Monday, November 16, 2009

Deluxe Kosher Tours

Jurotrip is now featured on Deluxe Kosher tours' website!

Check it out and while you're there consider one of Stuart Katz's excellent international tours, which are all 100% kosher and Shabbat observant.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

There Will Be Blog

While working on my next Jurotrip, I will be blogging almost daily film and DVD reviews at SMSudin.Blogspot come on over and take a look.

This site will resume as more Jurotrips develop.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


A nice write up in The Jewish Star by my friend Michael Orbach about last week's Kosherfest, accompanied by my photography from the event.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Recent Reviews

I've been writing some reviews in my free time lately since the Jurotrip.

Check out my review of the Third Watch Season 2 DVDs at

and the extremely Judeo-centric new Coen Brothers film, 'A Serious Man' write up that I did for

More soon...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Continued Research

Haven't posted in a while but I have been doing a ton of research into where to go next and what to pursue. With Jews in every corner of the globe, and a history that ties us to just about every country, it's hard to decide "what next?"

I highly recommend a book by Allan Levine called "Scattered Among The Peoples" for anyone (like me) who is interested in a brief rundown of Jews from Spain to the USA and every point in between from 1492 to 1967.

Also, for a laugh, check out this site for the Kosher restaurant in Japan, which has sushi "coming soon".

Look for more updates soon on more developments of the next Jurotrip.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Episode 11 - Paris, France

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This is the double sized finale of the initial series of Jurotrip episodes. More info and additional goodies will be posted here soon about the future of Jurotrip, so thanks for watching and in the meantime please spread this around and get more people interested!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

Community in Corfu

In the courtyard behind the Synagogue of Corfu, Greece:

(above) A shulchan (table) where bodies would be ritually purified for burial.

The walled up doorway in the background is the former entrance to the mikvah (ritual bath) for the community. The mikvah is no longer in operation.

(below) The bombed out remnants of the school behind the Synagogue. Until WWII, the building was a thriving Jewish school for the community.

The poles in the foreground are for the sukkah in the courtyard of the Synagogue.