Jewish Culture RTW

Africa / Jewish Culture RTW / Morocco By On October 4, 2017

Chefchaouen The Blue Pearl of Morocco

Upon departing Tangier we planned a lunch stop at Chefchaouen, the Blue Pearl of Morocco, on our way to Fez. Chefchaouen means “Look at the Peaks”. The town was originated in 1471, founded by Berber tribes as a base to launch attacks against the Portuguese. Having just arrived to Morocco from Granada we were surprised to learn that this was…

Bulgaria / Jewish Culture RTW / Roadtrip By On August 31, 2017

Jews in Bulgaria

The Sephardic Jews fleeing Spain settled in Bulgaria when it was part of the Ottomon Empire. During WWII, Bulgaria was initially neutral. However Hitler needsd access to cross the borders into Greece. He threatened to destroy Sofia unless access was given. Under threat of attack Boris the First, the reigning king, joined the Axis power and promised to send all…