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.
On Wednesday, the same day his administration celebrated the passage of his tax plan, President Donald J. Trump commuted the prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, an action encouraged by bipartisan leaders from across the political spectrum, many of whom charged he was serving an excessive sentence in light of others convicted for
(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
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
(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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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