Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Prime Minister Modi in Israel

PM Modi of India in Israel. All  about "the successful expansion of Israeli diplomacy away from Europe. From the Gulf to Africa to all across Asia, Israeli diplomacy is more active and diversified than ever before," says American Interest mag. Background, "The Scattered Tribe, Traveling the Diaspora from Cuba to India to Tahiti & Beyond," (Globe Pequot Press)http://amzn.to/J3Z47T, .Available wherever books are sold. Also an ebook   Follow me on twitter @bengfrank. www.bengfrank.blogspot.com .

Monday, June 26, 2017

Birobidzhan, historic, Jews still live there. Chapter on Birobidzhan in "The Scattered Tribe,"

A small Jewish community still exists in this historic Russian Jewry's "Jewish Autonomous Region," once Stalin's answer to Zionism. Read about how Jews survived his purges and virulent anti-Semitism in Birobidzhan: . "The Scattered Tribe, Traveling the Diaspora from Cuba to India to Tahiti and Beyond," (Globe Pequet Press) a travel narrative, with several chapters on Russia, including Siberia. http://amzn.to/J3Z47T. Also ebook “ Follow me on twitter @bengfrank. www.bengfrank. Also, check out "A Travel Guide to Jewish Russia and Ukraine, (Pelican Publishing)

Friday, June 16, 2017

New restrictions, travel to Cuba,

BREAKING NEWS: Whether you’re planning trip to Cuba or armchair traveler, note that Americans will no longer be able to plan their own private trips to Cuba, and those who go as part of authorized educational tours will be subject to strict new rules and audits to ensure that they are not going just as tourists, NY Times reports. Read For latest Jewish travel narrative and guide on Cuba, pick up, The Scattered Tribe: Traveling the Diaspora from Cuba to India to Tahiti & Beyond, (Globe Pequot Press) ) http://amzn.to/J3Z47T, .Available wherever books are sold. Also an ebook   Follow me on twitter @bengfrank. www.bengfrank.blogspot.com . Check out “A Travel Guide to the Jewish Caribbean and South America,”




Tuesday, June 6, 2017

D-DAY, CHK MY TRAVEL BOOKS ON WWII

D-Day 72 years ago. All of us in our elementary school class at Fulton School, Pittsburg, Pa. stood up and said a prayer for all the GIs landing in Normandy that day and the days that would follow . Cousin Manny Charach landed D+4 at Omaha beach. Talked to him today, he remembers it well. “we were slowly sailing to Normandy in France to
Meet the enemy,” he said. To which I added, “Good job Yanks.”  Check out my travel books on World War II sights. “The Scattered Tribe: Traveling the Diaspora from Cuba to India to Tahiti & Beyond,” (Globe Pequot Press) and “A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe,” 3rd edition, (Pelican Publishing).








Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tourism coming back to Nice.



Tourism coming back to Nice, France, after terrorist attack!
http://www.jpost.com/…/Tourism-returns-to-the-Cote-DAzur-48… by Ben G. Frank, in the Jerusalem Post. Check out "The Scattered Tribe, Traveling the Diaspora from Cuba to India to Tahiti and Beyond," (Globe Piquot Press) and "A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe," (Pelican Publishing Co.). Wherever books are sold.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Nice turnout at Palm Beach Gardens Library


Nice turnout at Palm Beach Gardens Library branch where I spoke on “Jewish Heritage , from the shtetle to 21st Century Russia,” including discussion of “Putin and the new Cold War.” Audience very receptive to the story of “Klara’s Journey,” (Marion Street Press) historic novel dealing with The Russian Revolution and the bloody civil war which followed. Signed copies for those who purchased “Klara’s Journey.” http://amzn.to/13Sp769. Follow me on twitter. @bengfrank, h