Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Elul 17, 5775
National Library of Israel offers a bounty of Passover treasures--in real or virtual time
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Deborah Rubin Fields, Jewish Exponent Feature
Despite the rave reviews some people give to GPS machines, I find they fall short of the mark. Yes, a GPS (usually, but not always) gets you to a requested location, but it does so without affording any opportunity to appreciate what you will see along the way or what you will find when you arrive. What's missing from a...
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Vat's that you say? Here's a toast to Purim with some liquid libations coming from Israel.
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Travel as ennobling -- an educational pursuit that broadens knowledge and sharpens perceptions -- is a 20th century concept, according to German-born scholar Martin Jacobs. In earlier periods, and especially in antiquity, he continued, travel was far less grand, more practical and personal -- a series of encounters between people that elicited many different responses, both conscious and unconscious. "While...
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Deborah Rubin Fields, Jewish Exponent Feature
Since we began by talking about the Western Wall, let's continue with a site that is within walking distance of it -- at 12 Hebron Rd., the Jerusalem House of Quality.Since we began by talking about the Western Wall, let's continue with a site that is within walking distance of it -- at 12 Hebron Rd., the Jerusalem House of...
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No, but one of his swords is owned and exhibited by an intriguing Israeli glass museum
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Deborah Rubin Fields, Jewish Exponent Feature
Could Napoleon have had a Napoleon Complex? To answer this admittedly odd question, you'll have to visit the marine archaeology museum (known in Israel as the Glass Factory Museum) at Kibbutz Nahsholim, located between Caesarea and Haifa on the Mediterranean coast. At the museum, you'll be surprised to find the French emperor's sword. Amazingly, underwater archaeologists discovered this antique. In...
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