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Shalom Tel Aviv! TAP Air Portugal Launches Inaugural Flight

Shalom Tel Aviv! TAP Air Portugal Launches Inaugural Flight

TAP Air Portugal launched flights to three new destinations on March 31, Tel Aviv, Dublin, and Basel. They were celebrated at Humberto Delgado Airport, Lisbon, with a welcoming speech by the airline’s CEO, Antonoaldo Neves, who said that these three brand new routes are “another step in the path of strong strategic growth that the […]

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Exploring Alentejo: A Window into Portugal’s Jewish Past

Exploring Alentejo: A Window into Portugal’s Jewish Past

The Alentejo is the beautiful region of Portugal that lies between the Algarve and central Lisbon region. This vast and sparsely populated area covers over 30 percent of Portugal and is characterized by its rolling hills and historic fortified towns. Alentejo, Portuguese for “beyond the Tagus River,” is the world’s largest producer of cork, and forests […]

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Discover the Jewish Heritage of Lisbon, Portugal

Discover the Jewish Heritage of Lisbon, Portugal

The Jewish presence in the Iberian Peninsula has existed long before Portugal itself became a country. The contribution of Portuguese Jews to the arts, philosophy, commerce, and sciences helped create this nation’s rich cultural heritage. This beautiful journey shows a growing interest in Portugal’s Jewish legacy in places such as Lisbon, Porto, and many smaller villages and […]

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Rediscovering the Jewish Heritage of Porto, Portugal

Rediscovering the Jewish Heritage of Porto, Portugal

The contribution of Portuguese Jews to world history is enormous and its history is inseparable from the Jewish presence in Portugal between the 5th and the 15th centuries. In the northern region of the country are villages, cities and small towns where important Jewish communities once thrived.  It would be hard to trace back the arrival […]

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Discover Torun’s medieval charm and Jewish legacy

Discover Torun’s medieval charm and Jewish legacy

This medieval town located in northern Poland is the birthplace of the famed astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus and is also known for their gingerbread making as well as being one of the few Polish cities to escape major damage in World War II.  The city earned its UNESCO status for its preserved street pattern and medieval brick […]

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A Hidden Gem: The Jewish Heritage of Curaçao

A Hidden Gem: The Jewish Heritage of Curaçao

Curaçao is a small island (around 170 square miles) located off the north coast of Venezuela. Culturally diverse, with influences from Europe and West Africa, Curaçao is home to approximately 150,000 residents. UNESCO has recognized its capital city, Willemstad, as a World Heritage Site, and the brightly colored buildings are one of the country’s most […]

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