Friday, December 9, 2016 Kislev 9, 5777
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Crazy me! I was half expecting to see Bogart and Bergman, even Claude Raines or Paul Henreid chatting it up at Rick's Place, waiting to hear Sam play it again. Instead, when I landed in Casablanca, reality hit, and what I saw was not a quaint studio set but a vast city of 4 million people -- a city teaming...
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Beauty in the eyes of the beholder? Watch out, women!
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Monica Perry, JE Feature
"We pass now under the bridge of Casanova. It is tradition to kiss the man who is in the boat with you for good luck. Since I'm the only man here," the gondolier tells us, abruptly halting the boat and lurching forward, "I will be your Casanova." It was cute. A good laugh. But, it turned out, he was serious...
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You'll need more than 611 to get here, but the trip is well worth it
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Janet Darbey, JE Feature
As you wander around the fascinating city of York in Northern England, it's easy to imagine that it has always been this attractive and peaceful. But the modern shopping malls, quiet walkways by the River Ouse and well-tended grass mounds do nothing to acknowledge that York was once the scene of one of the most notorious anti-Semitic attacks that ever...
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Silke Schmidt, JE Feature
What would you do if you were a sheep and living in Wales? Quite likely, you'd be roaming the hills of Brecon Beacons National Park, as sheep are far more common there than people. And if you had a sense for beauty, you might stand on top of some steep cliff every now and then, enjoying the scenery while munching...
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Janet Darbey, JE Feature
Like the proverbial Phoenix rising from the ashes, the Jewish Quarter of Corfu of Greece is again being returned to its once proud and flourishing state of being. Corfu governors -- keepers of the rich heritage of this verdant, historic island in the Ionian sea -- have applied for World Heritage status for the old town, which includes the ancient...
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