A Jewish Poetess from Venice

A Jewish Poetess from Venice

  One thing that we enjoyed about our previous Jewish cruises was the chance to explore the origins and sources of various historical words, concepts and ideas, especially when they’re related to Jewish heritage. For example, the word “salon” has very different...
Moses Mendelssohn, A Man of the Haskalah

Moses Mendelssohn, A Man of the Haskalah

On our previous Glatt Kosher holidays through Europe, we made sure to uncover as much Jewish heritage as we could, from the origins of Synagogues in France to the enduring Sephardic legacy in Iberia. As the centuries rolled by, the Jewish people of Europe experienced...
Haskalah: The Jewish Enlightenment in Europe

Haskalah: The Jewish Enlightenment in Europe

Many of our previous kosher holiday cruises explored the Jewish heritage in Europe, from synagogues to old Jewish quarters. However, there is a particular piece of Jewish legacy in Europe that is intangible, one whose effects can be felt in the modern day. The 17th to...
The Writer of Penitential Papers

The Writer of Penitential Papers

Sephardic Jewish history in the Middle Ages truly reached its peak during what was called the Golden Age of Spanish Jewry, a grace period of prosperity between the Umayyad conquest of the Iberian Peninsula (modern day Spain and Portugal) in the year 711 and around the...
The Mystery of An Ancient Haggadah

The Mystery of An Ancient Haggadah

To read about one’s ancestors is almost like a kosher touring experience in itself, a journey through hundreds of years of trials, triumphs and achievements across history. In these trying times of global pandemics and localized quarantines, the simple act of reading...