Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775
Phoenix rises to the occasion of marking Arizona's centennial
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Andrew Marcione, Jewish Exponent Feature
Located in a valley with a thousand-year history, Phoenix's prime location in the Sonoran Desert has been luring visitors for centuries. Boasting countless days of sunshine and an active lifestyle, Phoenix has risen from a small desert town in the 1880s to become a capital city with 1.6 million people today. Phoenix residents love and live in the great outdoors,...
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Time to set the alarm clock: Shabbat begins in Nome at 1:22 a.m.
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Susan Perloff, Jewish Exponent Feature
Jewish geography in Anchorage is Jewish geography anywhere -- plus ear muffs. At lunch, Yael Rubenstein Kaufman, a 1993 University of Pennsylvania graduate, learns that I, also a Penn alum, grew up in Elkins Park. So she phones her Elkins Park Penn friend Joy in Rhode Island to make connections. No old ties materialize, but we bond anyway. Yael, daughter...
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Philly airport program helps overcome the fear of flying
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Diane McManus, Jewish Exponent Feature
"And so we must say to every American: Look beyond the stereotypes that blind us. We need each other -- all of us -- we need each other. We don't have a person to waste." -- candidate Bill Clinton in the 1992 speech accepting the Democratic Party's nomination for president It is this outlook that Dr. Wendy Ross brings to...
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Austrian fairy tale of a city has a storybook beauty to offer
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Andrew Marcione, Jewish Exponent Feature
From Baroque to Renaissance, Graz is a medley of timeless architectural marvels. Encouraging visitors to lose themselves in this romantic, fairy-tale locale, Graz boasts a myriad of pastel-colored buildings, charming inner courtyards and narrow alleyways that lead from one enchanting corner to another. It's no wonder that this Austrian city has carried the title as a UNESCO world cultural heritage...
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By:
Sharon McDonnell
More than 500 years after Portugal expelled or forced its Jews to convert, Museu Judaico, its most important Jewish museum, opened. And not in the two biggest cities of Lisbon or Porto, but in Belmonte www.cm-belmonte.pt , a small town of less than 4,000 in the mountains near Spain. The long-distinguished history of Portugal's Jews in culture, literature, science and...
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