Mystical Morocco: 8/19- 8/28
Once again , Jewish Heritage Tours will be sponsoring its exciting and unforgettable Morocco excursion during the summer holiday vacation. They will be visiting a large section exotic Morocco, sitting at the very tip of North Africa, only fourteen kilometers from Europe ! What is wonderful about this unique excursion, is that you leave on Sunday, August 19th, arrive early Monday morning in Casablanca , immediately begin touring, and return on Tuesday, August 28th early- evening . In the interim, you have explored a sizeable portion of this fascinating country and learned its Jewish history in just 8.5 days ! It is a very safe country; after all, it is North Africa, not the Middle East and security is not an issue.
The rich Jewish heritage in Morocco will be explored and studied during the trip. A leading Talmid Chacham and scholar: Ha’Rav Dr. Nosson Dovid Rabinowich , a specialist in classical and medieval Jewish History , noted author and teacher, will accompany the tour and serve as Rav, Mashgiach, Lecturer and “Jewish” guide. Someof the highlights of this remarkable tour include:
1) Pray for your loved ones at the most revered Tzion in Morocco: the Miracle Maker, Rebbe Amram Ibn Diwanne in Quezzane
2) explore the neighborhood in which the Rambam and his family spent five years
3) visit Sali, the home of the Or Hachaim Hakadosh and davenat his holy grandfather’s tzion in Fez
4) daven Shabbat in the mellah in Marrakech in probably the second oldest ,still active, schul in the world, founded in 1492
5) a daf yomi,signon Morocco, and parshat ha’shavua shiur with Or Ha’chaim Hakadosh from Rav Rabinowich
The personable and knowledgeable local tour guides will help the group appreciate this land of contrasts, known for its magnificent imperial cities, royal palaces, enormous, exquisite gardens, colorful markets, white sandy beaches, rich culture and history, archeological wonders and hospitable people. It is a very child-friendly tour for all ages. Extensions to Israel either before or after the tour can be arranged.
(Earlybird price: ONLY $3799 PP/DO; ALL INCLUSIVE; ends June 27; no extensions)
A summer Fantasy: FASCINATING FRANCE : July 31/August 2- August 9
Jewish Heritage Tours is proud to announce its third exciting tour of Paris, South France and Monaco. For years, Jewish Heritage Tours has been the U.S. leader in glatt kosher tours to Western Europe and Africa and due to popular demand this new destination has recently been added . The primary objectives of this tour are: to appreciate the natural beauty of Provence , to learn about our fascinating heritage in Provence and the Languedoc regions during the Medieval era, to visit Normandy and pay our respects to America’s heroes, to travel to the towns of the revered Rashi and his family and, of course, to really explore Paris, one of the world’s most fascinating cities .A very respected Talmid chacham and historian, Rabbi Dr.N.D. Rabinowich, will also serve as the “Jewish” guide and “rav” on this tour .
In addition to the afore-mentioned objectives, the tour offers other highlights such as: the Versailles Castle, residence of the Sun King, Louis XIV and the famous French-style gardens, Avignon , the location of the majestic Palace of the Popes who welcomed and protected the Jews of Provence and Languedoc after they were expelled in the 14th century( hence, “the Pope’s Jews”) and, of course, the fascinating cities of Marseilles, Cannes, Nice and Monaco, the second smallest independent state in the world . It might be small – only ¾ square mile, but it has some awesome buildings,unbelievable gardens and, of course, world-famous casinos.
Due to popular demand, a second departure date has been introduced for this excellent tour: August 2.
Space on this very popular tour is very limited since JHT encourages small groups. For a detailed itinerary and to make reservations at the earlybird price, please visit www.ahavathtorah.com and call:917-753-5178 or write to: JHTours@gmail.com.