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Remembering Portugal’s Jewish Prized Poet

Herberto Hélder’s writing touched on the dark, mystic, and mythological

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A Simchat Torah Story From 1663 London

Samuel Pepys’ account of stumbling upon a lively synagogue service

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Looking for Mokum

Part 2 of 3: A chilly visit to Amsterdam’s Portuguese Synagogue and an awkward one to Anne Frank’s Secret Annex

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Looking for Mokum

Part 1 of 3: Returning to Amsterdam, scene of my post-college-crisis memoir, Everything Is Going To Be Great, to explore its Jewish history

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