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  • Discover The 6 Best Places for 2014

    By Richard Bangs

    January 3, 2014 | 10:56 pm

    Richard Bangs is a judge in our We Said Go Travel Writing contest! We hope you will participate and share your story! Write your favorite spot for 2014 in the comments below!

    2013-12-26-where_are_youmd.png So, once again we combed the planet, turned over the stones, took the pulses, danced the boards, and...

  • WWFD: What Would Figueres Do?

    By Rob Eshman

    July 10, 2013 | 11:21 am

    I spent Egypt’s second revolution in Costa Rica, in the jungle. It’s amazing what the past of one country can teach you about the present of another.

    Our trip didn’t take us to San Jose long enough for us to visit the small but active Jewish community centered there. We landed...

  • At Passover, let my people go south

    April 4, 2012 | 12:08 pm

    Passover celebrates the Exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, their wandering in the desert for 40 years, and their ultimate deliverance to the Promised Land.

    But a contemporary observer might be forgiven for imagining the holiday marks a different sort of migration:...

  • Israelis seek promised wave in Costa Rica

    By Orit Arfa

    April 5, 2011 | 6:53 pm

    Zula is a delightful beachside restaurant where you can breathe in the salty air as Eyal Golan songs play in the background. It also advertises the best falafel in town, made with local garbanzo beans.

    Only Zula, Israeli slang for “relaxation,” is not located in Tel Aviv. It’s...

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  • Faith, hope and living off the land

    By Orit Arfa

    April 5, 2011 | 6:49 pm

    Earth Rose Farm in Costa Rica is situated on a remote hillside between the villages of Santa Fe and Esperanza, or “faith” and “hope.”

    It takes faith and hope to get there.

    It’s located only a few miles off the main road of the sleepy town of San Isidro de El General,...

  • 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...
  • Enjoy Wedded Bliss in Lotus Position

    By Alison Ashton

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Not every couple's notion of the ideal honeymoon entails a hedonistic beach resort and lots of fruity drinks garnished with umbrellas. Some want to begin married life with yoga.

    Some couples pursue tantric yoga, a form that includes a tranquil sexuality, in hopes of creating a...

  • A Mixed Multitude

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    February 24, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    I am writing this column while sitting in an Internet cafe in San Jose, Costa Rica. This Shabbat I will be officiating at the bar mitzvah of Eduardo Lev, a 13-year-old Costa Rican Jew whose parents are members of Congregacion B'nei Israel, the only liberal synagogue in the country....