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Hasdai ibn Shaprut, Scholar and Translator
Hasdai ibn Shaprut, Scholar and Translator

In the vastness of human history, there have been pockets of Jewish prosperity amidst the rise of empires and the shifts in society, from the aftermath of the Maccabean revolt to the refuge found in 16th-17th century Amsterdam. Some of our previous kosher tours...

From a Letter of Correspondence in Khazaria
From a Letter of Correspondence in Khazaria

The documents of Jewish history shed light onto the norms, customs and cultures of the places that they were written in, from the papers found in the Cave of Letters to the fascinating artwork and context of the Bird’s Head Haggadah. Some of our Kosher touring...

The Hollandse Synagogue of Antwerp
The Hollandse Synagogue of Antwerp

The nations of Amsterdam and Belgium are rich in Jewish history, to the point that they would be great destinations for future kosher cruises. The City of Antwerp was once considered to be the last shtetl in Europe, owing to its large Jewish population and the...

Dona Gracia Nasi, La Senora of Ferrara
Dona Gracia Nasi, La Senora of Ferrara

The history of the Jewish people in Iberia from the 15th Century onwards was colored by the ever-present fear of the Inquisition, first established in Spain by the monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, before gaining traction in Portugal. On our previous Glatt kosher...

The Traveling Poet From Toledo
The Traveling Poet From Toledo

Several of our previous Jewish cruises have explored the breadth and depth of Jewish heritage in Iberia, a peninsula whose history is defined by the three faiths that thrived within its shores. The Golden Age of Spanish Jews, in particular, was a time of much artistry...

The Gaon of the Pumbedita Yeshiva
The Gaon of the Pumbedita Yeshiva

To read about history seems easy, but to understand it takes time and effort. The eras before us are almost like distant islands, separated from our own by vast gulfs of time that we have to sail through in order to understand. Our previous cruise-based Glatt kosher...

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