Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Iyyar 17, 5775
The winter months offer the perfect excuse to plan a fabulous getaway, and you don't have to travel far to find something that fits your vacation expectations. If you need to flee from the cold depths of winter, there are plenty of beaches in Florida and California, and warm desert landscapes to enjoy in Arizona and New Mexico that will...
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When California dreamin' and eatin' take over
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Remember the trip to Southern California you took as a child with your family? Or do you remember watching the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day, envying the kids lining the parade route wearing shorts and T-shirts? Whether or not you've been to Los Angeles, you probably have certain ideas of what the town is all about --...
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Laura Kramer, JE Feature
Sir Frederick Banting came to London, Ontario, in July 1920. A medical doctor, he was offered a research position at the university, and in 1921, when he was asked to prepare a lecture on diabetes, he came up with the idea that would lead to the discovery of insulin. It was an idea that changed the world in any number...
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Susan Stoutz has had 12 vacations since last October, and in all of them, the Philadelphia grandmother enjoyed top-notch accommodations without spending a dime. A subscriber to the swapping service HomeExchange.com! , Stoutz has vacationed in Mexico; Virginia; Miami; Washington, D.C.; Montreal; the Hamptons; and the Poconos. As part of the deal, she exchanges her home with residents of those...
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The sounds of silence -- only a few hours beyond Sydney
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
I'm a few hours drive from Sydney, Australia -- far from the city that's home to the second largest Jewish community in the country. With 45,000 Jews -- among them many immigrants from South Africa, New Zealand and the former Soviet Union -- Sydney boasts a fantastic Jewish infrastructure, with several synagogues, Jewish day schools and a Jewish museum that...
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