Sunday, August 28, 2016 Av 24, 5776
Does Berlin offer a 'Wilkommen' to its Jews?
By:
Andrew Marcione, JE Feature
One year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany was formally united once more on Oct. 3, 1990. At that time, there were approximately 25,000 Jews in the country; however, the nation would soon find itself facing an unprecedented influx of Jewish immigrants from the Soviet Union and its break-away bloc states. In the last two decades, Germany's Jewish...
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Star-spangled activities abound in Laguna Beach
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Laguna Beach and its Orange County environs are no strangers to pop culture or a reputation that defines it as haven for all things WASP-y. However, don't let that possibly keep you away from what could be a delightful California getaway by the sea, complete with some very pleasant surprises. Through '60s teen movies, a generation got to know Orange...
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A small Caribbean charmer of plantation pleasures
By:
Sharon McDonnell, JE Feature
I did two life sentences in the cold." Celebrating his freedom after 30 years as a builder and designer in chilly England and Wales, Kevin Horstwood was lazing on the veranda of Rawlins Plantation Inn, a former 17th-century sugarcane plantation he owns on the island of St. Kitts. On one side, we face a lush garden resplendent in magenta, pink...
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Stop the presses! William Randolph Hearst's legacy is of near-unprintable grandeur
By:
George Medovoy, JE Feature
William Randolph Hearst ran a newspaper empire in the days when newspapers were king. Today, his creative energy lives on at La Cuesta Encantada -- the Enchanted Hill, his famous castle filled with art and antiques near San Simeon on the Central Coast between Los Angeles and San Francisco, which he shared at the end of his life with longtime...
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By:
Sharon McDonnell. JE Feature
Boasting Greek ruins better-preserved than in Greece; architecture and savory-and-sweet food that reflect waves of invasions from Arabs, Normans and Spaniards; an endless coastline along a turquoise sea, picturesque towns and untouched nature, Sicily -- the biggest island in the Mediterranean -- is a treasure trove for the discerning traveler.
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