The Wandering Jew is a travel blog by Bobby Apperson and a part of DoingJewish.blog. Enjoy features on travel in the USA, Jewish history and sights, LGBTQ and queer travel, and safety for Jews and gay travelers.
Bobby Apperson realized he was Jewish in his late 30s and writes on a variety of topics. He has lived in Spain, all over California, Seattle, New Orleans, Texas, and visited 20 countries to date, with plans to see many more.
New Orleans Road Trip: Sleeping in a former Synagogue, and the Southern Jewish Experience at a New Museum
On our road trip and 3-month sojourn in Mexico, we now found ourselves in the American South: New Orleans, my birthplace, and new home to both the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience (5 Star!) and an Airbnb called Synagogue, in a former synagogue, with all history removed and in its stead, Christian art (decidedly NOT 5 stars). Read my reviews of both with photos, and get yourself to NOLA! 🪕🎺⚜️
Happy Hanukkah from the Nathans in Miami: A Slideshow, A Reminder of What The Holiday Is, and Why We Shine the Light
Happy Hanukkah from the Nathans in Miami! Slideshow: Hanukah fun and gear, and a bit on the holiday and letting the light shine in the dark
Shabbat Shalom: Remembering Tree of Life in Pittsburgh 3 Years On, And What We Can Learn From Día De Los Muertos
Three years ago in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Shabbat and in the security of their synagogue, 11 members of the Tree of Life community lost their lives. We must do better in how we react.
A year ago* this month, I joined the Jewish people. I highly recommend it.
That Gay, Jewish, Digital Nomad Life, Jewish Identity in Mexico, and a little history of Mexican Jews
Jews have been in Mexico a long time. I know, right? But Jews have lived in nearly every corner of the globe, often seeking refuge from persecution, famine, and poverty. Here is no different, and here’s my thoughts and experiences so far after a month in central Mexico.
Life is strange. A meandering vine of choices, chances, and changes. Welcome to The Wandering Jew, and I write from Mexico on an extended stay.