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Synagogue Visits In Istanbul.Jewish community have lived in the geographic area of Asia Minor for more than 2,400 years.
Cruise ships are notorious for buffets, non-stop supplies of food, and even mid-night nibbles to go with your libations. Ships are offering high-end restaurants passengers (who are willing to pay a bit extra) can enjoy fine dining options like sushi bars, Italian trattorias, and even little bakeshops. How do you feed thousands of hungry guests three meals a day along with snacks, sandwiches, and drinks at any hour? Your typical stock will include twenty-two thousand pounds of flour and twelve thousand pounds of fresh potatoes. To ensure the supply of a ship requiring ingredients measured by the ton, suppliers need an hefty advance notice. You’d think most of the pre-planned menus would be assembled, in some capacity, on land and then packaged and heated up on the ship.
No matter what the circumstances, suppliers must deliver on time or fly their supplies to the next port the ship will dock at. While you are sprawled out on your bed, belly full of steak and lobster, various crews are cooking (in some capacity) non-stop. The profile of the average passenger usually plays into the menu, food supplies, and even recipes. This guy (or gal) is responsible for creating sculptures out of ice, squash, and many other types of food. With thousands of pounds of food, some ingredients get a lock-and-key with the occasional guard.
It’s great to get this insight into cruise ships and how they cater for everyone on board. I have never really been on a cruise, I usually hear the food is amazing though; especially when there is free ice cream! I’ve never really thought about what goes on behind the scenes on a cruise ship but it is a massive effort for sure. I have never been on a cruise yet, but it makes me feel a little more at ease knowing the food is freshly prepared on board.
I am a huge foodie, so one of the reasons I’d like to go on a cruise is to enjoy the buffets.
This is the first time that I heard about how food are prepared in the kitchen of a cruise ship! Here is good stuff to get you ready to capture your cruise adventures to share with your family and friends. Now is a good time to beef up your artistic skills before you board for your cruise vacation. You fine artist coloring kids should work on your painting and drawing art coloring activities before you board for your cruise trip.
Kids, give a donation of 30-40 ribbon wrapped coloring pages to children's hospitals, orphanages, church and day care centers. The Oxford English Concise Dictionary (OECD) defines Meander (verb) as being a€?to wander aimlesslya€? or (noun) as a€?a circuitous journeya€?.
The Braemar is small for a cruise ship by modern standards, at only 640 feet LOA and 950 passengers (350 crew).
Our itinerary took us from Barbados to Curacao, Aruba, Jamaica, Mexico (x2), Havana Cuba, Grand Cayman Island, and back to Jamaica. The other pleasant thing on this trip was that the shipa€™s doctor, one Dr Bob Jones, turned out to be a very old school friend of mine who I had not seen for 52 years. I gather the supper held on 18th February with Adam and Mary Reay at the helm went well with 83 people attending. Also at the supper we presented the John Hyatt trophy for the photo getting the most votes in the annual photo competition. After the presentations, Neil Eccles gave us an excellent talk about his and Brona€™s experiences with keeping their boat, Cutaway, on the West Coast of France. The next and final supper before the summer is on Friday 15th April when Richard Pierpoint will be the after supper speaker talking about Flexisail, his yacht-share scheme (see the linked advertisement on the Social page of the LTSC Web site). I have several a€?computersa€? at home, but the iPad has very rapidly become my computing device of choice for everything from downloading and reading The Times every day (much cheaper than the paper edition!) to e-mailing and web-surfing. Notice how carefully I have avoided all mention of getting the chute wrapped around the forestay and tearing it on the now defunct (splash) steaming light in the middle week?
This montha€™s blast shows Maureen Harris and Pat Stacey discussing what to do with Ray Collier who was somewhat comatose after a particularly good Meandering lunch on board John and Pat Staceya€™s always hospitable Mixit. Hey, its Spring!A  The 1st of March has come and gone, and according to the UK Met Office the 1st of March is the start of that most glorious time of year, Spring.
I have several a€?computersa€? at home, but the iPad has very rapidly become my computing device of choice for everything from downloading and reading The Times every day (much cheaper than the paper edition!) to e-mailing and web-surfing.A  Apple has just bought out a new iPad 2, lighter and with front and rear cameras for video phoning etc, but I shall be content with just the Operating System upgrade for a while yet.
