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The Traveling Teacher of Ferrara
The Traveling Teacher of Ferrara

We enjoy traveling for a variety of reasons. We love the act of exploration, of rediscovering heritage first-hand. We enjoy visiting places far away from our usual surroundings, and we enjoy learning new things. Our kosher touring cruises through Europe seek to...

The First Ones: The Rishonim and the 11th-15th Century
The First Ones: The Rishonim and the 11th-15th Century

Time is a concept that many of us grasp easily enough, but sometimes, the scope of the centuries can escape us. One can forget that the present is built upon the events and struggles of a thousand lifetimes. That’s why we cherish the opportunity to go on Jewish trips,...

Savarsorda the Mathematician: The tale of Abraham Bar Hiyya
Savarsorda the Mathematician: The tale of Abraham Bar Hiyya

Knowledge is meant to be shared. A deeper understanding of the world is something that can benefit many, not just a few. In the course of human history, there were many advancements in science, infrastructure and technology that have made life easier. Such...

Abraham Ibn Ezra, The Traveling Scholar
Abraham Ibn Ezra, The Traveling Scholar

In the post 711 era of Iberia, there were many great contributors to Jewish art, philosophy and theological thought, a flourishing era of knowledge and relative prosperity. The wealth of Jewish heritage in Iberia could even explain the number of kosher resorts in the...

Gershom ben Judah, the Light of the Exile
Gershom ben Judah, the Light of the Exile

Our Glatt Kosher holiday cruises have traversed through both physical locales and temporal experiences, plunging the depths of history to better understand the happenings of today. Every now and then we travel to the home city of a great Jewish figure, an authority in...

Illuminations from Catalonia: The Golden Haggadah
Illuminations from Catalonia: The Golden Haggadah

The Haggadah is an interesting part of Jewish history—a manuscript used in the Passover Seder. While Pesach has already concluded this year, the Haggadah remains a fascinating way to learn more about Jewish culture and heritage. There are many Haggadahs that have...

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