Observant Jews often have a hard time finding places to go on vacation. This is because many of the world’s cities are now populated by drunks and young people who love to party. Taking a city break can be very difficult because of how much distraction there is. It’s also worth noting that, sadly, instances of antisemitism are on the rise.
If you are a practicing Jew and want to find somewhere good to go away on vacation, this post has you covered. In it, you will learn everything there is to know about planning a trip.
Consider Taking Tours
You may want to consider taking a tour of locations relevant to Jewish history. Lots of people are taking such tours these days. The world would not be the same were it not for the contributions of Jewish people. Some of the most important inventions of the last century were the product of creative Jewish minds. The people from geshertours.co.il have made it clear on their site that if you, a practicing Jew, have an interest in your religion’s history, a tour is one of the best ways of exploring it. Whether it’s a tour of one of Morocco’s mellahs or Jerusalem, just make sure that you find a reliable guide company to work with. There are lots of companies offering tours these days, though not all of them are worth working with. Be very selective about who you hire so you get more for your money.
If you plan to visit a country that’s not got a large Jewish population and are purely going away for pleasure, not to learn about Jewish history, you need to make sure that you conduct extensive online research and verify that kosher restaurants are available. Many people make the mistake of going away without thinking about what they are going to eat. If there are no kosher restaurants or stores in the country or city to which you are traveling, you may only be able to eat vegetarian or vegan food. You should be able to find out about kosher restaurants in the area you are traveling to by conducting a simple internet search. If you think that a restaurant does serve kosher food but you cannot find any information relative to its kosher status online, get in touch with them via email or give them a call.
If you are going to go away, make sure that you take some time to plan your trip yourself. Even if you’re going away on a tour, it’s still a good idea to meticulously plan your trip and account for every single day of your travels. If you do not plan what you’re going to do on your trip, you could end up stuck with nothing to do after you arrive. If you are not going to take a tour, it is especially important that you create an itinerary for yourself.
Judaism is a very interesting religion. Planning a trip as an observant Jew can be difficult, mainly due to how rich the religion’s history is. Trying to look into it can be nauseating and confusing. Take the guidance given here and you’ll be able to plan the perfect getaway.