Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774
There's a lot to munch on in Beersheva, with or without cream cheese
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
You can't buy a bagel in Beersheva. It's a shandah, too -- with oceans of the best cream cheese in the world being sold in dairy stores, the lack of bagels in Israel's south becomes downright painful. It's not just bagels that are AWOL down here, either: Kugels appear only in the homemade version, on someone's Shabbat table. Ask for...
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Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
On my first trip to Tucson, Ariz., I discovered that the desert is actually green. It turns out that Tucson rests in the northern section of the Sonoran Desert, one of the wettest deserts in the world. Some sections can get an average of 16 inches of rainfall per year. All that water supports millions of cacti, including the majestic...
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By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Finland may be a relatively small country, but it's a giant when it comes to innovative interior design and lifestyle. Elegantly severe art deco and art nouveau structures and fortresslike Nordic buildings come alive -- even in the middle of winter -- with a warm rush of color, bright woods and flowing shapes that render the city livable and inviting...
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Some parts of Prague might seem familiar to the famous author; other areas metamorphosed
By:
Janet Darbey, JE Feature
"In us all still lives the secret alleys, shuttered windows, squalid courtyards, rowdy pubs, sinister inns -- the unhealthy old Jewish Town within us is far more real than the hygienic town around us," wrote the famous Franz Kafka. As you stroll along the ancient streets of Prague -- looking into long alleyways surrounded by medieval buildings -- it's easy...
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The Catskills of the Dominican Republic? And why not?
By:
Bill Wine, JE Feature
If you refashioned a Catskill Mountains resort from the 1950s into a cruise ship and then sailed it through a time machine to the Dominican Republic, you'd end up in Punta Cana. That's where the Borscht Belt has given way to the Coconut Cape. There's not a mountain or a lox-and-onion omelette or a raincoat in sight. But relaxation, pleasure...
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