Category : Europe

Europe
By: June 12, 2015

A tour of Jewish Seville

Over the years I have been to many sites of Jewish interest, old and new. I have seen my fair share of Jewish neighborhoods, museums, centers, synagogues, historical sites, events, ghettos and memorials. Places which…

Europe
By: May 31, 2015

Douze Points …. Swede

I have a dirty little secret; a private shame that I have lived with since high-school days. For most of the time I keep it hidden in a closet, but like an unshakeable cold-sore it…

Europe
By: March 3, 2015

Shabbat in Helsinki

A couple of years ago I was travelling from Australia to London on a flight that routed via Helsinki. One of those way-out-there places that in my wildest dreams I never thought I’d visit. So…

Europe
By: March 12, 2014

Breakfast in Paris

At the centre of Paris are two small islands in the Seine River: the Île de la Cité and the Île Saint-Louis. If you stand on one of these and face downstream, so pointing due west,…

Europe
By: February 26, 2014

The Tinder Games

The other night as the Winter Olympics drew to a close, I watched the final of the four-man bobsled event. By the time it was all over, the team that came first had completed the…

Europe
By: November 28, 2013

Beam Me Up, Scotty

Leicester Square is the heart of London’s West End. Within a short walk are dozens of theatres where world-famous musicals, operas, and stage productions play. Leicester Square has also become globally associated with the movies….

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