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Formula One Races Return To Jerusalem For Sukkot

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Jerusalem–As American Jewry braces for a stormy winter, their Israeli counterparts are preparing for an even more tumultuous season; a round of highly infectious Formula One Fever. For the second year in a row, the world-famous racing tour will be visiting Israel, flooding its capital with racers and fans alike, as the...

Get Peyd–Amex Miles/Points Update

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For many years, American Express (Amex) has dominated the credit card industry because of its customer service, security features, and consumer protection policies. In addition, Amex cards earn Membership Rewards (MR) points, the most used and sought after point programs for frequent flyers because of their redemption flexibility and the ease with which cardholders could transfer them into a multitude of airline and hotel programs.

But recent partnerships by CITI and Chase Bank have cut into Amex’s domination of the point redemption industry. In 2011, Chase announced a new partnership with United Airlines, which allowed Chase Sapphire Preferred and Ink Bold cardholders to use...

Travel to Israel via Europe

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Many people are enrolled in one or more frequent flyer programs. Most common plans are to get an airline credit card, the first year no fee, get the 30-40K free miles and then “churn” this card to a different carrier each year, so that you don’t end up paying more than your reward. Others prefer to use hotel chain cards. One advantage of the frequent flyer is that you can change your route on the return. So if there is a low cost flight from Prague, but a later flight leaving from Tel Aviv to Brussels on the day you want to leave, you can get more time in Israel.

For those looking to travel to Israel over the Thanksgiving holiday–about 11 days–you need a minimum of 85,000...

Sukkot, Winter Break, and Pesach at the Spectacular Atlantis

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Atlantis is an incredible, ocean-themed destination located in the Bahamas, which brings the mythical city of Atlantis to life. Hav­ing transformed almost the entire island into a tropical paradise, this incredible resort features a variety of accommodations, all built around a 141-acre waterscape comprising over 20 mil­lion gallons of fresh and saltwater lagoons, pools, and habitats. Atlantis is home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world, including The Dig, a maze of underwater cor­ridors and passageways providing a jour­ney through ancient Atlantis. It is also home to Aquaventure, a non-stop water experience consisting of thrilling water slides, a mile-long river...

The Borscht Belt Revisited

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Weather may be iffy, finances tight, and time at a premium, but since childhood sum­mer has always meant vacation, be it a few hours at a pick-it-yourself truck farm or fruit grove, a day trip to hike the hills of the Catskills or Appalachian slopes, or Shabbos away from the usual, using Friday and Sunday to enjoy some antiquing and maybe take in a museum. You might even take a week to go fishing, hik­ing, biking, or boating.

Here is just a small sampling of the mu­seums, concerts, hiking trials, beaches, activ­ities, and historic sites in New York that won’t take you more than 75 miles away from Ber­gen County.

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