Annotation Profiling Jewish-oriented sightseeing, worship, community, and dining highlights in 15 North American cities, and additional sites in other states/provinces, this guide includes some unexpected finds (e.g., Mississippi Jews & Blues bicycle tours, a kosher winery near San Francisco). Includes resource contact information, the traditional Wayfarers' prayer, and a glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
For over fifty years the Jewish Travel Guide has been essential reading for Jewish travellers - whether travelling on business, for pleasure or to seek their historical roots. In response to an ever-increasing demand for information, this latest expanded edition covers over 110 countries and over 2,000 towns and cities. Concise and updated introductions describe the history of each Jewish community and its present state, making it a miniencyclopedia on world Jewry, before listing a directory of the essential information for each country required by the modern traveller.
The book validates its motto: 'Don't go without it Jewish Chronicle For almost fifty years the Jewish Travel Guide has been the essential reference book for all Jewish travellers worldwide whether travelling on business, for pleasure or to seek their
Over the years the Jewish Travel Guide has been essential reading for all Jewish travellers. As the world gets ever smaller and more places became accessible they, like everyone else, are extending their travel horizons. Your business has sent you to Hong Kong or Cali and you want to find a synagogue. The Guide not only tells you where they are but also offers you a choice. You are five thousand miles from home in unfamiliar territory and want to know if the local fish is kosher. The Guide tells you the answer. You are searching for your roots in Eastern Europe and want to have a kosher meal. The Guide tells you where to find one. All your Jewish travel questions are answered in the Jewish Travel Guide.
A collection of interviews conducted by Gerstenfeld with Jewish historians and public figures. In a lengthy essay preceding the interviews (pp. 10-90), "From the Aftermath of the Holocaust to Today's Antisemitism" [an abridged version appeared in "Jewish Political Studies Review" 14 (2002)], notes a number of issues relevant to assessing European postwar antisemitism: barriers placed in the way of survivors' reintegration into postwar society, problems related to financial and moral restitution, the reluctance of European states to punish war criminals and its relation to national myths that exculpate countries from responsibility for the Holocaust, the preservation or lack thereof of Holocaust memory and Holocaust education. Stresses the double standard adopted by European countries in regard to Israel, and antisemitism expressed in anti-Zionism. Presents brief reports on antisemitism in various countries and suggests that more research is needed to reveal connections between present and postwar antisemitism. Some of the interviews (which consist of quotes interspersed with Gerstenfeld's comments), were published previously. Contents: