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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...

Oneg Shabbat, The Archives of the Warsaw Ghetto
Oneg Shabbat, The Archives of the Warsaw Ghetto

In archeological digs and anthropological expeditions, fragments of Jewish history can often be found hidden in clay jars, preserved niches, and other ancient containers. You might even visit a few of these sites in your previous Jewish tours. These fragments...

The Chief of Sages: The Story of Rabbi Akiva
The Chief of Sages: The Story of Rabbi Akiva

When we go on our kosher cruises, we make sure that with each land tour is an opportunity to learn about history and heritage. However, while the places that we visit are quite rich in Jewish history, that doesn’t mean that history is confined to such locales. Rather,...

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