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On the Canary Islands, New Beginnings for an Old Jewish Community

On the Canary Islands, New Beginnings for an Old Jewish Community

Chabad-Lubavitch establishes a new center on Spanish territory near Morocco   Walking down the street just before Rosh Hashana in Puerto de la Cruz, a city on the island of Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands, Anna saw a Chassidic-looking man walking down the street. “Go run after him,” she told her daughter. “Hashem brought us together!” Her daughter […]

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Exploring Casablanca’s Jewish Heritage

Exploring Casablanca’s Jewish Heritage

Jewish culture has been interwoven throughout Morocco for centuries and offers a golden opportunity for Jewish and non-Jewish travelers alike to discover the stories of the Jewish Mellah, the vibrant Jewish community, Synagogues, Andalusian and Moorish architecture, tombs, and holy places, and the only Jewish Museum in the Islamic world. “Casablanca” film references aside, Morocco […]

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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 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 […]

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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 […]

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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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