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A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe

Author : Ben Frank
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"For years, readers of the Jerusalem Post have been delighted to read Ben Frank's historic, entertaining, and richly written travel articles about the Jewish features of European cities. Frank deftly combines the practical, the anecdotal, and the historical context into a spellbinding and informative read. A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe brings all of Frank's expertise together under one indispensable banner. No adventurous traveler should be without it." --David Brinn, managing editor of the Jerusalem Post "Whether you are off to Europe or an armchair traveler, [this] is a wonderful and informative companion for travel in the Jewish world." --Prof. Ari Goldman, Columbia School of Journalism, former New York Times religion correspondent, author of The Search for God at Harvard "More than a guidebook--it is a fascinating, candid, and ultimately uplifting testament to the enduring spirit of a people." --San Francisco Examiner "Full of interesting tidbits." --New York Times "Significant reading for Jews who want to know more about their fellow Jews around the world." --Jewish Weekly News "Not just for the Jewish traveler, but for anyone who is interested in Jewish history." --Traveler's Resources This newly updated handbook from travel historian Ben G. Frank guides travelers through Jewish customs, neighborhoods, and historical sites in Europe. From kosher dining in France to memorials in Scandinavia, Frank combines practical information, intriguing stories, and an enlightening investigation into the Jewish contributions to European history.

A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe

Author : Ben G. Frank
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Provides information on historic sights, synagogues, restaurants, and local customs and neighborhoods throughout Europe.

A Travel Guide to Jewish Russia Ukraine

Author : Ben G. Frank
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"A priceless asset to any traveler whose goal is to explore the Jewish past of these two historical countries." --The Jewish Advocate The author follows in the footsteps of his namesake, the rabbi explorer of the twelfth century, Benjamin of Tudela, to create the first all-encompassing guide to Jewish Russia and Ukraine, with stops in Bulgaria and Romania. Until Communism fell, the Jews of Russia and Ukraine had been suppressed and denied human and religious rights. Today, not only are they reborn, but they are rebuilding a new, vibrant community for the twenty-first century. Frank explores this rebirth and guides both first-time and experienced travelers to Jewish and historical sites. He profiles synagogues, monuments, and schools that can be found in such cities as St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kiev, Odessa, and even Kishinev in Moldava. Approximately 120 years ago, the majority of the world's Jews lived in what was called the "Pale of Settlement" in the Russian Empire. Most American Jews today trace their ancestry to Russia and the surrounding territories, especially Ukraine. A Travel Guide to Jewish Russia & Ukraine will aid those visiting places where relatives once lived, as well as those simply in search of history.

Travel Guide to the Jewish Caribbean and South America A

Author : Frank, Ben G.
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A Travel Guide to the Jewish Caribbean and South America is a tremendous work encompassing history, culture, and modern travel to some of the most important sites in these places. This is a practical, anecdotal, and adventurous journey including kosher restaurants, cafes, synagogues, and museums, plus cultural and heritage sites. Though many understand American Jewish history as beginning with the East European mass immigration of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Jews in the Americas planted roots as early as 1654, when twenty-three Jews fleeing the Inquisition arrived in New Amsterdam. While the European roots of American Jews are often explored, less discussed are the still-vibrant Jewish communities throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Explored here are the oldest surviving synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, Mikve Israel in Curaçao; the largest Jewish community in the Caribbean, in Puerto Rico; the three synagogues in Havana, Cuba; the Israeli cafe in Cuzco, Peru, near the historic Inca site, Machu Picchu; and other Jewish sites from Buenos Aires to Mexico City. Also included are general travel information and tips.

The Cultural Guide to Jewish Europe

Author : Jean-Yves Camus
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This definitive guide to the treasures of Jewish Europe is, in the words of Elie Wiesel, "superbly written and illustrated [and] packed with dramatic tales and picturesque details." Edited by a 16-member team of esteemed journalists and historians, this unique guide invites readers to discover a Europe off the beaten tourist-track. In addition to important historic sites such as the ghetto of Venice, the old Jewish quarter of Prague, and the Anne Frank house, the authors explore the hidden gems of Jewish culture typically absent from other travel guides, from synagogues in Provence to cobbled village lanes in Romania, from a Sephardic museum in Toledo to a Jewish bakery in Budapest. Plentiful anecdotes and historical essays paint a rich narrative of Jewish life and culture from antiquity to the present day, making for fascinating reading on the road or at home. Practical, thorough, and packed with photographs and a wealth of information in a compact trim size, this comprehensive guide is every traveler's passport to discovering Europe's estimable Jewish heritage. Published with the assistance of The Jacques and Jacqueline Levy-Willard Foundation, dedicated to the advancement of the artistic and cultural Jewish heritage.

