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72 Hours in Boise!

by Dan @ Global-Travel-Info.com

Idaho’s capital city offers visitors much more than potatoes The Arizona Republic — October 23, 2016 BOISE, Idaho – Idahoans take their spuds seriously. It was our first meal in...

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Unseen Japan Tour

by Emil Dela Cruz @ Deluxe Kosher Tours

Book Tour Kyoto, Kobe, Kyusu, Beppu, Hiroshima, Tokyo July 29th - August 12th, 2018 This eye-opening journey introduces you to the astonishing natural wonders, arts, monuments and vibrant cities of Japan. Japan is one of the world’s most enigmatic and diverse countries, a land filled with buzzing cosmopolitan centres, extraordinary ancient ruins, magnificent art and […]

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Jewish Tour | Kosher Trips | Africa Kosher Safaris


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Quality kosher cuisine in the heart of the African bush, The exciting vacation of a lifetime!

Traiboring Mesorah is Passed Down at STAR-K Certification’s 14th Annual Kashrus Training Program

by Margie Pensak @ STAR-K Kosher Certification

It didn’t take long for the boardroom at STAR-K Kosher Certification’s headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, to be converted from a lecture hall, where STAR-K Kashrus Administrator Rabbi Zvi Goldberg presented a PowerPoint about mislabels and fraud, into a makeshift “operating room”. Dressed in a starched white butcher’s coat, performing the delicate “surgery” on the bright red, fleshy section of a beef forequarter laying before him on the table, was STAR-K Kashrus Administrator Rabbi Mayer Kurcfeld. The 38-year veteran menaker explained every step of the process of the ancient mesorah of traiboring to the huddle of the agency’s 14th Annual Kashrus Training Program’s participants surrounding him. The crash course on removing the prohibited veins, arteries, chailev (prohibited fats), and portions that attach to and get nourishment from the chailev, including enabling free flow of blood during the kashering process, was just one of the many invaluable skills that they learned from [...]

HOT! Save LOTS of CA$H on these AMAZING Mid-Winter Break Deals – 25 Activities to Save Even More with GreatFrumTrips.com (Expiring Tonight!)

by Therowners @ Kosher. Family. Fun.

So its the buzzwords you hear all around this time of year:  “Mid-Winter Break”, “Yeshiva Week”, “Winter Vacation”, with everyone asking for ideas and looking for the best way to balance their family time off and their budget along with the fun. With Groupon offering an unprecedented 25% OFF their already heavily discounted activities, here at GreatFrumTrips.com, our  experts have compiled a  great list of 25 ways you can maximize your fun, and your vacation dollars! #25: Try any of these 10 Great Ice Skating Deals! Kids never skated before? Falling down is half the fun! Don’t forget the camera!

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Oozey Cheesey Fried Mozzarella

by admin @ The Aussie Gourmet – Naomi Nachman

Oozey Cheesey Fried Mozzarella 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 3 eggs, beaten 1 log pre-sliced mozzarella Natural and Kosher 1 cup panko bread crumbs 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated by Natural and Kosher 1 Tablespoon dried dill 1/2 cup canola oil Directions Place the flour, eggs, and panko bread crumbs mixed […]

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Hugh Raichlin’s Jewish Heritage Travels – Lithuania

by David Walles @ EDDIE’S KOSHER TRAVEL

I have often asked myself why it is that I developed a fascination about “the world that was” in the land of our forebears-Lithuania. It is been my experience that those of us who have had the privilege of having had a warm and close relationship with a parent, grandparent or great grandparent that was […]

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Highlights of a Jewish heritage tours of Israel

by Israel Tours @ Israel Tour

When beginning any of the Jewish international heritage tours, you will be in for some astonishing sights and experiences. However, in order to know what to expect, here is a little insight into the key sights of the Jewish heritage tours of Israel. The ability to venture to these locations may differ depending on the type of tour you pick. If you would like to see further details on what areas will be visited on which tour, please see our Jewish Heritage tours page.   Tel Aviv One of the...

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Từ Sài Gòn, tham gia một tour du lịch đầy đủ nguyên ngày khám phá đồng bằng sông Cửu Long

Từ Sài Gòn, tham gia một tour du lịch đầy đủ nguyên ngày khám phá đồng bằng sông Cửu Long

by hoangthinhcod @ Phan Thinh's Blog

Tổng quan:  Từ Sài Gòn, tham gia một tour du lịch đầy đủ nguyên ngày khám phá đồng bằng sông Cửu Long. Đi thuyền, du thuyền dọc theo sông Mekong đến thăm các dựa trái cây trên ven sông, ăn trưa tại Mỹ Tho; trên đường đi, chìm đắm trong vẻ đẹp của cảng cá … Continue reading Từ Sài Gòn, tham gia một tour du lịch đầy đủ nguyên ngày khám phá đồng bằng sông Cửu Long

Guilin 2

by Rona Michelson @ Travel Kosher

On our way to YangShuo, we pass rice fields. Depending on the time of the year, they are watery patches, watery patches with a few blades sticking up, verdant lush green, yellowing at the top (almost ready for harvesting), or just harvested fields. They are exquisite no matter what the time of year. This one [...]

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Deluxe Kosher Tours – Exotic Locales for the Discerning Traveler!

Deluxe Kosher Tours – Exotic Locales for the Discerning Traveler!


At Your Palate

These days, observant Jews are becoming an increasing demographic to the worldwide travel industry. Especially as travel becomes more affordable and the desire to reach out and learn about new peop…

Vietnam tours package is available for group and private tours by Tripcouncil.com

Vietnam tours package is available for group and private tours by Tripcouncil.com


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Why Select TAL Tours for Your Trip to Israel?

by admin @ TAL Tours

  If you’re planning a visit to Israel, TAL Tours is prepared to make your trip a memorable one.  Allow us to share just a few reasons to consider TAL Tours: Experience – TAL Tours has been in operation now for over 20 years. During that time, we’ve created once in a lifetime travel opportunities […]

Tanzania and Zanzibar Kosher Tour (June 9, 2014)

by Eddie's Kosher Travel @ EDDIE’S KOSHER TRAVEL

Tanzania The game parks of the Northern Circuit contain some of the most spectacular concentrations of wildlife found in Tanzania. It is no wonder that these game parks are world renowned, unparalleled in concentrations of wildlife, and some of the most pristine yet easily accessible biospheres left on earth. Zanzibar Set like a jewel in tranquil […]

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Austin Adventures Adds Wilderness Glamping in Costa Rica To Growing Lineup of Upscale Multisport Tours

by MoralCompass @ MORAL COMPASS: Great Places to Go Where the Going Does Good

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn BILLINGS, MT –The best of all worlds, including creature comforts while glamping in the wilderness, come seamlessly together on Austin Adventures’ new 8 day/7 night Costa Rica: Chiquita Glamping & Pacuare River Raft vacation. This is the latest of over 30 “online-only” trips featured on its award-winning website: https://www.austinadventures.com/. With its newest Costa Rica program, […]

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Trek 2013 – Tsetang Tibet, Day 2

by Rona Michelson @ Travel Kosher

On our second day in the Tsetang area, we went to visit a Buddhist Temple, something we did quite a lot on this tour. Although one may think that they all look alike, we were amazed to see real differences among them. But we didn’t even have to get to the temple to begin enjoying [...]

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PURE Hashgacha Pratis Leads to Opening of STAR-K Certified Kosher Dining at Penn State University

by Margie Pensak @ STAR-K Kosher Certification

This year, for the first time in Pennsylvania State University’s 162-year history, its estimated 4000 Jewish students will have kosher food options, thanks to the amazing Divine Providence that inspired one student to advocate for them.

On one weekend, last year, Philadelphia native and industrial engineering student Aaron Goldberg—who was completing an internship in Pittsburgh during his junior year–came back to his college campus located in State College, Pennsylvania. At that time, he met a student who was considering attending Penn State. She was observant and told him that, although she may have wanted to go to Penn State, she decided to go elsewhere because the kosher food options at the university were limited.

Subsequently, after Aaron attended a Pesach seder in Pittsburgh, his hosts observed and commented on the fact that he kept kosher for Pesach but not year round. Both incidents got Aaron to reflect not only on his own [...]

92nd St Y, Smokey Joe’s & Fairway Market’s 1st Annual Kosher Grilling Challenge

by Chef Shaya @ At Your Palate

Chef Shaya Klechevsky invited to participate on a panel of judges for the 92nd Street Y, Smokey Joe’s and Fairway Market’s Inaugural Kosher Grilling Challenge on Sunday, September 23rd as part of their annual streetfest. Booths set up all along Lexington Ave.

Interested in competing?

First Prize: A Fairway Market [...]

Community Service Programs - Vietnam | Westcoast Connection

Community Service Programs - Vietnam | Westcoast Connection


Westcoast Connection

21 days of certified community service in Vietnam. Take part in student care, infrastructure, & agriculture projects. Leisure activities included.

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Peru

Peru

by my1ambition @ ChabadPacker

Ah, how I love Peru! From it’s vast landscapes to super friendly locales. From a 3 day rafting trip to hiking the famous Machu Pichu. From one awesome Shliach to another.So first things first, we contacted the shluchim in Peru via Chabad.org asking them if they needed anything from Crown Heights, when you’re away from […]

Photo Essay: Rural Vietnam — Cue the Water Buffalo, Stage Right

by Dan @ Vietnam – Global-Travel-Info.com

Putting on a show for the tourists in Nha Trang At first glance, it’s an idyllic scene — farmers in rural Vietnam tending to their rice fields with primitive tools...

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Incredible India!

by Rona Michelson @ Travel Kosher

What do you think about when you hear “India?” Most people think of the Taj Mahal- a dreamy, almost mythical place. Some people think of dirt and poverty. I was one of those who had no desire to visit India, but when my husband and I found ourselves with round trip tickets to Mumbai, how [...]

