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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Destination Kosher

A Student Primer: Four Steps to Surviving an Extended Stay in Israel

While Israel draws substantial numbers of tourists due to its rich history, diverse culture and range of naturally beautiful locations, the country also plays host to thousands of high school and college students from North America, the UK, the EU, South Africa and Russia because of its innovative educational programs.

Join Kosherica for Passover 2018

(Courtesy of Kosherica) The way things are turning out, the 2018 Passover holiday with Kosherica will be one of the most luxurious and exciting Passover programs to date. Kosherica will have sought-after Passover resorts and programs all over the country. The triple threat lineup will start at AAA four-diamond

Looking Ahead to Shabbat Chanukah at Kalahari With the Rapoports

I have written before that a major perk of being the publisher of The Jewish Link is the fact that I get to meet some special and unique people, both from within and without our community. I write today about my friend Rabbi Benny Rapoport, the director of the Jewish Discovery Center/Chabad of the Abingtons, which is located just

Memphis Orthodox Community Invites ‘100 New Families’ to Relocate

(Courtesy of 100newfamilies) Faced with skyrocketing costs of housing and education, an increasing number of young Orthodox families are choosing to move to the vibrant, affordable and friendly community of Memphis, Tennessee. Specifically, over 20 Orthodox families have relocated to Memphis over the past two years, moving

Visiting New Hampshire for Shabbat at the Arlington Hotel

A few weeks ago, my wife and I and our youngest son were privileged to be able to drive to Bethlehem, New Hampshire, and spend a Shabbat at the deluxe Arlington Hotel. The Arlington Hotel that I fuzzily remembered from my childhood as a place where my family picked up kosher food on a summer vacation to

A Visit to Spain in 2017

I’m not sure if the rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain, as the song goes from the musical “My Fair Lady.” Maybe that’s why I packed a raincoat, which I wore for about two minutes during a light rain shower in Barcelona. For the rest of the time on my recent trip to Spain, the weather ranged from hot to oven-like

Jamaica’s First-Ever Kosher Restaurant Opens in Montego Bay

For decades, Jewish travelers to Jamaica have bemoaned the fact that the island’s signature “jerk” cuisine was off limits due to a lack of kosher supervision. Thanks to the Chabad of Jamaica, who opened the doors of the first-ever kosher restaurant in Jamaica last week, the classic Caribbean culinary experience is

The Breathtaking ‘Bucket List’ City: Venice

Venice has been on our “bucket list” since even before we realized we were entitled to one. Who would believe that a city can be constructed on canals and still remain above water! Currently Venice is slightly sinking but that does not prevent the construction of ultra-modern

Montreal: A Great Place to Visit! 

Only six hours away by car, offering the delight of being in another country with a taste of a European city, is Montreal. Although all signs are in French and many people speak French as their native language in Quebec, the English-speaking tourist is more than welcome and will feel comfortable wherever they are.

Try a Tuscany Kosher Villa for Your Next Vacation

As Shavuot approaches and the school year winds down, it is time to think about a summer vacation, or begin planning for the fall. Seeking an alternative to the usual beach, mountain or theme-park-centered vacation options? How about a kosher bed and breakfast in the Tuscany

Chabad of Hawaii Welcomes Kosher-Keeping Adventurers

Oahu—When my husband told me his next conference of the ISLH, the International Society of Laboratory Hematologists, would be held in Honolulu, my ears perked up just a bit (that’s an understatement; I pretty much hopped up and down with excitement). It had been a long, cold winter in New

Orlando Is a Major Destination for Passover Vacationers in 2017

Rosen Plaza will host its second major Passover program.

Orlando…Thousands of Passover vacationers are planning to once again spend the holiday in this city of many of the nation’s leading attractions. One of the major settings will be the magnificent Rosen Plaza Hotel, with its