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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Destination Kosher

Get Peyd–Amex Miles/Points Update

For many years, American Express (Amex) has dominated the credit card industry because of its customer service, security features, and consumer protection policies. In addition, Amex cards earn Membership Rewards (MR) points, the most used and sought after point programs for frequent flyers because of their redemption flexibility and the ease with which

Travel to Israel via Europe

Many people are enrolled in one or more frequent flyer programs. Most common plans are to get an airline credit card, the first year no fee, get the 30-40K free miles and then “churn” this card to a different carrier each year, so that you don’t end up paying more than your reward. Others prefer to use hotel chain cards. One advantage of the frequent flyer is

Sukkot, Winter Break, and Pesach at the Spectacular Atlantis

Atlantis is an incredible, ocean-themed destination located in the Bahamas, which brings the mythical city of Atlantis to life. Hav­ing transformed almost the entire island into a tropical paradise, this incredible resort features a variety of accommodations, all built around a 141-acre waterscape comprising over 20 mil­lion gallons of fresh and saltwater

The Borscht Belt Revisited

 

Weather may be iffy, finances tight, and time at a premium, but since childhood sum­mer has always meant vacation, be it a few hours at a pick-it-yourself truck farm or fruit grove, a day trip to hike the hills of the Catskills or Appalachian slopes, or Shabbos away from the usual, using Friday and Sunday to

More to the Poconos than Great Wolf Lodge

The Poconos, Pa.—Most people I know visit the Poconos for two things: white water rafting (day trippers) and Great Wolf Lodge for winter break or a long extended weekend. The Poconos offer so much more than water trips. Spring, summer, winter or fall, the Poconos has it all. From trout fishing in Paradise Creek to

Take a Rest on the Jersey Side

On the way back to Bergen County, or on your way to the Poconos, there is a NJ rest stop, the only pit stop on Route 80 West that offers great views, beautiful picnic areas, vending machine food if you need it. There’s also a dog run, and lovely fields and shady groves that are perfect for playing Frisbee, having a picnic, or just relaxing

Great Summer Road Trip Books for Kids

StatePoint—While the saying “getting there is half the fun” is a great concept in theory, in practice, a road trip can be quite stressful on families. But with a bit of smart packing and preparation, you can make your long summer road trips and shorter commutes more entertaining for kids. This summer, be sure to stock your car with some great activities and

Jerusalem Season of Culture Summer 2014 Lineup

New York—More than just an ancient city filled with religious sites and historic attractions, Jerusalem offers a diverse collection of contem­porary art, dance, music, and cultur­al events this summer as part of its annual Calendar of Culture 2014, in­cluding:

Contact Point (July 10), featuring a series of specially commissioned exhibitions and

New Country, New Careers

We are all “works in pro­gress,” hopefully always try­ing to grow and expand our horizons. Making aliyah is a growth opportunity, affording people the op­portunity to explore new career paths in the Holy Land. I, for example, had been involved in Manhattan investment sales—primarily of­fice and apartment buildings—for many years. A few years after moving to

The Fashionable German Colony

The German Colony is an exciting and upscale Jerusa­lem neighborhood. It is fa­mous for its main thorough­fare, Emek Refaim, which is one of the city’s most popular streets, bustling with activity and boasting cafes, restaurants, and trendy boutiques.

The German Colony is centrally located, bounded by the old train station to the north,

Haifa’s Transformation

Haifa is a beautiful city located in northern Israel which offers its residents a rich quality of life. The third largest city in Israel, Haifa is on the comeback trail after having fallen into a 60-year decline following Israel’s independ­ence in 1948.

The Early Years

During the British Mandate in pre-state Palestine from 1922

The Hebrews of Hong Kong

The Jewish presence in Hong Kong is al­most 200 years old. The community began during the mid-19th century when traders from Iraq and India came to the island after the Opium Wars of 1839-42. As the 20th century approached, the growing community recog­nized the need for a permanent synagogue. A generous donation of land in an area then high above the city