Tag: Jewish travel

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A Story of a Humble Banana

This week I will be lighting a Yahrzeit candle for my grandmother, Lea Leibowitz (a Jewish memorial candle lit to honor someone special to you on the anniversary of their death). I have previously written about my grandmother and what she meant to me (see my post Lea’s […]

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A Brief Visit to Kiryas Joel

Blooming Hill is a small farm located about two hours’ drive north of New York City. Here they grow over 200 varieties of organic fruit and vegetables, selling fresh produce on rough trestle tables inside of a rustic wooden barn. On weekends they also run a simple kitchen, […]

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A tour of Jewish Seville

Over the years I have been to many sites of Jewish interest, old and new. I have seen my fair share of Jewish neighborhoods, museums, centers, synagogues, historical sites, events, ghettos and memorials. Places which in various ways I have found to be uplifting, depressing, confusing, inspiring or […]

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Shabbat in Helsinki

A couple of years ago I was travelling from Australia to London on a flight that routed via Helsinki. One of those way-out-there places that in my wildest dreams I never thought I’d visit. So I decided to break the journey and take a few days to explore […]