Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Portland is one of America's greenest cities, a place where half the power comes from renewable sources and a quarter of the Oregon city's workforce commutes by bike, carpool or public transit. You wouldn't necessarily expect Portland's eco-friendliness to manifest in a toilet stall, but that was the unlikely site of my first introduction. I'd just landed in the city...
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By:
George Medavoy
From the balcony of our suite at the Riu Palace Resort, we could look out across the bay to El Arco -- the arch-shaped rocky symbol of this southern tip of the Baja California Sur, where the blue Pacific meets the emerald-green waters of the Sea of Cortez. But it's the last thing I'd ever associate with a synagogue called...
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The World Parrot Refuge provides its 700-plus residents a nest egg of hope
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Many of us are suckers for a pet store, drawn in by the allure of cuddly kittens, and mesmerized by the colorful plumage of exotic birds from all over the globe. What people don't typically stop and wonder about is the journey that these animals and birds traveled to get to the shop -- and, more importantly, what they left...
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Yes, there is much to do in this overlooked nation
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Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
Among European countries, Belgium is often overlooked as a tourist destination. For anyone who likes chocolate and beer, this omission is a big mistake. Brussels, the Belgian capital, is the administrative center of the European Union, and therefore a magnet for European bureaucrats (aka "Eurocrats"), ambassadors, journalists, lobbyists, and all manner of businesspeople and deal-makers. Most people don't go to...
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This decidedly Catholic city has reminders everywhere of Jewish imprints
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Along with dance and vibrant fashion, music, food and the arts, Rio literally offers all visitors "a piece of the rock," from glorious gems offered by H. Stern and longtime competitor Amsterdam Sauer to spectacular mountainous vistas and all-night samba sessions. Take it from guide Pedro Landsberg, who enjoys a thriving business as one of Rio's premiere Jewish tour operators...
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