Thursday, February 7, 2019

Review of "A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe, 4th ed, Pelican Publishing,

Association of Jewish Librarians

EditEd by RachEl Kamin & chava PinchuK 
November/December 2018 Volume VIII, No. 4 

Frank, Ben G. A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe. Fourth Edition. Gretna, Louisiana: Pelican Publishing Company, 2018. 656 pp. $19.87. (9781455623570). 
A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe is much more than a book that recommends sites of Jewish interest in Europe. It is a comprehensive guide and reference book to the culture, history, politics and life of Jews who live in Europe. Each chapter begins with a clear map of the country discussed and shows the location of cities where Jews live or have lived in the past. Frank then brie y discusses the Jewish history of each city and country. For example, in the chapter on France, he begins his account with the Roman period and ends with the rise of anti-Semitism and terrorism in today’s France. Each chapter includes concise 
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biographies of notable Jews who lived in a particular city or country. Included is information on Jewish population (past and present), expulsions, pogroms, blood libels, book burnings, and the inquisition. Frank lists kosher restaurants, synagogues of all denominations, museums, and memorial sites. In addition, he recommends Jewish tours and tour guides. Jewish organizations, community activity centers, libraries, cemeteries are also listed, as well as their addresses and phone numbers. At the end of each chapter Frank recommends books for further study. Black and white photographs of both the interior and exterior of synagogues enhance the book. A comprehensive index is included. A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe is highly recommended for all libraries. It is interesting, well written and can be appreciated by patrons who are planning a trip to Europe or patrons who are interested in the life of European Jews. 
Ilka Gordon, Beachwood, Ohio 

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Praise for Library Talk, Glades Road Branch Library

After my book talk, great questions from audience at Glades Road Branch Library, Boca Raton, FL Nice email afterwards from Alena Geidel, Research Services Librarian: “ Thank you, Ben, for speaking today at our library.  The topic (“Jewish Communities in Europe”) was so relevant and interesting to our members!” Sold books, including,  “A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe, 4thed. Pelican Publishing. me on twitter @bengfrank.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Russia and its lack of democratic institutions.

#Russiahas never had democratic institutions. Ask Klara of #KlarasJourney, historical novel, #MarionStreetPress, a story of 'betrayal, drama and love.", wherever books are sold, takes place mostly in #Siberia. Wherever books are sold, kindle, nook,

Thursday, December 20, 2018

My article on the Berlin Jewish Museum, in The Jerusalem Post.

My article on the Berlin Jewish Museum just published in The Jerusalem Post, For more on Jewish museums and monuments in Germany and 20 other countries in Europe, check out “A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe, 4thedition, (Pelican Publishing.) Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Target, as well as J. Levine Books and Judaica in New York City.  www.bengfrank.blogspot.comFollow me on twitter @bengfrank.  

Going to Europe, France, UK and 21 countries.

Going to Europe, France , UK and 21 countries in Europe, now or in future, Just out in The Jerusalem Post, review and comment, "A Travel Guide toJewish Europe," 4th ed. (Pelican Publishing) Wherever books are sold,  www.bengfrank.blogspot.comFollow me on twitter @bengfrank.  

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Just off the press, my article on Golden Prague. in the Jerusalem Post.

Just off the press, my travel article in The Jerusalem Post on "Golden Prague."  For more information on Jewish sites in the Czech Republic capital, pick up a copy of  the up-to-date, "A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe," 4th edition, Pelican Publishing. me on twitter @bengfrank.