A Sudden Trip Home From Jerusalem

07/11/2013 - 20:00
Jewish Week Correspondent

During the last week of June, my wife Robin and I participated in the annual convention of the Rabbinical Assembly, held this year in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Gerald Skolnik is spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center.

Status Of Cheap El Al Tickets 'Unclear'

08/06/2012 - 20:00

After initially saying El Al would honor bargain-basement fares purchased online through an error on Monday, a spokeswoman Tuesday did an about-face and said the airline was looking into the matter.

"It's unclear," said Sheryl Stein. "We'll know more tomorrow."

The cheap fares, initially seen as a promotion, led thousands of hopeful travelers to sites such as Orbitz and Expedia after a tip from the bargain-hunter site Dan's Deals.

El Al announced it would honor inordinately low fares that were offered because of a third-party error.

Dirt Cheap Tickets On El Al To Be Honored

08/05/2012 - 20:00

They say if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. But not if you were buying tickets to Israel today on El Al Airlines, where tickets were going for as low as $350 roundtrip.

Bethany Mandel and her husband, Seth, of Washington Heights had planned on taking a vacation in February but never dreamed it could be to Israel.
“We couldn’t afford it,” Mandel, 26, said. “I have enough miles for a domestic flight, but not enough to fly overseas.”

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