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So When Should You Book That Flight? The Truth About Airline Prices

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How airlines price tickets is a source of many myths and urban legends. These include tips about the best day of the week to buy a ticket, last-minute discounts offered by the airlines, and the conspiracy theories suggesting that the carriers use cookies to increase prices for their passengers. None of these three...

More Savings on an Israel Trip

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A new service has just started that can help keep your travel costs down and is also a fun way to meet new people. www.jetleap.com is based in Israel. You join with Facebook or other social media ID. On the web site, you can offer to bring a package to someone in Israel, for a fee, or respond to a request to bring an item home. Fees range from $10 for small ear buds to $80 for a laptop. Most fees seems to be in the $20-$50 range You state which city you are departing from and where you are going to. There are to be reviews of buyers and the schleppers, but since it’s so new, I have not seen any reviews yet on the site. Payment for the courier is held in escrow until after delivery.

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Shalom Y’all

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Texas! Cowboys. Indians. Mexicans. Jews.

Jews?

Somehow the more acceptable picture of Jews is walking on West 47th Street in New York or in a small community in Rockland County. The imagination is stretched to picture Jews on the Western frontier.

In 1590 the Spanish king awarded Luis de Carvajal de la Cueva a huge land grant that included parts of San Antonio. His time in Tejas (as the Mexicans called it) was cut short when the Mexican Inquisition, framed after the Spanish purges, executed him as a Secret Jew. He was imprisoned until his death for giving shelter to his Jewish relatives.

Years later Capt. Samuel Noah, who migrated south from New York, commanded a Mexican force...

Unbeatable Offer by EL AL and Carlton Tel Aviv

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EL AL Israel Airlines is now featuring round-trip business or economy class travel on a nonstop flight from New York (JFK/Newark) or Los Angeles plus a three-night, five-star stay at the Carlton Tel Aviv overlooking the Mediterranean. Available for departures January 8 through February 28, 2015, this special offer* allows passengers to experience Tel Aviv’s dynamic blend of innovative restaurants, thriving nightlife and art scene, plus more than 13 miles of glistening Mediterranean beaches.

Passengers traveling economy class can take advantage of this unique offer that includes round-trip airfare and a three-night hotel stay with deluxe accommodations for $1,259 from New York...

Kosherica Announces Luxurious Winter and Passover Vacations

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Kosherica, the Glatt Kosher travel and leisure giant, is famous for its extraordinary attention to detail, exceptional fresh Glatt Kosher cuisine, and world-class entertainment. This upcoming winter and Passover, Kosherica will provide guests with the most sought-after luxury resorts and cruise lines in the world. This family-owned business offers everything from meaningful Shabbat services, inspiring lectures with scholars in residence, Daf Yomi classes and Minyanim, to top-notch live concerts with Jewish headliners.

Kosherica’s winter line up will begin at the AAA rated, Four Diamond Atlantis Resort and Spa in Paradise Island, Bahamas. The Yeshiva week fun will start on January 18th...

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