New York - Google Launches Spanish Jewish Heritage Website
New York - Google has partnered with the Network of Jewish Neighborhoods (Juderias de EapaĂ±a), a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 dedicated to protecting â€śurban, architectural, historical, artistic and culturally Sephardic heritage and Jewish culture in Spain,â€ť to develop the Routes of Sepharad or Caminos di Sefarad website which was launched this week in Madrid.
Powered by Google Maps and Street View technology, visitors can now take a virtual tour of the primary Jewish landmarks in 24 cities and towns in Spain. Users can click on a landmark to learn information about the site and see a 360-degree view of the location, reports the Spanish-language website Hoy.es (http://bit.ly/ZWbB4H).
A total of 523 sites, 910 dates, and 1,667 photos are now available online according to a blog post written by William Echikson, head of Google External Relations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The Routes of Sepharad website can be viewed at www.redjuderias.org.
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