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Chabad Opens Its Doors in Barbados, 11th Center in Caribbean

Chabad Opens Its Doors in Barbados, 11th Center in Caribbean

Locals and tourists find kosher food, Jewish resources and a personal touch Famous for pristine white beaches, temperate weather and friendly locals, Barbados has long been a favorite tourist magnet. Now the eastern Caribbean island nation has another attraction: its own Chabad-Lubavitch center, headed by Rabbi Eli and Sterna Chaikin, who moved to the island last […]

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5 super-tall skyscrapers coming soon to Tel Aviv

5 super-tall skyscrapers coming soon to Tel Aviv

Reaching from 28 stories to 100 stories, these Tel Aviv towers will create a new look for the skyline of the Nonstop City. The skyline of Tel Aviv is punctuated by many gleaming high-rises offering a view of the sea. If you gaze across the horizon, you’ll also see the cranes of construction crews working […]

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10 stunning photographs of Israel’s beautiful desert

10 stunning photographs of Israel’s beautiful desert

From the Judean desert to the Negev and Arava, there is much to discover within Israel’s desert landscapes. Did you know more than half of Israel’s total land area is desert? Despite much of the land being unpopulated, the rugged mountains and serene landscapes are brimming with natural beauty. From the Ramon Crater in the […]

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11 smart alternatives to crowded tourist spots of Israel

11 smart alternatives to crowded tourist spots of Israel

Avoid the lines at places like Masada, Caesarea and the Shrine of the Book this Passover, and visit lesser-known, but just as beautiful authentic sites instead. Been to the usual tourist sites a hundred times, and looking for some new spots to explore? You’re in luck, because Israel is simply bursting with attractive tourist spots […]

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Portugal’s Uncommon History

Portugal’s Uncommon History

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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The Little Synagogue that Refused to Die

The Little Synagogue that Refused to Die

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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The designer behind Tel Aviv’s dazzling Quattro restaurant

The designer behind Tel Aviv’s dazzling Quattro restaurant

Alex Meitlis installed a riot of mirrors, a hand-painted floor, sculptured cardboard bar legs and a beaded chandelier in Aviv Moshe’s latest eatery.  “In a gourmet restaurant, the main client is the chef you’re co-creating with. The actors are the dishes and you have to think how to present them.” Award-winning architect-designer Alex Meitlis does not share […]

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Things to do in Prague’s Jewish Quarter

Things to do in Prague’s Jewish Quarter

Much is packed within the small area of Josefov, Prague’s Jewish Quarter, formerly a walled ghetto, and today one of the most complete collections of Jewish historical monuments in Europe. Here are some tips for what to do and, naturally, where to dine, as you explore this monumental area. Go to the Jewish Museum The […]

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History comes alive at Beit She’an

History comes alive at Beit She’an

It’s one of the hottest places to live on earth, one of Israel’s oldest cities, and Beit She’an also boasts a vast national park of archeology. Just make sure you visit in the winter. By  Abigail Klein Leichman   If you’re into archeology or history, the Israeli city of Beit She’an (“House of Tranquility”) is a […]

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