Jewish Heritage

Vibrant History of Jewish Morocco

Morocco has long been an exciting and interested destination for world travelers. Its strategic location amidst impressive dynasties has allowed Morocco stand above the best of its Mediterannean neighbors. Morocco, a North African country situated in the Maghreb Desert, has a population of 33 million, and a long historical connection to Judaism. Despite the country’s …

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Exploring Jewish Portugal through the Community’s Culinary Traditions

Jewish residents of various backgrounds embrace different cooking methods and use different ingredients while remaining true to the roots and rules of traditional Jewish cuisine. This is true of Portugal’s Jewish community, who are part of a larger group called the Sephardic Jews.  This group is from the Iberian Peninsula, which includes Portugal and other …

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Moroccan Trivia and Facts for Your Next Trip

Although the region was made famous by “Casablanca,” the 1942 classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, there’s so much to know about Morocco than the name of the largest city within the kingdom. Did you know that it is ruled by a royal figure, not a political appointee? As you plan your trip to …

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Cell Phone in Israel FAQ

Do I need to get a cell phone for my trip to Israel?   So you’re going to Israel and getting conflicting information about using a cell phone in Israel. Some have told you that your cell phone will work in Israel, others claim that they won’t work. Your cell phone provider may have assured you that you cell …

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