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Kosher Cruising Around the World

by Eddie's Kosher Travel @ EDDIE’S KOSHER TRAVEL

The Ultimate Way to Travel Elegantly Reserve now for your 2016 winter, spring and summer Deluxe Cruises to Alaska, Caribbean Resorts, Canary Islands, Greek Isles, Panama, Spain & Italy, St. Petersburg and more. There is simply no more elegant, convenient and exciting way to travel the world while keeping to religious tradition than cruising aboard one […]

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Louvre Abu Dhabi to Exhibit da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi

by MoralCompass @ MORAL COMPASS: Great Places to Go Where the Going Does Good

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn ABU DHABI, UAE, December 8, 2017 – Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism has announced that it has acquired Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece Salvator Mundi. The work, hailed as one of the greatest artistic rediscoveries of the last 100 years, will go on display at Louvre Abu Dhabi, alongside another da Vinci masterpiece, La Belle Ferronnière, which is […]

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Vietnam and Cambodia Kosher Tour - Eddie's Kosher Travel

Vietnam and Cambodia Kosher Tour - Eddie's Kosher Travel


EDDIE’S KOSHER TRAVEL

Join Eddie's Kosher Travel for an amazing 15 day Kosher Tour where you will see all of the best that Vietnam and Cambodia have to offer.

Trek 2013- Tour to Beijing, Tibet, Nepal, & Bangkok. part 1

by Rona Michelson @ Travel Kosher

This is the story of a kosher tour to Beijing, Tibet, Nepal, & Bangkok. We traveled the Friendship Highway from Lhasa, Tibet to the border with Nepal.

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Improving with Age

by Rabbi Tzvi Rosen @ STAR-K Kosher Certification

The hallowed cornerstone of kashrus. בחלב אמו אל תבשל, Do not eat a goat in the milk of its mother. The Torah repeats this prohibition השע אל תוצמ three times,1 instructing us that we must not eat, cook or derive benefit from a combination of milk and meat. To distance ourselves from an inadvertent mistake, safeguards have been instituted and implemented by Chazal to preserve the integrity of the essential מצות לא עשה.
To this end, every kosher kitchen has two separate sets of pots, pans, cutlery and dishes. Similarly, if two people are eating together at the same table, one eating meat and the other eating dairy, the Shulchan Aruch instructs us to make a distinguishing separation between the two friends to avoid an inadvertent nibble.2 Moreover, the Shulchan Aruch also instructs us to wait after eating meat before eating dairy or drinking milk.3 There are a number of [...]

Hạ Long đã có dịch vụ thủy phi cơ xem danh lam thắng cảnh từ trên không

Hạ Long đã có dịch vụ thủy phi cơ xem danh lam thắng cảnh từ trên không

by hoangthinhcod @ Phan Thinh's Blog

Hảng hàng không Hải Âu đưa ra tour du lịch trên không đầu tiên của Vịnh Hạ Long, vào hôm thứ ba, và đã cho phép khách du lịch ngắm cảnh đẹp như mơ của nơi nổi tiếng trên thế giới từ độ cao 500-3,000 mét trên mực nước biển. Hải Âu là hãng hàng … Continue reading Hạ Long đã có dịch vụ thủy phi cơ xem danh lam thắng cảnh từ trên không

Museum tells a vitriolic story of Vietnam War

by admin @ Vietnam – Global-Travel-Info.com

Government dogmatic, but the people are welcoming to Americans The Arizona Republic – February 12, 2011 HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam –As the old saying goes, “History is written by...

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Sensational Guatemala Tour

by Emil Dela Cruz @ Deluxe Kosher Tours

Book Tour Guatemala City, Flores, Antigua Guatemala June 25th - July 2nd, 2017 This comprehensive journey introduces you to the awe-inspiring natural wonders, arts, monuments and vibrant cities of Guatemala, as well as introducing you to the diverse traditions and lifestyles of local minority peoples. Guatemala came to prominence in the 16th century, when it […]

Kosher tour - Vietnam & Cambodia 15 days from Hanoi

Kosher tour - Vietnam & Cambodia 15 days from Hanoi


Truly Vietnam Travel

On this fifteen day tour, you will visit the beautiful World Heritage Site, Halong Bay, visit fascinating places in Hanoi such as the “Hanoi Hilton,” the Ho Chi Minh Complex, … Xem thêm →

SNOW DAY SPECIAL! Here’s how to turn a snow day into an AWESOME Day! 10 Ideas that will make You and Your Kids Smile this Winter!

by Therowners @ Kosher. Family. Fun.

You can’t fight the weather when it comes. So you can stay in bed and curl under the covers – until all of the kids are jumping on top of them, of course – when is that, around 5:45 AM? But then what? As the expression goes, when life hands you lemons, make lemonade! Wait, does that translate into when life hands you snow, make snowmen? Could be, but we digress to bring you the Official GreatFrumTrips.com Snow Day Survival Guide! Scroll down for 10 AWESOME ideas!   Starting with…   #10) Click HERE for GreatFrumTrips.com‘s Exclusive SnowTubing Parks List

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Kosher Safaris, Cruises, & Other Kosher Adventures

Kosher Safaris, Cruises, & Other Kosher Adventures


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Thanks to the proliferation of Jewish tours companies, Jewish travelers can visit every corner of the globe with Kosher and Shabbos observant tours. From trekking in the Himalayas to touring Vietnam to the culture of Europe's waterways, you'll find a Kosher vacation option

Sandton Hotel De Roskam – Holland

by yaniv sadeh @ Kesher Tours – Kosher travel and vacations

Amazing hotel with a synagogue and a Laméhadrin Kitchen under the strict supervision of Rabbi Eliezer Wolff, Dayan of Amsterdam. Kosher vacation in Rheden, Holland > Sandton Hotel De Roskam is a comfortable 4 star hotel at the foot of the Postbank, Holland’s most beautiful backyard. The hotel is located in the fringe of Veluwezoom […]

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From Wheatfield to Pesach Table: STAR-K Kosher Certification Takes You Behind the Scenes at Migrash Farm

by Hudi Neuberger @ STAR-K Kosher Certification

The hefty $20-$50 price per pound of handmade shmura matzah may cause you to raise your eyebrows, especially when comparing it to the price of machine-made matzah, but if you only knew what goes into manufacturing the crisp, paper-thin, artisanal specialty item you would understand why it is so pricey.

To keep up with the increasing demand for handmade shmura matzah, matzah bakeries around the world start baking as early as October! But, actually, the labor-intensive process of producing STAR-K certified shmura flour began a few months before, in July. That is when HaRav Moshe Heinemann visited the 28-acre Migrash Farm—located inside the Chesapeake Watershed, just a stone’s throw from STAR-K’s Baltimore headquarters. The farmer, R’ Yosef Hertzmark, who doubles as a STAR-K menaker, accompanied the Rav as he walked the fields to supervise the shmura wheat harvest, deeming its extra level of scrutiny– “shmurah m’shaas ketzira” (guarded from the time [...]

Stir-Fried Beef with Black Pepper + Anolon/Cookbook Giveaway!

by Diana Kuan @ Appetite for China

How did the summer fly by so quickly? It seemed like only yesterday that I was looking forward to Memorial Day picnics and plugging free summer movies and concerts into my Google Calendar. Where did the time go? What happened to my summer reading? Why have I not taken more beach trips? How have I not once used my ice cream maker that's taking up precious cabinet space, for the 4th year in a row?   You can see how fall would inspire an existential crisis. Harrumph. Onward and upward, I guess. A few weeks ago, Kian Lam Kho from Red Cook asked me to take part in his Mid-Autumn Festival Blog Feast to celebrate his cookbook Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees. This gorgeously photographed book is a comprehensive tome on Chinese cooking techniques (think the Chinese version of Mastering the Art of French Cooking.) I was more than happy to oblige, fantasizing about the amazing red cooked pork from his book that I was going braise on the stove while sipping apple cider, as the crisp fall air—scented with pumpkin spice or something—circulates around my apartment. Well, I was wrong. Just cuz Labor Day came and went does not mean the weather catches up. In terms of weather, we're still in the midst of summer in NY, and my AC is as wonky as ever. Braising will have to wait for another day.  Luckily, there was this stir-fried beef with black pepper recipe. It was fast, hearty, and made ample use of oyster sauce for an abundance of earthiness. The recipe also called for a generous amount of coarsely ground black pepper, which is used as a spice rather than a seasoning in Chinese cooking.  I made a few minor tweaks to the recipe, such as using hangar steak instead of beef tenderloin that it called for because my local butcher had it today and the marbling looked too good to pass up. Flank steak is another good option.

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Burkat Global Tour Explores 3000 Years of Jewish India Up to Present

by MoralCompass @ Jewish heritage travel – MORAL COMPASS: Great Places to Go Where the Going Does Good

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Coming upon a pastel pink synagogue with hot pink trim is only one of the surprises travelers will uncover on Burkat Global’s 3,000 Years of Jewish India tour.  In Southern India you’ll walk in the footsteps of the Jews who arrived as spice traders 3,000 years ago and those who settled […]

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by my1ambition @ ChabadPacker

Visit us on Facebook and become a fan at ChabadPacker! Join Chabad, See The World!   ChabadPacking is the art of backpacking Chabad-style, never too far from home, your nearest Chabad House; where you’ll find Kosher food, a place to spend Shabbos, and loads of fellow backpackers eager to share their knowledge and experiences.   […]

Madrid, Seville and Lisbon in early March

by geetika @ Fodor's Forum

I am helping my sister and niece plan their spring break trip to Madrid, Seville and Lisbon in early March, they have 10D/9N. Yes, I know they should...

8 Nights - Guided Garden Route Tour - Luxury Kosher Safari

8 Nights - Guided Garden Route Tour - Luxury Kosher Safari


Luxury Kosher Safari

This 5-star trip combines the World Famous Shamwari Game Reserve with Plettenberg Bay, the adventure capital of South Africa, and the beauty of Cape Town.

Boker Tov, Vietnam!

Boker Tov, Vietnam!


