Saturday, January 28, 2023

Destination Kosher

Exploring the Ya’ar HaKedoshim

(Courtesy of Judean Journeys) Next week’s fast day, Asara B’Tevet, is not only a fast marking the siege of Yerushalyim by Nevuchadnezar, it is also a general Day of Kaddish for those who have past away with no one to say Kaddish over them. I’d like to introduce a beautiful, less known spot,


EL AL Increases Winter Flights Between Los Angeles And Tel Aviv to Five a Week

(Courtesy of EL AL) The CEO of EL AL Israel Airlines, Ltd. Dina Ben-Tal Ganancia, on her first visit to the West Coast since taking her new role in May 2022, announced an increase in EL AL’s winter service between Los Angeles and Tel Aviv from three flights a week to five, the same number it operates during the rest of the


Move to Cleveland!

(Courtesy of Move to Cleveland) Thirty years ago, if you told someone from the East Coast that you were from Cleveland, they would ask you how long it takes to get around on your tractor. These days, they are more likely to ask whether you can get them in touch with a realtor.

No longer the butt of jokes


Connecting With the Past: Making Memories in Morocco With Touro

Students participating in the Touro Summer Program enjoyed an unforgettable experience exploring the past and present during an eight-day adventure through majestic Morocco.

This month, I had the privilege of joining 35 Touro students from across all our campuses for a


Planning Sukkot Vacation 2022


We are halfway through summer vacation, so it is time to think about Sukkot, if you aren’t doing so already. This year, Sukkot is right on time according to the Jewish calendar but is later in the secular calendar than usual. Sukkot begins on Sunday night, October 9th and ends on Tuesday night, October 18th. This means that it might be chilly


Booking Passover Programs: It’s Not Too Early

Wait. What? We didn’t even go on our summer vacation yet. What about Sukkot and winter break? Do I already need to be thinking about reserving a Passover programfor Pesach 2023? The answer to that is YES!


This might surprise many people but it’s not too early to be


Where to Dine In Montreal

Chops Resto-Bar

Asian fusion steakhouse and sushi bar (upscale). Reservations recommended.

53522 Queen Mary Road




No Airport Delays, No Baggage Checks: Visit Montreal

At last after two long years, the borders between Canada and the United States are reopened. Only a six-hour drive to arrive in Quebec, la belle province. There is something for everyone, from couples looking for a romantic escapade, families looking for activities that will please all ages and those just looking for a place to go that has


Kosher Vacations in Northern Italy

(Courtesy of TJT) Northern Italy is a very popular kosher vacation destination, with half a dozen kosher hotels in the area. Some of the hotels are open for the summer and some are open for all or part of the year. Some of the kosher hotels host Sukkot programs and Pesach programs. Central and southern Italy are very hot during the


Visit the Kol Shofar Factory and Workshop in Giv’at Yoav

Shimon Keinan is the heart, soul and passion behind Kol Shofar factory, located in Moshav Giv’at Yoav, Golan Heights. Kol Shofar was established in 1998, and this family business is the life’s work and a dream fulfillment for Keinan. “I love looking at a horn in its raw condition and imagining what it would look like


Kosher Vacations in Northern Italy

Northern Italy is a very popular kosher vacation destination with half a dozen kosher hotels in the area. Some of the hotels are open for the summer and some are open for all or part of the year. Some of the kosher hotels host Sukkot programsand


New Khan Sha’ar Hagai Museum Honors Brave Palmach Fighters During Siege of Jerusalem

Today as we drive on the newly expanded Highway 1 from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, it is difficult for us to imagine that on November 29, 1947, the day after the United Nations Partition Plan enabling the establishment of the Jewish State, this road was impassable. Arab forces blocked the then narrow road and fired on Jewish

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