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  • The lady’s guide to the TSA

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    July 16, 2012 | 10:01 am

    I’ve been doing a lot of traveling lately; almost every weekend for a while now and in addition to a terrible case of jet-lag I have picked up some tips on how to approach the complications of the TSA without sacrificing your dignity.  With summer travels upon us, many of us are...

  • Introducing Ruth Ellen Gruber

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    April 12, 2012 | 6:05 pm

    The award-winning American writer Ruth Ellen Gruber has chronicled contemporary Jewish developments in Europe for more than two decades. As the author of National Geographic Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to Eastern Europe, she has roamed thousands of miles around Europe’s historic...

  • 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...

  • Traveling rabbi serves tiny Southern congregations

    March 31, 2010 | 11:42 am

    From chron.com:

    NATCHEZ, Miss. — As the sun inched below the horizon in this Mississippi River town, people arrived alone or in small groups and walked up the steps of Temple B’nai Israel on Shabbat.

    Only about a dozen Jewish residents remain in Natchez, a city of about 16,400 best known for its elaborate plantation homes. As younger generations moved away, the congregation hasn’t had its own full-time rabbi since 1976.

    Read the full article at http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/6937924.html

  • Visit to Another Israel

    By Gary Wexler

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    It's time we stop kidding ourselves that Israel has survived well through the last three years. The country is unraveling at the seams.

    My wife and three kids wanted to be in Israel for the winter break. We had a great time together as a family of adults, being with our Israeli...

  • Faith in Travel

    By Amy Klein

    July 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Vail, Colo., might seem like Siberia compared to the more established Jewish community of Los Angeles, yet here in Lionshead (elevation: 10,350 feet) there's some 75 Jews gathered for Shabbat morning services.

    Under the burning morning sun, the clouds feel close enough to touch as we...

  • Tourist Trap

    By Rabbi Ron Shulman

    June 26, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Summer is often a season of travel and vacation. Whether travel is a part of our plans for this summer, most of us have had the experience of being a tourist.

    Some of us are bold and adventurous travelers; we enjoy exploring every new place and sight. Others of us, just as curious...

  • Where Have All the Jews Gone?

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It was one of those moments that capture a nation's interest. The Powerball Lottery reached $314.9 million and one person, Andrew J. Whittaker from Hurricane, W.Va., was the lucky winner. As the media descended upon him and his wife, Jewell, asking them about everything under the...

  • Have Rabbi, Will Travel

    By Debbie L. Sklar

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Ricky Nelson, whose hit "I'm a Traveling Man," put him on the map decades ago, has a lot in common with Rabbi Marc Rubenstein.

    Like the character in the song, Rubenstein spends a good portion of his time traveling the county in various capacities, from acting as a self-appointed...

  • Israel’s Other Battle

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    August 30, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When businessman Evan Kaizer traveled to Israel with his wife in 1999, it had been almost 20 years since his last visit, and much had changed, but that wasn't what threw Kaizer for a loop.

    "Traveling in the Galilee used to give way to majestic views of the Golan; [this time] we could...

  • L.A.‘s Hidden Battalions

    By Sheldon Teitelbaum

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    High-power Israeli Defense Force (IDF) squads have been traveling to choice tourist destinations worldwide this summer, but not for vacation.

    According to reports on Y-Net, the Web site for the Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot, the squads were scouting projected sites for...