Articles By Benjamin of Tudela

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    Benjamin of Tudela

    Benjamin of Tudela was a rabbi and world traveler. In 1165/6 he set off on a voyage through the Mediterranean region, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Arabia, Egypt, and other places in Asia Minor and the Near East, before returning to Spain in 1173 and publishing an account of his travels. His Book of Travels has been translated into many languages.


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      Greetings from Constantinople

      A Sephardic Jew records his impression of the city and its Jewish inhabitants in the twelfth century.

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      Greetings from Baghdad

      A Sephardic Jew records his impressions of the city and its Jewish leadership in the 12th century.


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