May 2, 2008 2:52 PM | 0
To connect to Jewish history, consider Brooklyn an open book. Borough Park is one of the largest Orthodox Jewish communities in the world. Here, you can visit the Living Torah Museum, which houses 900 artifacts dating back to biblical times including the world’s oldest extant copy of the Ten Commandments. You can also shop 13th Avenue, the “Avenue of Values,” with its Jewish music stores, kosher candy store and Kosher Delight restaurant.
Midwood—home to branches of Touro College, one of the world’s largest Jewish educational institutions—is also a great place to eat. Check out Essex on Coney Deli, an old-fashioned joint that recalls delis on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a once heavily Jewish area.
Remember to visit Borough Park and Midwood libraries while in the area. And check out Central Library’s special events this month, including a discussion with a scholar on Israel studies, a klezmer concert and more.