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Vietnam has been described as “a fashion maven’s paradise.”

Madrid, Seville and Lisbon in early March

by geetika @ Fodor's Forum

I am helping my sister and niece plan their spring break trip to Madrid, Seville and Lisbon in early March, they have 10D/9N. Yes, I know they should...

Madrid: A weekend trip including superheros, tapas and fiestas

by Janina @ Travel Steps

A lot of things are for free in Madrid: Museums, galleries and often even tapas. Even broke travelers will be able to get a taste of Madrid's rich history and art scene. You just have to be at the right time in the right place.

Say “Salve” to a Tour of Italy

by Israel Tours @ Israel Tour

If you are looking to hop on a vespa, throw some coins in the Trevi Fountain and stuff your face with spaghetti, a tour of Italy with Israel Tour is your best bet. You can choose from our three tours: Cia Roma (in which you explore Italy’s beautiful capital), Florence Cradle of the Renaissance (where you can step back in time to the ultimate Renaissance city), the Glory of Venice (where you can indulge in the city of gondolas and marble palaces), or you can create your own custom crafted...

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Portugal - Links to Video Interview with Rabbi Salas and Joao Johanan Diogo

Portugal - Links to Video Interview with Rabbi Salas and Joao Johanan Diogo

by noreply@blogger.com (Fran and David) @ Kosher Travel with Fran and David


The following are links to 5 videos that I shot of an interview with Rabbi Elisha Salas, the Rav of the Jewish community of Belmonte, Portugal, and with Mr. Joao Johanan Diogo, the President of the Belmonte Jewish community in Portugal. This was one long discussion which I uploaded in segments because of the restrictions on length on You Tube. But they basically follow in the order in which I have placed them. The interviews were conducted in Hebrew and Portuguese and translated by Rabbi Raphael Garson, the Rav of the Elstree Borehamwood Jewish Community north of London, who directed our tour of Portugal. Rav Garson also represents JRoots, an organization that sponsors Jewish Identity visits around the world.

I hope you will find these interesting.


Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


Part 4


Part 5




How Traveling Can Enhance Spirituality

by Israel Tours @ Israel Tour

We know that travel aids us in the pursuit of knowledge, connection and understanding other cultures. But travel goes much deeper- it aids in our pursuit of spirituality. This is because travel requires us to think outside of our narrow, daily expanse and begs the questions, why are we here and what is our purpose? It may seem lofty, but traveling really can be a spiritual, philosophical experience, especially when your journey is with Israel Tour. In this blog post, we’ll break down how exactly travel can aid you in...

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Photos from the 2nd Annual LI Kosher BBQ Championship!

by Chef Shaya @ At Your Palate

It was with great pleasure that I was invited to judge the 2nd Annual LI Kosher BBQ Championship. This year, they added a new category to the panel. We had to judge Chicken, Beans, Ribs and Brisket. The competition was fierce and everyone really stepped up their game. Can’t wait for next [...]

Travel to Phu Quoc island from Cambodia

Travel to Phu Quoc island from Cambodia


Phu Quoc Express Boat

Travel to Vietnam and journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City on one of the most fascinating train journeys on earth – aboard the Reunification Express. Out of service … Xem thêm →

Sahara Desert Tour/Trek & Marrakech in early Sept.

by artyguy @ Fodor's Forum

A good friend of mine is hosting me in Marrakech for two weeks (early September)and thinking I'd like to check/photograph the Kasbahs, get a glimpse...

Hello world!

by ppo @ Truly Vietnam Travel

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has … Xem thêm

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Packing Tips For Your Next Vacation

by Israel Tours @ Israel Tour

Wherever you are going in this big, adventurous world, you are going to need some necessities. Obviously, what you will need depends on the tour/trip you are taking. If you are going on our Jewish Ottawa and Montreal tour, you’re going to need warm clothing and a heavy coat, particularly for the winter months. If you are going on our Escorted Cuba Tour, you will want a bathing suit and sunscreen, especially if you take the tour during the summertime. A lot of our tours take place in Europe and...

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World Of The Maya Tour

by Emil Dela Cruz @ Deluxe Kosher Tours

Book Tour Mexico, Guatemala, Belize January 21st - February 1st, 2018 This comprehensive journey introduces you to the awe-inspiring natural wonders, arts, monuments and vibrant cities in the lands of the ancient Mayan civilisation: Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. The Maya were an ancient Mesoamerican group that reside across Central America, and played an enormous role […]

Trek 2013 – Tsetang Tibet, Day 3

by Rona Michelson @ Travel Kosher

We woke up in the morning to another beautiful day in Tsetang.  However, before we finished breakfast, it had already started raining.  It was a fairly light drizzle, so aside from needing to wear our rain gear, it didn’t interfere with the day.
And an amazing day it was!
We started off at Traduk Temple, an 8th [...]

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Time Flies: A Guide To Time-Related Halachos When Flying

by Rabbi Dovid Heber @ STAR-K Kosher Certification

The STAR-K office and its Institute of Halacha receive hundreds of inquiries from STAR-K mashgichim, businessmen and tourists traveling to all corners of the globe. The most common questions relate to kashrus information. However, more common than ever are shaalos related to davening and other halachic issues impacted by changing time zones while in transit. There are excellent websites1 that project the times for sunrise, sunset, and other halachic zmanim for aircraft passengers. A basic understanding of the halachos that relate to these times and the metzios2 enhances the use of these powerful tools, which is analogous to how we can increase the usefulness of a GPS by possessing a basic knowledge of the route one must drive.

I. What Happens In-Flight?
As is well known, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. In the summer, the days are longer (earlier sunrise, later sunset), and in the [...]

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by ppo @ Truly Vietnam Travel

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Guilin

by Rona Michelson @ Travel Kosher

I was shocked to find that I never wrote a post about Guilin! Guilin is one of the gems of China. A small(by Chinese standards) city, located in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, it has a population of about 600,000 with an urban area of about 4 million. I is the home of many [...]

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Cafe (Ca Phe) Hanoi: where Tel Aviv meets Vietnam!

by Ashley @ The ESSENTIAL guide to Israel | iGoogledIsrael.com

We recently checked out one of Tel Aviv’s hottest new restaurants, Ca Phe Hanoi, and came away pretty impressed! After two visits to Vietnam (returning from there just a few weeks ago), we like to think we know what Vietnamese cuisine is all about, and were keen to find out if it could be replicated […]

A holidays in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam pass its flair, tradional and Culture

A holidays in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam pass its flair, tradional and Culture

by hoangthinhcod @ Phan Thinh's Blog

You may not help but be attracted by Hanoi. It’s difficult to find a place that harmoniously and perfect blends the glamour and Sophistication of Europe with the mysticism and fascinating of Asia. You also may say that the capital of Vietnam country is the soul and heart of the its culture. But why stop … Continue reading A holidays in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam pass its flair, tradional and Culture

Ostia Antica if we're also going to Pompeii and Herculaneum?

by PegS @ Fodor's Forum

Whee! My first actual thread in the new Fodor's format. :) So we're planning a fall trip with about 6 days in Naples and then 6 days in Rome. I'm...

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Going Places, Near & Far… Pacific Delight Debuts Kosher Jewish Heritage Tour of Southeast Asia ‘Through Jewish Eyes’ - The Island Now

Going Places, Near & Far… Pacific Delight Debuts Kosher Jewish Heritage Tour of Southeast Asia ‘Through Jewish Eyes’ - The Island Now


The Island Now

By Karen Rubin Pacific Delight, a luxury tour operator which introduced a Jewish heritage tour of India last year, is now introducing Southeast Asia Through Jewish Eyes™ covering Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam, in partnership with Rabbi Marvin Tokayer and the Foundation for Remote Jewish Communities (FRJC). The tour departs on Jan. 3, 2018 and will …

Kosher Summer Trip to Alaska

by Eddie's Kosher Travel @ EDDIE’S KOSHER TRAVEL

Admire nature in its natural habitat on a summer trip to Alaska with Eddie’s Kosher Travel. We have a 7-day kosher Alaska cruise July 6 and another August 10. Both cruises feature the following spectacular itinerary: Sun – Seattle, Washington Mon – At Sea Tues – Juneau, Alaska Wed – Skagway, Alaska Thu – Cruise […]

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What You May Not Know About Panama

by admin @ TAL Tours

The year 2010 is quickly coming to a close, which means that the Deluxe Kosher Tours journey to Panama this January is just as rapidly approaching. If you have read my past blogs about Panama (Panama is Much More Than the Canal, Highlights of My Trip to Panama City, and Planning For Winter Break) then […]

Lebron Hotel – Paris

by yaniv sadeh @ Kesher Tours – Kosher travel and vacations

The Lebron Hotel is situated in a nice area next to Montmartre, close to the public transportation and within a walking distance from a sinagogue and kosher restaurants. Kosher tours to Europe > Kosher breakfasts Lebron Hotel offers his visitors kosher breakfasts under Beth Din de Paris supervision. What’s in the room? The rooms have wooden […]

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Fantastic Winter Break Idea – Bring your Boys! 2 INDOOR Monster Truck Shows in NEWARK, NJ Yeshiva Week

by Therowners @ Kosher. Family. Fun.

