Sunday, April 13, 2008

9 Tips Before You Travel to Israel

9 Tips Before You Travel to Israel

The writer of this says that in some homes in Israel, shoes are removed.

I have not read anything about shoes being removed in Israeli homes before. I suppose the writer could be just referring to Muslim homes; however, the Jewish population of Israel is very diverse. I am sure some of the Israeli Jews from Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and the Middle East prefer shoes-off.

I believe you need to remove your shoes in Sephardic (middle eastern) synagogues and Karaite synagogues, but not Ashkenazi (European) synagogues. I am afraid I did not do the module of Judaism when I took my Theology degree.

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