Lipa, Disney, and Lulav and Etrog

Observant Jews looking to travel far from home once had to confine themselves to day trips and packed sandwiches.

King David Hotel Named One of World’s Top 100

Jerusalem’s historic King David Hotel is being called one of the top 12 “iconic hotels” and one of the world’s best 100 by Fodor’s.

The Chol Hamoed List

Below is a listing of many attractions that are open during Chol Hamoed Sukkot.

A Trip To The Banias

The beautiful Banias Nature Reserve includes two main areas: the spring area and the waterfall area. And if it’s hard for you to choose which one to visit – choose both. They are equally beautiful and fascinating and a celebration of water and lush flora awaits you.

Lower Manhattan’s Auschwitz Exhibition

The exhibit covers three floors. The first floor depicts pre-war Poland and Germany, the second floor covers the “camps," and the third floor highlights the individuals who populated Auschwitz.

An Italian Experience

I find travel difficult. I am not crazy about flying, to say the least, and I am most happy and comfortable staying close to hearth and home. On the other hand, my husband, Lou, has an astounding amount of boyish curiosity and an unending desire to see new places.

Poland Celebrates Opening Of Jewish History Museum

The Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews is designed to tell the whole thousand-year story of the Jews in Poland.

Machon Ayalon – Pre-State Clandestine Bullet Factory

About four years ago a group of orthodox senior citizens from Bnei Brak arrived to tour the Ayalon Institute. One woman seemed to be exceptionally moved and cried a lot. Nearly two week later, she sent a letter to the Institute explaining why. She wrote that she was a Holocaust survivor and between 1943 and 1945 she had been a forced laborer making bullets to help the Nazi cause – bullets that were used many times against Jews. After the war, she had concentrated on raising a frum generation, suppressing all the terror of those horrendous years in order to do so.

A Show Without a Camera

On my third visit to the annual New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show, I did not take any pictures.

The Fascinating Hula Valley

The crane is the king of the Hula Valley with welcoming squawks and shrieks of sheer delight from the thousands on the ground and the many hundreds in the skies above. They are surely calling out “Shalom aleichem, my friends, alechem shalom, so glad you arrived,” for it is known that cranes inform each other of favorable domiciles.

You’re In Good Hands With Isroyal

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.

First Bat Mitzvah Held At Rachel’s Tomb Complex

Nearly 100 people from Israel and the U.S. gathered at Kever Rachel (Rachel's Tomb) on the outskirts of Bethlehem earlier this month for what is being described as the first ever Bat Mitzvah celebration held in the kever and the recently acquired adjacent building.

Lake George And Gore Mountain

The Lake George area has a historical depth to it, is filled with natural beauty and has a whole host of fun for those with an adventurous streak.

Coming Home To Touro: Our Colonial Legacy

It's a story that's familiar to every student of American history. In 1620, the Pilgrims fled England aboard the Mayflower and founded the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts, where they could freely practice their religion. A little known, but equally significant, historical event took place just a few years later in 1658, when another group seeking a haven from religious persecution sailed into Newport Harbor in Rhode Island and founded Congregation Jeshuat Israel.

The Inbal: Ringing the Bell for Luxury in Jerusalem

My room was majestic; airy and tastefully done in earth tones. A terrace facing the Old City allows you to sit and breathe in the sounds and smells of Jerusalem.

The Jews Of Harbin

Earlier this month, Israeli Prime Minister Olmert went on a political mission to China and was greeted with much pomp and ceremony.

Mitzpeh Bikat HaYarden

This mitzpeh, or outlook, is a memorial to soldiers who fell during the “Mirdafim” (Pursuits) that took place in the area for about three years after the Six-Day War.

Rachel’s Children Reclamation Foundation Commemoration

Rachel's Children Reclamation Foundation hosted a yahrzeit commemoration at the Manhattan Beach Jewish Center.

Explore Cape May

One of the most enjoyable parts of the day was seeing the whale keep resurfacing near our boat.

New Hampshire

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.

Mohonk Mountain House And Minnewaska State Park

Stroll through formal gardens, ride mountain bikes, or go rock climbing.

The Stones, Fauna And Flora Of The Kotel

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.

Kutshers And The New Kosher Catskills

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.

Pennsylvania Labor Day Trips

If you're looking to sneak in one last day trip before the kids start yeshiva, then the obvious place to look is Pennsylvania, filled with numerous kid-friendly theme parks. Two great ones for all children under the teenage years are Sesame Place in Langhorne, and Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster.

Orient Impressions: China

China assaults the senses with a cacophony of sounds and colorful sights amid its teeming masses. As we arrived for a month’s trip in October the noxious smog of vehicle-packed Beijing assailed our nostrils. But the past still dwells in the shadows of the modernized capital. At dusk a row of elderly stooped men shuffled along the road beneath our apartment in Mao-style uniforms. We would see the same gray men plodding by in the morning.

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