In a press release issued Monday, November 19, Airbnb announced that it is removing listings “in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank [Judea and Samaria] that are at the core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians.”
This only applies to Jewish communities, not Palestinian ones. While national conflicts exist all over the world, Airbnb chose to implement this very anti-semitic policy specifically.
What about the Palestine communities that Israeli citizens are not even allowed to enter?
I’m really excited to try this the next time that we travel. Veestro now offers kosher food options. They will deliver it to your door, wherever you are (they deliver to all contiguous 48 states). All you have to do is kasher a microwave where you are staying. No more having to schlep food around with you or stay close to kosher restaurants.
All the meals are carefully packaged in insulated boxes designed to stay frozen throughout the journey to your door. They do recommend that you put all meals in the freezer after removing from the box. Meals you plan to enjoy with 2-3 days can be kept in the refrigerator.
Try it out and let me know what you think.
*Please note: if ordering for kosher purposes, please check that what you are ordering has a hechsher. Not all of their food is kosher.
Vancouver is a beautiful city located near the coast on the southwest corner of Canada. The weather, temperature, and picturesque scenery is very similar to Seattle. Because of its variety of scenery, many television shows are filmed in the town.
Located just 142 miles, or a little under 3 hours drive, north of Seattle. Many local Seattle Jews like to make the trip to Vancouver occasionally mainly for the kosher meat restaurants.
We made a trip back in May 2015, while my husband was about to start a new job and our daughter was just a little over 3 months old. It was so nice to get away from home for a while and to see a new city.
This list is a compilation of toddler travel tips that were suggested to us by friends as well things that we picked up along the way. Though this list could be utilized for any sort of travel, we found this to be a great companion for our trip to Israel with our daughter who was almost 2 years old. I should note that most of the stuff we brought with us was bought from Goodwill or the Dollar Store, that way if it got lost we weren’t out a lot of money.
1. To find a place to stay in Israel for a month, we used Airbnb and we checked in with a friend of ours who knows Israel well to make sure that it was in a safe location. The apartment that we found is in Rehavia, which is a very nice and very safe neighborhood, within walking distance to pretty much everything in Jerusalem. According to the host’s profile, he offers 6 holiday apartments in the same building in Rehavia. And he also lives in the same building, which was very helpful for someone like me, who managed to lock ourselves out of the apartment a few times.
Here is the link for the apartment we stayed in, if you’ve not used Airbnb before, click here first to get a $40USD discount:
Back in 2016 we decided we had to make a trip to Israel. Bonus reason was that at the time we only had one child and she was under 2 (her plane ride was free!). So as soon as we received our tax return, we bought our plane tickets for December so we could experience Chanukah in Israel. We decided to stay for a month because we didn’t know when we’d be back again and we really wanted to live like locals.