Jewish Journal

Ready, set, Goa in India

by Orit Arfa

October 29, 2015 | 11:47 am

Lani Matsil, a New Yorker living in Israel, visits the Monkey Temple in Hampi. Photo by Orit Arfa

Rabbinic tradition has it that Hodu (“India” in Hebrew) is the word Yehudi (“Jew” in Hebrew), without the letter yod, which... read full article

  • Meet the family behind Burma’s last synagogue

    by Saw Yan Naing

    October 28, 2015 | 3:39 pm

    In the center of downtown Yangon (formerly Rangoon), just off the city’s main thoroughfare of Mahabandoola Street, stands Burma’s only remaining...

  • Hip for Hungary

    by Orit Arfa

    April 23, 2015 | 1:22 am

    Inside a rundown courtyard apartment building on Kiraly Street lies a remnant of dark times past. A brick wall has been reconstructed to mark the point...

  • Takeout on Christmas isn’t the only Jewish connection to China

    by Elyse Glickman

    April 23, 2015 | 1:12 am

    Hong Kong, like the favorite neighborhood Chinese restaurants that so often bring American-Jewish families together on non-Jewish holidays, is a...

  • The best is yet to come in evolving Israeli tourism

    by Ryan E. Smith

    March 4, 2015 | 3:54 pm

    Following a record year for tourism in 2013 — when 3.5 million visitors came to the Holy Land — things got off to an even better start in 2014. More...

  • A Jewish state grows in Basel

    by Elyse Glickman

    February 25, 2015 | 11:00 am

    Basel, Switzerland, could be thought of as the cradle of modern Zionism. It was here that the First Zionist Congress was held in 1897, and the city...

  • The beautiful Banias

    by Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21c

    May 21, 2014 | 11:39 am

    The first thing you need to know about the Hermon-Banias Nature Reserve in the Golan Heights is that you will have to fight the temptation to dive into...

  • Beauty of the Dead Sea makes a stunning wedding destination

    by Michele Chabin

    May 21, 2014 | 11:30 am

    Finding a truly unique wedding destination can be difficult. There are countless special wedding venues scattered around the world, but few offer the...

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