These time-tested partnerships mean we can deliver the best price and service in the travel industry and a worry-free vacation. Their innovative marketing programs and high customer service delivery are the keys to their success. In the later Middle Ages, Ashkenazi Jews migrating to the Byzantine Empire and Ottoman Empire supplemented the original Jewish population of Asia Minor.
The meals are more diverse and offer seasonally changing menus to entice passengers to make a return trip for a different experience. So, if the pork supplier is a day late, the supplier will have to pay out of his own pocket to have the meat flown to the earliest dock location. Lorenzo Dearie, Executive Chef of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, explains – “The Spanish eat a lot more fruit, a lot more bread, a lot more cheeses.
He or she also steps in to help with creating visual displays of food that is simply meant to be looked at, not eaten.
Another team ensures vegetables are cleaned and prepped while keeping them as fresh as possible.


I did think about how many kitchens they have or better yet how many people are in the kitchen cooking, it must be an intense place to be in.
My boyfriend has shared before that he got fat because of the delicious food served buffet style when they had a one-week vacation in a cruise.
I’ve never been on a cruise, and I have mixed feelings about them (I can get motion sickness). I have to be honest: I do not like buffets at all so it is really good to know that there are so many restaurant and fine dining options these days on cruise ships. In fact, my husband has been watching TV shows that highlight different cruise line features and all the stuff you can get by booking with that cruise line. A very interesting read, I should have my in laws read it they are always going on cruises. I always thought, most of the food was pre-made due to the fact, they have to make so much of it, good to know it’s fresh. 10 boats and 30 people went and had a good time as described by Adam Reaya€™s report as event organiser, here, on the LTSC web-site. I had intended to take Selene, and all plans had been made with Peter Bennett who was going to crew. When Bob retired as a GP some years ago he signed on with Fred Olsen for a few weeks doctoring each year. The Octagenarian walking stick is just a chance to celebrate each year one of our many still very active over-80s.
Not strictly speaking a cruising event or competition, although the originator and organiser of the competition, Ray Collier, is one of us, and this time it was ace photgrapher Ray himself who won and to whom the trophy was presented by Barbara Hyatt. Illustrated with many photographs, examples of the lower costs in France than in the UK, and even an excerpt of Edith Piaff singing a€?Je ne regrette riena€?, Neila€™s talk had many of us thinking about emigration!
The first is that since Duncan Wright, our hard-working Rear Commodore House, with Elaine and Tracey, introduced the excellent new three course menus, the events are selling-out.
As well as the vector-based Navionics charts I mentioned last time, Imrays have just added their English Channel folio in raster form as an App for the iPad at A?25. I have to go and try to find the leak through which Selenea€™s pressurised water system is pumping the contents of the fresh water tank into the bilge ready for the Marchwood YC Meet this weekend. Of course, there are still a few fundamentalists around who argue that the seasons dona€™t change until the equinox. Passengers now want higher quality cruise ship food versus quantity, but the ships are still cranking out seemingly endless portions. After mixing the two into a fabulous cocktail of freelance writing about all things style, she started a family. WoW it is indeed quite an organization to feed all the cruise ship customers a few times a day. Mind you, really observant readers might have noticed that I had a covert live, working, link to this blog from the LTSC site the whole time the matter was being debated by the powers that be - all you had to do was to open TellTales on screen each month and, voila, therein was the link before your very eyes waiting to be clicked!
That is what I have been doing, meandering at sea for 2,950 nautical miles in a floating 5 star hotel.
When launched in 1992 she was originally 538 ft LOA and she could only take 727 passengers.
No, not one of those semi-submersibles which keep a bit of themselves above the water at all times, a real submarine, down to 138 feet below the surface.
The first time we chatted neither of us recognised the other, but talking to his wife, Jane, the next day the question of where I grew up and had gone to school arose and the facts became clear. The Titanic trophy goes for the biggest prang of the past season, and this year was for Barry Duttona€™s attempt to destroy what is now known as Duttona€™s Post (one of the transit marks with a ladder on it which the ferries use).
Particular thanks are also due to Neil for stepping into the breach at short notice when the originally scheduled speaker could not make the date. Not quite sure which I prefer yet although waypoint addition is neater and more accurately accomplished on the Imrays. She still comes sometimes on Selene but back trouble has limited her in the long drive from where she lives to Lymington. Two weeks ago he arrived with pans full of pancake batter so we celebrated Shrove Wednesday up at the Folly with a plentiful supply of excellent pancakes for lunch. But if you work that way then summer does not begin until the summer solstice on mid-summera€™s day.
