Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Av 20, 5776
Tuscany touches the senses with its 'voluptuousness'
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Sharon McDonnell, Jewish Exponent Feature
Who has read or seen "Under the Tuscan Sun" and not yearned for a villa in the Tuscan countryside? Scenery straight from a Renaissance painting: tall pointed cypresses, hilltop towns, and rolling green hills blanketed by vineyards and olive trees. Pure, simple flavors, washed down with lots of wine. The "voluptuousness" of Italy -- in the words of author Frances...
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Beating a special path to the heart
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At an age when I decidedly know better, I decided not to run away with the circus. I became one instead. Father's daze: Keeping up with a 2-year-old is a three-ring juggling act all its own that requires the dexterity of an acrobat with the acumen of a mind-reader. It is also the greatest show on earth. For someone who...
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Andrew Marcione, Jewish Exponent Feature
Steeped in history and enveloped in mythology, the rough and rugged island of Crete is a Mediterranean marvel. Whether it is trekking through the panoramic wonder of the Samaria Gorge or dining under the stars at Hania's Venetian harbor, visitors exploring western Crete will create a memorable experience for themselves while on this beautiful and diverse Greek island. As one...
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Cameras! Lights! Jerusalem? Yes, Jerusalem: The holy city is reeling with movie action, awaiting the 28th annual Jerusalem Film Festival next month. Set to unspool for a 10-day run beginning on July 7, the festival may be 7,000 miles from Hollywood but close to the hearts of cineastes for its taste of the world's best. Late Philadelphian Jack Wolgin gave...
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Dayna Stein, Jewish Exponent Feature
Summer surprise? Located at the southernmost tip of Israel, Eilat is a majestic port city that is home to beautiful beaches, a vast coral reef, and, surprisingly, a large population of local and migratory birds. Bordering the Red Sea, Eilat can give a vacationer the feel of a tropical resort, as well as of a cosmopolitan and modern city: Travelers...
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