Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Elul 24, 5776
... and other tunes you won't hear at the neighbor's Bar Mitzvah
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George Medovoy, JE Feature
If you're a country-music fan, there's nothing quite like the Grand Ole Opry. When the fiddlers start to play and the square dancers come out on stage, believe me, you just want to stand up and shout. It's all classic Nashville, often called the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," where music and religion have long gone hand in hand. I...
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Last week, we explored the cannibal origins and skeleton issues of Atiu, the distinct and adventurous Cook Island's third most populous isle. Now, it's a time to go further underground on this trip -- on to the famous Anatakitaki Caves, home to 400-swift like Kopeka birds that are indigenous and unique to Atiu. Into the caves we now go like...
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Jewish law is pretty clear on the matter of human remains: If you're a Kohen, you don't go anywhere near the deceased. If you're not a Kohen, then a visit to the cemetery is no problem. But exploring an ancient burial cave filled with skeletal remains -- just for the thrill of it? Not so kosher! Still, I couldn't resist...
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Greg Thomson, JE Feature
It is nice every once in a while to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and take a moment to sit back and relax with that certain someone. Kick up your heels and enjoy a weekend away in a romantic cabin retreat. Come to Milton, Fla., in the state's northwest section -- close to Pensacola and...
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Jenna Weiner, JE Feature
In a kingdom where fashion is king and wispy models are its princesses, the all-you-can-eat buffet is the last kind of dining experience that you'd expect to find. Yet the two coexist in blissful harmony, for Milan is the home of the aperitivo -- a tradition that raises the buffet to a new level. Aperitivo -- the rich uncle of...
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