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10 things you MUST do in Jerusalem

10 things you MUST do in Jerusalem

It’s impossible to run out of things to do in Jerusalem. Israel’s capital, one of the fastest-growing tourism destinations in the world, is Israel’s largest municipality and possibly the most famous city in history. Well known for its historical and religious sites for the three major religions, Jerusalem also has 60 museums, 2,000 archeological sites […]

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Checking Out the Jewish Scene in Phuket, Thailand

Checking Out the Jewish Scene in Phuket, Thailand

It was a Thursday night last August when Rabbi Mendy Segal, the chief Chabad emissary of this island off the southwestern coast of Thailand, received a phone call every rabbi dreads. Two Israelis were in a Thai jail on drug charges and needed the rabbi’s help to bail them out. The call came at the […]

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The True Story of Witold Pilecki and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz

The True Story of Witold Pilecki and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz

New York Jewish Travel Guide sat down with Mr. Jack Fairweather, to ask a few questions about  his new book “The Volunteer”. The following interview was edited for clarity: NYJTG:                     First, thank you for the interview. Briefly, can you tell us about yourself and other literary works that you have written? Jack Fairweather:                 I’m […]

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Jewish Africa Conference Past, Present, and Future

Jewish Africa Conference Past, Present, and Future

The  American Sephardi Federation  (ASF) and Association Mimouna presented their Jewish Africa Conference from Sunday, January 27th through Tuesday, January 29th at the Center for Jewish History in New York City.  The event was intended to coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day, for we are one people.  We share in each other’s successes and feel […]

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12 amazing things to do in Israel on Shabbat

12 amazing things to do in Israel on Shabbat

From Friday night to Saturday evening, the pace of life in Israel slows down, but there are still plenty of options for going out and about. When traveling in Israel, part of your initial culture shock may not be the assertiveness of the Israeli people, the knock-you-down summer heat, or harsh winter downpours. It just […]

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