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Free Lecture at New City, NY Library: Jews in Myanmar and Cambodia

Presented by Irene Shaland
Sunday October 21st 2018 at 2:00 PM

Advance registration required. Call 845.634.4997 to register.

This is Burma, and it will be quite unlike any land you know about.
Rudyard Kipling, “Letters from the East,” 1899.

The road to Myanmar is definitely less-travelled, even for a seasoned globe-trotter. But those who do venture along it are wooed by the country’s sparkling beauty and the sincere friendliness of its people. The Myanmar’s temple art is matchless in its elegance. The deepest spirituality of its ancient form of Buddhism seamlessly blends with the pagan spirits of the Burmese universe. It is hard to imagine a religious Jew with his family arriving in this, “unlike any other” land. But they did, and many built significant fortunes, while playing an important role in turning British Burma, especially Rangoon, into one of the most prosperous regions in Southeast Asia. They were the Baghdadi, a special breed of the Jewish tribe. And so, the Burmese Jewish narrative is, first and foremost, the Baghdadi story.

Travel with Irene Shaland to the ancient land of rice fields and countless golden Buddhas and pagodas to discover the little-known narrative of the once thriving Jewish community of Burma that was all but decimated during World War II.
Understand why this small group of immigrants throughout their history in Asia became so successful commercially and powerful politically only to disappear to almost oblivion after the 1940s and 1960s.
Learn about the Jewish renaissance in this country today and the brave new world of the Myanmar Jewry.

In Cambodia, we will visit a small synagogue across the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh and discover what the Rabbi’s usual day looks like in the country of Angkor Wat.

Address: New City Library, 220 N. Main Street, New City, New York
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Free Lecture at New City Library, NY: Jews in Myanmar and Cambodia

Presented by Irene Shaland
Sunday October 21st 2018 2:00 PM

New City Library: 220 N. Main Street, New City, New York

Advance registration required. Call 845.634.4997 to register.

This is Burma, and it will be quite unlike any land you know about.
Rudyard Kipling, “Letters from the East,” 1899.

The road to Myanmar is definitely less-travelled, even for a seasoned globe-trotter. But those who do venture along it are wooed by the country’s sparkling beauty and the sincere friendliness of its people. The Myanmar’s temple art is matchless in its elegance. The deepest spirituality of its ancient form of Buddhism seamlessly blends with the pagan spirits of the Burmese universe. It is hard to imagine a religious Jew with his family arriving in this, “unlike any other” land. But they did, and many built significant fortunes, while playing an important role in turning British Burma, especially Rangoon, into one of the most prosperous regions in Southeast Asia. They were the Baghdadi, a special breed of the Jewish tribe. And so, the Burmese Jewish narrative is, first and foremost, the Baghdadi story.

Travel with Irene Shaland to the ancient land of rice fields and countless golden Buddhas and pagodas to discover the little-known narrative of the once thriving Jewish community of Burma that was all but decimated during World War II.
Understand why this small group of immigrants throughout their history in Asia became so successful commercially and powerful politically only to disappear to almost oblivion after the 1940s and 1960s.
Learn about the Jewish renaissance in this country today and the brave new world of the Myanmar Jewry.

In Cambodia, we will visit a small synagogue across the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh and discover what the Rabbi’s usual day looks like in the country of Angkor Wat.

Address: New City Library, 220 N. Main Street, New City, New York 10956
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In her Tennessee Williams on the Soviet Stage book, Irene Shaland explores the history and problems involved in staging Tennessee Williams’s works in the Soviet theater. This book has five chapters and discusses 1970s – early 1980s Russian productions of…
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Free Lecture at New City Library, NY: Jews in Myanmar and Cambodia

Presented by Irene Shaland
Sunday October 21st 2018 2:00 PM

New City Library: 220 N. Main Street, New City, New York

Advance registration required. Call 845.634.4997 to register.

This is Burma, and it will be quite unlike any land you know about.
Rudyard Kipling, “Letters from the East,” 1899.

The road to Myanmar is definitely less-travelled, even for a seasoned globe-trotter. But those who do venture along it are wooed by the country’s sparkling beauty and the sincere friendliness of its people. The Myanmar’s temple art is matchless in its elegance. The deepest spirituality of its ancient form of Buddhism seamlessly blends with the pagan spirits of the Burmese universe. It is hard to imagine a religious Jew with his family arriving in this, “unlike any other” land. But they did, and many built significant fortunes, while playing an important role in turning British Burma, especially Rangoon, into one of the most prosperous regions in Southeast Asia. They were the Baghdadi, a special breed of the Jewish tribe. And so, the Burmese Jewish narrative is, first and foremost, the Baghdadi story.

Travel with Irene Shaland to the ancient land of rice fields and countless golden Buddhas and pagodas to discover the little-known narrative of the once thriving Jewish community of Burma that was all but decimated during World War II.
Understand why this small group of immigrants throughout their history in Asia became so successful commercially and powerful politically only to disappear to almost oblivion after the 1940s and 1960s.
Learn about the Jewish renaissance in this country today and the brave new world of the Myanmar Jewry.

