Jewish Journal

Hip for Hungary

by Orit Arfa

April 23, 2015 | 1:22 am

Spinoza Cafe in Budapest serves traditional Hungarian-Jewish food
and offers Jewish-themed entertainment. Its Friday night klezmer
performances are often sold out in advance. Photo courtesy of Spinoza Cafe

Inside a rundown courtyard apartment building on Kiraly Street lies a remnant of dark times past. A brick wall has been... read full article

  • 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...

  • Jerusalem high on new skyline

    by Michele Chabin

    March 12, 2014 | 3:03 pm

    Ten years ago, Jerusalem was just starting to emerge from the Second Intifada, which scared away local residents as well as investors. Many shops and...

  • Rare chance to see ancient biblical artifacts, documents

    by Michele Chabin

    March 5, 2014 | 1:29 pm

    An exhibition of more than 200 of the world’s rarest biblical manuscripts is drawing big crowds to the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem. 

    The “Book of...

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