The Titanic trophy goes for the biggest prang of the past season, and this year was for Barry Duttona€™s attempt to destroy what is now known as Duttona€™s Post (one of the transit marks with a ladder on it which the ferries use).A  Arguments that Barry did not qualify, being a racer rather than a cruiser, were speedily dealt with by the fact that he often turns out at Meanderers, and in any case the race he was trying to get to at the time had not yet started - so he was cruising!A  The Endeavour trophy went to John and Chris Chaundy for their voyage to New Zealand, although as someone pointed out to me this is not quite the first LTSC yacht to make that trip because Jill Lazenbya€™s son sailed her boat there when he emigrated. Despite emigration during the 20th century, modern day Turkey continues a Jewish population.The present size of the Jewish Community is estimated at around 26,000 according to the Jewish Virtual Library.
You will always have something special for yourself when you grown up and become a man or a woman. That left me with literally no clothes suitable for the jacket-and-tie dinner at the Royal Corinthian YC on 5 March. Then two years ago Fred Olsen took her to Blohm and Vossa€™s shipyard in Germany and had her sliced in two and a 102 feet extra centre section added. It was much like being in a small aircraft but with fish looking in the windows and a Moray Eel to watch.
Both born in September 1940, we had flown model aircraft together, had been ace-keen Air Force cadets together, had gone to the same ballroom dancing class, and indeed had at various times dated many of the same girls. And the caterers need a couple of days notice about numbers, so there is an absolute booking deadline of mid-day on the Wednesday beforehand. We think this should become an LTSC tradition with a Pancake Race down the Folly Pontoon on the Wednesday after pancake day? In a temperature which at sea was never once below 25 Celsius, and on land rather hotter.A  Sunshine the whole way, except for 10 minutes of rain one day in Mexico.
Both born in September 1940, we had flown model aircraft together, had been ace-keen Air Force cadets together, had gone to the same ballroom dancing class, and indeed had at various times dated many of the same girls.A  So pleasant times were spent over refreshing drinks in the hot sun reminiscing about those who taught us, or tried to, at school, the girls we knew, and so forth. Well, readers, I am sorry this blog does not appear at exact monthly intervals, gratifying as it is to find there are those who wait keenly for the next issue.
A?11-00 gets you a bottle of reasonable wine at dinner as opposed to A?25 plus (I am told) on Royal Caribbean, and A?3-50 a pre-dinner cocktail.


You can book with the a cheque (I remember that word, some sort of paper-based way of paying?) and the form at the back of TellTales, or by phone and credit card by phoning Jayne in the LTSC Office.
Either way it is a planning boon, no more dragging paper charts home, and you can even pull it out and appear knowledgeable at Sailing Committee Meetings. Willa€™s home made scones, Peter Bennetta€™s home made jam, and Tescoa€™s best extra thick cream in the wall-to-wall sunshine made for a memorable afternoon.
My case was eventually found and returned to me the next day.A  And, to be frank, not only was I without clothes but very tired. A?11-00 gets you aA  bottle of reasonable wine at dinner as opposed to A?25 plus (I am told) on Royal Caribbean, and A?3-50 a pre-dinner cocktail. Rav Izak Haleva, is assisted by a religious Council made up of a Rosh Bet Din and three Hahamim. Chinese travelers snack little, prefer set dining times.” An unofficial but common agreement finds Australians tend to drink the most. Yet the literacy rate is higher than in this country and the infant mortality rate is half of that in the US.
I never was much good at West to East Atlantic flights even when work meant I was doing them several times a year, but I have got much worse at it with age. And MV Braemar owned by Fred Olsen is a nice ship, with well designed and sized public rooms. Its not only for an LTSC readership, I do have other friends, and this time will be largely about my own doings. A 5 hour wait at the airport on Jamaica, plus a head-wind delayed 9.5 hour flight proved too much this time, so instead of sailing I slept. No, forget all ideas of dolly-birds, these were well-balanced, independent, outward looking people of my age, survivors of bereavement or divorce who had picked themselves up, started exploring new things, and got going again.
Kids play in the street and women walk home alone after dark with no problems.A  No KFC or MacDonalds either unlike drug-ridden Jamaica where walking around at mid-day is a distinctly twitchy experience. A bronze column found in Ankara confirms the rights the Emperor Augustos accorded the Jews of Asia Minor.Ottoman Period,1299 - 1492 As the Ottoman Empire expands more and more Jewish populations , mostly Romaniot ( Greek-speaking Jews who lived in the Roman Empire ) are incorporated into Ottoman lands. The richest and most expensive place we visited was Grand Cayman Island, full of banks and shops selling diamonds, where a modest plate of catch-of-the-day (red mullet) and a beer in a bar cost me $33 US.
