Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774
Canadian Arctic offers beauty -- and danger
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
"No scared?" asks my Inuit guide, Sam. Truth is, I was terrified. We'd just climbed a 5,000-foot-high, snow-covered mountain on Nunavut's Bylot Island, our snowmobile just barely making it to the zenith. Perched at the top and about to begin a frightening, 75-degree vertical descent, I was silently praying we'd make it down alive. I squeezed my eyes shut as...
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Try spooning in the North Fork
By:
Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
Do you love Long Island vacations, but hate all the glitz, to say nothing of the horrendous traffic jams that clog the highways out to the Hamptons, where the power brokers of Gotham rest and party? Want something less "frenetic," something to calm the nerves, a place where you can inhale fresh breezes? Well, there is such a dream locale,...
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Synagogue's revival points to elements of renewed hope
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Visit a center that pays homage to the Holocaust and you don't expect to feel uplifted, inspired and encouraged. For those with even a scant knowledge of this dark period in history, the Holocaust means massacre and the virtual defeat of the human spirit. But at the Cape Town Holocaust Centre, which sits directly across from the Jewish Museum of...
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Grape times await visitors to San Luis Obispo County
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Thanks to the Food Network, the Travel Channel and movies such as "Bottle Shock" and "Sideways," California's "wine country" destinations are both hotter and cooler than ever. Because these verdant spreads attract serious food and wine afficionados everywhere, restaurants at all price points tap into the earthy, seductive appeal of wineries that have enriched the state. Nowhere is this more...
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A Saskatchewan synagogue? Sure, just step over to the dance school ...
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
It's Friday night, and I'm in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, standing outside the House of Israel Synagogue and wishing there were a service I could attend. As it happens, I'm late -- by nearly 18 years. This synagogue closed its doors in September 1990, leaving only a cement plaque outside as evidence that it was, indeed, a synagogue, serving a Jewish...
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