Monday, April 21, 2014 Nisan 21, 5774

The Catskills of the Dominican Republic? And why not?
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Bill Wine, JE Feature
If you refashioned a Catskill Mountains resort from the 1950s into a cruise ship and then sailed it through a time machine to the Dominican Republic, you'd end up in Punta Cana. That's where the Borscht Belt has given way to the Coconut Cape. There's not a mountain or a lox-and-onion omelette or a raincoat in sight. But relaxation, pleasure...
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Some parts of Prague might seem familiar to the famous author; other areas metamorphosed
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Janet Darbey, JE Feature
"In us all still lives the secret alleys, shuttered windows, squalid courtyards, rowdy pubs, sinister inns -- the unhealthy old Jewish Town within us is far more real than the hygienic town around us," wrote the famous Franz Kafka. As you stroll along the ancient streets of Prague -- looking into long alleyways surrounded by medieval buildings -- it's easy...
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Sandra Roberts, the teacher behind a middle-school Holocaust-awareness project in rural Tennessee that garnered international attention and praise, recently paid a visit to Gratz College in Melrose Park, where she spoke on the importance of teaching tolerance and cultural diversity to children. Roberts -- "the teacher who started it all," as the advertisement for the program described her -- was...
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After an 18-month search, the board of directors at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy has tapped Philadelphia-area native Steven M. Brown as the next head of school. Rabbi Philip D. Field, 61, will be retiring after 17 years at the helm of Barrack, formerly Akiba Hebrew Academy. He and his wife will be moving to Israel, where their four...
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
They say that the streets of a city contain memory. If so, then King David Street is special to the residents of Jerusalem, this biblical city that is the capital of the State of Israel. Standing tall at No. 23 in all its majesty is the King David Hotel, now celebrating its 75th year. The name is fitting. After all,...
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