“S’iz chver tzu zein a Yid” (it’s difficult to be a Jew), the saying goes, but when it comes to the Berkshires it’s never been easier.
The Jewish presence in western Massachusetts continues to bloom. It hearkens back to the 17th century when Sephardim came to the area as
(Courtesy of Baron Hirsch Congregation) Faced with skyrocketing costs of housing and education, an increasing number of young Orthodox families are choosing to move to the vibrant, welcoming and affordable community of Memphis, Tennessee. Specifically, over 40 Orthodox families have relocated to Memphis over the past four years,
The holiday of Sukkot is synonymous with joy. In Israel, the merriment of the “season of rejoicing” is palpable –with the celebrations literally being brought on to the street.
Parks and museums hold special events, with live music, craft booths and food trucks in abundance. The
If you spend time in the Catskills during the summer and want pizzazz instead of pizza for a change, the dining choices keep getting better. Just as bungalows are giving way to houses with all the comforts of home, restaurants in the Catskills are taking on characteristics of
If anyone was wondering why they haven’t seen me for the past year, it’s because I, along with many of my peers, have been out of the country. Wondering whether it is wise to send an 18-year-old fresh out of high school to another country for a year? I, too, pondered that question as my El Al flight touched down and I
Going on a vacation is a rejuvenation for your soul. Whether it’s an overnight stay nearby, a few days in another state or a longer visit to another country, wherever you go you are taking a temporary respite from your everyday life and recharging yourself. It may not be the purpose of your trip or even
Right after seminary, my friend and I spent a week and a half touring cities in Italy and France. This article is not based on any expertise or extensive experience, as neither of us had ever planned anything like this before, but I would love to share some tricks and tips we picked up along the way. These travel tips are
With economics on the minds of many as well as the desire to get away and have a change, Montreal is the perfect escape. One can almost close their eyes and pretend that they are walking the streets of France. Just a short six hour drive to the Canadian border, the trip is short enough to accommodate young travelers and far enough
(Courtesy of Kosherica Cruises) Kosherica, the leader in Glatt Kosher vacations is geared up for a fantastic summer and winter. This sought-after luxury Kosher company is almost sold out of its Summer 2018’s much-anticipated season of kosher cruising. The reason is Kosherica’s reputation for extraordinary cuisine,
Looking for a summer travel experience that is both enchanting and educational? Ideal Tours is offering a 10-day Jewish Heritage Tour of the Baltic countries, including Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Discover the history of our grandparents in these former jewels of Jewish life, while taking in their current charm
(Courtesy of Lotus Tours) In association with Rabbi Marvin Tokayer and the Foundation for Remote Jewish Communities (FRJC), Pacific Delight Tours (www.PacificDelightTours.com) will debut its inaugural “Tokayer Heritage Tours” based upon the
(Courtesy of Rustic Elegance) Executive Chef Seth Warshaw of New Jersey’s #1 rated statewide steakhouse, ETC Steakhouse, introduces Rustic Elegance and invites you and your family to a week-long adventure and culinary experience.
Traveling to the jaw-dropping landscape and