Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774
Now that the holiday season is over, and those expensive winter trips are being discounted a bit, it may be time to consider packing up the bags for some chillin' out away from the crowds. But keep in mind that there are a number of scams that unsuspecting travelers can fall victim to if they are not careful. The Pennsylvania...
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Vilnius echoes its Jewish past, with ghosts as guides
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Norma Davidoff, JE Feature
For hundreds of years, Vilnius, Lithuania, in Northern Europe, was such a distinctive place of Jewish heritage, that it was known as the "Jerusalem of the North." Today, rid of its invaders -- the Poles, Scandinavians, Germans and Russians -- it's also almost entirely devoid of its Jews. Yet it is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Jewish visitors will...
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George Medovoy, JE Feature
When I tell friends that Montreal is "a very Jewish city," they often give me a rather surprised look, expecting me to say "very French." Well, very French it is -- or, more specifically, Quebeçois, to distinguish it from France -- with an infectious joie de vivre that spills over into so much of life here, especially the arts, the...
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By:
David C. Friedman, JE Feature
Gale Feinstein can still vividly remember her first date with husband Miles Radoff. It was a blind date, and they sat in the window at the Omni Hotel Lounge sipping champagne and watching traffic on Chestnut Street go by. She had no inkling that four years later, she would be seated at a desk in the hotel lobby as its...
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By:
George Medovoy, JE Feature
A crowd begins to gather for the famous fish toss -- the main act at the Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle. First, you choose a fish on a bed of ice. Then, one of the fish mongers -- a fellow in rubber overalls who's as much an actor as he is a seller of fish -- calls out to...
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