Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Elul 18, 5775
Those who live in America's mountainous regions call it "mud season" -- that time of year between April and June when the ground may not have enough snow on it to ski, but is still too soupy to hike, camp, fish, or get out and enjoy nature. It's a time when those in winter climates look to get away. This...
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Lauren Kramer, Jewish Exponent Feature
As the small town of Whistler, British Columbia, has welcomed a deluge of visitors for the 2010 Winter Olympics -- wrapping up this weekend -- and anticipates crowds for the Paralympics in just a few weeks, a snowboarding rabbi is trying his utmost to organize and mobilize a permanent Jewish community in this alpine village. New York City native Chaim...
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Lauren Kramer, Jewish Exponent Feature
There aren't many cities where you'll find a hospital on the list of attractions, but Cape Town is one of them. The city on the southernmost tip of Africa is home to the Heart of Cape Town Museum, which commemorates the first ever human-to-human heart transplant performed in 1967 by Dr. Christiaan Barnard. It's housed inside the Groote Schuur Hospital...
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
It's erev Chanukah and the Bezemstraat playground, a large courtyard in the historic heart of Holland's The Hague, is empty of children. In its center stands an odd piece of artwork: a series of steel shapes resembling chairs of different sizes. Come closer and you see that the first names of children are inscribed on each steel bar of the...
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Why? There's much to choose from in this small Michigan town
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Ann Arbor is best known as a cultured college town with great sports teams and a nearby presidential library (named for Gerald R. Ford), but don't go by reputation alone. Come to think of it, although Michigan has been hard-hit by the recession, forget what you've heard about that, too. With respects to this big "little city," you should absolutely...
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