This one will be likely to sell out really soon, so don’t delay! What is it? Two really fun Monster Truck Shows, right in the indoor Prudential Center, exactly over Mid-Winter Break Yeshiva Week with a choice of dates and times. Show#1: Motzei Shabbos January 27 @7PM Show#2: Motzei Shabbos January 28 @7PM This is a real treat – We’ve written about these types of events before here and here, and each of those events was far away from home, requiring a long drive. This post leaves you with no excuses! Check out some incredibly cool pictures we took at

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2017 is officially a record-breaking year for tourism to Israel!

by Ashley @ The ESSENTIAL guide to Israel | iGoogledIsrael.com

We think it’s about time you joined the party (if you haven’t already) – 2017 was a record-breaking year for tourism, with some 3.6 million tourists visiting Israel in 2017, 25% up on 2016! Earlier in the year it had looked on for a record year, and with a relatively quiet home front, Israel looked […]

Context Travel Adds Jewish Vienna to catalog of 15 Jewish Heritage Walking Tours

by MoralCompass @ Jewish heritage travel – MORAL COMPASS: Great Places to Go Where the Going Does Good

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Context Travel, which offers walking tours around the world, has added a new walking tour in Vienna to its list of 15 different Jewish history and culture tours in cities around the world, from a Jewish Buenos Aires tour to a knoshing tour of the Lower East Side The Jewish Vienna Walking Tour is […]

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Tour to Peru – Review

by admin @ Kesher Tours – Kosher travel and vacations

Travellers write about the trip to Peru with Kesher Tours. Hi Rita, We hope that you had a safe trip home. You must be exhausted. We want to thank you again for a wonderful experience in Peru. You are so organized and efficient that it is easy to leave the worrying to you, as you […]

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why should you take a kosher tour to vietnam in summer 2014 ?

why should you take a kosher tour to vietnam in summer 2014 ?


Phan Thinh's Blog

  Because In the summer, a few towns in northern Vietnam has a cool climate. Today we’ll explore MAI CHAU valley. Approximately 135km from Hanoi, Mai Chau valley is mainly ethnic Thai pe…

The Braekel Controversy: A Bird’s-Eye View

by Rabbi Mordechai Frankel @ STAR-K Kosher Certification

Feathers are flying in Eretz Yisroel, as the Poskim debate the kosher status of the Braekel chicken. Rav Moshe Shaul Klein, shlit”a, a leading member of the Beis Din of Rav Shmuel Wosner, zt”l, feels that its kashrus is superior to that of other chickens. However, Rav Moshe Sternbuch, shlit”a, feels that its kashrus is inferior. The rest of us are left confused. How can a chicken be “more kosher” or “less kosher”, and how could respected Poskim take such contradictory positions? In order to answer these questions, we need to familiarize ourselves with the halachos of kosher birds.
The Torah1 lists the various species of non-kosher birds. The Gemara2 states that the Torah chose to list the non-kosher species, rather than the kosher ones, because the non-kosher list is shorter. In other words, there are a greater number of kosher than non-kosher species. However, the Gemara3 also tells us [...]

How Did You Spend Your Last $800?

How Did You Spend Your Last $800?

by my1ambition @ ChabadPacker

By Levy Hertzel So I’m crazy. And I live off-the-beaten-path. Where’s the fun in being predictable? Everybody does a Euro trip. Everyone goes to Miami and California. Heck, even a drunk can wake up in Canada. It’s time to go somewhere that turns heads. But alas, there’s one small problem: money. All vacations cost money. […]

Vietnam & Cambodia - Kesher Tours - Kosher travel and vacations

Vietnam & Cambodia - Kesher Tours - Kosher travel and vacations


Kesher Tours - Kosher travel and vacations

Vietnam & Cambodia . Kosher tours, cruises and vacations with Kesher Tours. Travel the world the Jewish way,

Easter Sunday in Rome

by RoxAnn24 @ Fodor's Forum

We will be in Rome on Easter weekend. We booked a tour on Saturday, but we want to see the Coliseum on Sunday. Does anyone know a private company we...

From the desk of: Single-stream pick up embraced by most

by The Island Now @ The Island Now

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Charles Schulz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip The village recently purchased a new garbage truck, whose main goal is to pick up recycling materials. The truck had an approximate cost of $180,000.00. However, the village cost was approximately $91,000 for […]

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South Island Christmas Trip 2018

by wkusz @ Fodor's Forum

Hello! I'm just getting started planning a trip to the South Island over the Christmas/New Year's Holiday (Yes, I know - busiest time but is the...

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Vietnam

Vietnam


Travel Steps

A backpacking trip around Vietnam: About scams, dog meat, pig ears and extraordinary landscapes Vietnam is a great country for backpacking. It is very easy to get around by buses and public transpo…

Photo Essay: Smiles in Vietnam

by Dan @ Vietnam – Global-Travel-Info.com

Smiling street vendors; Vietnam I’ve never met a people as quick with a smile as the Vietnamese.  For a country that’s endured so much turmoil and tragedy in the past...

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STAR-K Kosher Certified Food Options Take Off at JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark Airports

by Margie Pensak @ STAR-K Kosher Certification

Catching a red-eye flight back to JFK after a business meeting in L.A.? Landing in Newark at 5:50 a.m., after a 12-1/2 hour flight from visiting the grandkids in Israel? Leaving for LaGuardia too early to eat breakfast before going on that long-awaited Saint Martin Island vacation? Have no fear, Fresko Green Label is here! Now the estimated 1.5 million kosher travelers who fly domestically and internationally from JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark airports, annually, can avail themselves of a large variety of kosher prepared food options packaged under the Fresko and Yummy Sandwich labels, under STAR-K Kosher supervision.

No longer do you have to subsist on pretzels and candy that, thankfully, are marked with a reliable kosher symbol! The STAR-K certified Fresko/Yummy Sandwich menu selection varies, terminal to terminal, and includes a wide variety of wraps, sandwiches, and salads. All breads are Pas Yisroel; all dairy items are Cholov Yisroel. These [...]

Backpacking China: The top 20 places to visit

Backpacking China: The top 20 places to visit

by Janina @ Travel Steps

On my seven weeks backpacking trip around China, I laughed, I cried, I felt very often illiterate, went on fantastic hikes, got altitude sickness close to the Tibetan border and tasted lot's of horrible food. But in the end, it was an amazing experience. Read about my top 20 places to visit on a backpacking trip around China.

Voluntourism: Wild Women Expeditions’ Elephants, Treks and Temples Tour Provides Opportunity to Help with Elephant Care in Thailand’s Chiang Mai Region

by MoralCompass @ MORAL COMPASS: Great Places to Go Where the Going Does Good

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn CORNER BROOK, NL, CANADA– Elephants are the stars in a new-for-2018 multi-sport Thailand adventure for women-only hosted by Wild Women Expeditions. Fall 2018 departures of Elephants, Treks and Temples tour of Northern Thailand (http://wildwomenexpeditions.com/trips/thailand-elephants/) will immerse guests for 11 days in the culture and landscape of northern Thailand’s Chiang Mai region […]

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Crown Plaza Hotel – Berlin

by liat @ Kesher Tours – Kosher travel and vacations

The Crown Plaza Hotel in Berlin is a 4 star superior level hotel. The hotel is located in the heart of Berlin, just a few steps from the Kurfuerstendamm Avenue. Crown Plaza hotel is in close proximity to many shops and public transport. The orthodox synagogue is within 8 minute walk away. Kosher Baltic cruise […]

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Pesach Hotel Review

by Eddie's Kosher Travel @ EDDIE’S KOSHER TRAVEL

We’re used to getting rave reviews of our Pesach programs but were especially touched by this comment we came across on a community list. Shoutout to Vered Klein – it’s always a pleasure! In my opinion, Eddie’s Kosher Travel delivers THE BEST Pesach experience here in Israel. This year will be our 5th year with […]

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Inaugural Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship

by Chef Shaya @ At Your Palate

I had the pleasure of speaking with Marvin Rembo, one of the organizers of the first ever Long Island Kosher Barbecue Championship. We have all seen or heard about the various barbecue competitions throughout the American South, with each state or region touting their own methods, rubs and sauces on [...]

10 Essentials You Need in Your Handbag on a Kosher African Safari

by David Walles @ EDDIE’S KOSHER TRAVEL

By: Eddie’s Kosher Travel Staff An African Safari vacation is on the top of millions of bucket lists. Traveling with your family on an African Safari and showing your children the wonders of wildlife is a rewarding experience. Traveling with your family means that you must be even more organized and prepared. Next week, David […]

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Portugal - Portuguese Jewish History

by noreply@blogger.com (Fran and David) @ Kosher Travel with Fran and David


It was now Sunday morning and we were beginning our exploration of hilltop towns that were places of refuge for Jews fleeing Spain in 1492.

We are travelling by car from Porto eastward towards the mountain towns of Trancoso, Guarda and Belmonte; and then later on Sunday we will make our way back to the coast and the walled city of Obidos. It is an ambitious travel day, packed with tours in three small towns and a lot of driving. 

Later in the week, we will travel further south to the resort of Cascais; and finally to the capital city of Lisbon for our second Shabbat. It is here that we will meet the JRoots group from England and begin 4 days of intensive Jewish Portuguese history as we make our way back up to Porto where we began our adventure. 

Our friends, Irving and Ruchama Alter will also be part of the group tour and as it would have been impossible to arrive here in time from Israel, they will arrive on Thursday afternoon and together we will spend Friday touring Jewish Lisbon and Shabbat with the community in Lisbon.

This posting which unfortunately will be picture free, will be an attempt to present a brief history of Portuguese Jewry. 

But before we get to the history, a few short observations.

1) We are amazed by the roads in Portugal. Wherever you go, you are on a modern 4 - 6 lane motorway. They are all toll roads and many electronic, like Toronto's highway 407, and so we opted for an "easypass" system in our rental car so that we will not have to stop at any booth to actually pay a toll. It just seems that there are expressways within a mile of wherever you may be in the country. 

2) Waze is used extensively here, and it covers the entire country efficiently. As one who loves maps and fought for a long time against being controlled by "apps", I have conceded and now admit that without Waze, I am lost. However, I must say that I still like to look at a real map so that I not only know where I am going but where I am in relation to the sea, what direction am I travelling etc. 

3) We have found that things are relatively inexpensive here. Hotels, Airbnb, etc. are reasonable. Supermarket prices are low. We have walked out of supermarkets and talk for a while as to how we can have so many bags with so low a bill. Sobeys....please take note!

4) Gas prices are high (€1.50 a litre) but distances are short, so it is a trade off. 

5) People are friendly and eager to help.

