Miami: America’s Tel-Aviv [Present Tense magazine]

Published in the September, 2008 issue of Present Tense Magazine:

[Excerpt]: Miami and Tel Aviv share a similar aesthetic, boomtown history, temperament, regional significance, club scene, Mediterranean architecture, and lifestyle. “Tel Aviv and Miami are very progressive, very vital places,” says Shirley Kahn, a retiree and tour guide at the Jewish Museum of Florida. “People are constantly moving and they’re outdoors a lot.” The vibe of Miami’s popular Ocean Drive or Lincoln Road can be felt on Tel Aviv’s Shenkin or Dizengoff Streets, where outdoor cafes and bountiful shopping attract a wide cross-section of society. “And, of course,” she adds, “there are kosher delis and temples on every corner in some neighborhoods.”

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