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Diamond Route Extensions: The Samurai Spirit

Diamond Route Extensions: The Samurai Spirit

Diamond Route / Feel the real Samurai Spirit 2 nights 3 days What is Diamond Route? The Diamond Route is a little-known tourist trail only 2.5 hours away from Tokyo made up of three of its northern neighbors – Ibaraki, Fukushima and Tochigi prefectures – which, if you join them together on a map, form […]

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Exploring Jewish Nice

Exploring Jewish Nice

While working in the archives of the Alpes-Maritimes in Nice, sorting documents from a 20th-century politician, I ran across a letter from a constituent that gripped my attention like no other. The letter was one of palpitating fear. You could almost feel the sweat dripping with each word as the writer, processing the horror of […]

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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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