Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Av 20, 5776
Brazil is flooded with history -- in the most unlikely places
By:
Janet Darbey, JE Feature
Everyone's surely heard of Carnival in Rio and its wild street parades that bring on the somber time of Lent. And, of course, Brazilian cities are much influenced in many ways by their Catholic heritage -- Rio's Corcovado and its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer, known worldwide, attest to that. And yet, although the Jewish community in Brazil numbers...
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Portland is flush with eco-friendly fanfare
By:
Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
For decades, three synagogues -- Conservative Neveh Shalom, Reform Beth Israel and Sephardic Ahavath Achim -- defined the Jewish landscape of Portland, Ore. In recent years, however, the flourishing Jewish community has grown to support a wide array of synagogues whose traditions and practices mirror the diversity and inclusiveness that Portlanders prize. Thus, today, a visitor to Portland can find...
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By:
Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
You'd love to visit Europe. You daydream of exotic cities, hill towns, folk art, bikini-filled beaches, magnificent museums, but you stop and wonder if the cost of an overseas vacation -- especially in light of the record-breaking highs of the euro -- might be prohibitive. Dream no more! Get your passport and make plans to visit Portugal, one of the...
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Vegas East -- way East ... and then some!
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
The dice have been rolled, and the game is on. Macau is clearly playing to win in the "destination" stakes, especially with the billions of dollars and extensive planning poured into the area's pre-existing "strip" and the Cotai Strip (a landfill with ambitions). However, even with gambling in place as an institution and a source of revenue for four decades,...
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A baggage-free journey? Really?
By:
Diana Aydin, JE Feature
The morning before her trip to Aruba in July, Jacquelyn Bucelot-Mills woke up early, got dressed and added a few things to her leather carry-on bag. She drove from her home in Beacon, N.Y., to her mother's house in New City, where a limo picked her and her mother up hours before their 9 a.m. flight to Kennedy International Airport...
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