Jewish Bulgaria: A Virtual Sephardic Journey
Join a dynamic interactive trip through Bulgaria’s rich Jewish heritage. This virtual tour will make stops in Sofia and Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s largest cities, and will take you inside the sumptuous Neo-Moorish Sofia synagogue. Other highlights along the way include the medieval capital, the grand Rila Monastery, and the mountain town of Samokov, home to the affluent Arie dynasty. You will have a chance to learn about the history and culture of the Bulgarian Sephardic Jews. Learn about the historical details surrounding the survival of 50,000 Bulgarian Jews during the Holocaust, and note some of the most prominent politicians, clergymen, and intellectuals who stood up for their Jewish neighbors. Your final destination will be Jaffa, Israel, where large numbers of Bulgarian Jews settled between 1948 and 1952.
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