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Ben G. Frank, journalist, travel writer, is the author of the just-published,"Klara's Journey, A Novel," as well as "The Scattered Tribe," "A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe," "A Travel Guide to Jewish Russia and Ukraine," and "A Travel Guide to Jewish South America."He is considered one of the country's most distinguished commentators on Jewish communities around the world. He blogs at www.bengfrank.blogspot.com "I Travel the World."

ARTICLES BY: Ben Frank


August 13, 2014 8:01 pm
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What’s Next for Ukrainian Jews?

Déjà vu, a horrible dream: Here we are in the 21st Century, and a civil war in Ukraine; fears that Russia will cross the border...

June 11, 2014 6:51 pm
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The Jewish Heart Longs for Odessa

Since the Ukrainian-Russian crisis broke out earlier this year, I have often thought about Odessa on the Black Sea, which some refer to as "Little...

June 4, 2013 1:55 pm
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Venturing Outside the Big Apple? Visit West Point

WEST POINT, NEW YORK - A number of years ago (when Richard M. Nixon was president) my wife and our two toddlers were driving...

Features

Saluting One of the Last Living Heroes of Israel’s Fight for Independence

JNS.org - When Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s hard to remember...

Sukkot: A Jewish Thanksgiving

JNS.org - Sukkot is akin to a Jewish Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving in America, no matter their religion or background, families...

World

US Jewish, Pro-Israel Groups Mourn Sudden Death of Civil Rights Icon Elijah...

Many American Jewish and pro-Israel groups expressed condolences on Thursday over the sudden death of US Congressman Elijah Cummings. In a...

Israel

After Latest Unity Offer Rejected, Israeli Coalition Talks Remain Stalemate...

After a day of speculation, Israel’s centrist Blue and White party rejected a unity government proposal from Prime Minister Benjamin...

Middle East

Gaza’s Growing Pet Population Stretches Scant Vet Resources

Palestinians in Gaza are increasingly turning to domestic pets for emotional comfort from the harsh realities of the economically-depressed enclave but the growing animal population is stretching ill-equipped veterinarian facilities. Some...

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