The Jewish Chocolate Makers of Bayonne

The Jewish Chocolate Makers of Bayonne

Sephardic Jewish history did not end with the Alhambra Decree when King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella ordered the expulsion of the Jewish populace of Spain. Many became New Christians, or conversos, Jews who did not truly abandon their faith but practiced a hidden form...
Mokum: From Iberia to Holland

Mokum: From Iberia to Holland

The Sephardic heritage of the Iberian Peninsula has traveled far and wide, far beyond the confines of the nations that are now known as Portugal and Spain. Our Douro Kosher cruises always seek to rediscover the legacy that these Sephardic jews left behind, a legacy...
A Capital Between Two Rivers

A Capital Between Two Rivers

It is said that it is the past that shapes us, molding us to be who we are. Indeed, the myriad histories of the world’s cities shape what they appear to us today. Our Jewish tours around the world aim to provide a unique historical experience for our cruise-goers. Not...
Remembering Cordoba

Remembering Cordoba

The rich heritage of Jews in the Iberian Peninsula (where the modern-day countries of Portugal and Spain are situated) spans a long and eventful history. From the occupation of Roman forces in the early centuries, Jews lived in Iberia, enduring under the Visigoths...
The Temple in the Trees

The Temple in the Trees

The ancient civilizations of the Indochinese Peninsula form the bedrock from which the modern nations of mainland Southeast Asia would be built. The Angkor Wat of the old Khmer Empire, for example, is such a focal point in Cambodian culture that its iconic...