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Sunday, December 08, 2019

Destination Kosher

Ten Things You Must Do in Jerusalem

It’s impossible to run out of things to do in Jerusalem. Israel’s capital, one of the fastest-growing tourism destinations in the world, is Israel’s largest municipality and possibly the most famous city in history.

Five-Star Italy: One Year Later

“Do what you love and the money will follow.” When I heard Oprah Winfrey say that in an interview many years ago, it somehow stuck with me. And it was one of the first expressions that came to mind when I decided a year and a half ago to start an Italy travel-planning business. Of course, I wasn’t

Planning for Pesach With Le Voyage

The sudden onset of cold weather is a perfect time to plan a warm-weather vacation. Yeshiva break week will be here before we know it and Pesach not too far behind.

When planning a vacation, it is important to select a location that has something to offer for travelers of all

Kosherica’s Luxury Passover Collection: It Is an All-Star Year

(Courtesy of Kosherica) The way things are turning out, the 2020 Passover holiday with Kosherica will be one of the most luxurious and exciting Passover years to date. Kosherica will have sought-after Passover resorts and programs in Florida and the Bahamas. The magnificent lineup will start at the lovely

A Very Personal Trip to Prague

On September 11, 2001, I gathered together the actresses of Raise Your Spirits Theatre in Gush Etzion. We created our theater troupe that summer, in the midst of a bloody intifada in Israel, and had made a decision at the time to not cancel rehearsals or performances on the day of a terror attack. We

A Culinary Tour of Crown Heights: Bring Your Appetite and Wear Comfy Shoes

Having written about the Rosebud Food tour, led by Fern Penn (“Tour and Taste the Crown Heights Kosher Food Scene With Rosebud Food Tours,” July 25, 2019), I was excited to join as a participant last month. Penn lives in Greenwich Village and discovered that Crown Heights was a great

Jewish Adventures in the Flyover States

Celebrating nature and the rodeo in the West.

My recent college-graduate daughter and I hoped to visit three hard-to-get-to Western states, hike two national parks and see bison, bears, wolves, elk and moose all before arriving in Jackson, Wyoming, for a restful Shabbat. We rented a pickup

New and Noteworthy in the Catskills 2019

Summer in the Catskills means fresh country air, lower temperatures and the ease of finding a kosher meal and minyan. When you have a summer home in the area, happiness is returning to your favorite places and discovering new ones to explore. If you’re looking for an overnight getaway,

Italian Idyll VI: Wine, Oil and Cheese on the Plains of Lattium

From the moment of his arrival in the Italian countryside, Jake was struck by the familiarity of the terrain. He sensed he had seen similar scenes elsewhere; the vineyards they passed on their several trips to and from Fiuggi, high in the mountains, as well as the forests of olive trees, seemed to harken

Rediscover Jamaica, a Treasure Trove of Jewish Heritage and History

As Jewish travel becomes more mainstream amongst the Jewish diaspora, travelers are looking for more unique destinations to have a Jewish travel experience. While Eastern Europe and Israel remain the top destinations for Jewish travel, the Caribbean, specifically Jamaica, has a vastly untapped

‘Torah in Motion’ Travels to Morocco

In July, “Torah in Motion” went on a sold-out Jewish history tour of Morocco. Cities visited included Casablanca, Fez and Marrakech. They visited local shuls, burial places of famous rabbis etc. It was an unforgettable experience with a focus on Jewish history and expert discussions by West Orange resident Dr. Marc

Tour and Taste the Crown Heights Kosher Food Scene With Rosebud Food Tours

Fern Penn lives in Greenwich Village, but when she shops for Shabbat, she goes to where it’s really happening: Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Penn has started walking and tasting tours with pre-arranged stops at many of the new, innovative kosher restaurants in Crown Heights with her