Thursday, July 30, 2015 Av 14, 5775

Exotic, enticing -- yet offering a truly relaxing, laid-back experience
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Though travelers often associate India with earthy, jewel tones found in the great historic sites, palaces and temples of Rajasthan and the "Golden Triangle" (headlined by the wondrous Taj Mahal), Calcutta -- or Kolkata, as it is now officially known -- is awash in green. While much of the city's foliage is a direct result of British colonialism personified in...
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Andrew Marcione, JE Feature
Akko's (Acre) rich maritime history and importance goes back millennia, continuing to make it a top destination while traveling in Israel. A trip to Akko allows visitors to go back in time and relish the chronicles of its sea-faring legacy. The Egyptians, Ottomans, the Crusaders -- and even Napoleon -- have all set foot and left their imprint there. The...
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On a recent summer day, Rabbi Shloime Isaacson received an urgent call: A 98-year-woman was having difficulty breathing. Isaacson was on his way to a meeting with a potential donor for a summer-camp program connected with his Northeast Philadelphia Orthodox shul, but he quickly took a detour. He was only about a mile from the woman's home, so he sped...
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Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
Ilene Steinberg is gearing up for the day when her small waiting room is packed with squirmy, nervous kids anxiously awaiting their turn in the back room. That's where Steinberg and business partner Michele Barrack will tie back their hair, don their white lab coats and get to work killing the little buggers. The head lice, that is. Steinberg and...
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H.B. Forman, JE Feature
Budd Rockower was a major fan of Groucho Marx. When Rockower discovered that Marx bought shares of his clothing company, he sent him a necktie. In response, he received a letter from the famed comedian, dated Feb. 10, 1972: "Dear Budd. Thanks for the necktie. It is sensational. If the stock goes down, I'll hang myself with it. Sincerely, Groucho...
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