Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
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Lauren Kramer, Jewish Exponent Feature
It's just a couple of months before Passover, and I'm staring wistfully at the seder menu on Holland America's Ryndam, which hosts a seder each year for Jewish passengers and anyone else on board who is keen to participate. The four-course menu features all the traditional favorites: gefilte fish, matzah-ball soup, roast chicken with tzimmes -- even hazelnut macaroons to...
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
In the late 1990s, when dot-com youth culture was in full swing and I was dating a nice Jewish programmer from nearby Silicon Valley, there were frequent jaunts to the Haight and Filmore West to drink in a taste of American pop culture and a groovy show that only San Francisco could offer. We spent many a Chanukah at Union...
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In maple-syrup country, like Vermont, it's quite the compliment
By:
George Medovoy, Jewish Exponent Feature
It has the look and feel of an alpine lodge, but the Stowehof Inn and Resort www.stowehofinn.com , overlooking the rolling hills of the Stowe Valley, is very much a part of Vermont, the Green Mountain State. This charming inn, remembered by many from the Alan Alda film "The Four Seasons," was our comfortable base as we went exploring in...
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And that includes its history-making Congregation Mikve Israel-Emanuel
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
When we traveled as a family, my parents never chose destinations like Hawaii or the Caribbean. Their explanation? Tropical destinations with fancy resorts were not "real" places. However, Mom and Dad would find Curaçao -- located in the Caribbean's southern reaches -- quite agreeable. While it has its share of resorts, beaches and diving schools, capital city Willemstad also sparkles...
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Get it in gear for winter
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
The concept of sportswear is a funny thing, especially as everybody seems to have a different concept of what it is supposed to be used for. Most people have at least one hoodie (hooded sweatshirt) floating in their weekend wardrobe. Some women may admit to having owned a sweat suit that was never meant to see a drop of sweat...
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