jlink
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Destination Kosher

Nearby Shavuos Getaways 2013

Pesach just ended and before you blink Shavuos is right around the corner. Most of us are counting the days until we arrive at one of most unfamous of Jewish holidays. Known in English as “The Festival of Weeks,” your coworkers will ask why you are taking off on a Wednesday and Thursday in May. You can start explaining the significance of receiving the Torah and

Spring Travel: Day Trips for Lag B’Omer

Children know when spring arrives. They start to put away their heavy down jackets and pull out their windbreakers and crocs. Baseball gloves are dusted off and bike tires are pumped up. If you and your family have been cooped up over the winter and are looking for some great outdoor fun things to do, here are some great day trip ideas, especially as Lag B’Omer is

Tel Aviv, Alive and Thriving

Despite its secular nature and in contrast to much of what Orthodox Jews define as Israel, Tel Aviv is a breath of fresh air. Its vibrancy, dynamism, and futuristic vibe always make me feel alive and optimistic about Israel's long term stability and growth. Its modern Jewish history and the growing and evolving touches of Judaism add to its flavor, making it a

Growing Number of Kosher Kitchens in Hotels Presents Challenges to Rabbis

SANTA MONICA, CA—The Loews Hotel in Santa Monica features one of an estimated 40 designated kosher kitchens in the U.S. As many as 10 hotels have responded to a program by the Rabbinical Council of California (RCC) to open designated kosher kitchens. In some cities, the designated kitchen is not an

Memorial Day Weekend, Where’s the Beef?

Fleet week was canceled and the Statue of Liberty is closed till the 4th of July. But don't get down in the dump. There are plenty of other great outings you can plan for the holiday weekend. The weather has been fantastic so far in May, three cheers for global warming. Will the upcoming holiday weekend be warm enough for the beach or a wash out? Even if it