For many people, history classes are a bore. They simply listen to the teacher recite the events that took place many years ago. To them, history is just a list of dates and happenings.

But in truth, history is more than that. It is the story of the lives that the people before us have lived out. It is the story of their journeys, their struggles, and successes—and we Jews have plenty of all these. There are plenty of lessons to be learned from the past.

Canal in Venice with ancient houses, and boats, Venice, Italy (HDR)

And what better way to learn history than to visit the lands that our people once lived in—and in some cases, are still living in? That is why we are offering you a one of a kind chance to join us on a trip to one of the regions in the world with rich Jewish history: Europe.

So come and join KRC as we embark on a luxurious journey to the past along great and historical rivers in our kosher Europe tours!

We Celebrate The Good and Remember The Bad

The Jewish people have a colorful history with most of Europe. On one side of the coin, it is a story of living in harmony with our neighbors, of building majestic synagogues and prospering businesses. But on the other side, it is a tale of extreme anti-Semitism and violence which culminated in one of the most horrific events not just in Jewish history, but in human history as the Shoah.

Douro River Cruise

In our cruises, we will visit the many towns, villages, and cities that dot the rivers of Europe such as the Danube, Douro, and Rhone. Let us take this as an opportunity to commemorate the Jews who suffered under prejudice as we tour their museums and memorials. But we should also admire their resilience in the face of intolerance and celebrate the ones who contributed greatly to society and built many great wonders—for example, did you know that the third largest synagogue can be found in Budapest, Hungary?

So if you’re going on a kosher tour with cruises like Kosherica cruises or Kosher River Cruises, take a moment to appreciate the history lessons that the Jewish people of Europe have left for us to learn