Jewish Journal

Voluntouring in Israel

by Viva Sarah Press

March 5, 2014 | 1:17 pm

An American family mud-building on Kibbutz Lotan as part of the GoEco voluntouring program. Photo courtesy of Israel21c

Going on holiday can mean relaxing or sightseeing, tasting new foods or learning firsthand about new cultures. A growing segment... read full article

  • Judaism in Norway: The longest Shabbat

    by Ryan E. Smith

    February 6, 2014 | 11:31 am

    Every summer, Nikolaj Kahn faces a major Jewish problem.

    “It never gets dark,” Kahn said during a walkthrough of the Jewish Museum in Trondheim,...

  • Mayan Riviera: Mayan ruins, shining sea

    by Lisa Alcalay Klug

    February 6, 2014 | 11:08 am

    Gazing at the expansive turquoise seas and white sands of the Mayan Riviera, it’s easy to imagine the infamous pirates of the Caribbean who once...

  • Jerusalem’s First Station: All aboard for fun

    by Michelle Chabin

    October 9, 2013 | 1:49 pm

    Jerusalem’s First Station may be more than 120 years old, but its smart new look, trendy shops and daily events have transformed it from an abandoned...

  • Jewish culture adds spice to Santa Fe

    by Elyse Glickman

    August 28, 2013 | 12:02 pm

    Santa Fe has a lot more than great cuisine and an art scene to intrigue travelers — this New Mexico town is more than 400 years old and the oldest state...

  • Iceland’s inner warmth

    by Elyse Glickman

    June 19, 2013 | 4:51 pm

    Iceland is a small place that is big on surprises. 

    Scandinavian in its roots, the society has a reputation as being a homogenous, quaint and...

  • Destination Kauai

    by Lisa Alcalay Klug

    May 10, 2013 | 2:13 pm

    When it comes to honeymoons, nothing is more romantic than a tropical island. From Los Angeles, the most tempting include the Hawaiian archipelago. The...

  • 2 museums trace Israel’s peace process

    by Michele Chabin, Contributing Writer

    April 10, 2013 | 8:31 am

    Which experiences led former prime ministers Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Rabin — once considered hawks — to attempt to make peace with Israel’s Arab...

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