A Travel Guide to the Jewish Caribbean and South America


This is a practical, anecdotal, and adventurous journey including kosher restaurants, caf�s, synagogues, and museums, plus cultural and heritage sites.

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This is a practical, anecdotal, and adventurous journey including kosher restaurants, caf�s, synagogues, and museums, plus cultural and heritage sites.

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National Jewish Post and Opinion
What makes Frank’s books special is the way in which he makes them practical and interesting and usually fills a need because something similar does not exist.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589800786
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 1,539,589
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 1.58 (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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9
Introduction 15
Brazil: It Gave Birth to American Jewry 23
Curacao, Aruba, and the Dutch Islands: The Mother of Caribbean Jewish Communities 97
St. Thomas and St. Croix: A Historical Congregation 139
Puerto Rico: The Largest Jewish Community in the Caribbean 163
Cuba: Yes, There Are Jews Here 183
Jamaica: 200 Jews Fighting to Survive 247
Martinique and Guadeloupe: Jews Arrived, Were Expelled, and Returned 277
Argentina: Tango, the Jewish Cowboy, and an Economic Depression 289
Uruguay: The Land Called the "River of Painted Birds" 365
Chile: Young Bride at the End of the World 397
Peru: Climbing into the Clouds 419
Costa Rica: Jews Thrive in This Ecotourist Paradise 461
Panama: Jews Hiked the Camino Real 481
Mexico: Jewry Older than in the U.S. 515
Index 554
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