Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774
Welcome mat put out for Jewish emigres
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Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
Among the winding, bustling corridors of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, at one of the thousands of small shops selling carpets, lamps, scarves, artwork and more, I chanced upon a jewelry store whose wares included pendants of the Israeli flag and several Stars of David. Jews represent only a tiny percentage of the Turkish nation -- perhaps just 25,000 people, mostly Sephardim,...
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By:
Janet Darbey, JE Feature
According to the Bible, the Prophet Abraham was born in Ur in Chaldea, which is now known as the ancient city of Sanlurfa in the modern day Eurasian country of Turkey, which borders eight other nations, in its mix of East and West. Many ancient sites described in the Bible are located in Turkey, including the cave that is believed...
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By:
Silke Schmidt, JEFeature
Shining, golden cocoa fruits cover the tree. From some of its lower branches flow smooth, brown chocolate into a little chocolate pond, filling the air with a sweet mouth-watering scent. A light, crisp wafer is dipped into the creamy pond. Rising with a warm cover of rich chocolate, it finds its way to the mouth, dripping, dripping ... Sounds like...
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As summer approaches, we get the urge to travel. Whether you want to make the trek to your favorite tourist attraction, or go somewhere and try a new activity, summer is a great time to travel. Here are some great travel ideas for every summer mood: · Relaxation: If some rest and relaxation is what you're looking for, you're sure...
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It's a Costa Rican trip that's just teeming with adventurous teens
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Patricia Kutza, JE Feature
If managing travel-related minutiae gets you down, you can take solace in the fact that even seasoned tour operators feel challenged juggling the details. When tour operator Lisa Schachter-Brooks decided to build a Jewish-centric tour that would depart from the norm, she knew she had her work cut out for her. Studying with world-class teachers at the Israel-based Melitz Center...
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