The center of Odessa, above. Top and bottom right: The Dizyngoff restaurant, which is “influenced by Jewish and Israeli culture but is essentially Odessan,” says co-founder Alexander Vlasopolov. Szymon Stasik Elizaveta Lazdina

Tel Aviv on the Black Sea Odessa, the Cradle of Israeli Culture, Enjoys a Jewish Renaissance

The Ukrainian port city of Odessa, once home to hundreds of thousands of Jews, is experiencing a ‘golden age’ - with modern Israel proving an unlikely inspiration

If you know where to look, the ghosts of Odessa’s Jewish past are everywhere, haunting and playful: in the pizza restaurant blaring “Hava Nagila” across from the Potemkin Steps; in the forshmak (chopped...

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