Sunday, August 2, 2015 Av 17, 5775
You don't have to speak the language to understand its lore -- and lure
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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
By:
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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By:
Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
Sorry, Mary -- you've been eclipsed. Cruise-lovers, get ready for the world's largest oceanliner ever --Royal Carribean's Freedom of the Seas -- less than two years after the longitudinally awesome Queen Mary II debuted and claimed that title. This innovative ship introduced in New York dazzles observers with its new engineering marvels of industry-first attractions. In the last few years,...
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Okay - summer's here! Parents, get prepared to keep the kids busy. Emily Kaufman, the Orbitz Travel Mom, offers tips for parents looking to make sure summer vacation is memorable, for the right reasons: • Make sure there is something for everyone. When investigating your next travel destination, make sure there are activities available that everyone finds interesting. One way...
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