"Drink the Nectar of the Forbidden Fruit !" FruitLover's Profile

Need your help investigating my family's origin

My family's roots go back to DAROCA (CLICK!) in Aragon, Spain, chronologically back to 13th century till the end of 15th century.
I'll be greatful to any one who will tell me any piece of information or reference about the Jewish community in Daroca, generally, Benbassat (Avenpessat) family specifically.
Many thanks again, Miguel for connecting me to Dr. Motis from Zaragoza University who has made researches about Daroca.


Knowledge is knowing a Tomato is a fruit.....

..... Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad :-)

Hello, folks,

Fruits galore (click!):
Drink the Nectar of the Forbidden Fruit

Planning a trip to my country and/or neighboring Jordan???
I'm glad and proud to share my experience in organizing WorldMeet2008:

WorldMeet2008 Jerusalem, DeadSea, Wadi Rum, Petra (CLICK!)

Four days (March 2014) in impressive MOSCOW (click!)
The Red Square and Kremlin under Putin's regime, conquering Crimea (Ukraine) these very days.

Exploring my country by car and by foot, I'm back (August 2013) from Klezmer Festival in Tzfat (click!)

More of my country, (March 2013) from Machtesh Ramon (click!) in shouthern Negev Desert.

Be my guests in Israel, folks! VTers I hosted

Khajuraho (click!), people, (India, Madhya Pradesh state, in the middle of no-where) is more than another beautiful, gorgeous, scenic, breathtaking, splendid, superb, fantastic, awesome, amazing, stunning, fabulous, marvellous, magnificent, charming, bla bla bla, site. Khajuraho is an ULTIMATE destination.

shalom anashim [Hello folks]!
Thanx for visiting my homepage. Hope you'll find some of my pages, tips, pics, adventures, experiences, useful and interesting.

Israel (click!) is my homeland (was born in Haifa (click!)). I have the sublime privilege to be born and live in "The Promised Land", which is according to Bible: "A land of weat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates, a land of oil, olive, and honey" (Deuteronomy, 8, 8). In Hebrew: "Eretz hita useora vegefen ute'ena, verimon eretz zeit, shemen udvash"(Devarim, h, h).
The Fig symbolizes femininity, productivity & abundance, the Apple - love & temptation, the Date - male fertility, Pomegranate - abundance, Peach - immortality, and Lemon - purity & loyalty.

Bulgaria (click!) is my second homeland [my parents, both, were born there].

Sept 2008, The WM08 Meeting in Israel & Jordan, which I had the right to organize, has come to a successful conclusion.
Report, attendees' experiences, photos, feedback of unforgettable 25- 30th Sept WorldMeet2008 you can find by clicking here and in my Albums, down at this page.

Worldwide Featured Vegetarian Restaurants....

....Which I experienced personally (click!):

- Athens, Greece
- Barcelona, Spain
- Belgrade, Serbia
- Bucharest, Romania
- Cairo, Egypt
- Delhi, India
- Dubrovnik, Croatia

"Hello Avraham:
I was in Dubrovnic recently and searching for a vegetarian restaurant. When I
googled a search, your webpage appeared. I relied on your recommendation for
Nishte and was not disappointed. The food was fabulous and artful and the
chef/wait staff were delightful. What a great find! So glad I found your notes.
Thanks for taking the time to refer to the restaurant.
L'Shana Tova,

- Firenze, Italia
- Jerusalem, Israel
- Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
- Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Moskva, Russia
- Munnar, Kerala, India
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Ramla, Israel
- Ravello, Amalfian coast, Italia
- Roma, Italia
- Zaragoza, Spain

Did I mention FRUITS??

Drink the Nectar of the Forbidden Fruit (click!)

You name it:
Almond (Marzipan)
Apple of Discord (Greek Mithology)
Apple of Discord building in Barcelona (Manzana de la Discordia)
Custard-Apple/ Annona I , Custard-Apple/ Annona II
Fig (Jerusalem)
Fig (Sardinia)
Mangosteen I, Mangosteen II
Melon I
Melon II , Melon III , Melon IV
Noni fruit I , Noni fruit II
Papaya I , Papaya II
Passiflora (Passion-fruit)
Pomegranate, Turkish saying
Sapodilla/ Zapota
Sugar Cane
Tzabar (Preakly Pear)

Fruits/Frutas/buah/Phal...... MULTI-LINGUAL list:
fruit - English, French, Dutch, Flemish
fruta - Spanish, Portuguese
Pazham - Tamil (very ancient lang. of Southern India)
Phal - Hindi (national lang. of India), Urdu(national lang. of Pakistan)
Phalum - Sanskrit (divine lang. of India)
buah - Indonesian, Malay language
shui guo - Mandarin Chinese
fawakah - Arabic
gwa il - Korean
kudamono - Japanese
frutta - Italian
frukt - Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Faroese
Voankazo - Malagasy (Madagascar)
plod - Bulgarian
Ovoshje - Macedonian
sadje - Slovenian
puuvili - Estonian
frouto - Greek
hedelmat - Finnish
frucht - German
gyumolcs - Hungarian
owoc - Polish
ovoce - Czech
voce - Croatian
mirg - Armenian
fruct - Romanian
frugt - Danish
pri - Hebrew (Israel)
mewa - Dari (Afghanistan)
matunda - Kiswahili
miveh - Farsi (Iran)
Prutas - Tagalog (Philippines)
Hoa Trai - Vietnamese
fryt - Albanian
fru - Provençal

Don't you see your language in the list?
Tell me and I'll be glad to add it.

Unforgettable Santorini

The reality in Santorini is so astonishing that photos, prose or poetry, will forever be forced to limp behind. Only in science fiction you'll find anything quite like this extinct volcano of white marble, which blew its head off at some moment in the Bronze Age, and must have partially destroyed a rich and elaborate culture of the Cretan type. The tidal wave alone caused floods as far away as Egypt and Spain, while the rain of volcanic ash, the scholars surmise, may have been what finished off the Minoan civilization once and for all.


Everyone who knows a little bit of 20th century's history of Egypt-Israel relations, actually bloody 3 wars - can imagine the feelings of Israeli guy in Cairo , the Egyptian capital, visiting the eternal and colossal Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza.

  • Intro Updated Mar 30, 2014
  • Report Abuse

Comments (300)

Share your travels with the world!

Join Now!
FruitLover's Profile Photo


“Our life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath”

Online Now


Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 2 7 2 1
Forum Rank:
0 2 0 2 3
Real Name
Avraham (bigbenba 2003-2005)
Member Since
Sep 22, 2005

Badges & Stats

  • 763 Reviews
  • 2,336 Photos
  • 455,530PageViews
  • 21 Countries
  • 80 Cities

Latest Activity

See All Activity


Travel Interests

See All Travel Interests (4)