Category Archives: Miami Beach

Wolfie Cohen – Death of the Deli

“As I see it, there are two kinds of people in this world; People who love delis, and people you shouldn’t associate with.”   – Damon Runyon You cannot talk about Miami Beach without mentioning, perhaps the most famous Miami Jew … Continue reading

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Wandering is a part of the American Spirit

As you go about your day on Miami South Beach, you could be forgiven for thinking that everyone comes to Miami, but nobody is actually from Miami. Of course, that is how the City and the Beaches began.  South Florida, … Continue reading

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End of the voyage

Standing at South Point Park, the southernmost point of Miami South Beach, at the mouth of the Miami River, Polish Jewish immigrate Marvin Joseph is taking his daily walk.  He was one of the lucky ones who escaped Europe for … Continue reading

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Miami Beach: where neon goes to die

“It’s full up, no rooms. Nothing” the old Jewish woman sitting out on the porch said as I pushed at the stiff front door of the decaying Art deco hotel on Ocean Drive.  Stepping out of the Sun’s glaring heat … Continue reading

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