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 Chassidic Walking Tours
The Chassidic Discovery Welcome Center sponsors walking tours of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, home to the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic Jewish movement’s headquarters. You’re unlikely to get a more personal look inside this culture than a stop at the Chabad rebbe’s private library, stocked with ancient manuscripts, religious articles, and a late-nineteenth-century clock that calculates months according to the moon. Visitors also see Torah scrolls being made by quill and parchment, then nosh on a kosher deli lunch.
Schedule: Sun. (except Jewish holidays)-Fri., 10 a.m.–1 p.m.; call for information about tours specifically for Jewish school groups and organizations.
Duration: 3 hours.
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