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The Jain Temple at Chendamangalam. Story and photos by Vera Freudmann

A bridal couple on the morning of their wedding

The Ark in a synagogue in Cochin, Kerala

Holiday high point ... the Freudmanns at the Taj Mahal

Indian women happy to pose in typically colorful dress

Mumbai, where every day is washday in the world’s largest outdoor laundry

 India was one of those places that my husband and I ag...
Hamam Yehudi. Story and photos by Buzzy Gordon

The Holocaust memorial sculpture in Saloniki

The interior of Yad Lazikaron Synagogue

A gravestone (museum exhibit)

Ladadika. Saloniki's Jews were so critical to running the city's seaport that it closed on Shabbat

Greece's second largest city and environs have a lot to offe...
The Heydar Aliev Museum is in the shape of a reclining figure 8. Photos: Ruti Porter

The caravanserai in Sheki

Exterior of the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum

Ruti had been reading about Baku and had chosen Azerbaijan's...

If only they'd had the Waze and means in Biblical times The ...
Illustration by Denis Shifrin

In My Fair Lady, Professor Higgins sings a song called, "I'm...

​"Ettie Klinghoffer is dead!" So rang out the message from m...

In my previous article "Trump Control" (ESRA 189), I discuss...

On September 3, 2017, all Israeli insurance companies came o...

On average, one can expect that more than 70% of the hands p...

What a scream when my grandson asked for an ice cream Last w...

Uber drivers are a special bunch. Unlike most taxi drivers, ...

Judy loves adventure. I love the four walls of our apartment...
Having a lava-ly time ... the group rests after climbing to the top of a volcano in Northern Mongolia. Story and photos by Jeri Hahn-Markowitz

Your move ... Nomads in traditional dress play a typical game on the Mongolian steppe

Home sweet home ... a typical Mongolian nomadic dwelling on Lake Khuvsgul in a national park in Northern Mongolia

Mongolian guide Amina with Moti Hahn-Markowitz and group leader Professor Reuven Amitai

I recently returned from a two-week trip to Mongolia with a ...
Friends from the Abayudaya and Raanana/Kfar Saba – Ratner family and Edelman-Greens –making felafel for Shabbat

Rabbi Gershom Sizumo ... studied in Los Angeles

Visiting the elderly with Aaron the shochat

Shira Green makes a new friend, sharing Israeli food in Uganda

One hundred years ago, a man named Semei Kakungulu translate...
Graves of Rabbi Meir of Rothenburg – the Maharam – and Alexander Ben Salomo Wimpfen, who paid a large sum to redeem the rabbi’s body, on condition that he was buried next to him

A figure on Worms Cathedral which represents the Jewish religion

Chagall windows in St Stephen’s Church in Mainz

My husband and I recently took a trip to the 'ShUM' cities o...
I’d spend hours gazing across the valley, the two dogs demanding my hands-on attention, a cat sitting on the sofa with me, while a frog from the pond next door serenaded us. Photo: Ruti Porter

Our young son and his family were going on holiday. While he...

In a recent conversation over the bridge table, the often re...

 Oy vey! New Yiddish words for the 21st century Bubbegu...

 If you can, take a look through the window at the sky ...

I came across a hand in a recent club tournament which gave ...