A Travel Guide to Jewish Russia & Ukraine

A Travel Guide to Jewish Russia & Ukraine

by Ben Frank
     
 

"A priceless asset to any traveler whose goal is to explore the Jewish past of these two historical countries."
—The Jewish Advocate

The author follows in the footsteps of his namesake, the rabbi explorer of the twelfth century, Benjamin of Tudela, to create the first all-encompassing guide to Jewish Russia and Ukraine, with stops in Bulgaria and

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"A priceless asset to any traveler whose goal is to explore the Jewish past of these two historical countries."
—The Jewish Advocate

The author follows in the footsteps of his namesake, the rabbi explorer of the twelfth century, Benjamin of Tudela, to create the first all-encompassing guide to Jewish Russia and Ukraine, with stops in Bulgaria and Romania.

Until Communism fell, the Jews of Russia and Ukraine had been suppressed and denied human and religious rights. Today, not only are they reborn, but they are rebuilding a new, vibrant community for the twenty-first century. Frank explores this rebirth and guides both first-time and experienced travelers to Jewish and historical sites. He profiles synagogues, monuments, and schools that can be found in such cities as St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kiev, Odessa, and even Kishinev in Moldava.

Approximately 120 years ago, the majority of the world's Jews lived in what was called the "Pale of Settlement" in the Russian Empire. Most American Jews today trace their ancestry to Russia and the surrounding territories, especially Ukraine. A Travel Guide to Jewish Russia & Ukraine will aid those visiting places where relatives once lived, as well as those simply in search of history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565543553
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Ben G. Frank, a journalist and a consultant to airlines and tourist offices, is president of the Frank Promotion Group. He has frequently traveled to Russia and has spent years researching this book. A member of numerous international press organizations, he has published articles in magazines and newspapers worldwide and is known as one of the most authoritative travel writers on Jewish communities and culture. Frank also is the author of A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe, published by Pelican.

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