6) Portugal has embraced energy conservation and is a world leader in renewable energy – by July 2014 around 70 percent of its energy came from renewable sources such as wind, hydro and solar power. There are windmills dotting the countryside wherever you drive. Innovative projects include a floating wind farm (the WindFloat) and WaveRoller, which converts the movement of ocean waves to energy and electricity.

7) On the coast, some of the best water surfing is found here. Not that we are surfers, but we marvel that a year ago, a record 100 foot wave was surfed not far from where we will stay in Cascais, a suburb of Lisbon.

8) As far as we can tell, and from most of the people with whom we have spoken, there is no antisemitism in this country. Certainly no one has commented or even looked at my kippah. And as well, we are told by everyone we meet that this is a very safe country....we certainly feel safe walking around.

At the same time, the shuls have police and guards outside; But I have worn a kippah everywhere and have felt totally safe.

9) There are very few immigrants in the country. It is estimated that over 90% of the citizens are native Portuguese. This is not due to an anti immigrant policy but rather due to the fact that immigrants can get much better social assistance in countries like Germany, Holland and the Scandinavian countries. People here have told us that they would welcome immigrants but instead, the immigrants choose to go to the countries where they get a much better deal. 

10) There is much more smoking in this country than in most countries that we have visited. After not being around it for a while, it really stands out.

11) We will deal with specific Jewish observations as we post during our travels. But as a general comment if you are considering a visit here as an independent traveler, there are no regular kosher restaurants (there are two hotels, one in Porto and one in Belmonte that will prepare a meal with 24 hour notice for you), so if you come here without a group tour dealing with meals, you would have to travel with basics like a soup pot and fry pan and stay in self catering apartments as we have done. Packaged kosher food is available in both Porto and Lisbon but in limited supply and very limited locations. Kosher bread is only available in Porto. More on that later. 

And now for the history lesson.....

As we have travelled around for the past week, we have heard the same story told over and over, by people we met in the shul in Porto and by the tour guides who we hired to show us Jewish sites in 4 different communities. And while there are slight differences in the story, what emerges is a history like many other places, where success and sadness go hand in hand. 

Legends say that Jews first came to the Iberian peninsula during the reign of Nebuchadnezzar in the 6th century BCE or maybe even beforehand during the reign of King Solomon in 900s BCE. 

During the 12th century, there were several established Jewish communities that enjoyed relative protection from the crown. As early as the 12th Century, Yahia ben Yahi III (also known as Yahya bin Yaish) was appointed the first chief rabbi of the community and official royal tax collector and supervisor by King Alfonso Henriques. 

Jews thrived in the 13th and 14th centuries during the Golden Age of Discovery, making major contributions to Portugal's success and emergence as a world power. 

With the advent of the Spanish Inquisition in 1492, and the edict to convert or leave, many chose to leave and because of the closeness of Portugal, there was a major influx of Jewish immigration here with reports of up to 150,000 Jews entering the country seeking refuge from the horrors of the Inquisition, such that Jews composed 20 - 25% of the total population in the country; likely one of the largest concentrations of Jews in a country (other than Israel) in history. 

Portugal was home to many famous Jews during this period. Rabbi Abraham Zacuto wrote tables that provided the principal base for Portugese navigation, including those used by Vasco Da Gama on his trip to India. Guedelha-Master Guedelha served as a rabbi, doctor and astrologer for both King Duarte and King Alfonso V. Rabbi Don Isaac Abravanel was one of the principal merchants and a member of one the most influential Jewish families in Portugal.

Jews prospered here and King Joao II of Portugal allowed them to enter because he was preparing for war against the Moors and wanted to take advantage of their wealth and expertise in weapon-making.

Jews became the intellectual and economic elite of the country. Jews were involved in all aspects of the Portuguese naval explorations, from financing the sailing fleets to making scientific discoveries in the fields of mathematics, medicine and cartography. Many were employed as physicians and astronomers as well royal treasurers, tax collectors and advisors. It was common to see Jews adorned in silk clothing, carrying gilt swords and riding beautiful horses. They were given preferential treatment by the kings.

In spite of its small size and population in comparison to the great land powers of Europe, Portugal was able to acquire an overseas empire of vast proportions, the first in world history to reach global dimensions. As examples, during Manuel's reign in the late 15th century, the world witnessed the discovery of a maritime route to India (1498) by Vasco da Gama; the discovery of Brazil by Pedro Álvares Cabral (1500); and the establishment of monopolies on maritime trade routes (1503 to 1515) to the Indian Ocean for the benefit of Portugal. 

But among the peasant and middle classes, jealousy of the Jews' success resulted in a rise in anti Jewish sentiment. And while King Joao II wanted the Jews to remain in his kingdom so he could make use of their wealth, ingenuity and influence, he only granted a small number of them permanent status with the balance being declared slaves, with their children forcibly snatched from them to be baptized and raised by Christian families. 

When King Joao II died in 1494, Manuel I was named king and granted freedom to the Jews. 

His relationship with the Portuguese Jews started out well. At the outset of his reign, he released all the Jews who had been made captive during the reign of Joao II. Unfortunately for the Jews, he decided that he wanted to marry Infanta Isabella of Aragon, (daughter to Ferdinand and Isabella). Ferdinand and Isabella were the authors of the Inquisition in 1492 and would never allow their daughter to marry the king of a country that still tolerated the Jews presence and as a result made as a condition of marriage the requirement that Manuel I persecute, exile or force conversion on the Jews of Portugal.

Manuel agreed to this condition but was torn between his marriage conditions and his desire to have the Jews stay and continue to contribute to the country's economy. 

And so he made it hard for Jews to leave by naming Lisbon as the only port of exit. And in order to keep as many Jews in the country as possible, he really did not give them the option of leaving the country, but instead tried to convince many of them to convert. 

In December 1496, it was decreed that all Jews either convert to Christianity or leave the country without their children. However, those expelled could only leave the country in ships specified by the king. When those who chose expulsion arrived in the courtyard of Dos Estaus Palace in Rossio Square, located about 1 mile from where I am writing this blog, they were met by clerics and soldiers who tried to use coercion and promises in order to baptize them and prevent them from leaving the country. But they were not enough boats to carry the estimated 20,000 Jews who chose to be exiled and in this way Manuel showed that he was keeping his promise to his bride and at the same time found a way to keep the Jews in Portugal. 

In this way, the Inquisition in Portugal was far worse than that of Spain. In Spain you were given the clear option of convert or leave and many thousands left. In Portugal, while on paper, we had the option to leave, the actual fact was that devious Manuel never gave our ancestors that option, and the only options were convert or die. 

This technically ended the presence of Jews in Portugal. Afterwards, all converted Jews and their descendants would be referred to as "New Christians", and to show just how much the Portuguese rulers really wanted to keep the Jews in his land, Crypto Jews (as the New Christians were called) were given a grace period of thirty years during which no inquiries into their faith would be allowed; this was later extended to end in 1534. 

This grace period was not a time without fear and pogroms, however. There were major incidents of terror during these thirty years, such as the Lisbon Massacre of 1506, when anywhere from 3,000 to 8,000 "New Christians" were massacred by raging mobs spurred on by the Catholic Church. And although King Manuel executed 45 of the main culprits who had incited the mob, to show his "protection of the secret Jews", Crypto Jews increased their methods of hiding their secret observances as Jewish life was forced underground. Understandably, Jewish observance waned and over a period of time, the traditions were something that the grandparents did but without formal Jewish life and education, real identification as Jews began to disappear amongst the vast majority of Secret Jews. 

The 1531 Lisbon earthquake occurred in the Kingdom of Portugal on the morning of 26 January 1531. The earthquake and the numerous subsequent tsunamis resulted in approximately 30,000 deaths. A rumor spread, apparently encouraged by the friars of Santarém, that the disaster was divine punishment and that the Jewish community was to blame, resulting in popular support for a Portuguese Inquisition. 

Pope Clement VII authorized the Inquisition and the first of many auto-da-fe (trial) and public burnings took place in Lisbon on September 20, 1540.

The right to seize and confiscate the property of the accused led to the arrest of every prominent "New Christian" family. Once arrested, death was only escaped if one admitted to Judaizing and implicated friends and family. Other sentences included public admission of the alleged sins, the obligatory wearing of a special penitential habit and burning at the stake.

Attempting to evade the Inquisition, many Portugese Crypto Jewish families fled to Amsterdam, Salonika and other places across the Old and New worlds. In 1654, 23 Portugese Jews arrived in New Amsterdam (New York) and became the first Jewish settlers in the United States. The stream of refugees did not stop until the end of the Inquisition in the late 18th century. The last public auto-de-fe took place in 1765; however, the Inquisition was not formally disbanded until after the liberal revolt in 1821.

Around 1800, Portugal decided to "invite Jews" back into the country and reverse Portugal’s economic decline. The first Jewish settlers to come were British. Tombstones, written in Hebrew and dating back to 1804, can be found in a corner of the British cemetery in Lisbon. Other Jewish immigrants came from Morocco, Tangiers and Gibraltar. Official recognition to the Jewish community was not granted until 1892. After granting the community recognition, Shaare Tikvah synagogue was built in Lisbon in the early 1900's, however, because of lingering anti Jewish sentiment and laws, the synagogue was not allowed to face the street.

In 1912, the new Portugese Republic reaffirmed the community’s rights. The Jewish community was able to maintain places of worship, a cemetery and a hevra kadisha (burial society) and could slaughter animals in accordance to Jewish law, register births, deaths, and marriages and collect charity.

In recent years, Portugal has become the first nation after Israel to adopt a Law of Return for Jews who can show Portuguese Jewish heritage. And while few people seized the opportunity at first, with Brexit and the rise in Anti Semitism in Europe, there is now an increase in Jewish immigration or at least registration of Portuguese citizenship. 

Portugal and Israel had low level ties in the 1950's. In 1959 the Bank of Portugal and the Bank of Israel established financial relations. Diplomatic relations were not established though until 1977. 

