Portugal Actively Seeks A Greater Jewish Presence

“We want a Jewish presence in Portugal,” said Mendes Godinho, “and we look to Jewish investment.” Citing low unemployment and calling Portugal the “third most peaceful country in the world,” she stressed the importance of bringing Jews to visit and live in Portugal.

The Suspension Bridge Over Nachel HaBesor

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.

Celebrate Chanukah Where Old Meets New

There’s no better place to celebrate Chanukah than in the country where it all began.

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.

The Winter Break List

Below is a listing of many attractions that are open during January and February's winter break.

A Nickelodeon Family Vacation

Imagine taking the kids on an Orlando vacation without telling them where the family will be staying.

Transformation of Ruins: A Gush Katif Wedding

Those of you who've been reading my postings over the years might remember my strong bonds to Gush Katif, and particularly to Kfar Darom. Every once in a while, for one reason or another, I find myself flipping through photos that I took, prior to its destruction. It is very difficult to view the pictures; my guts begin churning and sometimes it's even worse. The displacement of so many people, the abandonment of our land, and the catastrophic consequences, culminating in 8,000 rockets fired into Israel, the Gaza War, and of course, the present challenges of Goldstone were so totally unnecessary. All of these results were predicted, time and time again, before the expulsion, but were totally ignored by Sharon and Co. It is still beyond comprehension.

The Height of Beauty

As the cold weather settles upon us, snow and ice become our constant companions. Although it is often uncomfortable, both snow and ice are not always associated with freezing weather. In the Alps, which are located in various European countries, snow and ice can be found throughout the year in breathtaking forms.

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.

Cost Rica: A Frum Traveler’s Guide

The climate is near perfect. From November through May the weather is dry and warm. June through October is referred to as the rainy season, though the weather is still comfortable and the occasional showers barely interfere with touring, sporting activities or sunbathing.

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.

A Students Primer: 5 Steps to Surviving an Extended Stay in Israel

By following these helpful tips, you will be one-step ahead and prepared for an exciting, life-changing experience in Israel.

‘Kosher’ Certification Of A Different Kind

        JERUSALEM - Israeli restaurant owners are well accustomed to the question "Do you have a teuda?" referring to the official certificate deeming all...

Emergency Landing Grounds 787s in Japan

Two major Japanese airlines grounded their Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplanes after one was forced to make an emergency landing due to battery problems and a burning smell in the cockpit.

Enjoying The Good Life In West Palm Beach

Would you believe it if I told you that you could purchase a two-bedroom, two- bathroom condo complete with central a/c, a large kitchen, and a living room with an enclosed porch in a burgeoning Jewish community – incredibly priced from just $35,000? Well, you can.

Rachel’s Children Reclamation Foundation Commemoration

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

It’s Not Just A Collection; It’s El Al

Aside from a poster depicting the 40th anniversary of El Al that greets visitors immediately, and a couple of El Al coasters on the coffee table, there is not much in the living room of the Upper West Side home of Marvin Goldman to suggest that he is an avid collector of El Al material and paraphernalia.

A Visit To Chevron

It is both disconcerting and reassuring to sit in a bulletproof bus. The double glass, which is impossible to really clean, doesn’t lend itself to photography, so I thought I’d relax on the journey.

For The First Time, Antarctica Within Reach Of Frum Travelers

Because only 100 passengers from any one ship are allowed on shore at any one time, visitors to the Frozen Continent will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities during its mildest time of year when temperatures average approximately 34 degrees.

The Einot Tzukim Nature Reserve: Oasis In The Desert.

Only half an hour’s drive from Jerusalem, the majestically beautiful Einot Tzukim Nature Reserve is a lush, green oasis surrounded by miles of flat arid, desert.

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.

Reflections On Jewish Budapest

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.

Traveling In Israel With A 12-Year-Old

Seeing Israel is one thing. Seeing Israel through the eyes of a 12-year-old is another, especially when the child is your grandson or granddaughter.

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.

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.

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.

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