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World Jewish Travel Official January 30, 2020

A Tale of Two Amsterdams

The same spirit that made Amsterdam a center of Jewish life centuries ago makes it a delightful destination today. There is one connection between the Netherlands’ “coffee shops,” where cannabis is sold legally, and the remarkable Jewish community that used to exist in Amsterdam — the relaxed attitude of openness that dominates this beautiful city. The historian Simon Schama portrays Amsterdam, where Jews first settled in the 16th century, as an exceptional case of tolerance in an otherwise-hostile Christian Europe. “There was no Amsterdam Ghetto, no yellow badge, horned-hat or lock-up curfew behind gates,” he wrote. Link to full blog by the Jewish Week: https://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/a-tale-of-two-amsterdams/  

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World Jewish Travel Official December 25, 2019

City Story: Tudela

Archaeological evidence shows that the area of Tudela has been inhabited continuously since the Old Stone Age. Its mixed population of Jews, Christians, and Muslims made it home to many important writers, including the first translator of the Koran to a Western Language. Today it is best known for the week long Santa Ana Festival in July, celebrated with street music, bullfights, and the running of the bulls. Famous personalities: Abraham ibn Ezra (1089-1167) Benjamin of Tudela (1130-1175) Shem-Tob ben Isaac Shaprut (1340-1410)

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World Jewish Travel Official December 20, 2019

City Story: Tortosa

One of wealthiest cities in Spain, Tortosa, enclosed by strong walls, prospered through both Roman and Arab rule. For a breathtaking view of the whole city, stop by the castle of La Suda. The old Jewish quarter is a patchwork of various periodic and cultural histories. Interestingly, the Call of Tortosa was established around a former Arab shipyard which had been donated to the community. It's most impressive claim to fame is in the Musuem of Tortosa, which contains a famed trilingual tombstone: engraved in Hebrew, Greek and Latin and belonging to Meliosa, a young Jew, dating the Jewish presence in Tortosa back to the Visigoths era, circa 6th century.

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World Jewish Travel Official December 25, 2019

City Story: Toledo

Toledo, close to Madrid, is famous for its walls and its historical success in silk and sword production. It was one of the most important Jewish cities of medieval Europe, and was even Spain's capital, before this was transferred to Madrid in 1561. Toledo is home to some of the largest Jewish archives in Europe. The ancient Jewish quarter of Toledo housed the famous Escuela de Traductores (School of Translators), allowing the local population to capitalize on the Jews' knowledge of Arabic and Hebrew and translate important works into Latin and Spanish. Famous personalities: Samuel Halevi (1320-1361)

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If you've never been to Benedict's, you're definitely missing out. 🥞🍳 This restaurant serves the most incredible breakfast, all day everyday. With several locations all over Tel Aviv, there's no reason to miss out!
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Lots of delicious options at Mahane Yehuda Market 🍑🍒🍞🥖🍰 check out some of our favorites in the Jerusalem section of our free ebook "Israel's Top 100 Ethnic Restaurants." Link in the bio!
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#WJHeats 😋 beautiful hummus dish by @baba_judy 👌 thanks for sharing with us!
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How good does this look?! @snacksaftersundown at the infamous Dr. Shakshuka! Dr. Shakshuka is just one of the incredible restaurants featured in our free ebook "Israel's Top 100 Ethnic Restaurants" 🇮🇱🍞 Download for free from our library. Link in the bio
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Curried pumpkin dumplings from @puaacafe in #Jaffa 🎃
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There’s no place like Jerusalem!
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The “Slat al-Azama” (deportees synagogue) in the Mellah of Marrakech was originally built by Jews who were deported from Spain in 1492. It’s one of more than 30 synagogues in Marrakech, but sadly it’s the only one still in use by the dwindling Jewish community. Today it holds a small exhibit on local Jewish history, which is popular with both Jewish and non-Jewish tourists. Posted by: @shabbatshalomfrom .
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The Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem ✡️ a quiet moment during this past Tisha Bav. We hope you all had a meaningful 9th of Av
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Las Casas de La Juderia is a unique hotel located in the #jewishquarter of #Seville 🇪🇸 check out more photos of this stunning hotel on their Instagram page @lascasasdelajuderia
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"Scola Italia" is one of the 5 synagogues in Venice, Italy🇮🇹 che bello!? 😍
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Venice, Italy 🇮🇹 Check out our free e-book "A Journey Through the Venetian Ghetto" for all the best tips for exploring Jewish heritage in Venice! Link in our bio.
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Statue of Benjamín de Tudela, famous Jewish traveler and writer, in the Plaza of the Judería in Tudela, Spain 🇪🇸✡️
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Follower Submission by @travelingprayer ✡️ Justo Sierra Synagogue, Mexico City "In 1941, Orthodox Jewish immigrants from Poland, Russia, Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic established the Justo Sierra Synagogue in Mexico City. Today there are thousands of Jews- #Sephardic and #Ashkenazi- living in Mexico."- @travelingprayer
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#JewishMuseum ✡️ this gorgeous old synagogue in Girona has been transformed into an incredible Jewish History Museum! Be sure to check out the Jewish History Museum of Girona on your next voyage to Spain!
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December 19-23: the 8th annual Louis Lewandowski Festival in honor of choir director and professor of music, Louis Lewandowski. The event will include beautiful music sung by several choral groups. 🎵


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Februrary 20-23: International Bellydance Festival in Eilat, ISRAEL! 3 days of non-stop movement with performances, lessons, competitions, and parties 💃


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December 2-9 : Menorah Lighting in London! If you’re in London or traveling there during Hanukkah, make sure to get out to the candle lighting and celebrate the Festival of Lights with the local London Jewish community. 🕎


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January 13th: the Atlanta Jewish Life Festival is a great way to bring together the local Jewish community through Jewish and Israeli arts, food, music, and cultural experiences! ✡️🥙🎵


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December is almost here and you know what that means. The Holiday of Holidays is back for their annual, month long celebration of the diverse cultures found in Haifa. Music performances, art galleries, and special events will take place all month in the city of Haifa to show tolerance and mutual respect for all cultures! ✡️✝️☪️


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It’s that time of year again and NYC will be having their annual menorah lighting to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah! 🕎


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The Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival is back, starting this weekend! From December 1-6 Jerusalem theaters will be showing a variety of Jewish themed films. Check out the schedule on their website!🎬


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January 19-20th: Limmud is hitting the West cost this Winter in Seattle! The 2018 festival sold out so it’s get your tickets while you still can 🎟


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December 2nd: Only 4 more days until the Limmud festival in Boston! Enjoy amazing Jewish food, films, seminars, poetry, and art! 🎪


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