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High-Stakes Rescue Saves Jewish Artist Stranded at Sea for Weeks

High-Stakes Rescue Saves Jewish Artist Stranded at Sea for Weeks

A last-ditch effort in the Caribbean saves the life of Israeli seafarer stranded by the coronavirus It was eerily reminiscent of the route that Jews-turned-pirates fleeing Spain and Portugal in the 17th century would take. Making their way across the North Atlantic, these legendary swashbuckling Jewish pirates once roamed the Caribbean from Curaçao to Jamaica. […]

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8 ways to visit Israel from the comfort of your home

8 ways to visit Israel from the comfort of your home

Unfortunately, flights to Israel will probably be canceled for the foreseeable future. This means your Israel trip, the one you’ve been planning for some time now, just went down the drain. Hard to find a silver lining, unless you decide to take it easy and create a new virtual itinerary that lets you experience the […]

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Lesser-Known Facts of Israel’s Most Popular Landmarks

Lesser-Known Facts of Israel’s Most Popular Landmarks

As May is Jewish American Heritage Month, we’re shedding some light on the incredible history of Israel. This can be an eye-opening lesson any day of the week — especially with the kids cooped up at home, running low on history and geography lesson plans. Any future world traveler or self-proclaimed wanderer will be intrigued […]

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A Kosher Jewel in the Caribbean

A Kosher Jewel in the Caribbean

For those who have never visited, Cuba has a wonderful Jewish history to explore. Once home to over 15,000 Jews prior to the revolution, the city of Havana still boasts three temples, a small but well-maintained Holocaust exhibit at Centro Sephardí and a Jewish cemetery at Guanabacoa. Travel to Cuba is still permitted under the […]

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Discover the Jewish Heritage and Beauty of Tangier

Discover the Jewish Heritage and Beauty of Tangier

Tangier is a mixture of North Africa, Spain, Portugal, and France. it is the ideal melting pot and has a rich Jewish history.  This beautiful city, only 35 minutes from Spain by hydrofoil or two hours by normal ferry boat service, is a multicultural society, predominantly Muslim, but with small Christian and Jewish communities who […]

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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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