Binyamin of Tudela: An Extraordinary Medieval Traveler
🗺️ We begin a series on premodern aliyah to the Land of Israel with the superlative world traveler Binyamin of Tudela, who detailed his visit to the Land of Israel in c. the 1160s.
You’re reading Stories from Jewish History, a weekly newsletter exploring Jewish thinkers, events, and artifacts, from the famous to the obscure. Today we embark on multiple journeys to the Land of Israel that Jews undertook in premodernity—in the period before the rise of national movements and Zionism in the nineteenth century. Some sought refuge in E…
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