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World Jewish Travel Official January 30, 2020

A Tale of Two Amsterdams

The same spirit that made Amsterdam a center of Jewish life centuries ago makes it a delightful destination today. There is one connection between the Netherlands’ “coffee shops,” where cannabis is sold legally, and the remarkable Jewish community that used to exist in Amsterdam — the relaxed attitude of openness that dominates this beautiful city. The historian Simon Schama portrays Amsterdam, where Jews first settled in the 16th century, as an exceptional case of tolerance in an otherwise-hostile Christian Europe. “There was no Amsterdam Ghetto, no yellow badge, horned-hat or lock-up curfew behind gates,” he wrote. Link to full blog by the Jewish Week: https://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/a-tale-of-two-amsterdams/  

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"Let your bookcases and your shelves be your gardens and your pleasure grounds. Pluck their fruit that grows therein, father the roses, the spices, and the myrrh" Visit the Ets Haim Library, the oldest still functioning Jewish library (since 1639!) on your next visit to Amsterdam! #wjt #wjh #jewishamsterdam #amsterdam #jewishtravel #books #library #jewishamsterdam ...

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