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  • @RITZCARLTON #LOSANGELES: TURN YOUR DAYCATION INTO A RESIDENCE!

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    September 18, 2014 | 8:38 am

    Have you ever wondering where to spend a day in Los Angeles that makes you feel so refreshed and renewed it is like a week's holiday? Spend your Daycation at the Ritz Carlton in Los Angeles and feel revived!

    I toured around L.A. LIVE and Staples Center with my umbrella. I...

  • Beauty of the Dead Sea makes a stunning wedding destination

    May 21, 2014 | 11:30 am

    Finding a truly unique wedding destination can be difficult. There are countless special wedding venues scattered around the world, but few offer the distinctive beauty and amenities of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on Earth. 

    Although Ein Bokek, the Dead Sea’s hotel and tourism...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Oh Carnival Cruise Line, how I wish you’d step up to the rest of them…

    By Julia Bendis

    July 18, 2011 | 9:26 pm

    Maybe some of you noticed that I haven’t written in the last week.  Alright, none of you noticed but that’s not the point.  My husband and I took the boys on a long awaited vacation on board the “brand new” Carnival cruise ship called ‘Splendor’, or as I am calling it ‘Ineptness’.

    ...
  • I want my $5 back - a heartfelt letter to my bank!

    By Julia Bendis

    February 4, 2011 | 6:30 pm

    Dear Wescom Credit Union Employees:

    I am writing this letter because I just spent 30 minutes on the phone speaking with one of your Imbeciles, please excuse the spelling of that word, the auto-corrector doesn’t have a suggestion for me.

    Anyway, I just wasted 30 minutes of my life...

  • The Dead Sea is dying and it's a 'man-made disaster' [VIDEO]

    August 3, 2008 | 7:34 pm

    EIN GEDI, Israel (JTA)—The beach at the Ein Gedi Spa at the Dead Sea would seem like an ideal place for a little R&R amid the frenzy of modern Israel.

    Set in the quiet of the desert, it has stunning views of Jordan’s mountains and its therapeutic waters reputedly do wonders for...

  • Israeli spas may be just the thing for what ails you

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Miracles in the Holy Land aren't only of a spiritual nature. Israel also boasts a long list of spas with amazing healing properties. Here's a look at some appealing and pampering clinics. They all offer mineral-rich mud packs and other treatments to ease sore muscles, arthritis...
  • Honeymoon in the sun

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Sunny climes are made for honeymoons. Whether you opt for a kosher cruise, a getaway to Costa Rica, a retreat to Hawaii or another warm locale, juicy possibilities await with plenty of exotic, warm weather options. So take a look and pencil something in. You may soon decide it looks...
  • An American soldier’s Purim—1945

    By Jane Ulman

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "Pardon me, sir, are you perchance a Jew?"

    Ralph Goodman immediately reached for the .45 on his hip. The 24-year-old American soldier didn't know what to expect from the approaching middle-aged man wearing a felt hat, one side folded up, and speaking Australian-accented English....

  • 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...

  • Home Pampering Easy as 1, 2, Ahhhhh

    By Beth Gilbert

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    No one deserves a spa experience more than you do. Just picture it -- warm tubs scented with essential oils, invigorating body scrubs, refreshing botanical blend face masks smoothed on in soothing circular massaging motions and misty showers with luscious gels.

    Sound divine? You...

  • Sweet Indulgence at Chocolate Spa

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Spa at the Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pa., is every chocolate lover's fantasy. With bowls of silver-wrapped kisses (certified kosher) seemingly everywhere, and hot cocoa waiting by the fire, it may be the world's only spa that actually encourages guests to consume the stuff...

  • Healing the Spirit, the Torah Way

    By Gaby Wenig

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Hinda Leah Scharfstein sees the Torah as more than just the original source of halachah, Jewish law, and the earliest telling of our nation's birth.

    "The Torah takes a holistic look at the individual, and it does tend to have a sort of healing effect on people," said Scharfstein, the...

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