The Poet General of Granada

The Poet General of Granada

The Golden Age of Spanish Jewry was a time when the Sephardic Jews of the Iberian Peninsula experienced unprecedented progress and prosperity, in economic, scholarly and cultural matters. Indeed, our previous Jewish travels through the Iberian Peninsula explored this...
The Story of the Sarajevo Haggadah

The Story of the Sarajevo Haggadah

As Pesach draws near, Jews all over the world are making their preparations. Our Jewish cruises always seek to provide for our guests’ religious needs, such as with minyans. However, amidst the current pandemic, Passover seder preparations are being affected....
Persisting Against the Inquisition

Persisting Against the Inquisition

Kosher touring through Europe, particularly through the Iberian Peninsula, is never complete without exploring the rich, in-depth history of the Jewish peoples who called Portugal and Spain home. After the overthrowing of the Visigoths by the Umayyads, the Jews of the...
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...