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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
September 30, 1999 | 8:00 pmI'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...
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