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Eleazar of Worms, the Perfumer
Eleazar of Worms, the Perfumer

Our Kosher River Cruises have touched upon the lives and stories of many ancient groups and individuals, from the collective story of the Crypto-Jews in Iberia to the tales of Jewish figures like Rabbi Akiva. Many of these groups and figures were affected and...

A Top with Many Sides: The Story of the Dreidel
A Top with Many Sides: The Story of the Dreidel

Jewish history is full of miracles, both big and small, from the parting of the Red Sea to the jar of oil that lasted for eight days. Many of our holidays celebrate these miracles, and Chanukah is one of the most famous ones out there. Celebrating the rededication of...

Legacy in the Margins: The Story of Rashi
Legacy in the Margins: The Story of Rashi

The history of the modern-day Talmud spans a saga across centuries of gathered texts, transcribed wisdom and printed commentaries and insights. It is, in a way, a collaborative effort across space and time, the words and wisdom of rabbis past contributing to newer...

The Jewish Bible of Ferrara
The Jewish Bible of Ferrara

The nuances of language are a fascinating topic to explore, a topic that has been discussed in Jewish scholarly works both in the past and in the present. The language of our historic predecessors is something that we explored in our previous Glatt Kosher Holiday...

From Ferrara: The Consolation for the Tribulations of Israel
From Ferrara: The Consolation for the Tribulations of Israel

Hope is a concept that characterized many stories pertaining to the Jewish people throughout the centuries. Despite persecution and hardship, there was always a steadfast sense of providence, a promise for a better tomorrow. Our Jewish trips through Portugal and parts...

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