Trip Recap: The World in My Stomach

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Italy Trip Recap: Down and dirty in the city

Writing in Rome. When I came back from the Pico-Robertson area of Los Angeles where my husband was standing in as a rabbinic intern, the first thing I noticed about New York was that it was really dirty. Had the city always been so filthy or was I just desensitized to it? I suspected that… Continue reading Italy Trip Recap: Down and dirty in the city

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A Jewish Face

I’ve got plenty to say about my trip to Europe. You’ll soon hear all about the mystifying, wide-eyed journey of a welfare child navigating Italy with a hodgepodge of broken Spanish and Italian. I made sure to take copious notes during my first and only trip to Europe ever and you will be subject to… Continue reading A Jewish Face