Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775
Make it a special time for a special someone
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Welcome home! Two heartwarming words that reflect joy, pride and hospitality. At this time of year, it's likely to be the return of a student from college, a class reunion, a Father's Day get-together or a long-awaited visit from a close friend. No matter what, the homecoming meal is an opportunity to be together and catch up after long absences...
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Celebrate the holiday of Shavuot!
Shavuot — or “weeks” — is known by several names. It is called Pentecost and the “Feast of Weeks” because it falls on the 50th day after the second night of Passover. This located Shavuot in the midst of spring, when the earth is beginning to yield to the season’s warm proddings. Shavuot is thus called Chag Habikurim, the “Feast...
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Fire up the grill — and the salads!
By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
On May 2, Israel honored her war heroes in a day of remembrance called Yom Hazikaron. It is a somber day, beginning with the blares of sirens, when everything comes to a standstill, remembering the nation's fallen. Places of entertainment are closed, and loved ones are mourned in ceremonies in every community. Then, at sunset, the mood swings to joyous...
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Eating out takes on a whole new meaning
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Driving the 1,200 or so miles from Florida to Philadelphia is an overnight adventure. Each year, we join the exodus of those driving up north eager to join family and friends. But it becomes complicated when we take along our miniature Shetland sheepdog. We have to find a pet-friendly hotel. Forget the Marriots and Hiltons. It’s usually a Days Inn...
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Summer family trips are a time-honored tradition. From a cross-country drive to visit the grandparents to a trip to a national park, for many folks, the season just wouldn’t be complete without the annual vacation. As any parent knows, traveling with kids can be wonderful, sharing their excitement as they explore new places or reconnect with distant relatives. But it...
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