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  • Mayan Riviera: Mayan ruins, shining sea

    February 6, 2014 | 11:08 am

    Gazing at the expansive turquoise seas and white sands of the Mayan Riviera, it’s easy to imagine the infamous pirates of the Caribbean who once dominated these waters. This is where the notorious Captain William Kidd, Edward “Blackbeard” Teach and John “Calico Jack” Rackham...

  • Real Housewives of NYC – She is Coma Toast!

    By Ilana Angel

    August 28, 2012 | 3:16 pm

    The much anticipated three part trip to St. Barths has begun.  We start with the flight onto the small island and Carole talking about the loss of John and Caroline.  I love Carole and actually don’t like it when she talks about them. She seems uncomfortable when she does and I...

  • Curaçao’s Sea Change

    May 10, 2011 | 5:26 pm

    Although most islands in the Caribbean have been an easy sell for honeymooners, Curaçao for years was a diamond in the rough, lost in the destination shuffle. However, in recent years, that diamond has been polished to such a brilliant shine that it has become as much of a paradise...

  • Talk like a pirate—talk like a Jew?

    By The Web Guy

    September 18, 2008 | 5:42 pm

    Tomorrow is Talk Like A Pirate Day, which means it’s time to resurrect one of our most popular articles—the story of Jean Lafitte—Sephardic Jewish pirate of the Caribbean.

    Here’s an excerpt from Adam Wills’ fascinating article:

    Lafitte ... establish[ed] a pirate kingdom in the swamps...

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  • Curacao shul offers venue with Caribbean flavor

    By Buzzy Gordon

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm


    Trailer for Jewish Curacao travelogue DVD


    Compared with the millennia of Jewish history, the scant few centuries of Jewish settlement in the Western Hemisphere is like a drop in the ocean those Jews had crossed from Europe. The history of the Jews in the American colonies is even...

  • Barbados’ Nidhe Israel: Torah on a tropical isle

    By Peter L. Rothholz

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When I tell people that we are members of Congregation Nidhe Israel, the Jewish community in Barbados, I get the most incredulous stares.

    Barbados is, of course, well known as a "sun, sand and sea" island in the Caribbean, but it has many more attractions than these. Jewish...
  • Honeymoon in the sun

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Sunny climes are made for honeymoons. Whether you opt for a kosher cruise, a getaway to Costa Rica, a retreat to Hawaii or another warm locale, juicy possibilities await with plenty of exotic, warm weather options. So take a look and pencil something in. You may soon decide it looks...
  • Rainbow-haired couturier takes fashion fun seriously

    By Keren Engelberg

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Her natural hair color is brown, but Nony Tochterman hasn't shown her roots in about 20 years. These days it's a bubblegum pink, and in the past she's tressed herself in Skittles hues, including green, blonde, orange, purple, fuchsia and lavender. Color, after all, is a lot of what...
  • Ahoy, mateys ! Thar be Jewish pirates!

    By Adam Wills

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    There's no arrr-guing that pirates are in.
     
    As of last weekend, Disney had plundered $1 billion worldwide with "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," and International Talk Like a Pirate Day -- that's Sept. 19, for you landlubbers -- has gone from an inside joke between two...
  • Nevis’ Jewish Past a Tropical Treasure

    By Melanie Reffes

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Savvy travelers in need of a getaway come to the Caribbean island of Nevis to relax at restored sugar plantations, like the Montpelier Inn, or the opulent Four Seasons. Celebrity visitors have included Michael Douglas, Oprah Winfrey and Princess Diana, who immediately fled to the...

  • Roth’s ‘Kranky’ Little X-Mas

    By Tom Tugend

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Tom Lehrer once noted that there were no American pop Chanukah tunes because Jewish composers were busy writing the nation's sentimental Christmas and Easter favorites.

    The observation came to mind when we talked to Joe Roth, about his movie "Christmas With the Kranks," which opened...

  • Flying Solo This Winter? Head South

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The leaves have turned, the days are shorter and Chag Urim, the Holiday of Lights, glimmers ahead. In the meantime, if you're single or a student, and itching to plan a winter getaway, we've rounded up a pair of juicy possibilities. Singles might consider a luxury Caribbean cruise...

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