"An extensive world traveler and authority on European
"He has diligently collected everything the Jewish
traveler could possibly want to know."
Likening himself to Benjamin of Tudela, the twelfth-century
Jewish traveler and recorder of early Jewish folklore and traditions in Europe
and the Near East, Frank explores an uncommon side of Europe, Russia, and
Ukraine. In so doing, he unlocks the mysteries shrouded in the memories of the
oppression and the centuries of persecution before it.
In tune with the politics and travel trends of the areas,
Frank, a graduate of Columbia University's Center of Israel and Jewish
Studies, has spent much of his life as a journalist. He has recently devoted his
talents to travel writing and promoting Jewish organizations worldwide. His
first book, A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe, also published by
Pelican, has received rave reviews from both readers and critics. His list of
publications includes articles published in Travel Agent Magazine, National
Jewish Monthly of B'nai B'rith, American Zionist, The Jewish Digest, and
The Jewish Frontier. An author of numerous books, he is widely recognized
in many professional circles, including the National Academy of Television Arts
and Sciences, the Overseas Press Club, the American Jewish Public Relations
Society, and the Pacific Area Travel Association.
Frank owns a public relations firm in New York and frequently lectures on his
travels abroad in search of the treasures of contemporary Jewish society. He
lives with his wife and two sons in Chappaqua, New York.