08/02/2013 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | A Rabbi's World

I've been on the road a lot lately. In addition to traveling to Israel for the Rabbinical Assembly convention in late June, I've spent at few days at the Jersey shore, and as I write this late on Thursday night, I'm actually in Buenos Aires for the second time this year, participating in an international conference of the Masorti/Conservative movement.  And while I'm here– the conference was scheduled around this other event– it was my great privilege this evening to participate in the Tekkes Hasmachah, the rabbinical ordination ceremony, of the graduating rabbis at the Seminario Rabbinico Latino Americano, the Conservative Movement's sister seminary in Argentina.

07/30/2013 | | Travel Writer | Travel

When the sun shines on Martha’s Vineyard, everybody heads outdoors. The coves of this island off Cape Cod fill with kayakers and clammers; bikers whizz (and wheeze) along forest paths, and beachgoers frolic in the cold blue surf.

07/23/2013 | | Travel Writer | Travel

After only a day and a half in Oslo, I started to recognize people on the street.

07/16/2013 | | Travel Writer | Travel

Who knew there were rainforests in Canada? Snow, mountains, stormy Pacific beaches: those you expect. But Vancouver Island — a sprawling landmass just across the Inside Passage from its namesake city — has all of these and dense coastal rainforest, too.

07/09/2013 | | Travel Writer | Travel

I woke up every couple of hours during my first night in Trondheim, Norway. I couldn’t resist peeking out the window to see if it ever got dark. And no, it didn’t.

07/02/2013 | | Travel Writer | Travel

‘Paris is so expensive,” one girlfriend complained over a basil martini at a recent girls’ night out. We had all recently returned from jaunts overseas, and the topic had turned to that perennial kvetch of American travelers: how expensive “Europe” is.