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Kutshers And The New Kosher Catskills

21 Iyyar 5770 – May 5, 2010
For Yossi Zablocki, Kutsher's was supposed to be there forever, as permanent as the mountains along Route 17. It was after all, for him and many others like him, much more than just a place to camp out for the summer and the holidays. It was an entire world - a brighter, greener, more tranquil world than the one he passed through each day as an attorney in lower Manhattan.

The Tide Turns

25 Sivan 5769 – June 17, 2009
A news item appeared a few weeks ago detailing the refusal of an Austrian hotel owner to rent a summer apartment to Jews. The owner of the Haus Sonnenhof apartment hotel in the village of Serfaus in the Austrian Tyrol reportedly told a Viennese Jewish family the facility was no longer accepting Jewish guests. This is shocking and distressing, but according to my close relative who moved to Zurich 25 years ago, it is hardly newsworthy. As a matter of fact, it's almost routine in Switzerland.

Miracle In A Jerusalem Hotel

17 Shevat 5769 – February 11, 2009
This past summer highlighted to me how "charity, prayer, and repentance help to annul the evil decree." I try to visit my grandparents' graves in Israel every summer. They are the parents of my late beloved father, Rabbi Dr. Joseph I. Singer. When my father wasn't able to go to Israel due to illness, I would go to pray at his parents' graves and pay for the upkeep.

Bilgoraj Landsleit Reunion

30 Tishri 5769 – October 29, 2008
For the last few weeks, I have been writing about the efforts of survivors and second- generation Jews from Piotrkow in going back to their hometown to preserve/restore the remnants of the town's Jewish history.

Bilgoraj Landsleit Reunion

For the last few weeks, I have been writing about the efforts of survivors and second- generation Jews from Piotrkow in going back to their hometown to preserve/restore the remnants of the town's Jewish history.

Kosherfest Israel

11 Kislev 5768 – November 21, 2007
The food and hotel industries in Israel are gathering at the end of the month for the Israeli version of Kosherfest.

Yemen Jews Flee Homes After Muslim Death Threats

5 Shevat 5767 – January 24, 2007
JERUSALEM - Many of Yemen's Jews fled their homes last weekend after receiving death threats from Islamic militants accusing the country's tiny Jewish community of serving as agents for "global Zionism."

Letters To The Editor

27 Tevet 5767 – January 17, 2007
Unwelcome Guest    A family checked into the Park House Hotel in Boro Park last week under an assumed name (we now know it was...

My Fractured Pesach

26 Iyyar 5766 – May 24, 2006
When my wife and I were about to leave Israel after last Sukkos, our son and daughter-in-law told us they were expecting another child to be born about two weeks before Pesach. We realized immediately that it would be difficult for them to make Pesach at home.

A Churning Stomach And An Upturned Nose

28 Iyyar 5764 – May 19, 2004
Several weeks ago, there was back and forth "dialogue" in the editorial pages of the Jewish Press concerning the very subjective view as to who is the more "authentic" Jew amongst the various segments of the Orthodox community.

Q & A: Hachana (Conclusion)

3 Av 5763 – August 1, 2003
QUESTION: Is it halachically permissible to pack on Shabbat or Yom Tov for a trip to be taken on the next day (Motza'ei Shabbat or Motza'ei Hachag)?Moishe Halberstam, Esq.Brooklyn, NY

Where Are The Moms And The Dads? (Continued from last week)

18 Sivan 5763 – June 18, 2003
Special Note: In last week's column, I published two letters expressing concern at the sight of parents dumping their children on caretakers so that they might better enjoy their Pesach vacation.

Where Are The Moms And Dads? (Two Letters)

11 Sivan 5763 – June 11, 2003
Dear Rebbetzin Jungreis:I spent Pesach in what would appear to be idyllic surroundings. We stayed at a beautiful hotel, where we were served sumptuous meals and were entertained every evening of Chol Hamoed. Even the weather conformed. Our rooms were perfectly and strategically locatedoverlooking a spacious garden and in close proximity to the dining room. As such, I had ample opportunities to observe the children who played in this garden.

The latest In Kosher Food

17 Kislev 5763 – November 22, 2002
The other day my son called me from yeshiva ? just to chat. As usual, I asked about his day and of course, like any good mother ? "How's the food?" His response was "Pretty good," but that there are days that he doesn't eat supper because he doesn't like what they serve. I felt bad, but what could I do? He doesn't have a refrigerator, microwave or oven, so I can't send him food from home or even packaged meals ? can I?

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