Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
Philly airport program helps overcome the fear of flying
By:
Diane McManus, Jewish Exponent Feature
"And so we must say to every American: Look beyond the stereotypes that blind us. We need each other -- all of us -- we need each other. We don't have a person to waste." -- candidate Bill Clinton in the 1992 speech accepting the Democratic Party's nomination for president It is this outlook that Dr. Wendy Ross brings to...
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Austrian fairy tale of a city has a storybook beauty to offer
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Andrew Marcione, Jewish Exponent Feature
From Baroque to Renaissance, Graz is a medley of timeless architectural marvels. Encouraging visitors to lose themselves in this romantic, fairy-tale locale, Graz boasts a myriad of pastel-colored buildings, charming inner courtyards and narrow alleyways that lead from one enchanting corner to another. It's no wonder that this Austrian city has carried the title as a UNESCO world cultural heritage...
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By:
Sharon McDonnell
More than 500 years after Portugal expelled or forced its Jews to convert, Museu Judaico, its most important Jewish museum, opened. And not in the two biggest cities of Lisbon or Porto, but in Belmonte www.cm-belmonte.pt , a small town of less than 4,000 in the mountains near Spain. The long-distinguished history of Portugal's Jews in culture, literature, science and...
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Sure, now, says South Africa, not ignoring its turbulent history
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Elyse Glickman
Last summer, we were glued to our televisions during the World Cup in South Africa in ways that transcended the action on the soccer field. With media attention that followed, including the array of travel stories on sites along the Vanda Waterfront and Table Mountain, people got an extensive look at how the legendary Nelson Mandela's vision of coexistence is...
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Close to San Juan, but far and away, it has a style all its own
By:
Sharon McDonnell
I'm in Vieques, Puerto Rico, in the lobby of the new W Retreat & Spa -- where Alain Ducasse, the three-Michelin-star French chef, opened his first restaurant in the Caribbean. I'm talking to Patricia Urquiola, the Spanish lead designer behind the blend of the whimsical and recycled at the resort. But only for a minute; the designer of everything from...
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