But not necessarily for the beaches…

According to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, Jamaica is adding a new attraction to draw tourists: its Jewish history.  The  island’s tourism board hopes to draw more visitors by highlighting the history and cultural impact of 17th-century Jewish immigrants who fled to Jamaica to escape the Inquisition.   And, equally fascinating are the Jewish pirates (like Moses Cohen Henriques) who trolled the Caribbean attacking Spanish ships carrying silver.  I may have to add Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean to the State of Belief reading list, but in the meantime, check out the article for some info (and travel tips like the island’s sand-floor synagogue).

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