That's it for this post, next post will include our all day Sunday visit to Trancoso, Belmonte and Guarda.

All the best

Fran and David

Kosher Tour to Vietnam and Cambodia

Kosher Tour to Vietnam and Cambodia


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Not to be missedA superb VIP tour with kosher catering throughoutVietnam and CambodiaBook now places are limited. #Jewpro

Homemade challah in Ho Chi Minh City

by admin @ Vietnam – Global-Travel-Info.com

Chabad meeting the needs of Jews in Vietnam The Jewish News of Greater Phoenix – January 14, 2011 HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – Carefully following the directions I printed...

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★ Zing Tour Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam

★ Zing Tour Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam


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Located in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Zing Tour Hotel features rooms with free Wi-Fi and cable TV.

Olympic Kosher Holidays Hotel – Sirmione

by liat @ Kesher Tours – Kosher travel and vacations

Sirmione is a well known town in Italy and almost all tourists who visited northern Italy went there. It is located on the south side of Lake Garda, the largest and most beautiful lake in Italy, about half an hour’s drive west from Verona. It is a great pleasure to stroll down the lively pedestrian […]

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The Pillar Hotel – London

by liat @ Kesher Tours – Kosher travel and vacations

The Pillar Hotel in London is a lovely boutique hotel in North London. The hotel is near kosher stores, synagogues and other Jewish community activities.The Pillar Boutique Hotel is also next to Golder’s Green and Brent Cross shopping center and near Wembley. Kosher tours to Europe > The Hotel Rooms Luxurious Rooms suitable for all […]

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Noodle Tour of Vietnam

Noodle Tour of Vietnam


Appetite for China

No wonder travelers to Vietnam fall in love with Hoi An. It is close to beaches, a gazillion times less chaotic than Saigon and Hanoi, and home to amazing, amazing food. In a previous post, I professed my love to banh mi op la, the best breakfast in Southeast Asia. Here, I'll elaborate on some noodl

What Should I Buy in Vietnam?

by admin @ TAL Tours

Shopping in Vietnam is a feast for the eyes, and won’t cause a famine in your wallet. This is undoubtedly the reason that shopping is such a popular activity here. As in most Asian countries, Vietnam beholds a wide array of cool items to shop for, and the prices are generally very low. Here you […]

CUBA Cruise | Israel Tour

CUBA Cruise | Israel Tour


Israel Tour

–see Cuba before it changes!Contact Us For DatesITC offers a truly historic opportunity for travel to Cuba: a chance to help build new bridges to a rich and vibrant culture that, until now, most U.S. travelers have only seen in photographs. What’s included in your journey? Just about everything. Meals, daytime excursions and activities, a comfortable cabin with all the amenities of a modern hotel, plus the luxury of having to unpack only once.

The Great Choral Synagogue, St. Petersburg, Russia

by Eddie's Kosher Travel @ EDDIE’S KOSHER TRAVEL

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Ride & Seek Mounts 1,787 Mile Cycling Tour from Barcelona to Rome, in the Footsteps of Hannibal

by MoralCompass @ MORAL COMPASS: Great Places to Go Where the Going Does Good

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Sydney, Australia– Ride & Seek offers intrepid cyclists a chance to follow in the footsteps of the Carthaginian general, Hannibal Barca, on a 1,787-mile fully guided cycling tour through Spain, France, and Italy. The 28-day journey takes riders over the Pyrenees, Alps and Apennines on roads featured regularly in the Vuelta […]

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Puerto Rico Declares It is Officially Open for Tourism; Kicks Off Winter Season Dec. 20

by MoralCompass @ MORAL COMPASS: Great Places to Go Where the Going Does Good

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn San Juan, Puerto Rico – December 12, 2017 – Puerto Rico is open for tourism as it kicks off its winter season on December 20th and just in time for the holidays. More than 100 hotels are open and operating. More than 4,000 restaurants are taking orders. Major tourism attractions Island-wide have […]

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Russian Literary Tour

by Emil Dela Cruz @ Deluxe Kosher Tours

Book Tour Moscow, Peredelkino, Yasnaya Polyana, St. Petersburg July 10th - July 23rd, 2017 Join Deluxe Kosher Tours for an inspiring literary tour throughout Russia. Breathtakingly beautiful, the country is known for its rich cultural heritage, impressive collection of art and fantastic pieces of literature. Embark on a panoramic tour of the majestic city of […]

Creative Columbia Tour

by Emil Dela Cruz @ Deluxe Kosher Tours

Book Tour February 4th - February 12th, 2018 Itinerary Price Hotels Sunday, February 4th Cartagena Walled City carriage tour Upon arrival at the airport in Cartagena, we’ll transfer to our hotel. In the evening, we’ll head out for a special tour of the walled city of Cartagena’s Old Town. Six miles of ancient walls surround […]

Vietnam

Vietnam

by my1ambition @ ChabadPacker

VIETNAM By Levik Dubov, Levy Hertzel and Yossi Goldstein (photo credits included) Vietnam is very different than its neighbors in Southeast Asia; louder, more crowded and busier to all others, rivaling, maybe, Thailand. Additionally, you’re never more than a few feet from the smiling Vietnamese dying to rip you off (sometimes, literally). After reading the 2+ […]

The Coolest, Most Underrated Cities in Europe

by Israel Tours @ Israel Tour

Here at Israel Tour, we are all about exploring the unknown and finding new jewels of cities and sights that no one knew about previously. We are especially fond of Europe, boasting European Tours, a Tour of Italy and a Tour of Scotland, England and Ireland. It is love for the unknown combined with our admiration of Europe that led us to compile this blog post on the coolest, most underrated cities of Europe. You may not have previously heard of these cities, but after reading this informative article, you’ll...

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Five Great Mid-Winter Break / Yeshiva Week Vacation Destination Ideas for You and Your Family to Enjoy – By GreatFrumTrips.com

by Therowners @ Kosher. Family. Fun.

Brrrrrrrr! That relentless cold is bone-chilling! What does the cold weather mean?For some it might be an indicator of an ice age coming to compete with the  horrible epidemic of ‘global warming,’ but for us at GreatFrumTrips.com, it means that it’s time to get your Mid Mid-Winter Break / Yeshiva Week vacation together! Looking for Inspiration? Here’s a great list of compiled ideas we put together for your pleasure! #5: Pennsylvania – Ski & Snowtube Central! What’s there to do? The Poconos is a well-known outdoor recreation destination for visitors around the northeast, especially from the New York City and

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How I survived my 12 worst travel experiences ever

by Janina @ Travel Steps

Scammed in Cambodia, bitten in Indonesia, drugged in Thailand, injured in Australia, sick in Malaysia, helpless in China ... There are some things, that you don't want to experience on a backpacking trip. Read about my worst travel experiences and find out what I learned from that.

Latvia, Lithuania & Belarus – A Kosher Heritage Journey

by David Walles @ EDDIE’S KOSHER TRAVEL

Hugh Raichlin in front of a captivated crowd. When Dr. Les Glassman was invited by David Walles (owner of Eddies Kosher Travel) to video a group tour to Lithuania, Latvia & Belarus, he did not realize the strong impact it would have. A successful event jointly planned by The Telfed Jerusalem Regional Committee, World Mizrachi, WITS Alumni Israel & […]

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Ostia Antica if we're also going to Pompeii and Herculaneum?

by PegS @ Fodor's Forum

Whee! My first actual thread in the new Fodor's format. :) So we're planning a fall trip with about 6 days in Naples and then 6 days in Rome. I'm...

Hotel Da Música – Porto

by liat @ Kesher Tours – Kosher travel and vacations

The Hotel Da Música is located in the Mercado do Bom Sucesso market along with different commercial and offices areas. It is a new and modern boutique infused with memories of the unique and inspirational past of Portugal. Kosher tours to Europe > The Hotel Rooms The Hotel Da Música has 85 rooms. There are […]

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Visa to Vietnam

Visa to Vietnam

by hoangthinhcod @ Phan Thinh's Blog

Để sắp xếp cho một visa khi nhập cảnh chỉ hoạt động ở sân bay TP Hồ Chí Minh (Sài Gòn), Đà Nẵng và Hà Nội , xin vui lòng gửi cho chúng tôi các thông tin sau:  – Ngày đến.  – Các chi tiết về hộ chiếu Full (tên đầy đủ / quốc tịch … Continue reading Visa to Vietnam

Chef Shaya Klechevsky MCs, Demos and Hosts at Huntington Jewish Center’s Kosher Cooking Throwdown

by Chef Shaya @ At Your Palate

 

 

 

As originally posted on Huntington Patch:

Kosher Cooking Competition Finds its Champs

Huntington Jewish Center hosts cookoff, matzoh ball eating contest.

By Pam Robinson A matzoh-ball eating contest, a cooking demonstration and a kosher cookoff made for a lively and humor-filled evening at the Huntington Jewish Center Saturday night.

Three groups, [...]

Splendors Of Spain Tour

by Emil Dela Cruz @ Deluxe Kosher Tours

Book Tour Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Cordoba, Gibraltar, Barcelona June 17th - June 27th, 2018 Itinerary Price Hotels Sunday, June 17th Today, you will take an overnight flight to Madrid.   Madrid click the picture to enlarge it             Monday, June 18th Madrid Arrive in the exciting and vibrant city of […]

TaVan, Vietnam- once again

by Rona Michelson @ Travel Kosher

I previously wrote about TaVan, Vietnam, here. After the story I wrote in 2009, I received a letter commenting on that posting. I wrote about it here
The correspondence with Eddie about Tu, pictured below

led to a friendship, albeit over the internet, with Eddie, who has a homestay home, Lucky Daisy, in TaVan, near SaPa, Vietnam. [...]

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Another blog title post with a featured image

by arash @ Trip Council

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Sahara Desert Tour/Trek & Marrakech in early Sept.

by artyguy @ Fodor's Forum

A good friend of mine is hosting me in Marrakech for two weeks (early September)and thinking I'd like to check/photograph the Kasbahs, get a glimpse...

