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Jewish Travel for Passover 2013: ~125,000 Jews Traveling for the Holiday

Article by Buzzy Gordon, from Jewish.Travel online Travel Magazine The Fifth Seder Question: Where To This Year? In the 21st century, the good news for Jewish tradition is that the multi-generational seder still appears to be as much in vogue […]

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Listen to the YeahThatsKosher Interview on the Nachum Segal Network

This past Thursday I had the opportunity of being interviewed by Randi Wartelsky on the Nachum Segal Network (JM in the AM) for a full hour on her show. We discussed Jewish Travel tips, especially during ‘Yeshiva Week’ vacation (tips […]

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Yeshiva Week Tips for Things to do in NYC, Miami, and Israel

For the many parents whose kids are off from school next week due to “Yeshiva Week” vacation, we know how tough it could be to keep the kids entertained for the week, whether you’re staying at home or heading on […]

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6 Best Winter Destinations for 2013

The arrival of winter in the northern hemisphere doesn't have to mean months of being stuck indoors. Many kosher travelers head down south towards warmer climates as soon as the thermometer hits below 70°F, while others hit the slopes to […]

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“Lost Synagogues of Europe” Giveaway

For those who enjoy immersing themselves in Jewish history and Jewish travel, here’s an opportunity for you. We have partnered with Jdeal.com to giveaway a copy of “Lost Synagogues of Europe” by Andrea Strongwater and 3 signed artistic cards (images […]

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What does Kosher Travel mean to you?

The following quote came from one of our readers and now authors:   Nobody likes going on vacation and having to shlep 101 bags and packages of precooked food so knowing that your destination not only has kosher food but […]

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Travel Conundrum: Violate Shabbat or Cause a Chilul Hashem?

This week’s (Sept 24, 2011) NY Times Magazine “Ethicist” article dealt with an inherently difficult Jewish Travel issue: potentially break Shabbat or cause a chilul Hashem (desicration of G-d’s name — or more practically: make Jews & Judaism look really […]

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Keeping Kosher in Taipei, Taiwan

Contributed by: Abe S. | Last Date of Travel: August 2008 Kosher Info: When I visited Taipei for several weeks, I had an apartment with a kitchen which made things much easier. Finding kosher food in Taipei is a bit […]

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Requesting a Special “9 Days” Meals While Traveling

Starting this Sunday night (July 31st, 2011) the custom is to refrain from eating meat during the Nine Days of Av (except on Shabbat). According to the Beth Din of Johannesburg, “those who do not wish to eat meat in […]

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✈ Kosher Travel in India

Contributed by: James C. | Last Date of Travel: June 2011 Kosher Info: Kosher travelers not only want to indulge in India’s cultural highlights, they want to enjoy quality meals that meet the requirements of Jewish dietary laws. With a […]

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Shavuot in Rome, Italy

Contributed by: Nava Billet | Last Date of Travel: May/June 2009 Buongiorno! I thought people might be interested to hear about Shavuot in Rome. I stayed in a small suite next to one Synagogue, Bet Shmuel, on Via Garfagniana  (pronounced Gar-Fan-Nyana). […]

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Travel Tips to Belize

My husband and I were recently in Belize on our Honeymoon and wanted to share some Kosher food tips: – It’s true that there is zero kosher food or Jewish life found in Belize. We were in touch with the […]

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New Kosher Restaurant Opens in Hoboken, NJ: Maoz Vegetarian

With Hoboken’s growing young and Modern Orthodox community, the city across the river from Manhattan finally welcomes it’s first kosher restaurant. Maoz Vegetarian is a tasty falafel chain that has numerous locations around NYC and has become fairly popular amongst […]

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New Kosher Indian Restaurant Opening in St. Louis

St. Louis will have a new kosher restaurant option as of this Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. The Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis has announced that Gokul Indian Restaurant, located at 6101 Delmar Boulevard, will be certified as Kosher-Dairy. Gokul’s Overland […]

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Where to go (or not to go) for Yeshiva Week Vacation (Winter Break)

It’s that time of year, when Orthodox Jewish families take vacation when their kids in yeshivas are off from school (that ranges between the last couple weeks of January through mid-February [including Presidents Week – third Monday in Feb]). The […]

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Great Cell Phone DEAL if you’re traveling to ISRAEL or Overseas [Amigo-US]

$50 for $100 worth of cell phone service in Israel or Anywhere Worldwide from Amigo-US When you’re traveling overseas, being stuck without a cell phone is frustrating, and can be dangerous. I have personally used Amigo on multiple trips to […]