Jewish Heritage Travel

Author : Ruth Ellen Gruber
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Thoroughly expanded and updated, a unique travel guide to various locales throughout Eastern Europe reviews the Jewish experience in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, the former Yugoslavia, and Bulgaria, as well as new sections on Austria, Ukraine, and Lithuania, with information on Jewish communities, historical sites, hotels, and restaurants. Original.

A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe

Author : Ben G. Frank
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The Great Jewish Cities of Central and Eastern Europe

Author : Eli Valley
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The Great Jewish Cities of Central and Eastern Europe: A Travel Guide and Resource Book to Prague, Warsaw, Cracow, and Budapest is the most comprehensive guidebook covering all aspects of Jewish history and contemporary life in Prague, Warsaw, Cracow, and Budapest. This remarkable book includes detailed histories of the Jews in these cities, walking tours of Jewish districts past and present, intensive descriptions of Jewish sites, fascinating accounts of local Jewish legend and lore, and practical information for Jewish travelers to the region. The Great Jewish Cities of Central and Eastern Europe is much more than a tour guide. It is a rich storybook filled with illuminating gleanings from all aspects of Jewish culture in the region: inspiring legends from the streets of Jewish Cracow; a secret glimpse at the former facade of a Prague synagogue; strolls atop a buried Medieval synagogue in Budapest; a virtual reality tour of Warsaw's former Jewish quarter. The author combines experience in several disciplines to elucidate all aspects of Jewish history in these cities, from architectural history to religious symbolism. The entire history of Jewish life, including local traditions and contemporary anecdotes is covered. In addition, The Great Jewish Cities of Central and Eastern Europe is also a practical sourcebook essential for the Jewish traveler, containing information ranging from kosher restaurants to the prayer times and service descriptions of active synagogues in the region. Whether it's an ancient legend or a description of a kosher restaurant, Eli Valley describes the topic in a style that is both enthusiastic and easy to read. The author's years of experience in the region give him an insight into the local Jewish communities rarely seen by the outside world. In spite of the renewed accessibility of Jewish sites, local tour guides are not well-versed in the history of Jewish compatriots, and guide books include only sparse, misleading information about the Jewish sites. The unfortu

A Travel Guide to Jewish Russia Ukraine

Author : Frank, Ben G.
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"A priceless asset to any traveler whose goal is to explore the Jewish past of these two historical countries." --The Jewish Advocate The author follows in the footsteps of his namesake, the rabbi explorer of the twelfth century, Benjamin of Tudela, to create the first all-encompassing guide to Jewish Russia and Ukraine, with stops in Bulgaria and Romania. Until Communism fell, the Jews of Russia and Ukraine had been suppressed and denied human and religious rights. Today, not only are they reborn, but they are rebuilding a new, vibrant community for the twenty-first century. Frank explores this rebirth and guides both first-time and experienced travelers to Jewish and historical sites. He profiles synagogues, monuments, and schools that can be found in such cities as St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kiev, Odessa, and even Kishinev in Moldava. Approximately 120 years ago, the majority of the world's Jews lived in what was called the "Pale of Settlement" in the Russian Empire. Most American Jews today trace their ancestry to Russia and the surrounding territories, especially Ukraine. A Travel Guide to Jewish Russia & Ukraine will aid those visiting places where relatives once lived, as well as those simply in search of history.

The Jewish Travel Guide

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Jewish Heritage Travel

Author : Ruth Ellen Gruber
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Jewish Heritage Travel

Author : Ruth Ellen Gruber
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Completely revised and updated to cover the division of Czechoslovakia, the breakup of Yugoslavia, and other important changes, Jewish Heritage Travel deftly interweaves moving personal anecdotes and historical facts with practical travel information. A joy to read and a valuable resource for travelers, this acclaimed guide uncovers a wealth of priceless detail about a vibrant, almost vanished world.

Scattered Tribe

Author : Ben Frank
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This book is an odyssey to discover exotic Jewish communities around the world––a road map of travel and adventure set in such locals as Russia (including Siberia), Tahiti, Vietnam, Myanmar, India, Cuba, Morocco, Algeria, and Israel.