In Cambodia, we will visit a small synagogue across the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh and discover what the Rabbi’s usual day looks like in the country of Angkor Wat.

Address: New City Library, 220 N. Main Street, New City, New York 10956
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Presented by Irene Shaland Sunday October 21st 2018  at 2:00 PM New City Library: 220 N. Main Street, New City, New York Advance registration required. Call 845.634.4997 to register. This is Burma, and it will be quite unlike any land you know about.…
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Free Lecture at New City, NY Library: Jews in Myanmar and Cambodia

Presented by Irene Shaland
Sunday October 21st 2018 at 2:00 PM

Advance registration required. Call 845.634.4997 to register.

This is Burma, and it will be quite unlike any land you know about.
Rudyard Kipling, “Letters from the East,” 1899.

The road to Myanmar is definitely less-travelled, even for a seasoned globe-trotter. But those who do venture along it are wooed by the country’s sparkling beauty and the sincere friendliness of its people. The Myanmar’s temple art is matchless in its elegance. The deepest spirituality of its ancient form of Buddhism seamlessly blends with the pagan spirits of the Burmese universe. It is hard to imagine a religious Jew with his family arriving in this, “unlike any other” land. But they did, and many built significant fortunes, while playing an important role in turning British Burma, especially Rangoon, into one of the most prosperous regions in Southeast Asia. They were the Baghdadi, a special breed of the Jewish tribe. And so, the Burmese Jewish narrative is, first and foremost, the Baghdadi story.

Travel with Irene Shaland to the ancient land of rice fields and countless golden Buddhas and pagodas to discover the little-known narrative of the once thriving Jewish community of Burma that was all but decimated during World War II.
Understand why this small group of immigrants throughout their history in Asia became so successful commercially and powerful politically only to disappear to almost oblivion after the 1940s and 1960s.
Learn about the Jewish renaissance in this country today and the brave new world of the Myanmar Jewry.

In Cambodia, we will visit a small synagogue across the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh and discover what the Rabbi’s usual day looks like in the country of Angkor Wat.

Address: New City Library, 220 N. Main Street, New City, New York
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Irene Shaland’s Free Lecture at New City, NY Library:

Jews in Myanmar and Cambodia

Sunday October 21st 2018 2:00 PM

Advance registration required. Call 845.634.4997 to register.

This is Burma, and it will be quite unlike any land you know about.
Rudyard Kipling, “Letters from the East,” 1899.

The road to Myanmar is definitely less-travelled, even for a seasoned globe-trotter. But those who do venture along it are wooed by the country’s sparkling beauty and the sincere friendliness of its people. The Myanmar’s temple art is matchless in its elegance. The deepest spirituality of its ancient form of Buddhism seamlessly blends with the pagan spirits of the Burmese universe. It is hard to imagine a religious Jew with his family arriving in this, “unlike any other” land. But they did, and many built significant fortunes, while playing an important role in turning British Burma, especially Rangoon, into one of the most prosperous regions in Southeast Asia. They were the Baghdadi, a special breed of the Jewish tribe. And so, the Burmese Jewish narrative is, first and foremost, the Baghdadi story.

Travel with Irene Shaland to the ancient land of rice fields and countless golden Buddhas and pagodas to discover the little-known narrative of the once thriving Jewish community of Burma that was all but decimated during World War II.
Understand why this small group of immigrants throughout their history in Asia became so successful commercially and powerful politically only to disappear to almost oblivion after the 1940s and 1960s.
Learn about the Jewish renaissance in this country today and the brave new world of the Myanmar Jewry.

In Cambodia, we will visit a small synagogue across the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh and discover what the Rabbi’s usual day looks like in the country of Angkor Wat.

Address: New City Library, 220 N. Main Street, New City, New York
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Irene Shaland’s Latest Kindle Book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories” is on sale at Amazon

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In The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories Irene Shaland presents a collective Jewish narrative from various parts of the globe. She takes the reader on a fascinating journey, both familiar and unknown, from Europe to Asia and Africa, from Vienna to Delhi and Nairobi. The fate of the brilliant Jewish community of Vienna annihilated during the Holocaust shines a disturbing light on the stories of the current rise of Antisemitism in Scandinavia and throughout Europe.

Two-millennium old tales of little-known Jewish communities of India and China, who never knew religious persecution, reveal happy chapters in the history of Jewish Diaspora filled with so many tragic events. And striking stories of the uplifting revival of Judaism in Sicily and Sardinia after 500 years of the expulsion of the Jews from these islands give us hope for a more harmonious future.

Based on the author’s interviews during her travels to ten countries and three continents, this book is Irene Shaland’s passionate quest to preserve the Jewish heritage, identity, memory, and history.

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If you missed Part one of this post click here Part One When you make an appointment at your medical system’s Travel Clinic before your trip to Brazil, they always ask you when and what country are you going. Before you come, they prepare the packet for…
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