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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

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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

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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

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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

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Argentina’s Last Jewish Cowboys

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

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Bar Mitzvahs on the Beach

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

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‘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?

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Melville in Jerusalem

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

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Florida’s Airport Ambassador

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

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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

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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.

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Great Escapes

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

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Strange Bedfellows

Talking about lizards at a writers’ conference in Bali

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New Wave

French Jews making aliyah go from one conflict zone to another

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Up in the Air

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

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Lost in Goa

Part 3: At Woodstock Village, the three Israelis get some room to work things out

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Lost in Goa

Part 2: Their passports confiscated while awaiting trial, the Israelis adjust to life in Goa

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Exodus

Forget cleaning for Passover and instead head to a luxury hotel for the holiday

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On My Own

Traveling the world as an unaccompanied but observant Muslim young woman

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Sundown: Obama’s Jewish Brother

Plus Ponzi fatigue, mother tongues, and a strange souvenir

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Israel Tells Foreign Visitors to Stay in West Bank

If they’re of Arab descent, ‘Forward’ says

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Why Israel Tour Books Are for Tourists

A ‘Haaretz’ writer finds them cringeworthy

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Grave Missteps

A travel writer visits Lithuania and discovers “heritage travel” is a poor way to learn about the past

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At Ben Gurion, Time Is Money

Knesset member wants airlines to pay for delays

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The Annotated Child: Road Trip!

Summertime, and the car rides ain’t easy

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Sundown: Seven More Jewish Children

Obama-love, hot (and not) vacation spots, and rich Ukrainians

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Brazilian Says El Al Saved His Life

Chosen people choose Boeing

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Tel Aviv to Mark Centennial By Shlepping Sand to NYC

How to make blooming place a desert

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Mother Tongue

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Tale of Two Cities

For groups with wildly different ideas about what it means to be a Jew in Israel, Hebron is a battleground