Are Simpler Weddings Something That Should Stay After The COVID-19 Pandemic Ends?

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Last week I celebrated the wedding of my younger brother Akiva. It was a simple but beautiful affair, with just immediate family and a...

I Skipped A Cathay Pacific Flight In February To Avoid COVID-19 And Flew To NYC, Was I Infected There Instead?

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In early January I booked a flight on Cathay Pacific from JFK to Vancouver in first class for one final hurrah before they discontinued...

This Morning’s Strike At Ben Gurion Is Just Another Reason Why You Should Avoid Thursday Evening Flights To Israel

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At 3am this morning I got messages from several readers about a sudden IAA (Israel Airports Authority) strike that threatened to halt outbound and...

The Chickens Have Come Home To Roost For Credit Card Farmers; Indicted For Fraudulently Obtaining 790 Million AMEX Points

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I saw this indictment several days ago and have been sitting on it. But ultimately, I think it's worth writing about, as this is...

COVID-19 News Roundup 5/25/20: Super-Spreaders, Second Wave, Immunity Passports, El Al In Turkey, Worldwide Restrictions Roundup, Amare Stoudemire, And More

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Previous COVID-19 roundups: COVID-19 News Roundup 3/14/20: New Travel Bans, Airline Suspensions, Israel Shutdowns, An Alternate COVID Approach, JetBlue Ban, TSA Changes, Poll, And More ...

President Trump Declares That Places Of Worship Are Deemed Essential, Will You Go Back Now?

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President Trump announced today that the federal government deems places of worship to be essential and that he would override governors that don't allow...

It’s A Boy!

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At 3:32pm my amazing wife Mimi gave birth to our 4th child, a beautiful boy, right on his due date. B”H, Mom and baby are...

COVID-19 News Roundup 5/12/20: Distancing On A Plane, De Blasio, OU Kosher PSA, True Number Of Deaths, Murder Hornets, Free Eilat Flights, Goodbye $10,000...

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As our lives are interrupted by a deadly virus, we will keep posting deals to keep everyone's shelves stocked without needing to leave the...

After Over Half A Century, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Stores Will No Longer Be Under Kosher Certification

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Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stores in Los Angeles and beyond have been certified kosher for 57 years. Unfortunately they will no longer be under...

Reader Question And Poll: Should I Take Miles Or A Cash Refund From Turkish Airlines?

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After the DoT reaffirmed that airlines had to offer cash refunds for cancelled flights, airlines started getting creative. Many airlines offered bonus vouchers if you...

Mazel Tov JJ And Basha: IT’S A GIRL! IT’S A BOY! AND IT’S ANOTHER GIRL!

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I’d like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to my kid brother (#3 of 6 boys!), site contributor, and right-hand man, JJ, his wife,...

COVID-19 News Roundup 4/5/20: Shifting Origin Story, Billionaires Doing Good, Plague Of Wild Animals, Trapped Away From Home, Chicken Soup For The Soul+More

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As our lives are interrupted by a deadly virus, we will keep posting deals to keep everyone's shelves stocked without needing to leave the...

President Trump: The CDC Now Recommends Everyone Should Wear Masks Or Face Covers When Outside, Will You Wear One?

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Update: The surgeon general says that the CDC guidance on masks has changed due to new evidence about coronavirus, including asymptomatic spread. He advises...

Eden Roc Miami Beach Sued For Refusing Pesach Program Refund; Did You Get A Refund From Your Pesach Program?

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Every year, thousands of Jews go to hotels across the globe for Pesach programs. Typically, a program rents out an entire hotel and sets...

[Updated With Current Requirements] Reader Question: How Do You Get A Subscribe And Save Discount As Well As A $3 Prime No Rush Shipping...

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Update: Now that Amazon is offering a $3 Prime No Rush Credit, this post is even more relevant. It has been updated to reflect...

Federal Social Distancing Guidelines Extended Through April 30th; Is It Time For #Masks4All And When Will We Have Antibody Tests?

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President Trump announced that social distancing guidelines will be extended through April 30th and that current projections show that the peak is expected in...

[Update: Sign The Petition!] If You And I Bail Out The Airlines, Hotels, And Boeing, What Should We Ask For In Return?

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Update: I created a Whitehouse.gov petition for a traveler's bill of rights here. Please take a minute to sign it and send to your...

The 2020 Summer Olympics Will Be Postponed Due To COVID-19

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The USA Today is reporting that the 2020 Summer Olympics will be delayed due to coronavirus. They were supposed to have been held in Tokyo...

Poll: Have You Been Able To Get A Refund For Your Cancelled Flight?

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If an airline cancels your flight, the law is clear, they must refund you. That's why I always advise people to wait until the...

Californians Ordered To Stay Home On Lockdown; It’s Time To Make It Nationwide

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Update: 2 polls have been added to the bottom of this post. The governor of California has ordered its 40 million residents to stay home...

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