El Al Airlines

Charedi Hubris In Flight

When did it become OK to put religious preference before common courtesy?

03/10/2016 - 16:55
Staff Writer

The middle-aged chasidic man, sitting in a window seat, on an El Al flight from Tel Aviv to JFK, didn’t say a word to me when I took my aisle seat in the same row. The seat between us remained empty for a few minutes, and then the occupant appeared – a member of a Birthright Israel group returning to the States.

Illustration by Charles Rosenthal/JW. All rights reserved

Holocaust Survivor Suing El Al Over Seat Change Request

Eighty-one-year-old Renee Rabinowitz's lawsuit serving as test case for Reform movement's Israel Religious Action Center.

02/29/2016 - 11:44

Jerusalem — An 81-year-old Holocaust survivor is suing El Al airlines after she was asked to move her seat because a haredi Orthodox man refused to sit next to her.

An El Al flight seen at the airstrip at the Ben Gurion International Airport, Aug. 5, 2013. JTA

A ‘Pilot’ Program For Israel PR

The El Al Ambassadors – Blue and White Advocates - are a volunteer diplomatic corps.

11/23/2015 - 19:00
Editor and Publisher

Shmuel Cohen, a veteran El Al pilot, has some remarkable stories to tell about his life — in the air and on the ground.

El Al flight attendant Kai Elias (in white shirt) and fellow members of the airline’s Ambassadors program at Rutgers University.

Pilot Louis Lenart, ‘The Man Who Saved Tel Aviv,’ Dies At 94

07/20/2015 - 20:00

Louis (Lou) Lenart, an American fighter pilot hailed as “The Man Who Saved Tel Aviv” during the opening days of Israel’s War of Independence, has died.

El Al May Be Violating U.S. Law, N.Y. Rabbi Says

10/07/2014 - 20:00

A New York rabbi-attorney claimed that some El Al Airlines’ policies may violate U.S. law in the wake of delays on flights because charedi Orthodox men refused to sit next to women.

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