Benjamin of Tudela

Benjamin of Tudela

  Kosher riverboat cruises will head on to the French Rhône valley in the region of Provence to discover and explore not only the beautiful sights, but as well as the development of Jewish history. In preparation for the kosher river cruises, we will be...
Stuffed Monkeys

Stuffed Monkeys

Carrying on with our Netherlands theme. Stuffed Monkeys were introduced into the UK by a Dutch baker in London. However, these delicacies were predominantly made in northern England. I was first introduced to them in the early 1970’s. After shul on a winter’s Friday...
Women and the Medieval Jewish Family

Women and the Medieval Jewish Family

  The central component to Jewish life during the Middle Ages was the family, and women played an important role in medieval Jewish families. In this article, we will look into how Jewish women during this time contributed to society and some of the things they...
The Spanish Inquisition

The Spanish Inquisition

After 1391, there was an upsurge of Jews who converted to Christianity. This group of people is known to be conversos. This allowed them to suddenly have access to everything that was denied from them when they were a Jew. A lot of these conversos were still in...
Dutch Jewish Ginger Buns Gemberbolus

Dutch Jewish Ginger Buns Gemberbolus

Continuing our Dutch treat for our August Kosher River Cruises Netherlands cruise. Certainly not an easy recipe, but if you do it, you will certainly enjoy it. Genieten. Ingredients 500 g plain flour 5 g salt 7 g active yeast 320 g milk 30 g water 20 g brown sugar 20...