Finding Comfort in Synagogue—But Only When I’m on the Road

Overseas, I sought out ways to connect to the community, but when I came home, my old sense of alienation would quickly return

Americans Have Cuba, but for One Pakistani Woman, Israel Is the Forbidden Destination

Thanks to the Internet, Jerusalem seems closer than ever—but thanks to her government’s policy, remains out of reach

Unlikely Pair Hope To Make Israel’s Only Seaside Arab Town a Tourist Destination

Later this month, a Jewish lawyer and Arab coffee-shop owner will open Jisr az Zarqa’s first hostel

Forget Restaurants. Get Yourself a Homemade Meal—in the Cook’s Kitchen

Israeli website EatWith expands to the United States, offering foodies a chance to sample real local cuisine and local culture

Argentina’s Last Jewish Cowboys

Thousands of Jews fled 19th-century Russia for the South American Pampas. Can their unique heritage survive?

Bar Mitzvahs on the Beach

Destination bar and bat mitzvahs take Jewish ceremonies to exotic locations—far from the synagogue back home

‘Speed’ Levitch, Neo-Hasid

Is the free-associating tour guide and hipster icon, star of a Hulu original series, the hidden saint of our times?

Melville in Jerusalem

The Moby-Dick author sought spiritual connection on an 1857 Holy Land trip. He found dust and rocks instead.

Florida’s Airport Ambassador

Betty Sussman, 80, finds her calling as an official greeter at Palm Beach International Airport

A Stroll Through Tel Aviv

Bauhaus, bookstores, opinionated people, and strong coffee: On Israel Independence Day, a Tel Aviv-born artist captures the scenes of her native city

Semiteseeing

Some families go to the Caribbean to enjoy the sun. Ours visited out-of-the-way shuls. I took a recent trip to the Mediterranean island of Corsica and was reminded that Jews travel to see other Jews.

Great Escapes

When the challenges of joint custody become overwhelming, an Israeli stepmother of two teenagers finds vacations can bring her blended family together

Strange Bedfellows

Talking about lizards at a writers’ conference in Bali

New Wave

French Jews making aliyah go from one conflict zone to another

Up in the Air

The blissful idleness, and useless information dump, of a frequent flyer

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