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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 "I Travel the World."


August 13, 2014 8:01 pm

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

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

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...


How to Fight the Cultural BDS Movement

One of the good things about the bad times of today is that people are not staying silent about rising...

‘New Hope’ in Fight Against Tay-Sachs Disease

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are touting a possible breakthrough in the fight against Tay-Sachs disease, a...


Jewish Group That Backs Corbyn Mocked for Member Mosaic Featuring Duplicate...

A group that has defended the British Labour Party amid a years-long antisemitism scandal and heavy criticism from the British Jewish...


Israel’s El Al to Try Out Direct Flights to Australia

El Al Israel Airlines said on Tuesday it will operate direct flights from Tel Aviv to Melbourne on a trial basis in April and May in what would be the...

Middle East

Abbas Announces PA General Elections in 2020 - Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas announced Tuesday that Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and eastern Jerusalem will go to the polls next year, for the first...

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