Posts Tagged : ‘Jewish travel’

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…

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…

By: November 3, 2014

Rosh Hashanah in New York

This year I spent Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year holiday) in Brooklyn, New York. Even though I have visited NYC many times before, it was the first time I’ve been there over a major…

By: May 29, 2013

A Weekend in Amsterdam (Part II)

I recently visited Amsterdam. There, in and amongst the usual tourist attractions, I got inspired by the city’s canals. And also a glasshouse. (See my previous post: A Weekend in Amsterdam, (Part I)). That wasn’t, however,…

By: March 10, 2013

Punks and Hasids

A couple of weeks ago was the Jewish holiday of Purim. For the uninitiated, Jewish holidays come in two general flavours. There are those where Jews turn their guilt dial up to maximum strength, flagellate themselves for…

By: December 17, 2012

A Moroccan Journey

I was in Melbourne three weeks ago visiting my kids, and I finally had some time to sort through a box of old papers and letters. It was like taking an afternoon stroll through the…

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