Tag: Travel

Jewish Life in a Gulf State: A conversation with Mr. Solly...

I’ll never forget the first time I saw a picture of the world’s tallest hotel in the Guinness Book of World Records. It was...

Promise Made Promise Kept: Shloime Zionce returns to Cuba to fulfill...

Shortly after the United States started allowing people to visit Cuba, I found myself in the terminal at Miami International Airport. The whole place...

In the Zone of Flying Saucers: Shloime Zionce Visits Area 51

Deep in the Nevada desert lies a massive parcel of land that belongs to the United States government. Surrounded by tall mountains, it is...

A Heart to Heart With Mohammed Saud

When I visited Saudi Arabia in December of 2018, I was one of the first 1,000 tourists to visit the kingdom in modern history....

Direct from Dubai // A candid conversation with Dubai billionaire Khalaf...

Judging by the look on the face of the male receptionist, I can tell that he has never met a chasidic Jew before. It’s...

A Man on a Kosher Mission // GE Appliances president and...

It started with a random text message from my editor early one afternoon. “Want to go to Kentucky tomorrow?” I chuckled at the way the...

Last Jew in Afghanistan Gets New Tefillin // Kudos to everyone...

During the three days I spent in Afghanistan in early September, I had the opportunity to spend quality time with the troubled country’s last...

The Last Jew in Afghanistan // My visit with Zabloun...

It all began on a red-eye flight from Kiev, Ukraine, to Bangkok, Thailand. I was flying to Thailand for the first time, with a...

We Used to Live in Paradise // A visit to the struggling...

Location: Altamira neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela Time: 8:47 p.m. Mission Leader: David, experienced longtime local resident Equipment: A car with lockable doors and reinforced glass, and a thick wad of...

Into the Gulf // Israeli journalist Ariel Kahana, diplomatic correspondent for...

Q: Were you surprised to be invited to the conference in Bahrain? A: No. The conference clearly related to Israel. Having this conference without Israeli...

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