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German Reparations and the Reconstruction of the Jewish World

Category : Events & Festivals

German Reparations and the Jewish World has become a standard reference work since it was first published in 1987. Based extensively on archival sources, the author examines the difficult debate within the Jewish world whether it was possible to reach a material settlement with Germany so soon after Auschwitz. Concentrating on how the money was spent […]

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Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Fez Jewish Heritage Sites Through The Lens of Marc Hazan

Category : Blog

Morocco’s Jewish heritage offers visitors an encounter with ancient traditions, customs, architecture, monuments, and sites that have permeated Moroccan society for centuries. Morocco’s history of Jewry and the co-mingling of Jews with Berbers and Arabs are key factors in why Morocco is safe for Jewish travelers today and has one of the oldest Jewish communities […]

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Monday, September 3rd, 2018

How to Make Flying With Physical Disabilities Less Stressful: A Fully Accessible Guide

Category : Blog

If you’re nervous or anxious about flying with a physical disability, it may not be as bad as you think! If you have one of the best airline credit cards, you’ll save money by booking award flights with miles and points.  And many of these cards also have perks like airport lounge access and priority boarding […]

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Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Jerusalem and Tel Aviv Get More Accessible for Tourists

Category : Travel Services

Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are now offering more information to tourists than ever before with new information centers in each city. The Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA) has launched a series of services to make the city more accessible and convenient for tourists, including a new city pass that offers a bus service from the airport […]

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Friday, August 31st, 2018

9 serene spas for rest and relaxation in Israel

Category : Blog

Spanning from Eilat to the Carmel Forest, these peaceful spas can be counted on when you need a break from a busy work or tour schedule. Despite its small size, Israel can be exhausting for tourists because there are so many must-see sites to explore from the North to the Negev. Whether you’re hiking, hopping […]

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Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Jewish Travel Builds Bridges to World Jewry

Category : Blog

Travel writer Ben G. Frank has recently published the fourth edition of  his book A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe. The first edition came out in 1992. In this personal essay he discusses some of the changes since then – and why he believes it is important for Jewish travelers to visit Jewish communities and heritage […]

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Friday, August 24th, 2018

150 artists to display work at annual Jerusalem fair

Category : Blog

International Arts and Crafts Fair will showcase works from Israel and around the world, just outside the Old City walls, from Aug 6-18, 2018. The International Jerusalem Arts and Crafts Fair (also known as the Hutzot Hayotzer festival) is returning for its 42nd year in the artists’ colony near Sultan’s Pool, just outside the Old City walls. […]

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Friday, August 24th, 2018

7 huge new tourism projects planned in Israel

Category : Blog

With tourism on the rise, Israel is investing in significant infrastructure that will revolutionize its travel industry. Check out what’s in store. Several exciting infrastructure projects are in the works to make touring Israel more convenient, memorable and accessible. The time is right, as tourism stats are spiking ever higher. During 2017, a record 3.6 […]

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Exploring Jewish Life in Lodz: An Interview with Rabbi Dawid Szychowski, Community Spiritual Leader 

Category : Editor's Picks

Rabbi Dawid Szychowski is the Lodz Jewish community’s spiritual leader. He was appointed emissary by Shavei Israel, an Israeli organization that encourages people with Jewish ancestry to strengthen their connection with Israel and the Jewish people. Originally from Poland, Rabbi Szychowski moved to Jerusalem to continue his rabbinic studies at the Machon Meir yeshiva. He received his rabbinic […]

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Discover the Jewish Heritage of Bratislava, Slovakia, and its Beauty

Category : Featured Article

Slovakia lies in the heart of Europe and boasts magnificent scenery, gems of architecture, vivid folk traditions and as many as 300 spectacular castles, but it remains little known in the collective consciousness as a tourist destination. Bratislava is located just 40 miles east from Vienna. It is perfect for a day trip but well […]

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2018