Saturday, February 28, 2015 AdarI 9, 5775
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George Medovoy, JE Feature
When I tell friends that Montreal is "a very Jewish city," they often give me a rather surprised look, expecting me to say "very French." Well, very French it is -- or, more specifically, Quebeçois, to distinguish it from France -- with an infectious joie de vivre that spills over into so much of life here, especially the arts, the...
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By:
George Medovoy, JE Feature
A crowd begins to gather for the famous fish toss -- the main act at the Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle. First, you choose a fish on a bed of ice. Then, one of the fish mongers -- a fellow in rubber overalls who's as much an actor as he is a seller of fish -- calls out to...
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By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
When many Jews think of the Gold Rush, one thing that often comes to mind is Levi Strauss and his watershed invention -- blue jeans. While his fortune is forever associated with San Francisco, it is important to note there were other Jews who traveled west to find gold, but ended up prospering in other ways. Back in 1978, the...
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San Juan offers a rich portal into the spice of Carib life
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George Medovoy, JE Feature
One of the biggest treats in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is to wake up in the morning and take in the breathtaking view of the Caribbean. That's what we were able to do during a stay at the San Juan Marriott and Stellaris Casino, conveniently located on San Juan's spectacular Condado Beach. I must admit, it was really hard to...
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Quebec City offers a chance to chill at Chanukah
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George Medovoy, JE Feature
When it comes to winter fun, one of my fondest memories is watching dog-sled races in the very center of this historic cradle of French civilization in North America known as Quebec City. It's all part of an annual winter celebration called Carnaval de Quebec, which is scheduled in 2010 from Jan. 29 to Feb. 14. And along with that...
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