Traveler s Guide to Jewish Germany

Author : Billie Lopez
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No country outside Israel has as many memorials to Jewish history as Germany. At least that is what the authors of Traveler's Guide To Jewish Germany, Peter Hirsch and Billie Ann Lopez, maintain. And they prove it in their book. The sites covered go from large synagogues like the ones in Augsburg, Cologne, or Berlin to the former prayer rooms which today are used as sheds. Cemeteries, baths, and exhibitions are also covered in the travel guide.

A Travel Guide to Jewish Russia Ukraine

Author : Frank, Ben G.
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"A priceless asset to any traveler whose goal is to explore the Jewish past of these two historical countries." --The Jewish Advocate The author follows in the footsteps of his namesake, the rabbi explorer of the twelfth century, Benjamin of Tudela, to create the first all-encompassing guide to Jewish Russia and Ukraine, with stops in Bulgaria and Romania. Until Communism fell, the Jews of Russia and Ukraine had been suppressed and denied human and religious rights. Today, not only are they reborn, but they are rebuilding a new, vibrant community for the twenty-first century. Frank explores this rebirth and guides both first-time and experienced travelers to Jewish and historical sites. He profiles synagogues, monuments, and schools that can be found in such cities as St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kiev, Odessa, and even Kishinev in Moldava. Approximately 120 years ago, the majority of the world's Jews lived in what was called the "Pale of Settlement" in the Russian Empire. Most American Jews today trace their ancestry to Russia and the surrounding territories, especially Ukraine. A Travel Guide to Jewish Russia & Ukraine will aid those visiting places where relatives once lived, as well as those simply in search of history.

Jewish Time travel

Author : Mae E. Sander
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This original and highly informative book examines several eras of Jewish history through the author's travels in Israel, France, Spain, and Italy. Highlighting the colorful experiences of Jews in many diverse environments, Jewish Time-Travel can serve as a travel guide, or offer an imaginary voyage for the armchair traveler.

Travel Guide to the Jewish Caribbean and South America A

Author : Frank, Ben G.
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A Travel Guide to the Jewish Caribbean and South America is a tremendous work encompassing history, culture, and modern travel to some of the most important sites in these places. This is a practical, anecdotal, and adventurous journey including kosher restaurants, cafes, synagogues, and museums, plus cultural and heritage sites. Though many understand American Jewish history as beginning with the East European mass immigration of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Jews in the Americas planted roots as early as 1654, when twenty-three Jews fleeing the Inquisition arrived in New Amsterdam. While the European roots of American Jews are often explored, less discussed are the still-vibrant Jewish communities throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Explored here are the oldest surviving synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, Mikve Israel in Curaçao; the largest Jewish community in the Caribbean, in Puerto Rico; the three synagogues in Havana, Cuba; the Israeli cafe in Cuzco, Peru, near the historic Inca site, Machu Picchu; and other Jewish sites from Buenos Aires to Mexico City. Also included are general travel information and tips.

Klara s Journey

Author : Ben G. Frank
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A gripping account of the Russian Civil War and its consequences, this historical novel introduces an unforgettable heroine. A few weeks after the October Bolshevik Revolution, as civil war looms, an argument ensues in the Jewish home of the Rasputnis family over who should make the long trek to Canada to find their father. He left Odessa for work in Winnipeg to send money for the family to join him, but no one has heard from him in months. Despite objection from her ambitious younger brother, it is 17-year-old Klara who is nominated for this impossible task. Leaving Moscow on the newly built Trans-Siberian railway she confronts threadbare armies, famished beggars, violent protesters, and her own hunger, but defies the odds when she meets a young soldier who offers her protection. Painstakingly researched, this vivid portrait exposes the violence of the time and explains why many Russian Jews left for America--all within the realm of an adventurous and enduring love story. A brief historical and political synopsis of the events around Klara's travels is provided at the beginning of each chapter.

Poland Rough Guides Snapshot Europe on a Budget

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The Rough Guides Snapshot Europe on a Budget: Poland is the ultimate backpacker's guide to this fascinating country. You'll find reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the top sights and attractions, from hiking in the Tatras to bar-hopping in Warsaw, alongside cash-saving tips and suggestions for when you feel like treating yourself. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for just a few days or longer. The Rough Guides Snapshot Europe on a Budget: Poland covers Warsaw, Gdansk, Kraków, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Tatra Mountains, Wroclaw and Poznan.Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around Poland, including transport, costs, health, festivals, work and study, plus a handy itineraries section. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget. The Rough Guides Snapshot Europe on a Budget: Poland is equivalent to 48 printed pages.

German City Jewish Memory

Author : Nils H. Roemer
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A remarkable, in-depth study of Jewish history, culture, and memory in a historic and contemporary German city