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10 unexpected, totally awesome, Israeli food destinations

Category : Holidays Travel

Pining for American-style cupcakes or knishes? Wishing for British high tea or German grub? It’s all here, if you know where to look. If you’re looking for the world’s best bite of perfectly spiced falafel or creamy hummus, everyone knows that Israel is your answer. But we’ve got a lot of unexpected culinary gems here […]

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Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

PACIFIC DELIGHT TOURS INTRODUCES TOKAYER HERITAGE TOURS EXPLORING THE DIASPORA COMMUNITIES ON JOURNEYS THROUGH JEWISH EYES™

Category : Latest Destination

  Introducing the first annual Tokayer Heritage Tours as we bring you the unknown story of the Jewish experience in the Far East. Many of the oldest and most prolific Jewish communities in the world were located not in Europe or the Middle East, but in Asia. But as Jews we tend to look West […]

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Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Two Historic Synagogues Reopen in Russia, One After 90 Years of Disuse

Category : Blog

Grand Synagogue of Kaluga and 130-year-old ‘Small Synagogue’ in St. Petersburg are refurbished The historic building of the Grand Synagogue in Kaluga, Russia, opened this month after nine decades of inactivity, with detailed renovations bringing it back to its former luster. Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar participated in the opening ceremony on Oct. 8, along […]

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Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Portugal’s Uncommon History

Category : Blog

On our recent Viking River Cruise on Portugal’s Douro River, we visited one of the historical mountain villages called Castelo Rodrigo. Much to my surprise, it had been a sanctuary city for Jews during the Spanish expulsion. Many of the houses in Synagogue Street still carry markings from the 15th century and the still standing […]

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Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

The Little Synagogue that Refused to Die

Category : Blog

Depite all odds — some might call it an outright miracle — a Budapest shul has survived two World Wars, the rise of the anti-Zionist Jobbik party, and rotting fixtures — and is now part of a resurgent Jewish community Too often recently, Hungary has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. The elevation of the ultranationalist […]

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Sunday, February 4th, 2018

Once Upon a Time, There Were Jews in Ankara!!

Category : Editor's Picks

Leyla Aglamaz, who migrated to Israel in 1971, shares her childhood in Ankara, the Jewish life, traditions, religious rituals and interactions with general population. Could you introduce yourself? I was born in 1940 in Ankara. My paternal side belongs to Almaleh and Albukrek families. Albukrek Family’s head was a doctor whose father was my grandmother’s […]

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Thursday, February 1st, 2018

5 Great Games & Apps to Make Traveling with Kids Easier

Category : Editor's Picks

Personalized flight screens are becoming more prevalent, but there are still many airlines without these entertainment options – leaving many parents wondering how to keep their children occupied during long-haul flights and extensive waits in the airport. ISRAEL21c suggests these five Israeli games and apps to keep the kids creatively engaged from point of departure […]

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Monday, January 29th, 2018

IT’S GREEK TO ME: Meet Professor Asher J. Matathias

Category : Editor's Picks

Jews have lived a problematic existence in Greece for over 2,000 years, sustaining their most devastating destruction during humanity’s flight from sanity: The Holocaust. Prof. Asher J. Matathias was born in Yavan/Greece in 1943 to a Romaniote father and Sephardic mother. His parents survived the Holocaust by hiding in a cave, where he was born. […]

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Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Aussie, NZ leaders come for centennial of Beersheva battle

Category : Travel Services

New museum opens to commemorate the pivotal battle in which 800 mounted soldiers wrested the Negev city from the Ottoman Empire. The conquest of Beersheva by the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Light Horse Brigade of the British army on October 31, 1917, was one of the great victories in the World War […]

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Sunday, January 21st, 2018

No More Hotel Check-Ins; Your Smartphone is Now Your Room Key

Category : Travel Services

No more waiting at the front desks in hotels, or stopping there to check in at all. This new program will speed up the check-in process for busy travelers, and let them go straight to their rooms, using their smartphones to unlock their room doors. Hotels are working to catch up to the many technical […]

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Monday, January 15th, 2018
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