Goodbye To Our Family Friend, Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky

Last week, I went to Crown Heights with my mother and grandfather, along with thousands of others to pay our final respects to a...

In This Crazy World, I’m Thankful For You And 19 Years Of DansDeals!

On this date in 2004, which was Black Friday that year, I turned 20 and found myself in Brazil, thousands of miles from home....

[Campaign Update!] 2,600+ Tefillin Commitments Made, 1,000+ Pairs Sponsored, Help Us Get 1 Pair Of Tefillin For Every Soul Lost To Terror!

Update 10/17 8pm: We have made a new goal and with your help we can get there! We want to get a pair of tefillin...

“Why Have You Harmed These People?” Here Are The Thoughts I Shared With My Shul About Boruch Taub And Ben Chafetz

Previous posts: 2 Members Of Cleveland’s Jewish Community Killed In Small Plane Crash Thoughts On Last Night’s Plane Crash, Tragedy, And Words Of Wisdom...

Thoughts On Last Night’s Plane Crash, Tragedy, And Words Of Wisdom From Ben Chafetz, Of Blessed Memory

I couldn't sleep last night. Not after thinking about the pain of 2 local families who are sorely missing their loved ones taken too early...

L’Chaim! Thankful For You And 18 Years Of DansDeals!

Where has the time gone? I started blogging here a mind-boggling 18 years ago on Black Friday, November 26, 2004. The date is easy to...

15 Years Ago Today, I Survived A Violent Riot In Brazil

I have a soft spot in my heart for Brazil. I started this website in 2004 while volunteering for a year on bochur shlichus to...

Thankful For You And 17 Years Of DansDeals!

17 years?!? But it seems like just yesterday that it was November 26, 2004, a Black Friday that I spent in Sao Paulo. Was it...

Thankful For You And 16 Years Of DansDeals!

What a year it has been. For me, 2020 started in shock and mourning for my friend Yossi Bialo. In January we visited my in-laws in...

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

Update: Some commenters expressed doubts about the accuracy of taking one antibody test. The CDC says that if you take an antibody test with...

It’s A Boy!

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...

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

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,...

Join Me And Thousands Around The Globe In Prayer And Fasting Until Midday Tomorrow

Tomorrow, March 19th, I'll be joining thousands around the globe in heeding the Agudah's call for a day of prayer and fasting until midday...

We Love You Yossi And You Will Be Missed

I cant believe I'm writing another one of these posts. Just 2 weeks ago, Yossi Bialo got off of work supervising kashrus at Cleveland's local...

Thankful For You And 15 Years Of DansDeals!

Allow me a moment to pinch myself. As I think back to the fateful Black Friday when I started blogging, 15 years ago in...

Goodbye To Jonelle, Our Maui Photographer, Thank You For The Memories And RIP

My love of Hawaii began 13 years ago when I posted and grabbed a deal paying just $87 for airfare and hotel. I've been...

Win The Trip Of A Lifetime To Antarctica: Here’s How Many Tickets Were Bought So Far And Where People Are Buying From

Last Wednesday I wrote about the opportunity that so many people had asked for, a raffle to win tickets for 2 passengers aboard a kosher...

It’s A Girl!

At 12:44pm my dear wife Mimi gave birth to our 3rd child, a beautiful girl. Her birthday falls out on the 19th of Kislev, the...

Fund In Memory Of Shua Polonsky

Last week I wrote about the sudden passing of my friend, Shua Polonsky. The family has started a fund to help support his wife, 2 children,...

We Love You Shua And You Will Be Missed

I was in Maui yesterday when I learned that Shua Polonsky passed away. He seemed to be in perfect health when we celebrated Sukkos...

Good Shabbos From Paradise!

I am currently at the S. Regis Maldives and about to take in a serene Malidivian Shabbos. I will leave you with these unedited Facebook live...

Join Me For Pesach In Whistler!

I’ve been invited to spend Pesach 2017 with Pesach on the Mountain at the Four Seasons in beautiful Whistler, BC. I've been hearing wonderful things about Schneur Wineberg's Pesach...

Congrats To davidmal: 100 Hat Tips!

-Find more posts like this by clicking on the Sports+Other Commentary tab above of the DansDeals banner at the top of this site. Over at DDF...

What A Month!

What a surreal month this has been! I started blogging in November 2004 and I've been at it pretty much every day since then. My...

So Apparently The DansDeals Facebook Group Does Have A Point…

If you only read DansDeals.com you're missing out on half the fun. -DDF (DansDeals Forums) is an incredible resource for trip planning, mileage collecting, credit...

Mazal Tov To Marco Polo On 100 Hat Tips!

Regular site posting will resume 10/07. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Over at the DansDeals Forums there's a wonderful community of 18,651 members who share deals, travel tips, trip reports,...

Mazal Tov JJ And Basha!

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

We Will Miss You Nadiv

I woke up in Israel this morning to the shocking news that a former yeshiva classmate of mine, Nadiv Kehaty, had suffered from a...

Trip Notes Brazil Part 1: 10 Years Of Travel And Deal Blogging And A Return To Where It All Began

Related: -Find dozens of trip notes like this one by clicking on the “Trip Notes” tab on top of the DansDeals banner at the top...

Happy 5775!

Wishing my readers a happy, healthy, and sweet Jewish new year! As the traditional Jewish greeting goes, K’siva V’Chasima Tova, may you be inscribed in...

Better Than Any First Class Suite…Taking My Son To His First Ballgame

Parking in downtown CLE: Free Glatt Kosher Dog: $5.75 Front row seats: $25 (Well, being 2, Rafi's seat was free). Taking Rafi to his first ballgame (Tribe...

Mazal Tov JJ And Basha!

A warm mazal tov to my brother (#3 of 6 boys!) and right-hand man JJ on his engagement today to Basha Freedman of Surfside,...

2013 Year In Review

Welcome to 2014!  Let's take a quick look back at the past 12 months. -2012 ended off with a bang. After sub $400 tickets to...

Thanksgiving For 9 Years Of Blogging

Exactly 9 years ago on my 20th birthday, while on bochur shlichus (volunteer mentoring/teaching) for the year in Brazil, I started ctownbochur.blogspot.com.  That would...

An 8,500 Member Family Comes Together

The DansDeals Forums (DDF) community is just incredible.  People are constantly helping each other out, both online and in the real world.  There's such...

The Best 5 Years Of My Life

5 years ago yesterday, at the ripe old age of 23, I married a kind, smart, funny, and beautiful 21 year old girl.  We...

It’s A Girl!

At 12:56am my dear wife Mimi gave birth to our 2nd child, a beautiful little girl, right on her due date. May she grow up...

On The Topic Of BRGs

I posted a BRG (Best Rate Guarantee) deal yesterday that had been posted on several other blogs and forums (including DDF).  It had originated...

Happy 5773!

Wishing my readers a happy, healthy, and sweet Jewish new year! As the traditional Jewish greeting goes, K'siva V'Chasima Tova, may you be inscribed in...

Happy First Birthday Rafi!

Exactly 1 year ago, July 10th at 12:53pm, our firstborn son entered this world and changed our lives forever. Truly, there is nothing more rewarding...

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