Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775
That's what an Alaskan cruise can offer during hectic times - See more at: http://je.pliner.com/article/21773/A_Glacial_Pace/#sthash.8VNHELXV.dpuf
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John Metcalfe, JE Feature
Time to slow down when life gets a bit hectic? Need a change of scenery? The Alaska cruise can be a breathtaking adventure: Giant snowcapped mountains, sparkling glaciers, thick pine forests rising up from the shoreline, and abundant wildlife all vie for your attention in this dramatic landscape. Towns and villages simply brimming with history tell a distinctive story of...
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Why would anyone make a vacation out of historical sights of torture and death?
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Courtney Reed, JE Feature
I knew I had to go. But I couldn't say why I wanted to travel to Auschwitz, and why I wanted to do it alone. No one in my family had perished in a concentration camp. I have no Jewish heritage. My relatives did not even fight in World War II. But since adolescence, I have been saturated with brutal...
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From bagels to Bolsheviks: Summertime for Dubcek and Czechoslovakia?
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Jelena Kopanja
The Museum of Communism rents its space from McDonald's, on one of the busiest streets in Prague. Its neighbor, on the first floor of a beautiful Baroque building, is a casino. Haphazardly thrown into the corners of its rooms are artifacts from the communist years of the former Czechoslovakia (today's Czech Republic): pieces of Soviet airplanes, propaganda posters, a time...
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Drink in a great surprise if you're out L.A. way
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George Medovoy, JE Feature
Driving up Highway 101 between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, you'll pass Oxnard, where new housing growth edges out to beautiful beaches and broad farmlands. But what may surprise you is that this central coast city, just 43 miles north of Los Angeles and 11 miles inland from Channel Islands National Park, is also the home of the Baron Herzog...
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Where better to stop off for a little nosh than Delhi?
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Quite often, when you tell some people you are flying to India, they may assume you're headed to a yoga retreat, you work in high-tech or you're taking an enlightened voluntourism path. However, my path involved a different kind of enlightenment -- exploring the culture of a country that has fascinated me since childhood. By the time I was 10,...
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