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October 23, 2014 / 29 Tishri, 5775
At a Glance

The Small Wall

Posted on: October 25th, 2013

Author: Vardah Littmann

The Kotel Hakatan is the “little sister” of the well-known Western Wall, and is reminiscent of the photos and drawings of the way the Kotel looked before 1948. It is located 200 yards further north of the Kotel, and is on the same level as Har HaBayit (the Temple Mount). Since its plaza is much narrower, and the majority of the wall is underground (thereby concealing much of its height), the Small Wall is less impressive than the Western Wall.


You’re In Good Hands With Isroyal

Posted on: September 12th, 2013

Author: Naomi Klass Mauer

This past summer quite a few family members vacationed in Israel, some of them with young children. I remember how difficult flying from New York to Israel can be with small children, so with this in mind, I advised all of my family to book Isroyal VIP service along with their flight.


The Stones, Fauna And Flora Of The Kotel

Posted on: September 4th, 2013

Author: Vardah Littmann

When we come to the Kotel we may be so engrossed in our tefillos that we don’t notice the numerous birds flying close by and the plants growing out of her stones. But the Kotel—spiritual home to millions — is built of stones that serve as the physical home for various animals and plants.


Gamla – The Masada Of The North

Posted on: June 28th, 2013

Author: Sholom Pollack

We are all well familiar with the dramatic last stand of the Jewish rebels on Masada against the Roman Legions after the destruction of the Second Bais HaMikdash. But according to Josephus Flavious (Yosef ben Matityahu) a very similar drama took place on another isolated mountain in the very north of the country.

The Great Synagogue of Rome

Rome And Venice: Ideal Destinations For The Orthodox Traveler

Posted on: June 26th, 2013

Author: Daniel Retter

There was a time when an Orthodox Jewish traveler, offered a choice of visiting London, Paris or Rome, likely would have put Rome last on the list. Today, that would be a big mistake. Rome is a marvelous place to visit, especially for a religious Jew interested in the historical roots of the post-Second Temple Diaspora.


Where To Go, What To Do – Summer 2013

Posted on: June 26th, 2013

Author: Jewish Press Staff


The Flume Gorge

New Hampshire

Posted on: June 21st, 2013

Author: S. Y. Einhorn

New Hampshire, also known as the Granite State, borders Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine and Quebec. It is a state with impressive mountains affording beautiful views, flowing rivers and magnificent waterfalls. New Hampshire is famous as a prime vacation area both in the summer and the winter. Although it is over a five-hour drive from most places in New York, there is a kosher hotel and several minyanim in the summertime.


The Suspension Bridge Over Nachel HaBesor

Posted on: June 14th, 2013

Author: Vardah Littmann

Although there are more direct and faster routes to Beer Sheva and Eilat and all the sites and towns in-between, the Basor River is one of the beauties of the Negev that defiantly justifies a diversion.

The Shoes At The Danube Promenade

Reflections On Jewish Budapest

Posted on: June 7th, 2013

Author: Erica Lyons

In the quaint and picturesque Hungarian town of Szentendre (Saint Andrew), just outside of Budapest, our group of five new friends who had gathered from throughout the Jewish world bask in the sunlight, seemingly frozen in time. We weave along the cobblestone streets browsing in and out of charming little shops offering handmade crafts, delicate latticework, whimsical wooden toys and intricately painted porcelain. We sit outside and feast on pastries that look more like art than edibles and ice coffee is reminiscent of ice cream floats.

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