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  • Casino in the shuk

    September 5, 2012 | 10:50 am

    On the other side of town, inside Mahane Yehuda Market, today’s Casino de Paris picks up where the British Mandate period left off. Once a popular officer’s club-casino-bordello, the current incarnation is a much tamer late-night haunt. 

    Co-launched by shuk innovator Eli Mizrahi,...

  • 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...

  • Impressions from Jerusalem

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    February 7, 2012 | 5:14 pm

    This is my 15th sojourn in Israel since my first trip 38 years ago, and as much as Israel has changed in that time it is still the most fascinating and inspiring place I know.

    Today I met an old friend for lunch who made aliyah from South Africa in 1970, and he shared with me how...

  • El Al to charge for second bag on Israel trips

    October 3, 2011 | 4:28 pm

    El Al Airlines soon will be charging $70 for the second piece of luggage checked on coach seats to and from Israel.

    The new fee will affect tickets purchased after Nov. 1, two representatives of Israel’s national airline confirmed to JTA on Monday. The first bag will remain free.

    ...
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  • Jerusalem lodging boasts refined eatery, spa

    September 13, 2011 | 7:55 pm

    JERUSALEM — It had been years since I’d ventured any farther than the lobby of the Inbal Hotel in Jerusalem, so when I received an invitation to tour its spa and one of its restaurants, it was hard to say no.

    Built in the 1980s, the Inbal is one of the city’s top hotels and...

  • Jerusalem through fresh eyes

    September 13, 2011 | 7:40 pm

    Many of us who travel frequently to Israel risk becoming jaded. Obsessed by realpolitik, the peace process, internecine and ultimately unproductive Jewish political polemics, philanthropic hype or just plain business concerns, we lose sight of Israel’s true significance.

    Last...

  • U.S. entrepreneurs brewing something special in Israel

    September 13, 2011 | 7:31 pm

    It would be almost impossible to believe that an inventive Washington, D.C., caterer who created culinary events for Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush, an NYU-trained lawyer cum high-tech maven, and a successful New Jersey accountant would actually chuck their lucrative careers...

  • For business or pleasure, hotels rolling out red carpets

    September 13, 2011 | 7:23 pm

    The emergence of Israel on the global high-tech stage as a “start-up nation,” combined with the growing number of international business and Jewish organizational events held in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, has spurred a slew of major hotels to invest in upgrading their various...

  • Summertime Perks for Parents and Kids

    June 8, 2011 | 7:57 am

    What if you were able to check in at a top Israeli hotel this summer, wave goodbye to the kids at the front desk and then, minutes later, find yourself nursing a fruity Mediterranean cocktail by the sun-kissed pool?

    A mirage? Nope, it’s the real deal!

    A large number of quality...

  • L.A. Synagogues to Take Part in Federation Israel Trip

    June 8, 2011 | 7:20 am

    There are as many reasons to visit Israel as there are people who make the trip. Some want to establish a deeper connection with an ancient homeland; others are excited to explore a unique modern nation.

    As part of a massive trip this fall that is being coordinated by The Jewish...

  • Before You Go…

    May 28, 2010 | 11:58 am

    Israel offers wonderful opportunities for the intrepid traveler, from participating in an archaeological dig to trekking in rugged areas. If you’re looking for that kind of adventure, the Internet will guide you in that direction.

    Most tourists to Israel, however, opt for a...

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