Kosher Travel

 

A Culinary Trip to Panama City

 

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When two single Jewish women travel in Panama City for a much needed vacation, they can expect to be wined and dined every single evening. And when there are enough good kosher restaurants, over a half dozen, you can bet that these two single girls were happy to oblige. Our friend’s parents alerted the neighborhood of our arrival and every night, there would be a knock at the door and gentleman would sweep us away to a different restaurant. Unfortunately, none of these gentlemen was memorable enough.

But the food was.


 

Ten Best Jewish Travel Sites in Las Vegas

 

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What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas and despite the deep recession that has sapped a great deal of strength from this city, there is still a whole lot happening in Vegas. The collapse of the new construction market and a general decline in tourism and convention business have made Vegas more affordable than ever before and midweek rates at four and five star hotels are available at prices so low you will think a zero is missing. If you are able to pry yourself away from the sportsbook or roulette table, you can take advantage of the many “only in Vegas” experiences that are offered daily and nightly and make Las Vegas a fantastic getaway. Another thing that is happening in Las Vegas is the tremendous growth of the Jewish community – nearly 100,000 Jews call Las Vegas home. Although (unfortunately) there are no synagogues walking distance to the hotels along the Las Vegas Strip, the surrounding area has twenty synagogues, two mikvaot and about a half dozen Kosher restaurants (many which will deliver food for those staying over Shabbat or Yom Tov).


 

Top Jewish Travel Sights of Chicago

 

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Although Chicago is known by some as the “Second City” it is a destination of choice for travelers drawn to its world-class cultural attractions, diverse neighborhoods and architectural wonders. Chicago is known for its world-famous museums, fantastic shopping, lively nightlife, world-class sporting events and a thriving theater scene that is now spoken of in the same breath as New York’s Great White Way.  The Chicago Theatre, Goodman, Bank of America Theatre, Cadillac Palace, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and the Ford Center have made Chicago a must visit for theater lovers everywhere.

Visitors from around the world who come to Chicago leave in awe of its architectural marvels. From historic landmark buildings to contemporary masterpieces, Chicago is the home to some of the most unique and innovative designs that have ever shaped American architecture. The city is a living museum of architecture featuring the work of such greats as Daniel Burnham, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Helmut Jahn and others.


 

Best Jewish Travel Ideas for Boston

 

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On the evening of April 18, 1775, the sexton of the Old North Church climbed the steeple and held high two lanterns as a signal from Paul Revere that the British were heading to Lexington and Concord (just a few miles from Boston) by sea and not by land. This fateful event sparked the American Revolution and assured Paul Revere’s place in American history.  No matter what means of transportation you take to get to the city of Boston, you will love the time you spend here.

The Boston area ranks seventh in Jewish population among U.S. metropolitan areas.  The surrounding communities of Brighton, Brookline, Cambridge and Newton have vibrant and well-attended synagogues, restaurants, day schools and community centers that are enriched by a highly educated lay and professional leadership – many with ties to the large number of prestigious colleges and universities in the area, including Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Hebrew College, Boston University, Boston College and Brandeis University.


 

ln Honor of Israel’s Independence Day

 

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If you can eat only one meal in Israel, choose breakfast. Preferably at a kibbutz.

If you can’t find a kibbutz, the morning spread at an Israeli hotel should do the trick. This lavish dairy buffet, an event everyone remembers even if the rest of their trip to the Holy Land is a blur, originates from the kibbutz.


 

Good Bye Desert, Hello Hawaii!!!

 

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For 40 years the Jews traveled the Sinai desert in search of a future, now Jews around the globe are in search of a place to relax. There’s one problem: No kosher food. Search no further because we have found the solution: Yeahthatskosher.com. Dani Klein, author of the “Yeah That’s Kosher” blog, has created a source of information for the kosher traveler. With a narrative description of his personal voyages, Dani shows us how to travel, the Kosher way. In his last trip to The Galapagos Islands, Dani explains how, “There are no kosher restaurants in the Galapagos Islands, not even vegetarian or vegan ones.” He mentions joining a kosher tour, but there is one more solution. Kosher.com has a variety of kosher meals available online. Travelers have the option of having there meals shipped to there destination, or bringing them along. Don’t get stuck or change your planes because you can’t find kosher food. Plan ahead with Yeahthatskosher.com, and kosher.com.


 

Trading Shellfish for Shabbat

 

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Eldad Vezehu, the Jerusalem restaurant famous for French dishes including non-kosher seafood like clams and mussels and meat-and-cheese specialties has decided to change direction and open its doors to the kosher crowd.

Owners say they simply got tired of working on Shabbat, after 14 years of operating seven days a week. Once they decided to close for the Israeli weekend, the logical next step was to change the menu and apply for a kashrut certificate in order to appeal to kosher-keeping Jerusalemites.


 

Kosher off the beaten track

 

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In some American cities, kosher food could be considered almost run-of-the-mill to Jews and non-Jews alike. There are more kosher restaurants in the metro-New York area than anyplace outside Israel, and large Jewish communities such as Miami, Florida, London, England and Melbourne, Australia boast impressive lists of kosher establishments.

In recent years, however, kosher food has become something of a fad, even outside “traditional” Jewish quarters. Unlikely locales such as Newport, Rhode Island and Oahu, Hawaii recently celebrated openings for kosher restaurants, and the Orthodox Union recently called on U.S. airlines to offer kosher food for sale on domestic flights. Heck, some people are even getting their pets into the act.