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Pesach Programs and False Advertising Am I the only one bothered by this? Open any Frum publication and seemingly half the ads for Pesach Programs include blatant lies such as "5 Star Resort" (when its clearly a 2 or 3 star hotel off the NJ Turnpike) or "Only 3 Hour flight from NYC" when its 4.5-5.5 or "Catering by Reserve Cut" when they hire a former sous chef from there.

And thats besides for the misleading reports on weather (There's a reason why resorts in Greece are normally closed in late March) and canceled programs etc. Its become an industry built on dishonesty and it gets worse by the year. Wish more publications would call them out for their dishonesty but there are way too much advertising $$ at stake.

I'm sure lots of people here can share examples...

January 27, 2018, 07:11:24 PM
Re: Pesach Programs and False Advertising They key to good Pesach programs seems to be continuity. The ones that operate every year have a consistent and happy customer base and hard to go wrong with them other than weather etc. Gateways, Mark David, Smilow, KMR, Greenwald, Lasko etc all seem to consistently perform. If the deal seems to good to be true, that will generally be the case. Unless ur talking Europe where the standards are totally different.
January 28, 2018, 01:40:09 PM
Re: Pesach Programs and False Advertising
can say that was the first and last time the Rabbi i worked for agreed to take on a program that did not rent out the entire hotel for pesach.

100%. A non-starter for any serious Rav Hamachshir.

January 31, 2018, 09:51:12 PM
Re: Pesach Programs and False Advertising
Don't be silly. The yeshiva closed because the government imposed secular studies. This is a fact. (Not even disputed by anyone really)

There may have been other issues going on at the time, but nothing that would close the yeshiva.

Start by reading this book and then a few others. Sure, it was an issue. But it wasn’t THE issue that closed the Yeshiva down. It was the in-fighting amongst different factions in the Yeshiva which led to mesira and ultimately the Yeshiva having to close down.

February 01, 2018, 05:19:34 AM
Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread R' Nosson Kamenetzky Z"L, son of Rav Yaakov and author of "Making of a Godol".

Good bio here:

June 11, 2019, 11:40:44 AM
Re: Aman Hotels I've been to a couple of them. If you are looking for "7 Star" glitz and glamour then you're wasting your time and money.

Most of them are in unique locations and offer something different that you would never get at a "chain property". Most of all, you get impeccable personalized service.

Amangiri in Utah is a really special place and they will work with you to make sure you have a fully kosher 5 star trip. They wont charge a dollar extra for the Kosher (unless you want to bring a mashgiach) and know all the places to order meat/cheese etc from and will arrange new pots/pans etc and have a separate part of the kitchen set aside for kosher.

Feel free to PM me if you have an inquiry about a specific property....

June 14, 2019, 03:09:22 PM