Friday, March 31, 2023

Destination Kosher

Not Your Father’s 5k Race

If you are tapped into social media, you must have seen a barrage of interesting races popping up as “suggested posts.” These races are not your typical sponsor your buddy going to Florida charity races. They are extreme and over-the-top team building life experiences. The races take place outdoors throughout the country, and contestants are subjected to


Get Your Car Ready for Summer Travel

(StatePoint) —Road tripping is a summertime rite of passage. From camping and beach trips to family reunions, most likely you’ll be adding some extra miles to your vehicle over the next few months. But before you hit the road, get your vehicle ready for travel. The last place you’ll want to be on your vacation is in the shop. By preparing, you can pave


State Fair Meadowlands

Every year as summer starts the NJ Transit buses are lined with ads for the Meadowlands State Fair. Is it just some dinky carnival like the one that takes place during chol hamoed in Mosney? In case you didn’t know, every chol hamoedseveral parking lots in Monsey become a faux mini Six Flags with some rusty old ferris wheel and a truck called


The Megile of Itzik Manger The National Yiddish Theatre’s Season Hit Runs to May 12

The Arts/Theatre Review

Photos by Crystall Arnette

The Purim story of the megillah, as we generally know it, is an amalgam of heroic, evil, cowardly and simple-minded characters in ancient Persia, whose actions represent the story of near-annihilation and ultimate salvation of the


Nearby Shavuos Getaways 2013

Pesach just ended and before you blink Shavuos is right around the corner. Most of us are counting the days until we arrive at one of most unfamous of Jewish holidays. Known in English as “The Festival of Weeks,” your coworkers will ask why you are taking off on a Wednesday and Thursday in May. You can start explaining the significance of receiving the Torah and


Spring Travel: Day Trips for Lag B’Omer

Children know when spring arrives. They start to put away their heavy down jackets and pull out their windbreakers and crocs. Baseball gloves are dusted off and bike tires are pumped up. If you and your family have been cooped up over the winter and are looking for some great outdoor fun things to do, here are some great day trip ideas, especially as Lag B’Omer is


Tel Aviv, Alive and Thriving

Despite its secular nature and in contrast to much of what Orthodox Jews define as Israel, Tel Aviv is a breath of fresh air. Its vibrancy, dynamism, and futuristic vibe always make me feel alive and optimistic about Israel's long term stability and growth. Its modern Jewish history and the growing and evolving touches of Judaism add to its flavor, making it a


Growing Number of Kosher Kitchens in Hotels Presents Challenges to Rabbis

SANTA MONICA, CA—The Loews Hotelin Santa Monica features one of an estimated 40 designated kosher kitchens in the U.S. As many as 10 hotels have responded to a program by the Rabbinical Council of California (RCC) to open designated kosher kitchens. In some cities, the designated kitchen is not an


Memorial Day Weekend, Where’s the Beef?

Fleet week was canceled and the Statue of Liberty is closed till the 4th of July. But don't get down in the dump. There are plenty of other great outings you can plan for the holiday weekend. The weather has been fantastic so far in May, three cheers for global warming. Will the upcoming holiday weekend be warm enough for the beach or a wash out? Even if it

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