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Ever More Pointing, Talking

By ANNE KADET April 26, 2013 11:11 p.m. ET A very small tefillin. STEPHEN YANG FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL We are living in the golden age of the New York walking tour. No matter what aspect of the city you want to explore, there's an expert guide at the waiting. New Yorkers are increasingly [...]

By |April 26th, 2013|Featured In, News Articles, News Papers, Press|Comments Off on Ever More Pointing, Talking

Top 10 Tours

Cultural Tours of Chassidic New York New York City has earned a reputation for its fascinating diversity of religions, cultures and lifestyles, and Cultural Tours of Chassidic New York lets visitors take an inside look at the daily routines of Chassidic Jews living in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. These daily excursions are led by Rabbi Beryl [...]

By |December 5th, 2012|Featured In, News Articles, Press|Comments Off on Top 10 Tours

Un rabbin pour guide…touristique

Joana Maitre août 30, 2012 Difficile de ne pas les remarquer. « C’est aussi américain que l’apple pie» s’amuse d’ailleurs le « rabbi » sur la vidéo de présentation du « Jewish Hassidic Walking Tour ». On estime que les juifs orthodoxes hassidiques seraient près de 100.000 à New York. Longues barbes et manteaux noirs, [...]

By |August 30th, 2012|Featured In, News Articles, Press|Comments Off on Un rabbin pour guide…touristique

NYC Jewish Lifestyle Walking Tours

The city’s ultra-Orthodox Jews took the Pennsylvania Amish on a walking tour of their world Tuesday, saying their communities are naturally drawn to each other with a commitment to simpler lifestyles. “It’s reinforcing to the Amish community to see us Jews living the way the Bible says Jews are supposed to live, and have lived [...]

By |August 17th, 2012|Featured In, News Articles, News Papers, Press|Comments Off on NYC Jewish Lifestyle Walking Tours

Jewish Hasidic Walking Tour in Brooklyn

Friends, thankfully, lead us in directions we might not go on our own. When my friend, Marian, suggested a Jewish Hasidic Walking Tour in Brooklyn, I said, "Sure," barely familiar with the term Hasidic, but intrigued to learn more. She had discovered the tour after watching a TV segment of Oprah's visit with Hasidic Jews [...]

By |April 16th, 2012|Featured In, News Articles, Press|Comments Off on Jewish Hasidic Walking Tour in Brooklyn

take a tour: cultural tours of chassidic new york

In the shadow of skyscrapers, billboards and broadcast towers, in the midst of America's most populous city, there's a community where children grow up with no TV. They don't eat McDonald's, watch movies, read magazines or listen to the radio, and they spend long hours studying religion. No, they're not all grounded. Crown Heights is [...]

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Tolerance Through Education

Excerpt: The CNN religious blog recently ran an article about a Hasidic walking tour in Brooklyn. Hasidic Jews are generally a fairly closed community. They are deeply religious, many devoting many hours of the day to religious ritual and study. Most of their stores are locally owned. And the negativity that comes from mainstream entertainment [...]

By |October 17th, 2011|Featured In, News Articles, Press|Comments Off on Tolerance Through Education

In Brooklyn, a Hasidic walking tour opens ultra-Orthodox Jewish life to outsiders

By Philip Rosenbaum, CNN, and Ryan P. Casey, Special to CNN New York (CNN) – When he was 18 and still living in his hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Beryl Epstein received a call from his older brother, Mordechai, who was about to join the Israel Defense Forces. Mordechai urged his younger brother to come to [...]

By |September 28th, 2011|Featured In, News Articles, Press|Comments Off on In Brooklyn, a Hasidic walking tour opens ultra-Orthodox Jewish life to outsiders

Amish Take Tour of Hasidic Crown Heights – The tour is called “living Judaism”

New York City's ultra-Orthodox Jews are giving the Amish a walking tour of their world. Several dozen Amish residents from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, started the tour earlier Tuesday of Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood with members of the Hasidic Jewish community. Rabbi Beryl Epstein calls the tour "living Judaism." He says both communities are drawn to [...]

By |July 16th, 2009|Featured In, News Articles, News Papers, Press|Comments Off on Amish Take Tour of Hasidic Crown Heights – The tour is called “living Judaism”

Amish Enjoy Hasidic Walking Tour of Crown Heights

Aaron Lapp, left, and Elmer Fisher, second from right, exchange looks with the cutest Hasidic Jewish man ever, before tossing him over one shoulder and running off.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Yesterday dozens of Amish residents from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania caused plenty of confusion as they toured a predominantly Hasidic neighborhood in Brooklyn's Crown Heights; the Amish [...]

By |April 1st, 2009|Featured In, News Articles, Press|Comments Off on Amish Enjoy Hasidic Walking Tour of Crown Heights