Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Although Taiwan is a small island nation, you need at least a week to explore its riches, from the lush landscape of Taroko Gorge to fascinating indigenous cultures to the gastronomic safaris of night markets and street food to the architectural marvel Taipei 101, the tallest building in the world for a brief time. Some travel writers introducing Taiwan to...
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Tel Aviv? Galilee? 2010 has been a banner year for Israel
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
It's been a record year for Israel travel -- indeed, the country just greeted its 3 millionth visitor this past week, with expectations of 3.3 million by year's end, breaking a two-year-old record. Statistics culled by EL AL Airlines and Israel's tourism office reflect the fact that the idea of traveling back to the origins of Jewish faith and culture...
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By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
It's been called America's fastest growing Jewish community, a city that's home to some 70,000 Jews, up from 20,000 just 15 years ago. Las Vegas may seem like an odd place for spirituality, but it boasts 23 synagogues and four mikvahs within a short drive of the Strip. Numbers it may have, but the rate of Jewish affiliation with area...
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Does Berlin offer a 'Wilkommen' to its Jews?
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Andrew Marcione, JE Feature
One year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany was formally united once more on Oct. 3, 1990. At that time, there were approximately 25,000 Jews in the country; however, the nation would soon find itself facing an unprecedented influx of Jewish immigrants from the Soviet Union and its break-away bloc states. In the last two decades, Germany's Jewish...
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Star-spangled activities abound in Laguna Beach
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Laguna Beach and its Orange County environs are no strangers to pop culture or a reputation that defines it as haven for all things WASP-y. However, don't let that possibly keep you away from what could be a delightful California getaway by the sea, complete with some very pleasant surprises. Through '60s teen movies, a generation got to know Orange...
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