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  • Summer Vacation, Motherhood & Anxiety

    By Ilana Angel

    July 29, 2013 | 7:05 am

    Summer vacation is a stressful time in terms of motherhood.  My son is home, which is wonderful, but there is a certain amount of anxiety that comes with summer.  He is home everyday, hanging with his friends everyday, and needing money everyday.  A 17 year old kid with a car is an...

  • Off to the Holy Land: “People of the Loose Strap”

    By David Suissa

    July 18, 2013 | 12:47 pm

    I don’t have to tell you what it’s like to be on a packed, nonstop, 14-hour El Al flight to Tel Aviv, but I will anyway.

    You know, the usual: Crying babies; a Zionist youth group with plenty of testosterone (all wearing red T-shirts); an Israeli dude who looks like a former...

  • Will you Love me Anyway?

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    June 6, 2013 | 8:54 pm

    Author, Tiffany Hawk, will be signing her book, Love Me Anyway, June 7 at 7pm at Book Soup.

    In Tiffany Hawk’s novel, Love Me Anyway: A Novel, Emily and KC seek new lives flying towards their unrealized dreams. Approaching their new job as United Airlines flight attendants...

  • Boyfriend? Lover? Partner? Dude I’m Dating?

    By Ilana Angel

    December 14, 2012 | 8:06 am

    I am 46 years old and I have a boyfriend, which is ridiculous.  Not ridiculous I am in a relationship, but that he is my "boyfriend".  By definition a boyfriend is a frequent or regular male companion in a romantic or sexual relationship. That sounds like a grown up thing, but the...

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  • Victoria’s Secret, Medicated Flying, Jew Hating & Shabbat

    By Ilana Angel

    December 7, 2012 | 7:56 am

    I watched the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this week and can I just say, WOW.  These women really are spectacular looking and I watched in amazement as each one strutted her stuff.  I would like to live in a body for that for a day. By for a day of course I mean forever. 

    I...

  • The forgotten Jewish aviator

    June 19, 2012 | 10:40 am

    As the clouds and rain gave way to evening sunshine at Maryland’s historic College Park Airport, Rabbi Gil Steinlauf of Washington, DC’s Adas Israel Congregation recites the kaddish for one of aviation’s pioneers who died in a crash there on June 11, 1912, exactly 100 years to...

  • Pure Love in the Middle of a Travel Nightmare

    By Ilana Angel

    June 13, 2012 | 12:25 pm

    Yesterday I flew to New York City.  By flew to New York City of course I mean I ended up in a travel nightmare.  I was taking a client’s child to the east coast to go to camp for 2 weeks.  The plan was to fly her in, drop her to her best girlfriend, have dinner with my friends in...

  • Up close and personal with the TSA

    May 15, 2012 | 10:07 pm

    Recent days have been full of continually unfolding reports about a new intercepted underwear bomb intended to be carried aboard a U.S.-bound plane by an al-Qaida agent. That agent, said to be British, turned out to be working simultaneously with Saudi and U.S. intelligence, and...

  • Winter brings out Israel’s unique charms

    November 30, 2011 | 4:53 pm

    Despite being about the size of New Jersey, Israel has a winter season that offers tourists a unique opportunity to experience the country’s mystical meteorological rollercoaster in different urban and suburban settings.

    During the winter months, you can ski on the snow-clad...

  • Pa Pa Pa Poker Face

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 21, 2011 | 8:39 pm

    This year I spent my birthday in the airport. I had arrived at the gate one whole hour early.  Lucky for me I married a man who has an internal clock that keeps me on time despite my reckless ability to manage my schedule.  We decided to take a cab with a newfound friend and when we...

  • How Poor Jews Come to America, meaning my parents!

    By Julia Bendis

    December 15, 2010 | 3:22 pm

    Many people ask me what we brought with us to America, when we immigrated here in 1989.

    Well… Most Russians brought over money and diamonds.  Since we were neither smart or rich, this is literally what we had in our suitcases:

    Someone had told my parents that in order NOT to...

  • Defy Gravity

    By Rob Eshman

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld and I shook hands 20 minutes before we were to jump out of an airplane together at 12,500 feet. It would be my first solo jump. Dan has made some 23,000 -- he's stopped counting except by the thousands.

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    Brodsky-Chenfeld smiling as the author falls to earth.

     

    I...

  • Ex-treme Takeoff

    By Carin Davis

    April 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    You always see him one more time. It's inevitable. And it's always on a bad hair day.

    I'm flying home from a Chi-town visit with the Davis fam. Sporting yoga pants, glasses and a tired green hoodie, I grab my backpack, my book, "Midlife Crisis at 30" (required airplane reading), and...

  • Angelenos Make Aliyah Dream Reality

    By Kelly Hartog

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    It's 4 p.m. "Erev Christmas," and 21-year-old Adam Bodenstein is still rushing around his home in the Pico-Robertson area. He has yet to take a shower before Shabbat comes. In four days time, the Modern Orthodox UC Berkley graduate, who grew up in a Conservative household, will...

  • How to Fly if you look Middle Eastern

    By Tom Tugend

    October 4, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Sam Kermanian has drawn our attention to a list of travel tips for Iranian Jews and others of "Middle Eastern" appearance, who might be fingered as potential Arab hijackers by nervous airline passengers.

    Short of "bleaching our faces and dyeing our hair blond," the president of the...

  • Friendly Skies

    By J. D. Smith

    June 28, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    I'd like to register a complaint against the airline industry. I know that I'm not alone, that there has been quite a bit of public outcry lately about flight delays and cancellations, but that's not my issue.

    My problem is that my friend Greg Stern met his beautiful wife on a...

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