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✈ Perth, Western Aus., Australia

Contributed by Shalom Rosenberg | Last Date of Travel: March 2009 Kosher Info: The Kosher Food Centre is a small but adequate market that has a bakery, deli, and grocery. This is really the only game in town. Check it […]

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✈ Valparaíso, Chile

Contributed by: Matt Erlansen | Author lives in Chile Kosher Info: Finding kosher food in Valparaíso can be hard. Besides the packed OU food in big supermarkets (Lider and Jumbo can have some products under orthodox supervision), it’s almost impossible […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Chicago, IL

Contributed by: Dani Klein | Last Date of Travel: April 2010 Kosher Info: Chicago's large Jewish community allow it to host a sizable number of Kosher restaurants, albeit mainly in the suburban communities of Skokie and West Rogers Park. There […]

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Netanya Kosher Food Festival: Aug. 17-19

The Kosher Food Festival will take place this year on the Argaman Boardwalk in Netanya on Tuesday – Thursday, August 17-19th, between 18:00-23:00 (6-11pm).

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✈ Nice, France

Contributed by: Michelle Szpilzinger | Last Visited: June 2010 Kosher Info: Nice has a small Jewish community and a few restaurants and kosher shops. There are two good and mostly (but not entirely) accurate sites that list kosher places in […]

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✈ Greenville, SC

Contributed by Jay Yudie Akselrud | Last Date of Travel: July 2010 Kosher Info: You’re on your own here. No kosher restaurants in Greenville, South Carolina or in the vicinity to save you the trouble of making your own meal. […]

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✈ Santiago, Chile

Contributed by: Matt Erlandsen | Author resides in Santiago, Chile Kosher Info: When it comes to think about kashrut in this corner of the world, you won't believe that Chile actually has a wide array of places to dine out. […]

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✈ Mbale, Uganda

Contributed by: Nicole Zetler | Last Date of Travel: April 2010 Kosher Info: The Jewish ‘centre’ of Uganda is found just outside the town of Mbale (about 4 hour drive from the capital city , Kampala). The Abayudaya community practice […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Contributed by: Dani Klein | Last Date of Visit: November 2009 Kosher Info: Buenos Aires (a.k.a. BsAs) has the largest Jewish community in Latin America, so it is not shocking that we found plenty of kosher food throughout the city. […]

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✈ Venice, Italy

Contributed by Elina Rokhkind | Last Date of Travel: October 2009 Kosher Info: All Jewish life in Venice is clustered inside the former Ghetto area of two compact squares – Campo di Ghetto Nuovo and Campo di Ghetto Vecchio. Here […]

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✈ Cancun, Mexico

Contributed by Elina Rokhkind  |  Last Date of Travel: February 2010 Kosher Info: Your choice of eating kosher in Cancun (unless you are staying in one of the kosher resorts over Passover) is either ordering catered meals from Chabad or […]

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✈ Birmingham, AL

Contributed by: Daniel Wenger | Last Date of Travel: Several visits in early 2010 Kosher Info: Not much going on here, I’m afraid. Birmingham’s shining star is the Publix supermarket on Overton Road which, in addition to having a larger-than-usual […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Brussels, Belgium

Contributed by: Michelle Szpilzinger | Last Visited: January 2009 Kosher Info: This site has a good list of the kosher resources in Brussels. There is not much to find in the old historic center, but there are currently two kosher […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Adirondacks Mountains, NY, Burlington & Stowe, VT

Contributed by: Aaron Steinberg | Last Date of Travel: August 2008 Kosher Info: There was not a lot of Kosher food to be found in either of these destinations. Our plan was to camp out for two nights in the […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Atlanta, GA

Contributed by: Daniel Wenger | Last Date of Travel: [Author lives in Atlanta] Original article was posted in May 2008 and has been updated for 2010 Kosher Info: Atlanta has the largest amount of Jewish/Kosher resources south of Maryland and […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Outer Banks, NC

Contributed by: Dahlia Adler Fisch | Last Visited: August 2009 Kosher Info: There are no kosher restaurants in the Outer Banks area. However, if you’re making the drive from up north, you can easily stop off at Little Israel in […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in New York, NY

Contributed by Rachael Abrams | Last Date of Travel: January 2010 As a native-Texan I’m used to average Kosher restaurants, a small close-knit Jewish community and the passion to travel outside of Dallas to see other cities. New York is […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Austin, TX

