Ukraine, Israel, Urge Uman Pilgrims to Stay Home for Rosh Hashanah

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Ukraine’s interior minister said his country will implement a ban on the convergence of foreign pilgrims at Uman for the annual Rosh Hashanah pilgrimage as a coronavirus...

Orlando’s ‘Kosher Kingdom’ To Host Majestic Retreats Midwinter Vacation, January 16-31

Orlando, Florida . . . one of the nation’s most popular winter destinations is about to become even more popular for kosher vacationers. Majestic Retreats is sponsoring a midwinter...

South Florida Chabad Organizes Affordable Chol Hamoed Fun

South Florida is gearing up for a very exciting Chol Hamoed Pesach with three local venues offering amazing events with huge discounts and kosher for Passover food. Monday, April 2,...

Other Side of the Bench: The Conventional Catskills

  It was extremely weird yet incredibly nostalgic. We don’t go away often for Shabbos, and when we do it’s for a family simcha or perhaps a celebratory weekend of...

Fleishigs Magazine Previews Shavuos Issue

Get excited, the Fleishigs magazine May-June issue is here! And with the COVID-19 reality presenting challenges for all of us the last few months, we decided to revamp this...

NY Rabbi to Lead First Synagogue Mission to Azerbaijan, Oman

  Rabbi Marc Schneier, founding/senior rabbi of The Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton Beach, NY, and president of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU), will lead the first synagogue mission to...

Forbes Names Tel Aviv 2nd-Best City to Visit in 2020

JNS.org – Between its sandy beaches and vast array of culinary delights, Tel Avivans already know that they live in one of the best cities in the world. Now,...

The Great Kosher Escape: An Extraordinary Vacation Experience

Isaac Grossman and Moish Zahler are changing the landscape of kosher travel, daring to tread where no one has before. Possessed by a passion for hiking and the great...

Open And Shut

By Rabbi Dov Fischer In a landmark ruling this month barring its congregations from employing women rabbis (including but not limited to a ban on “Maharats,” “Morateinus,” and whatever other...

Coronavirus Reduces Demand for Flights, 1,000 El Al Workers to Be Let Go

JNS.org – El Al has canceled flights to many European countries because of low demand due to fears of the coronavirus. After the Israeli Health Ministry suggested Israelis not travel...
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