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Moses Mendelssohn, A Man of the Haskalah
Moses Mendelssohn, A Man of the Haskalah

On our previous Glatt Kosher holidays through Europe, we made sure to uncover as much Jewish heritage as we could, from the origins of Synagogues in France to the enduring Sephardic legacy in Iberia. As the centuries rolled by, the Jewish people of Europe experienced...

Haskalah: The Jewish Enlightenment in Europe
Haskalah: The Jewish Enlightenment in Europe

Many of our previous kosher holiday cruises explored the Jewish heritage in Europe, from synagogues to old Jewish quarters. However, there is a particular piece of Jewish legacy in Europe that is intangible, one whose effects can be felt in the modern day. The 17th to...

The Bar Kochba Revolt, The Last of the Roman-Jewish Wars
The Bar Kochba Revolt, The Last of the Roman-Jewish Wars

Passover has finished, but the lessons of history do not have to end with the end of the celebration and the closing of the Haggadah. Likewise, while our kosher Europe tours may be postponed due to the current pandemic, that does not mean that the opportunity to learn...

The Writer of Penitential Papers
The Writer of Penitential Papers

Sephardic Jewish history in the Middle Ages truly reached its peak during what was called the Golden Age of Spanish Jewry, a grace period of prosperity between the Umayyad conquest of the Iberian Peninsula (modern day Spain and Portugal) in the year 711 and around the...

The Mystery of An Ancient Haggadah
The Mystery of An Ancient Haggadah

To read about one’s ancestors is almost like a kosher touring experience in itself, a journey through hundreds of years of trials, triumphs and achievements across history. In these trying times of global pandemics and localized quarantines, the simple act of reading...

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...

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