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June 2015

Walk This Way

June 4th, 2015|

New York City was made for walking, but why explore the city with your nose stuck in a guide book? These tour companies can change your view of the Big Apple. By Candace Taylor Jewish [...]

June 2014

NYC’S LOUBAVITCH COMMUNITY

June 4th, 2014|

SPEND 3 HOURS INSIDE DONE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST COMMUNITIES OF ORTHODOX JEWS Rabbi Beryl Epstein takes on the role of tour guide when he welcomes tourists into one of New York's most prominent Jewish [...]

April 2013

Ever More Pointing, Talking

April 26th, 2013|

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 [...]

December 2012

Top 10 Tours

December 5th, 2012|

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 [...]

August 2012

Un rabbin pour guide…touristique

August 30th, 2012|

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 [...]

NYC Jewish Lifestyle Walking Tours

August 17th, 2012|

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 [...]

April 2012

Jewish Hasidic Walking Tour in Brooklyn

April 16th, 2012|

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 [...]

take a tour: cultural tours of chassidic new york

April 4th, 2012|

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 [...]

October 2011

Tolerance Through Education

October 17th, 2011|

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 [...]

September 2011

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

September 28th, 2011|

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 [...]

July 2009

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

July 16th, 2009|

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 [...]

April 2009

Amish Enjoy Hasidic Walking Tour of Crown Heights

April 1st, 2009|

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 [...]

SECTS & THE CITY IN CROWN HEIGHTS

April 1st, 2009|

No barns were raised when Hasidic Jews and the Amish joined together on the streets of Brooklyn yesterday, but eyebrows sure were. The 25-strong Amish contingent made the trip by yellow school bus from Lancaster, [...]

NYC ultra-orthodox Jews give Amish walking tour

April 1st, 2009|

Posted: Wed 2:17 AM, Apr 01, 2009 Home / News / Headlines List / Article NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's ultra-Orthodox Jews have given the Amish a walking tour of their world. Several [...]

March 2009

Ultra-orthodox Jews give Amish walking tour

March 31st, 2009|

NEW YORK — 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 [...]

Ultra-orthodox Jews give Amish walking tour in Brooklyn

March 31st, 2009|

NEW YORK - 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 [...]

February 2009

Jews and Blacks in America

February 1st, 2009|

New York City’s Crown Heights riots began on August 18,1991, when a car in Lubavitcher Rebbe Menachem Schneerson’s convoy struck and killed a black child. Violence and destruction ensued in the poor, racially divided community. [...]

October 2006

Assemblyman Karim Camara Tours Crown Heights

October 26th, 2006|

Assemblyman Karim Camara who was born raised in Crown Heights, took a tour of the Jewish community with his chief of staff Thursday. The tour given was led by Rabbi Beryl Epstein of Chassidic Discovery [...]

Celebrating German Unification With Gusto

October 20th, 2006|

Among the 800 guests jammed into Central Park’s Boathouse for the October 3 celebration of the 16th year of German Unity were Christo and his flame-haired wife, Jeanne-Claude, whose February 2005 “The Gates” installation in [...]

March 2002

Passover Profile: Inside An Orthodox Matzo Bakery

March 27th, 2002|

The Jewish holiday of Passover, also known as the “Feast of Unleavened Bread,” begins at sundown March 27. The holiday commemorates the Israelites’ liberation from slavery in Egypt thousands of years ago. The Bible says [...]

June 2000

PRACTICAL TRAVELER; A Tour of Tours Of New York

June 11th, 2000|

By BETSY WADE Published: June 11, 2000 NEW YORK CITY'S struggle with New York Apple Tours since a pedestrian was killed May 22 by a company bus whose driver was not properly licensed has put [...]

October 1998

Brooklyn’s Turn

October 25th, 1998|

By Eric Hubler Special to The Washington Post Sunday, October 25, 1998 If You Like Manhattan's... You'll Love Brooklyn's... Central Park Prospect Park (both Frederick Law Olmsted-designed masterworks of urban greenery) The Chrysler Building The [...]

A Life Apart Hasidism In America

October 8th, 1998|

INSIDE THE COMMUNITY: A HOLY LIFE An outsider visiting a Hasidic neighborhood in Brooklyn is likely to be struck immediately by just how Hasidic it looks. The Hasidic parts of Crown Heights, Williamsburg, and Boro [...]

September 1998

TOUR CIRCLES HASIDIC WORLD

September 27th, 1998|

RABBI BERYL EPSTEIN'S Tennessee-bred charm has been his greatest asset in conducting tours through the Hasidic heart of Crown Heights for the past 14 years. But he thinks that the 24-seat bus he recently added [...]

August 1997

MEN IN BLACK HASIDIM TOUR MIXES SECT APPEAL, FAITH IN TECHNOLOGY

August 17th, 1997|

Most New York tour guides will show you the holy trinity: Ellis Island, Empire State Building, Planet Hollywood. But Rabbi Beryl Epstein will show you a different kind of holy: Hasidic Crown Heights. Just as [...]