They are officially recognised as dhimmi,a protected non-Muslim community.1326 The Ottoman capture Bursa and make in their capital.
Indeed, Turkey could serve as a model to be emulated by any nation which finds refugees from any of the four corners of the world standing at its doors.In 1992, Turkish Jewry celebrated not only the anniversary of this gracious welcome, but also the remarkable spirit of tolerance and acceptance which has characterized the whole Jewish experience in Turkey. The events being planned - symposiums, conferences, concerts, exhibitions, films and books, restoration of ancient Synagogues etc - commemorated the longevity and prosperity of the Jewish community. As a whole, the celebration aimed to demonstrate the richness and security of life Jews have found in the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic over seven centuries, and showed that indeed it is not impossible for people of different creeds to live together peacefully under one flag.,A History Predating 1492 The history of the Jews in Anatolia started many centuries before the migration of Sephardic Jews. When the Ottomans captured Bursa in 1326 and made it their capital, they found a Jewish community oppressed under Byzantine rule.
Sultan Orhan gave them permission to build the Etz ha-Hayyim (Tree of Life) synagogue which remained in service until nineteen forties.Early in the 14th century, when the Ottomans had established their capital at Edirne, Jews from Europe, including Karaites, migrated there. In fact, from the early 15th century on, the Ottomans actively encouraged Jewish immigration. In 1537 the Jews expelled from Apulia (Italy) after the city fell under Papal control, in 1542 those expelled from Bohemia by King Ferdinand found a safe haven in the Ottoman Empire.
Half a century later, 8070 Jewish houses were listed in the city.The Life of Ottoman Jews For 300 years following the expulsion, the prosperity and creativity of the Ottoman Jews rivalled that of the Golden Age of Spain. Another Portuguese Marrano, Alvaro Mendes, was named Duke of Mytylene in return of his diplomatic services to the Sultan.Salamon ben Nathan Eskenazi arranged the first diplomatic ties with the British Empire.
As a result, leadership of the community began to shift away from the religious figure to secular forces.,,World War I brought to an end the glory of the Ottoman Empire. In 1926, on the eve of Turkey's adoption of the Swiss Civil Code, the Jewish Community renounced its minority status on personal rights.During the tragic days of World War II, Turkey managed to maintain its neutrality. As early as 1933 Ataturk invited numbers of prominent German Jewish professors to flee Nazi Germany and settle in Turkey. Before and during the war years, these scholars contributed a great deal to the development of the Turkish university system. During World War II Turkey served as a safe passage for many Jews fleeing the horrors of the Nazism. While the Jewish communities of Greece were wiped out almost completely by Hitler, the Turkish Jews remained secure. The vast majority live in Istanbul, with a community of about 2.500 in Izmir and other smaller groups located in Adana, Ankara, Antakya, Bursa, Canakkale, Kirklareli etc.
There are about 100 Karaites, an independent group who does not accept the authority of the Chief Rabbi.Turkish Jews are legally represented, as they have been for many centuries, by the Hahambasi, the Chief Rabbi.
Fifty Lay Counsellors look after the secular affairs of the Community and an Executive Committee of fourteen runs the daily matters.
Representatives of Jewish foundations and institutions meet four times a year as a so-called ??think tank?? Some of them are very old, especially Ahrida Synagogue in the Balat area, which dates from middle15th century.
The 15th and 16th century Haskoy and Kuzguncuk cemeteries in Istanbul are still in use today.,??The Museum of Turkish Jews?? Additionally, the Community maintains in Istanbul a school complex including elementary and secondary schools for around 700 students.
Turkish is the language of instruction, and Hebrew is taught 3 to 5 hours a week.,While younger Jews speak Turkish as their native language, the over-70-years-old generation is more at home speaking in French or Judeo-Spanish (Ladino).
A bronze column found in Ankara confirms the rights the Emperor Augustus accorded the Jews of Asia Minor.Jewish communities in Anatolia flourished and continued to prosper through the Turkish conquest. Graetz, History of the JewsJewish communities in Anatolia flourished and continued to prosper through the Turkish conquest.



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