Sunday, April 19, 2015 Nisan 30, 5775
By:
Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
Want to see how life should be lived and enjoyed? When you land in Greece, the birthplace of Western civilization, motor into Athens and walk under the clear blue sky through the Plaka section, which is the old town at the base of the Acropolis. Sitting and chatting leisurely with friends, listening to rousing Greek music, relaxing in the coolness...
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When it comes to manners in the air, U.S. travelers are in dire need of some airplane etiquette lessons. According to a new poll by Harris Interactive and Yahoo! FareChase, large overhead luggage, talkative seat mates, armrest hogs and overly aromatic passengers top the list of traveler aggravations. Yahoo! commissioned the survey in connection with the recent launch of its...
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You don't have to speak the language to understand its lore -- and lure
By:
Mort Alper, JEFeature
Who would believe that in 20 years a book collection could escalate from 70,000 books to 11/2 million? But it has happened. And the driving force behind this tremendous growth has been Aaron Lansky, president of the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass. In 1980, Lansky, then a 24-year-old graduate student of Yiddish literature, realized that irreplaceable Yiddish books...
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With the summer travel season here, families are gearing up for road trips and vacations. You may spend weeks making sure the trip is organized and that your vehicle is road-ready. However, you may overlook important safety needs, such as having a fire extinguisher in your car. Many Americans are unaware of the highway vehicle fire problem that exists in...
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A peace center with a piece of doll-like legend
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
With a population of about 500,000, Oslo, Norway, is one of the smaller capitals in the world, but still offers a beautiful setting with much to see and do, ensuring that not one visitor will ever be disappointed. Founded more than 1,000 years ago, the city is relatively compact and easily accessible, with its beauty actually three-fold: The scenic approach...
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