Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774
By:
Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
As I completely unwound at a newly discovered resort - Litchfield Plantation on Pawley's Island in South Carolina - a chance remark by a dinner companion alerted my ethnic antenna: "Did you know that Bernard Baruch's estate, Hobcaw Barony, is just minutes away?" Pawley's Island is located on the southern tip of South Carolina's famed Grand Strand in the Low...
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Itching for a bargain? Then try the Tel Aviv flea market
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
There's no telling what you might find in the lee of Tel Aviv's famous clock tower. The Israel Antiquities Authority struck cultural gold in their ongoing dig at the tower base - first up was a 61?2-foot cannon, apparently used by Napoleon on that fateful March 7, 1799, when he charged Jaffa's city walls. Beneath that was a 12th-century human...
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City salutes its Founding Father
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
The biggest birthday party ever will be happening right here in Philadelphia! Benjamin Franklin, the nation's oldest - and possibly most important - Founding Father, will celebrate his 300th birthday, as Philadelphia reinvents this remarkable man with an international traveling exhibition at the National Constitution Center on Independence Mall. "Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World" is a remarkable...
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Grand Canyon offers spectacles, day-in, day-out
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Arthur R. Ellis, JE Feature
Why would the cast of "Fiddler on the Roof" enjoy a trip to the Grand Canyon? Two words: sunrise, sunset. Tevye isn't usually singing there, but thousands of visitors to this awe-inspiring location nonetheless pry themselves out of bed early in the morning to see first light bring the canyon walls to life, and again line the edge of the...
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These pampering palaces fill those pregnant pauses
By:
Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
“One last getaway before the bundle of joy arrives” might be the mantra parents-to-be exclaim as the days and months, with aches and pains, drag on before the big event. Expecting her first child, recalls Allison Snyder, “I told my husband that all I wanted for my birthday was a getaway where I could relax and recharge my energies —...
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