Is it Kosher? - The Back Beat | Backroads Blog

Is it Kosher? - The Back Beat | Backroads Blog


Backroads Blog

Backroads Israel trips have you following 3,000-year-old dietary practices, whether you know it or not!

South India Tour

by Emil Dela Cruz @ Deluxe Kosher Tours

Book Tour Mumbai, Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty, Cooner, Cochin, Kumarakum, Kerala, Periyar March 3rd - March 15th, 2018 Our guests on this exclusive South India trip will have a rare opportunity to experience directly the rich Jewish cultural heritage of the region.  Southern India, home to the oldest continuously living Jewish community in the world, will […]

Mid-Winter Break in Scranton, PA! Discounted Ski Tickets, Discount Snow-Tubing Tickets, Discount Hotel Rooms, Hot Kosher Food & MUCH MORE!

by Therowners @ Kosher. Family. Fun.

Looking for the perfect family getaway for Mid-Winter or Yeshiva-Week break ? Look no further – Pocono Kosher Ski has got you covered. There’s so much to do in the Pocono Mountains this time of year!   Whether you love the winter wonderland outdoor activities like skiing, snow boarding, snow tubing (even ski lessons!), or the warmth of the 30,000 square foot INDOOR activity center at one of the world’s most famous African-themed hotel resorts, Pocono Kosher Ski has you covered! Some of the indoor features in the family entertainment center are amusements, like black-light mini-golf, virtual reality arena, XD

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Vietnam

Vietnam


ChabadPacker

VIETNAM By Levik Dubov, Levy Hertzel and Yossi Goldstein (photo credits included) Vietnam is very different than its neighbors in Southeast Asia; louder, more crowded and busier to all others, riva…

Inclement Weather – Shabbos

by Margie Pensak @ STAR-K Kosher Certification

In light of the unfortunate situation in Houston–and now, possibly, Florida–STAR-K presents the following short clips, from a previously recorded webinar, which discuss various halachic ramifications of some severe weather challenges faced on Shabbos. Rabbi Mordechai Frankel, Director of STAR-K’s Institute of Halacha, is interviewed by Rabbi Zvi Goldberg.

Validity of Eruv on Shabbos During Inclement Weather:  https://vimeo.com/232050647

Flooding on Shabbos:   https://vimeo.com/232054341

Using A Generator on Shabbos:   https://vimeo.com/232052016

State of Emergency to Keep Off Streets:   https://vimeo.com/232053205

Listening to Radio on Shabbos During Inclement Weather:  https://vimeo.com/23205328 7

Power Outage/Cholent:   https://vimeo.com/232054375

For the entire webinar, visit  https://vimeo.com/119136088. To join online classes and access past and future webinars, visit: http://www.star-k.org/telekosher

Pacific Delight Debuts Kosher Jewish Heritage Tour of Southeast Asia ‘Through Jewish Eyes’

by MoralCompass @ Jewish heritage travel – MORAL COMPASS: Great Places to Go Where the Going Does Good

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn NEW YORK – Pacific Delight, a luxury tour operator which introduced a Jewish heritage tour of India last year, is now introducing Southeast Asia Through Jewish Eyes™ covering Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam in partnership with Rabbi Marvin Tokayer and the Foundation for Remote Jewish Communities (FRJC). The tour departs on Jan. […]

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Slavic States Tour

by Emil Dela Cruz @ Deluxe Kosher Tours

Book Tour Serbia, Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia May 7th - May 18th, 2017 This compelling tour introduces you to the diverse traditions and lifestyles of four Slavic European lands – Serbia, Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia. The Slavs are an ancient Indo-European group that reside across Europe and Asia, and have played an enormous role in […]

Get Out Of Town: Your Guide to Kosher Travel

Get Out Of Town: Your Guide to Kosher Travel


The Spruce

An overview of kosher travel options, including villas, cruises, big cities, and day trips, with tips on where to find kosher food while traveling.

Scottish Whiskey Tour

by Emil Dela Cruz @ Deluxe Kosher Tours

Book Tour Oban Distillery, Glengoyne Distillery, Dalwhinnie Distillery, Blair Atholland Distillery, Glenturret Distillery, Glenkinchie Distillery May 7th - May 11th, 2018 The Scottish Islands offer a unique opportunity to experience Europe’s remaining great wilderness. Enjoy Scotland’s scenic splendor as you tour the countryside and visit local distilleries. Itinerary Price Monday, May 7th Depart the US […]

Cafe (Ca Phe) Hanoi: where Tel Aviv meets Vietnam!

Cafe (Ca Phe) Hanoi: where Tel Aviv meets Vietnam!


The ESSENTIAL guide to Israel | iGoogledIsrael.com

We recently checked out one of Tel Aviv's hottest new restaurants, Ca Phe Hanoi, and came away pretty impressed! After two visits to Vietnam (returning from there just a few weeks ago), we like to think we know what Vietnamese cuisine is all about, and were keen to find out if it could be replicated in Tel Aviv. Located on the corner of Frishman and Malkhei Israel (in other words, Rabin Square), Ca Phe Hanoi is out to impress from the start, with huge, red doors opening to reveal a funky, stylish eaterie. There seem to be a number of

Kosher Hotel Carmel – Rome

by liat @ Kesher Tours – Kosher travel and vacations

Carmel Hotel is a small hotel in a great location in the heart of the charming medieval area of Trastevere, located on the west side of the Tiber River in Rome. Within walking distance you can wander the narrow side streets, lively street life and enjoy a diverse mix of old and new. The visitors […]

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Pacific Delight Launches Jewish Heritage Tours in Conjunction with Foundation for Remote Jewish Communities

by MoralCompass @ Jewish heritage travel – MORAL COMPASS: Great Places to Go Where the Going Does Good

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn ‘India: My Second Home’ Kosher Itinerary Departs January 10, 2017 NEW YORK, NY – Pacific Delight Tours is teaming up with Rabbi Marvin Tokayer  and the Foundation for Remote Jewish Communities (FRJC) to create a series of specialized Kosher Jewish interest tours.  The program will launch with the India: My Second […]

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Tripcouncil.com

by arash @ Trip Council

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Saving $$ on EVERY Vacation – GreatFrumTrips.com Partners with Top Names in Travel to Save Our Readers Money – Every Trip!

by Therowners @ Kosher. Family. Fun.

Day Trip, Family Vacation, Mid-Winter Break or summer Sunday, take advantage of a growing group of some of the biggest names in the general travel industry that recognize the power that you, our readers represent to them as customers! What does that mean to you? Discounts! On everything from flights, to hotels, rental cars, travel insurance, attractions and more, theses companies want your business, so they’ve agreed to partner with GreatFrumTrips.com,  so that you, our extensive, growing readership can gain from their buying power too. Recognize the names Priceline, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, VRBO or Booking.com? While we at GFT do

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Jodhpur

by Rona Michelson @ Travel Kosher

Jodhpur is a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, the land of palaces and maharajas. It is known as the “Blue City” because houses of the Brahmans, the highest caste in India, were painted blue. From the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort which was, of course, also a palace, once can look down upon the city [...]

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Kosher Tour to Vietnam & Cambodia- with optional Thailand add-on-- January 2013

Kosher Tour to Vietnam & Cambodia- with optional Thailand add-on-- January 2013


Travel Kosher

Take a kosher tour to Vietnam and Cambodia visiting Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Saigon, & Mekong Delta- Vietnam and Temples of Angkor- Cambodia

Travel-loving Museum-Goers Have New ArtGeek.art Search Engine to Help Locate Trip-Worthy Exhibitions

by MoralCompass @ MORAL COMPASS: Great Places to Go Where the Going Does Good

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This holiday season, check out “Behind the Screen: Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas” at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, “An Antique Christmas” at the Taft Museum in Cincinnati, “A Brandywine Christmas” at Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford PA, explore “Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World” at the […]

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Cambodia

Cambodia

by my1ambition @ ChabadPacker

Getting There Arriving in Vietnam, we got our visas (multiple-entry, ordered online $75), passed through immigration with sweating palms (it is a communist country at the end of the day), and overpaid a tad for the airport taxi to the Phạm Ngũ Lão (the backpacker district) where we found a pleasant guesthouse for $8 a […]

Legacy Tours: Vietnam, Thailand, & Singapore 2017 - The Aussie Gourmet - Naomi Nachman

Legacy Tours: Vietnam, Thailand, & Singapore 2017 - The Aussie Gourmet - Naomi Nachman


The Aussie Gourmet - Naomi Nachman

Legacy Tours: Vietnam, Thailand, & Singapore 2017 - The Aussie Gourmet - Naomi Nachman

Trek 2013 – Tsetang Tibet

by Rona Michelson @ Travel Kosher

We arrived in Tibet fairly early in the day. Unfortunately, seven suitcases- including all four of ours- didn’t. While we were trying to find the right office in the airport, we found our guide, Jim. Jim was our guide throughout or journey in Tibet and to say he was excellent would not [...]

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Enjoy holidays Laos and Vietnam by biking, some rural  place and more…

Enjoy holidays Laos and Vietnam by biking, some rural place and more…

by hoangthinhcod @ Phan Thinh's Blog

Ravaged by the war in 1960 and 1970 but still filled with closely smiles, warm Heartiness and welcome , Vietnam and Laos are wonderful nations to immerse yourself the tropical Indochina ambiance.  With some trekking, biking and overall diversity of the atmosphere and culture you shall truly see why those 2 nations are so high … Continue reading Enjoy holidays Laos and Vietnam by biking, some rural place and more…

20 Places to Visit Before You Die

by Israel Tours @ Israel Tour

Here at Israel Tour, we are all about going out and exploring the unknown in your lifetime. For that reason, we have compiled this list of the top 20 places to visit before you die:   Zhangye Danxia, China Zhangye Danxia is a national geopark located in the city of Zhangye, Gansu, China. It encompasses 322 kilometers of picturesque sandstone and mineral technicolor mountains. A Tulip Field in the Netherlands The Netherlands is famous for its beautiful tulips. The best time to see them is Mid-April, every year more than...

