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Rabbi Yosef Caro, Author of the Set Table
Rabbi Yosef Caro, Author of the Set Table

The study of Jewish Law grew alongside the Jewish people, with letters, commentaries, and compilations being developed by scholars over the centuries. From the works made during the Babylonian era to the commentaries produced during the Golden Age, the continuous...

A Snapshot of the Middle Ages: The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela
A Snapshot of the Middle Ages: The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela

When the average person thinks of the Middle Ages, the imagery of knights, castles and feudal realms might be the first thing that comes to mind. However, the Middle Ages were far more nuanced and wider in scope than the imagery present in medieval fairs. The Middle...

The Author of Three Gates
The Author of Three Gates

The development of Jewish literary traditions is fascinating to read about and follow. While our previous kosher touring expeditions explored many of the physical locales that historical Jewish communities lived in, we also explored the origins and backgrounds of the...

On Philosophy and Stock Exchange: The Story of Joseph de la Vega
On Philosophy and Stock Exchange: The Story of Joseph de la Vega

Jewish travels through Holland are not complete without a brief visit to Amsterdam. Not only is the capital of the Netherlands a must-see locale that’s full of great sights, it is also a cultural center of much Jewish history. In particular, it was one of the...

Menasseh Ben Israel and the Printing Press of Amsterdam
Menasseh Ben Israel and the Printing Press of Amsterdam

The colorful and vibrant landscape of the Netherlands is rich in Jewish history and culture, and Glatt kosher holidays through Amsterdam, its capital, are always a treat. Long before the tragic events in Holland during the Second World War, the flourishing trade city...

Nahmanides, Rabbi of Catalonia
Nahmanides, Rabbi of Catalonia

On previous Jewish vacations through the temperate riverside plains of Iberia, we explored the wonders, triumphs, tragedies and legacies of the Jewish peoples who lived in what is now known as Portugal and Spain. Near the end of the Golden Age of Spanish Jews, the...

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