Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774
By:
Sharon McDonnell | JE Feature
I'm in the floating Lake Palace in Udaipur, a place I first read about, and vowed to visit, when I was 10. A pearly white marble palace -- carved domes and arches, courtyards and splashing fountains -- it's on its very own island. Not one inch of land is visible, so the palace appears to float majestically on Lake Pichola,...
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Eve Glickman | JE Feature
Around 1966, during her "one last fling" before settling down to marriage, my mother took a big trip to Europe with a detour to Israel to visit friends of relatives residing on a military base near Tel Aviv.
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By:
Sharon McDonnell | JE Feature
It's an iconic photo: a tall spire on a tiny island in the middle of a lake, a brilliant turquoise, amid a backdrop of snow-capped Alps.
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By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
In the midst of preparing for an upcoming trip to Israel, I size up my free time and look for ways to plant interesting, rare seeds to grow those spaces into a permanent garden of memories. The first person I consult on my pre-trip quest is Myriam Miller, an American-Israeli based in Jerusalem who penned Introduction to Jerusalem: A Guide...
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By:
Sharon McDonnell, JE Feature
A companion says, "It's just like a roller coaster." It was nothing of the sort; a roller coaster has a metal bar to tuck passengers securely in, and is powered by machinery. My wicker toboggan on wooden runners has no bar at all, forcing me to clutch desperately at its sides, and place full faith in the deft motor skills...
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