Rashi (רש"י) was one of the giants of Jewish culture, but for some reason he is not remembered in Jewish tourism. Rambam has better public relations, and many visitors are coming to Cordoba in Spain to see the statue of Maimonides and to kiss his arms. but not many come to visit Troyes, the hometown of Rashi להמשך קריאה
Overseas vacations are becoming popular thanks to the "open sky policy" that has lowered airfares, as well as the reduction of the Airbnb method. Many Orthodox families are preferring private homes vacation, because the possibilities to cook kosher food by ourselves להמשך קריאה
A few months ago, in the middle of winter, I was stocked at the Boston airport in connection between two flights. I landed in the early morning and was supposed to take off 6 hours later. I was very hungry, but I found nothing to calm my stomach. להמשך קריאה
The most important Jewish site in Ioannina is the "Kahal Kadosh Yashan" Synagogue in the Old City, described in another article here. But this is not the only Jewish tourist site. Here are other Jewish and general places worth visiting in Ioannina: להמשך קריאה
A trip to the city of Ioannina in north Greece, can also be an exciting spiritual experience, due to a unique Jewish tourist site: the "Kahal Kadosh Yashan" (old holy congregation) synagogue of the Romanyotis community. This is the last synagogue in the world that preserves the Romanyotis special traditions, some of which can only be seen in this synagogue.
The logistical question that concerns everyone planning a trip is "where will we stay?" We see plenty of hotels offers in the internet, and have trouble choosing between them. They all offer nice pictures and customer recommendations, but sometimes we find later that price may not include taxes and fees, or the rooms are not clean, or too crowded, or the hotel is located in an unpleasant neighborhood, or far from the entertainment venues. We all read the guest reviews on the booking sites, knowing that the information is not always entirely reliable, because companies like "Booking" are censoring negative reviews. Therefore, the issue of overnight stays is dilemma. להמשך קריאה
In the previous articles in this series about the Epirus district, we dealt with the question of what to see there. Assuming that the answer is clear by now, and we already have a desire to travel to Epirus, there are logistical questions about how to get there, and where should we sleep there? להמשך קריאה