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  • Zionist group to honor anti-Islam activists at Hotel Shangri-La

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 18, 2013 | 3:36 pm

    When the Muslim part-owner of a Santa Monica boutique hotel was found guilty last year of discriminating against a group of Jewish patrons, the hotel announced it would host a party for a Jewish group as part of its efforts to repair its reputation. Now, the Zionist group whose...

  • Shangri-La juror said to have hidden her Jewishness

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 16, 2013 | 12:48 pm

    In court papers filed Jan. 7, attorneys for the Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica and its owner allege that of 12 members on the jury that unanimously found their clients guilty of discriminating in 2010 against a group of Jewish patrons, one juror concealed her own Jewishness...

  • American gunman killed in Israeli hotel shoot-out

    October 5, 2012 | 9:30 am

    An American man opened fire in an Israeli seaside hotel packed with tourists on Friday after losing his job there, killing one person before being shot dead in a stand-off with security forces.

    The firefight erupted in the popular Red Sea resort of Eilat when New York native...

  • ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’—bigger than the Bible?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 31, 2012 | 8:00 am

    I haven’t read “Fifty Shades of Grey” and I know nothing about it—other than that there are stacks and stacks of the book at Costco, and it was not written by Jonathan Franzen.

    But the book is a smash hit—think “Twilight” for non-tweens. And a hotel in the Lake District of England...

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  • Israeli hotels showcase a summer medley of adventures

    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...

  • Reform, Conservative leaders complain about Israeli hotel discrimination

    April 11, 2012 | 10:29 am

    Leaders of the Israeli Reform and Conservative movements sent a letter of complaint to the Israeli government charging that Israeli hotels discriminate against non-Orthodox Jews.

    In a letter to two government ministers, the leaders of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism and...

  • Dating Sucks but LA Singles Rock

    By Ilana Angel

    February 13, 2012 | 2:41 am

    This past Saturday night, the Jewish Journal held its first singles event and I was honored to be a part of it.  By a part of it of course I mean this was my baby and I was thrilled with how the event turned out.  It was the forward thinking of Rob Eshman and David Suissa that...

  • Bahia de Kino, The Foundation Part 1

    George Rajna

    December 12, 2011 | 3:53 pm

    Three years ago while my wife and I traveled around the world for a year, we spent some time in the Mongolian capitol of Ulaanbaaatar before heading into the emptiness of the Gobi Desert. While roaming the streets of the capitol one afternoon, we ran into a Canadian miner at a video...

  • Two Israeli hotels nab spots on Top 10 list

    December 5, 2011 | 1:10 pm

    Two Jerusalem hotels were among the top 10 Best in the World Middle Eastern hotels as ranked by the Conde Nast Travelers Readers’ Choice Awards.

    The Inbal Jerusalem came in at No. 4, while the David Citadel tied with the Grand Hyatt Amman in Jordan at No. 6.

    The rankings were...

  • 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...

  • Israel’s First Slasher Flick at Screamfest! [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 22, 2011 | 6:34 pm

    I was walking out of a screening of the cheeky new animated film, “Puss in Boots,” starring Antonio Banderas as the titular bad kitty, at Grauman’s Mann Chinese 6 Theatres when a splattering of fake blood on the cinema’s glass doors, gaunt skeletal figures and assorted skulls...

  • Golden Rose shul’s ruins in no peril, Lviv official says

    September 8, 2011 | 10:20 am

    The ruins of the historic Golden Rose synagogue are in no danger of demolition, a Lviv official told JTA, despite reports to the contrary.

    Archeological excavations are being conducted in an adjoining site, Liliya Onyshchenko, the head of the Lviv City Council’s Historical...

  • Valentine’s Day Peep Show!

    By Julia Bendis

    February 14, 2011 | 6:14 pm

    I really don’t like Valentine’s Day!  I hate everything about it, the stupid, corny Hallmark cards, the over-priced flowers, the overcrowded restaurants, the need to out-do each other with pricey gifts, etc…  I am not saying that we shouldn’t show our love for the people in our...

  • Hypochondriacs are We!

    By Julia Bendis

    December 6, 2010 | 1:05 pm

    I absolutely love being Jewish, I love everything about it, the food, the culture, the faith itself.  However, the terrible thing about being Jewish is that constant feeling that there is something wrong with you.  Seriously, worry is our “thing”!  That’s just what we do, what has...

  • Location, location, location

    By Elyse Glickman

    August 15, 2008 | 6:25 pm

    Your congregation is there for you when you need it, but there are times when you're tempted to think outside the synagogue -- such as your wedding.

    Destination weddings in spots like Hawaii or the Caribbean are a romantic way to start a new life with someone, but changes in the...

  • Muddy the Body, Cleanse the Soul

    By Soriya Daniels

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Visitors to Israel are often looking for a spiritual uplift, and one of the country's best-kept secrets for achieving that transcendent state is not found in Jerusalem's Old City.

    Perhaps it is the oxygen-rich air coupled with the high-concentration of relaxing bromide. Or maybe...

  • Catskills Memories

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    For Rita Lakin, memories of the 1950s at Grossinger's, the famed Catskills resort, bring up thoughts of three five-course kosher meals per day, plus a runway-length buffet for guests who missed breakfast -- served one hour before lunch. Then there were the Saturday night shows...

  • Negev: Full of Adventures

    By Tom Tugend

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Amid the gloomy statistics of declining tourism to Israel, there are a couple bright spots for the foreign visitor willing to explore beyond the beaten track and eager to save some serious money.

    For one, there are few places in the world where the ancient and the modern meet and...

  • Violence Harms Israeli Economy

    By Avi Machlis

    December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    With images of violence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip flashing across television screens around the world, it did not take long for Israel's tourism industry to start feeling the pinch.



    Hotel occupancy has plummeted, Ben-Gurion Airport is deserted and taxi drivers and tour...

  • Season’s End in the Catskills

    By Phil Brown

    September 30, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    I'm just back from rummaging at the liquidation sale in the Concord Hotel, a months-long process already. Silverware has dropped from $2 each, to four for a dollar; gleaming silverware pails from $20 to $5. Hasidim load vans to furnish their bungalows with astonishingly ugly...