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  • Limmud becomes a Jewish networking nexus

    January 19, 2011 | 2:50 pm

    Journalist and author Lisa Alcalay Klug flew across the country this month to present at the annual New York version of Limmud, one of the Jewish learning gatherings that occur worldwide. She’ll fly in the other direction next month to attend the fourth annual LimmudLA, Feb. 18-21...

  • Limmud becoming new favored networking tool for Jewish authors, artists, groups

    January 13, 2011 | 3:19 pm

    Journalist and author Lisa Alcalay Klug flew across the country this month to present at Limmud NY, the annual New York version of the worldwide Jewish learning extravaganza.

    The Jan. 14-17 conference in upstate New York will be Klug’s seventh Limmud gathering in 12 months. Like...

  • Hey, Hipster Jew—you probably think this book is about you

    By Jay Firestone

    October 30, 2008 | 3:19 am

    You're sporting a Batman yarmulke on your head and a cubic-zirconia-studded Star of David pendant around your neck that would put Flavor Flav to shame. A plastic Moses figure stands posed next to your computer, ready for some sea-splitting action.

    If you count yourself among the...

  • Port Town Harbors ‘Oasis of Judaism’

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The captivating simplicity of Onset, Mass., sneaks up on you. In this quaint harbor town, the main activity is perhaps taking walks to the harbor to watch the boats sail and the sun glisten on the water. Therein lies its charm, as well as a hidden jewel of a shul near the bridge at...

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  • Bachelorettes Just Wanna Have Fun

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Your best friend is soon to wed. You're in charge of the prenuptial ladies fete but your buddy is an iconoclast and so are you. If you're looking for bachelorette parties that score points for originality, you might consider these unusual substitutes.

    Surf's Up

    For an...

  • Raise a Glass to Herzog’s New Winery

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    California's newest and largest kosher winemaking facility boasts the longest history.

    Last week, the Baron Herzog Winery debuted its 77,000-square-foot winery in Oxnard. The label dates back to 1848, when the Herzog family established an operation in the small Slovakian village of...

  • Forgo Rainy Day Woe With Spa Trip

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    When the torrential winter rains take a reprieve, don some wings and head south. This three-day itinerary for rest, relaxation and kosher cuisine creates sunny inspiration even on the cloudiest days.

    Day 1: Ease in slowly with a day stop at Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa, an...

  • Watching Whales With a Maui Rabbi

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    By land he's a rabbi, by sea a whale researcher. For David Glickman, moving to the South Pacific 15 years ago to research endangered humpback whales took him well beyond the ocean's realm. It also prompted him to become a rabbi on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

    Glickman, the son of...

  • Spiritually Found Among the Surf

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Standing on a surfboard for the first time, it felt as if time stood still. I can recall the palm trees on the shore, the dusty blue of the island's silhouette in the distance to my left, and my teacher afloat on his board to my right. That first, miraculous ride seemed to last...

  • Pesach, Matzah, Maror and Massage

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Thanks to an increasing number of spas offering Passover packages, a Pesach getaway doesn't necessarily have to lead to weight gain. There is no shortage of luxury resorts where you can nourish your spirituality, pamper your psyche and get a workout. In fact, several highly rated...

  • Jerusalem’s Own Garden of Eden

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Atop a small hill in a corner of Jerusalem, tropical plants take root. Nearly black orchids stand amid carnivorous plants and other leafy creatures dating to ancient times. While the intense Israel sun bakes the outdoors, this treasured vegetation grows protected in a beautifully...

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