Tag: religion

Rabbi Tom Cohen and Rabbi Pauline Bebe

A Couple of Rabbis in Paris

On the morning of January 14, 2015, American Rabbi Tom Cohen and French Rabbi Pauline Bebe, a unique couple in Judaism in France and worldwide, awoke to news that soldiers had arrived outside their respective synagogues in Paris.

7,900 French Jews Reportedly Immigrated to Israel in 2015

The Paris office of the Jewish Agency for Israel, the organization mandated by the State of Israel to facilitate and encourage immigration from around the world, announced today that 7,900 French Jews immigrated to Israel in 2015. That represent a 10% increase over the record 2014 figure.

Passover in Paris and the 11th Plague

Max Kutner had just moved to Paris from New York and was looking for a Passover seder to attend. He found one just off the Champs-Elysées, but among the mixed ritual of French, English and Hebrew something was amiss, beginning with the 11th plague.

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert: Who’s Minding the Cloister?

In this cross-Atlantic travel article Elizabeth Esris examines the beauty and the history of the village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert in southwest France and then returns home to discover some of its missing elements at The Cloisters in New York.

Paris weather report: There is no such thing as global warming

OMG! They were right all along! There is no such thing as global warming. It’s a lie, an invention of socialists looking for an...

The Abbey of Senanque: Lavender, Old Stones and Poetry in Provence

In Provence, contributor Elizabeth Esris breaks through the picture-post card view of lavender and old stones and allows her imagination to take over while visiting the Abbey of Senanque in the region’s Vaucluse area.

Spotlight on the National and Religious Cultural Centers of Paris

Paris beyond French culture: a look at the Irish, British, Swedish, Russian and Polish cultural centers and other national and religious centers throughout the capital.

Les Vaudois: Reflections on a Religious Massacre in Provence

By Elizabeth Esris. While planning a trip to Provence a few years back my friend Sergio Cervetti urged me to seek out Mérindol, a town in the southern Luberon. He said it was a relatively obscure destination, but one that would connect me to his deepest roots in France.
Richerenches truffle mass parade heads toward Town Hall. Photo OT Richerenches

Blessed truffles in Provence

About a month ago I opened the e-newsletter that I receive monthly from the Vaucluse Tourist Board in Provence and saw that they were...

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Award-winning travel writer and editor Gary Lee Kraut is the go-to guy for individuals and agencies seeking personalized tours, events and advice in Paris and throughout France.

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