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Spain: Beautiful, Historic…and Kosher

by Eddie's Kosher Travel @ EDDIE’S KOSHER TRAVEL

Time to get your summer plans sorted out! Visit Spain on a 7-day cruise from Barcelona …OR… Take a 15-day land tour of Spain, Gibraltar and Portugal Spain is considered the world‘s leading country in foreign tourism (about 60 million foreign tourists annually) – blessed with people who come to visit its famous sites or […]

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Deal of the Day! Liberty Science Center Admission – 38% OFF!! Use it today, save it for Mid-Winter Break, or Even a Snow day!!

by Therowners @ Kosher. Family. Fun.

However you choose to use it, this is a rare deal that doesn’t come often! Grab this while you can! You’ll thank us later! While LSC is probably one of the top five science centers worldwide for kids and families, Liberty Science Center is not known for discounts. In fact, they seem to try hard to do anything they can to make you pay FULL PRICE – even go so far as to limit the days you can use a reciprocal program like this one we posted recently allowing you free access into 400+ science museums nationwide – a deal

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History of Jewish Cuba

by Israel Tours @ Israel Tour

Jewish culture has always had a large stamp on the population of Cuba. Although the Jewish population is not as big as it once was, the Jewish people have still had a large impact on the Cuban culture. If you are considering going on any casual or Mitzvah tours to Cuba, you might want to know the history of Judaism in the country. Hopefully, it will give you a little perspective on what the people have gone through. Origins It is commonly believed that Jews first arrived in Cuba during...

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Easter Sunday in Rome

by RoxAnn24 @ Fodor's Forum

We will be in Rome on Easter weekend. We booked a tour on Saturday, but we want to see the Coliseum on Sunday. Does anyone know a private company we...

Việt Nam xem xét việc bãi miễn thị thực Đối với 9 quốc gia – Vietnam holidays

Việt Nam xem xét việc bãi miễn thị thực Đối với 9 quốc gia – Vietnam holidays

by hoangthinhcod @ Phan Thinh's Blog

Bộ Văn hóa, Thể thao và Du lịch và Bộ Giao thông vận tải đang tìm kiếm sự chấp thuận từ bỏ yêu cầu thị thực đối với công dân của nước Pháp, Đức, Anh, Tây Ban Nha, Ý, Úc, New Zealand, Ấn Độ và Canada để thu hút nhiều khách du lịch viếng thăm, … Continue reading Việt Nam xem xét việc bãi miễn thị thực Đối với 9 quốc gia – Vietnam holidays

SMOKING HOT MID-WINTER DEAL!! TODAY ONLY! Family of 10 – 1 Yr. Membership to 400+ Science Centers & Museums – Just $82

by Therowners @ Kosher. Family. Fun.

SMOKING HOT DEAL!! PERFECT FOR FREEZING MID-WINTER DAYS! GRAB THIS DEAL! Lasts a WHOLE YEAR! Use it for FREE Places YEAR ROUND: Chol Hamoed Any Sunday Long Summer Friday Summertime Off Day Shidduch Date Off-Day Legal Holiday Rainy Day Date with your Spouse Summer Vacation, out of state ONE Deal that gives you a year at all of those options? ONE answer: YES!! **** USE PROMO CODE WANT25 at checkout to  bring the price down to ONLY $82!!*** (Note you can use that for Kosher Restaurants or Any Groupon Activities on our site as well! The Intrepid Sea Air and

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Moments of beauty to last a lifetime

by Rona Michelson @ Travel Kosher

Sometimes I think of what Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote, “Oh world, I cannot hold thee close enough!” because when we go to magnificent places and see nature at its best, I want so much to capture those moments, those feelings.
One of the most magnificent places I have been is the Galapagos Islands.  Six hundred [...]

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No Pork Please- some tips for Muslim and Jewish travellers

No Pork Please- some tips for Muslim and Jewish travellers


Wlink Travel - Vietnam best destinations

Vietnam is becoming an increasingly attractive destination for travellers from other parts of Southeast Asia, as well as the Middle East. Many travellers from predominantly Muslim countries, such a…

Umbria & Tuscany Tour

by Emil Dela Cruz @ Deluxe Kosher Tours

Book Tour Florence, Siena, Assisi, Spoleto, Orvieto, Pisa October 23rd - November 1st, 2017 This amazing holiday introduces you to the magnificent natural phenomena, cities, and exciting culture of Umbria and Tuscany. Umbria and Tuscany are provinces with many contrasts. Cities full of antiquity, culture and sophistication are found in a magical countryside and coastline, […]

King David Boutique Hotel – Prague

by liat @ Kesher Tours – Kosher travel and vacations

The King David hotel in Prague is a five-star boutique kosher hotel. The hotel is located near the train station in the city center, just a few minutes from the main tourist attractions and major shopping centers. The Jerusalem synagogue is about 5 minutes away from the hotel. Kosher tours to Europe > Hotel Facilities The […]

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Backpacking tips: How to spend budget holidays in Krakow

by Janina @ Travel Steps

You will taste the bitter-sweet tourist flavor of Krakow as soon as you arrive in the old town on a summer day. Just ignore the bored horse carriage drivers and their far too expensive offers. Be ready to share experiences with thousand other tourists. And be clever enough to visit the famous Wawel Castle and other attractions for free, go on a culinary time travel and try cheap traditional food in a Bar Mleczny. Open your ears for exceptional street musicians. Encounter your own fear in the Alley of Lost Souls and dive into shocking history. We loved Krakow. We spend two days on a backpacking trip in Krakow in summer and clearly want to go back. It was just too nice...

Jewish Gerona

by Eddie's Kosher Travel @ EDDIE’S KOSHER TRAVEL

Visit Gerona – city of the Ramban (Nachmanides) – one of the centers of Jewish creativity in the Middle Ages and one of the wellsprings of the Kaballah. We’ll wander through the old city’s alleyways to the Jewish quarter, where street names remain to tell of its glorious past and a museum displays ancient Jewish tombstones. […]

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CALLING ALL LADIES & GIRLS! With your help, we can make a GIRLS NIGHT OUT at Kalahari, the Worlds Largest Indoor Waterpark!

by Therowners @ Kosher. Family. Fun.

We need you! Tell all of your friends, form a group and we can pull this off! The more people we get, the cheaper it is too! The Terms: *Subject to minimum of 120 Girls or we can not rent! GIRLS ONLY, WEDNESDAY night January 24th, 9:30pm to 12:00am – (night Mid-Winter break begins in many frum communities, like Passaic)   Price depends on YOU!! If we get 120+ Ladies/Girls = $35 per person Bring a Group and Save!! 5 or more girls $30 each, groups of 20+ $25 each!   If we get 155+ Ladies/Girls the price drops to

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Gesher Club Hotel Davos – Switzerland

by yaniv sadeh @ Kesher Tours – Kosher travel and vacations

Kosher vacation in Davos > Gesher Club Hotel Davos is a Superior Tourist Class hotel. The hotel is located in a quiet and sunny area of Davos Platz, one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in Switzerland. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, equipped with private facilities, and offer a magnificent view from every […]

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5 bể bơi đẹp nhất trong châu Á – Nguồn Vietnam holidays

5 bể bơi đẹp nhất trong châu Á – Nguồn Vietnam holidays

by hoangthinhcod @ Phan Thinh's Blog

Marina Bay Sands tại Singapore có hồ bơi trên sân thượng tuyệt đẹp trên tầng 57 của khách sạn, nơi khách có thể bơi và chiêm ngưỡng đường chân trời Singapore. Bể bơi Năng lượng Vàng The St. Regis Lhasa Resort’s ở Tây Tạng làm cho khách hàng cảm thấy cực kỳ sang trọng với … Continue reading 5 bể bơi đẹp nhất trong châu Á – Nguồn Vietnam holidays

Taghazout: One of the top backpacking destinations in Morocco

by Janina @ Travel Steps

Taghazout is one of the top backpacker destinations in Morocco, where the waves are louder than the sounds of the Mosque. You will probably see more surfboards than beards and burkas. Meet surfers, hippies and travelers in Taghazout and visit the legendary Paradise Valley. We found cheap hostels, great cafes and bars right at the Atlantik Ocean. If you need a place to chill out on a backpacking trip around Morocco, Taghazout can be the place to be.

Vietnamese Any Day – A New Book Coming Up!

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

You’re looking at the draft of my sixth cookbook! This week, I sent the manuscript to my editor, Kelly Snowden. Vietnamese Any Day is all about helping American cooks work Viet flavors into their regular rotation. Many people who are new to Vietnamese food do not know where to begin. They’ve been seduced by the...

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Why I’m Going Back to Vietnam

by admin @ TAL Tours

Many people who visit the country of Vietnam feel powerfully drawn to return again at another time. Why? Well, I haven’t quite been able to put my thumb on it. It may be because of the adorable children of the nation, who run through the streets, grinning and flashing peace signs for the tourists’ cameras. […]

South Island Christmas Trip 2018

by wkusz @ Fodor's Forum

Hello! I'm just getting started planning a trip to the South Island over the Christmas/New Year's Holiday (Yes, I know - busiest time but is the...

Deal of the Day: Frozen Waterfalls, Mid-Winter Break, and YOU! A Unique & Unforgettable Combination You Didn’t Know to Consider!

by Therowners @ Kosher. Family. Fun.

While everyone’s talking about snowtubing, skiing and finding their own exclusive hotel pool out in the boondocks to commandeer for their family over Mid-Winter, your family can be out doing something completely different! Ever thought to try a Waterfall Hike? In the Winter? While the falls are frozen solid? With your own Sherpa? Ok, ok, we’ll admit that the Sherpa might be a bit of a stretch, but then again, you didn’t know to consider all of the rest either – and we’re absolutely serious about that! Besides, you absolutely do get all equipment, along with professional guides, making it

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