Contributed by Rebecca Weiser | Last Date of Travel: December 2009 Capital of the only state which was once its own country, Austin’s unique culture has a lot of uniquely Jewish and uniquely Texan attractions. Kosher Info: Kosher HEB (7025 […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Rome, Italy

Contributed by Elina Rokhkind | Last Date of Travel: October 2009 Kosher Info: Thankfully, Rome offers a decent choice of options for the kosher traveler. In addition to the centrally located former ghetto neighborhood with about a dozen eateries ranging […]

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Los Angeles, CA >> Focus on SushiKo

Dani Klein from http://yeahthatskosher.com checks out kosher restaurants for Jewish Travel TV. SushiKo is a modern sushi restaurant right in the heart of the Jewish community of Los Angeles on Pico Blvd. The sushi is outstanding, and there are TV […]

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Los Angeles, CA >> Focus on Delice Bakery

Dani Klein from http://yeahthatskosher.com checks out kosher restaurants for Jewish Travel TV. Delice Bakery is a delicious French bakery on Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA. They offer a variety of different breads, fancy cakes, pastries and cookies. My personal […]

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Buenos Aires, Argentina >> Focus on Kosher McDonalds

This is the only Kosher McDonalds in the world outside of Israel. Buenos Aires is known for it’s meat and the McDonald’s does not disappoint. Totally different flavors than what we’re used to in the U.S., but the kosher McDonalds […]

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Los Angeles, CA >> Focus on Kosher Subway

Subway is a deli restaurant chain that is popular for its freshly baked bread and meat subs. We checked out one of the kosher Subways in the U.S., this one on Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA. They offer a […]

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Packing for the Kosher Traveler

Later tonight I’m heading on a super long trip with my wife to Argentina. While Buenos Aires is known for having tons of food, a stopover in Mexico City and a total travel time of 18 hours makes our trek […]

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New York, NY >> Focus on Wolf & Lamb Steakhouse

Wolf & Lamb Steakhouse is a classy kosher meat restaurant in the Diamond District of Midtown Manhattan. They have delicious steaks, tantalizing burgers, and other unique dishes to make your mouth salivate. Dani Klein from http://yeahthatskosher.com checks out kosher restaurants […]

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Kosher Travel finds at KosherFest 09

Last week I was fortunate enough to have attended KosherFest 2009. This was my second year in row at the convention, and I learned from my mistakes last year: don’t eat too much or you’ll get majorly nauseous, and only […]

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Teaneck, NJ >> Focus on Smokey Joe’s BBQ

Smokey Joe’s BBQ on Cedar Lane in Teaneck, NJ is a unique Tex-Mex Barbecue style restaurant with amazing smoked meat including Ribs, Brisket, Buffalo Wings – accompanied by great finger licking sauces. Check them out at: http://www.smokeyjoesbbq.com Look out for […]

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YeahThatsKosher will now be Travel Vlogging at JewishTravelTV.com

YeahThatsKosher.com will be Travel Vlogging (aka video blogging) by launching Jewish Travel TV. It’s exactly what it sounds like … a Jewish Travel show, where in each episode we will be exploring the Jewish community, culture, history, sites, and Kosher […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Seattle, WA & The Olympic Peninsula

Contributed by Dani Klein | Last Date of Visit: August 2009 While a post on Seattle was posted this past January, my recent trip there was so great, I wanted to highlight some of the points from the previous post: […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Toronto, ON

Contributed by: Dani Klein | Last Date of Travel: June 2009 It’s hard to believe we haven’t had a post on Toronto yet, the 2nd largest Jewish community outside of Israel. Recently, I’ve had the privilege of visiting Toronto on […]

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A YeahThatsKosher Update

Dear Kosher Travelers, Due to the recent economic situation, many of you are traveling less, some are traveling more, and hopefully, everyone is still traveling kosher. There are a few items we’d like to announce as the late Spring / […]

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Open for Passover 2009 in Europe

Jews the world over are traveling around to friends, family, or to new locations this Passover. While it is typically impossible to find kosher restaurants or eateries open for Passover, here are a few that I’ve found that will be […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Acapulco, Mexico

Contributed by: Yosef Haas  |  Last Date of Travel: January 2008 I visited Acapulco for five days in January 2008 with my wife at the suggestion of friends. Having access to a kosher restaurant was important to us, so we […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Mystic, CT

Contributed by: Arielle Klein | Last date of Travel: May 2007 In 2007, shortly after my husband and I got married, we had a great idea to take a couples trip. We invited three of our closest couple friends and headed to […]

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