Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775
Just outside the German city, a town with the flavor of Jewish history thrives
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Silke Schmidt, JE Feature
The next time you go shopping, keep your eyes open for a very special fruit: the "Seckel pear." To tell the truth, you might never find it in a Wal-Mart, but more likely at the little grocer's next door, especially if he's Jewish. Because then he has probably heard about the man who first bred the pear, and whose life...
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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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Welcome mat put out for Jewish emigres
By:
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:
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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