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SUGIHARA REMEMBRANCE ROUTE IN JAPAN

SUGIHARA REMEMBRANCE ROUTE IN JAPAN

Most Americans know of Oskar Schindler, the German businessman who saved more than 1,200 lives during the Holocaust, by hiring Jews to work in his factories and fought Nazi efforts to remove them. But not so many people know about Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese diplomat who disobeyed his government’s orders and issued visas that allowed […]

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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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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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Discover the hidden gem of Japan: The Diamond Route

Discover the hidden gem of Japan: The Diamond Route

There’s a new gem in the heart of Japan. Three prefectures to the north of Tokyo, have banded together to form a dazzling new tourist area – all within around 2.5 hours travel north of Tokyo under a catchy name: the Diamond Route. In three prefectures north of Tokyo – Ibaraki, Fukushima, and Tochigi – […]

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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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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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