Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Av 12, 5775
There's now a spectacular reminder that the city is far from a museum piece
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
Overhead, projected stars that herald the world's creation mingle with the real stars that shine down on Jerusalem. Below, thousands of visitors sit in awe, as they take a personal trip through Jerusalem's glorious and often pain-filled history. For 45 minutes even little children sit spellbound, gazing at the three-dimensional images that make it seem real, as though it's happening...
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Beaches and a bounty of history, including the Americas' oldest synagogue extant
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
When we arrived in Curaçao, palm trees swayed in the wind; warm, white sands beckoned; and friendly faces greeted us at every turn. This was definitely a welcome retreat from the Philadelphia chill. And we knew we'd chosen even more wisely when we drove up to the Breezes Resort. Located on Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, just minutes away from...
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This Cook Island is a medium for beauty in paradise
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
What's a nice Jewish girl doing in church on a Sunday morning? Well, if that girl happens to be in the Cook Islands, it's because she's seeing the sights and that's the place to be on this day of rest for a tourist, when the islands shut down, and everyone, but everyone, heads to church. My husband and I had...
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You made it through the wedding, so now comes the relaxing part -- your romantic honeymoon in a faraway destination. But what do you pack and how much do you need? Gone are the days of multiple suitcases stacked at the doorway to accompany you on your flight. With airlines charging fees for checked luggage, today's friendly skies will only...
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Bellingham is a real find just a dream away from that Seattle cup o' joe
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Small towns with ancient synagogues pique my interest, and Bellingham, in Washington state, is one of them. This Pacific Northwest city, shrouded by forests, has had a Jewish community since the early 1900s, when the first two dozen Jewish families arrived from the shtetl of Skopishok in northeast Lithuania. The existing Beth Israel synagogue was built in 1925, and, though...
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