An amazing voyage with fantastic service and crew. Once you have experienced SeaDream you will definitely return!
The Dan Tel Aviv has a prestigious reputation. Raphi Bloom says that it is well-deserved.
Yaniv Madar is impressed by the four-star Berlin hotel that caters kosher for no added cost — and by the local synagogue that takes delight in feeding visitors
Raphi Bloom, Owner of TJT, reports on his tour..
Veteran travel writer Paul Harris finds restaurants that transport him back to old Jewish Budapest, soothing sulfur baths, classy hotels and much more that delights him.
RETURNING to my room from breakfast, four visitors barred my way.Eyeing me curiously and expectantly with horns raised, the four ibex, realising no food was forthcoming, trudged away, heads held high in search of richer pickings.Such is a typical guest experience at Beresheet, Mitzpe Ramon, undoubtedly Israel’s most unusual hotel – and one of its very best.
A wedding in Israel can mean a classic Jerusalem setting or something far less conventional such as an off-duty museum or a Biblical park, reports Viva Sarah Press.
Nathan Jeffay reports on a new micro-exhibition which is likely to have a massive impact
We asked four tour guides for their recommendations
Hong Kong . It does not sound like a place Jews would live, but in fact, quite a number do. There are active congregations Orthodox and liberal on both the island and the mainland (Kowloon) side. Kosher food can be supplied to most hotels.
Irvina Lew travels to get a clearer picture of Marc Chagall’s amazing accomplishments.
Raphi Bloom draws on local knowledge during a visit to the Hungarian capital.
Travel agent Ellen Paderson has two decades of experience helping families to arrange their life-cycle events in exciting destinations. She shares her thoughts on why and where to travel to raise a glass.
Stacey Ebert has visited more than 50 countries, and found that nowhere matches up to India when it comes to catering to her as a vegetarian. She says that this is a boon to the many Jewish travelers who eat veggie out of respect to kosher laws.
When he visited Poland a couple of years ago, Michael Freund had no idea that he would accidentally make a historical discovery — never mind two.
The Bible called it a land flowing with “milk and honey.” Today, with populations from many lands who have all brought their culinary traditions, Israel overflows with many more delicious foods.
In a special interview, author Naomi Ragen talks to Nathan Jeffay, about a unique heritage trip — the trip that allowed her to write one of the most remarkable Jewish historical fictions ever published.
Every day , Jews pray in conjunction with the Sh’ma, “Gather us in safely from the four corners of the earth…” For more than 2,500 years, the Jewish people have been scattered throughout the world, sometimes in the unlikeliest places. Even where no Jewish souls survive, traces of their existence often remain, offering a tantalizing glimpse into an exotic past. On every continent, and at virtually all points on the compass, a slight detour can add an extra and interesting dimension to the wanderings of the Jewish traveler.
Malcolm Ginsberg finds a wide range of Pesach travel options, at sea and on dry land.
In Barcelona, Malcolm Ginsberg marvels at how the 1992 Olympics rejuvenated the city.
The Holy City of Jerusalem, sacred to the world’s three great monotheistic religions, naturally attracts millions of tourists every year. Most cities whose economy thrives on tourism have double-decker buses that follow circular routes with stops at all the major sightseeing attractions; Jerusalem is no exception. The Egged bus company’s Route 99 runs in a two hour loop through both East and West Jerusalem, with a hop-on, hop-off feature enabling passengers to get on and off throughout the day. A taped audio guide in eight languages enhances the impressive visual experience.
Irvina Lew makes her way around Spain — eating, admiring art, and chasing Jewish heritage
Looking for a place to celebrate a wedding anniversary or some other special occasion? Don’t settle on a single destination, advises Malcolm Ginsberg. Instead, choose a cruise and see a variety of places, transported between them on a floating hotel.
In the beautiful Italian mountains, where Jewish practice went underground 500 years ago, Jews from around the world are celebrating barmitzvahs and batmitzvahs. Barbara Aiello tells the story of how she started this surprising trend.
Heading to Los Angeles? Consider integrating these two destinations in to your itinerary.
For American journalist Lori Silberman Brauner, celebrating her son’s coming-of-age was an antidote to the US barmitzvah “circuit” of stagemanaged parties — and it provided a chance to engage in some hands-on social action.
Half a million visitors a year head to Europe’s sweetest attraction. Make time for Cadbury World next time you’re in the UK, advises Nathan Jeffay.
It may feel like Passover has just finished, but Jewish holidaymakers around the world are already starting to make plans for the fall festivals. Viva Sarah Press recommends booking tickets to Israel for Succot.
Massachusetts has far more to offer than Boston alone, says Paul Harris.
From a small shop in the quaint Israeli town of Zichron Yaakov, a young American immigrant with gourmet tastes is fulfilling his chocolate-coated dream. And visitors are always welcome to watch him at his craft.
Some black South Africans claim that they are descendants of a “lost tribe” of the Children of Israel. US-based writer Judith Fein went to Soweto in search of their story. And while scholarly opinion is divided on the matter of the Lemba tribe’s connection to the Jewish People, she believes it is strong.