Jewish Journal

2 museums trace Israel’s peace process

by Michele Chabin, Contributing Writer

April 10, 2013 | 8:31 am

Inside the Israel Museum of the Yitzhak Rabin Center near Tel Aviv. Photo courtesy of Yitzhak Rabin Center

Which experiences led former prime ministers Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Rabin — once considered hawks — to attempt to make peace with Israel’s Arab neighbors?

That question is at the... read full article

  • Casino in the shuk

    by Lisa Alcalay Klug

    September 5, 2012 | 10:50 am

    On the other side of town, inside Mahane Yehuda Market, today’s Casino de Paris picks up where the British Mandate period left off. Once a popular officer’s club-casino-bordello, the current incarnation is a much tamer late-night haunt. 

    Co-launched by shuk innovator Eli Mizrahi,...

  • A kiss of the grape — and other adult libations — in Jerusalem

    by Lisa Alcalay Klug

    September 5, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Wine bars, a new twist on an old theme, are drawing huge numbers of clientele in most metropolitan cities. What about the Holy City? Although the selection in Jerusalem doesn’t quite compare to that of its American and European rivals, there are enough choices in the Jewish capital...

  • Israeli hotels showcase a summer medley of adventures

    by Steve Walz, Contributing Writer

    May 15, 2012 | 6:43 pm

    Spurred by a record-breaking number of foreign tourists who visited the Holy Land during the first quarter of 2012, Israel’s burgeoning hotel industry is gearing up for a busy summer tourism season by sprucing up their facilities and offering a variety of titillating vacation...

  • Visitors centers offer a warm welcome

    by Lisa Alcalay Klug

    May 15, 2012 | 6:35 pm

    If you’ve already visited Israel, you know that the hospitality is legendary. Everyone, it seems, has a friend or cousin somewhere that you should look up. But they aren’t the only people who will welcome you. The entire country is host to “visitors centers” from north to...

  • Jerusalem lodging boasts refined eatery, spa

    by Michele Chabin, Contributing Writer

    September 13, 2011 | 7:55 pm

    JERUSALEM — It had been years since I’d ventured any farther than the lobby of the Inbal Hotel in Jerusalem, so when I received an invitation to tour its spa and one of its restaurants, it was hard to say no.

    Built in the 1980s, the Inbal is one of the city’s top hotels and...

  • Jerusalem through fresh eyes

    by Menachem Z. RosenSaft

    September 13, 2011 | 7:40 pm

    Many of us who travel frequently to Israel risk becoming jaded. Obsessed by realpolitik, the peace process, internecine and ultimately unproductive Jewish political polemics, philanthropic hype or just plain business concerns, we lose sight of Israel’s true significance.


  • U.S. entrepreneurs brewing something special in Israel

    by Steve Walz

    September 13, 2011 | 7:31 pm

    It would be almost impossible to believe that an inventive Washington, D.C., caterer who created culinary events for Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush, an NYU-trained lawyer cum high-tech maven, and a successful New Jersey accountant would actually chuck their lucrative careers...

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