A Day In the Marais

Today we rode the double decker bus to the old Jewish neighborhood of Paris, the Marais, and walked the narrow streets crammed with cafes and shops. The highlight of our tour was a stop at the Jewish museum, which is beautifully curated and filled with paintings, photographs, and artifacts, including some amazing old headstones. The surprise was a display of maquettes of long-gone Polish and Lithuanian synagogues – scale models made of wood, most at least a foot high and one or two feet square in size. I was excited to see a model of the shul at Zolkiew, the town in which my grandmother was born. Photos Jeremy Frankel