Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
I’m having a tough time sitting still. As I sip a beer at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown, N.Y., watching game four of the Yankees-Angels playoff series, I look down the length of the bar to see Johnny Podres, the Hall of Famer who later became the pitching coach for the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies, just sitting there. As you may...
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Where better to get a feel for the World Series than Cooperstown
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
At the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the world's best-known sports shrine, on picturesque Main Street in Cooperstown, N.Y., there is a wonderful ground-level photo of a baseball stadium at dusk, with glowing orange-red clouds hovering high above the setting sun and competing players on the field below. The photo's caption reads: "Whoever wants to know the heart...
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By:
Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
China - the Middle Kingdom, the heavenly land, the sweeping plains, the rice fields in the spring, the glorious mountains and the wild, cruel rivers. Add to that 1.3 billion people, an economy growing at almost 10 percent a year (as well as a challenge to U.S. global hegemony), and you know that when you visit this People's Republic, you're...
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Archaeological dig unearths a biblical bombshell
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
"Abraham planted an eshel in Beersheva, and there he proclaimed the name of Hashem, God of the Universe. And Abraham sojourned in the land of the Philistines many years … " (Parashat Vayera) What's the eshel that Abraham planted? The sages differ: One says it was an orchard, for growing the fruit that the hospitable Abraham served the people who...
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Rental properties are easy to come by - whether in the Caribbean or in Italy
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
Your own private villa is a vacationer's dream come true. For families, couples, singles, multigenerational reunions, retirees, business executives - there is a diversity of luxurious rental villas all over the world - from a beachfront estate on a pristine shore, a lodge overlooking snow-capped mountains, an Italian retreat with vineyard views, even a house on your own island. The...
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