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  • In Europe, new kosher ski options that won’t break the bank

    December 26, 2012 | 9:53 am

    Skiing has always been something of a rich man’s sport.

    Between the costs of travel, accommodations, lift tickets and lessons, a family with children can easily drop upward of $6,000 for a few days on the slopes. If you keep kosher, the costs can be even higher.

    No longer. Over...

  • In a remote New Mexican valley, a Jewish skiing legacy at Taos

    December 21, 2011 | 5:06 pm

    One of the most wonderful things about skiing is the sense of seclusion, the incomparable quietude and serenity of standing atop a 12,000-foot peak surveying miles and miles of snow-covered emptiness. Somehow the prosaic concerns of the everyday world don’t seem to reach there.


  • Snow Job

    By Judy Gruen

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Maybe I'm crazy, but each winter I plan a family vacation that is fraught with danger. To reach our destination, we must drive up a perilous mountain road studded with hairpin turns. Oddly, during our ascent, this NASCAR-approved artery is usually choked with fog or hail.

    But this...

  • Letters to the Editor

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Dear Rob Eshman & the Jewish Journal,

    I am an involved member of the Temple Beth Am Library Minyan, graduate of Pressman Academy, senior at Shalhevet High and chair of the Israel Action Committee at my school. The article that Mrs.Greunbam Fax wrote and published about Shalhevet...

  • Shabbat on Slopes Takes Wrong Turn

    By David T. Levinson

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    To me, skiing is almost a religious experience. When you're flying down the back bowls, sun on your face, cool air filling your lungs and a warm feeling filling your heart, it's like you can feel the hand of God.

    Last winter, my wife and I went skiing in Deer Valley, Utah.


  • Skiing With a Purpose

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    January 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    As people shoosh down the California mountains, one group will be getting more than just snow: Torah.

    The Jewish Studies Institute held its first winter retreat at Big Bear this week, with 85 people (about 16 families) enjoying the slopes, kosher food, daily minyans and lectures on...

  • Skiing in God’s Country

    By Song Oh

    January 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A California gal for most of my life, I endured jabs and digs about the dearth of culture and the abundance of silicone in our fair city during my two-year stint in New York. (I am neither blessed with blond hair nor an 18-inch Malibu Barbie waistline, nevertheless my East Coast...

  • Downhill Doubts

    By J.D. Smith

    February 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    My father has disowned me. We did not get into a fight about the family business -- there is no family business. I did not marry out of the faith, and I have no children about whose upbringing we can disagree. The source of our irreconcilable differences is that we went skiing...