Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775
A creative community with an inn in its thoughts
By:
Lauren Kramer, Jewish Exponent Feature
It's Friday night in Ojai, Calif., and in the Khilat HaAloneem Synagogue, just 90 minutes from the bustle of Los Angeles, the Jewish community of the Oaks is preparing for its weekly Shabbat service. The turnout is not great tonight for this 65-odd member community; apart from my husband and I, there are only six other shul-goers this evening. But...
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Martinique's croissant culture adds a little Carib spice to the mix
By:
George Medovoy, Jewish Exponent Feature
They're popping corks of French Bordeaux for a romantic dinner at Plein Soleil in the hills above Baie du Robert. And on a tiny street near the airport, women dressed in white smocks say, "Bonjour, monsieur," as they fill a bag with dainty pralines and tropical mints in a shop you'd joyously discover in Paris. Meanwhile, in the green valleys...
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By:
Rita Charleston, Jewish Exponent Feature
These days, Bermuda is in a festive mood, celebrating the 400th anniversary of its founding. The small but active Jewish community on the island is also feeling joyous, because, for the first time in 200 years, it has a building in which it can hold services, events and house its own Hebrew school. This development all stems from the fact...
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... and other tunes you won't hear at the neighbor's Bar Mitzvah
By:
George Medovoy, JE Feature
If you're a country-music fan, there's nothing quite like the Grand Ole Opry. When the fiddlers start to play and the square dancers come out on stage, believe me, you just want to stand up and shout. It's all classic Nashville, often called the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," where music and religion have long gone hand in hand. I...
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By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Last week, we explored the cannibal origins and skeleton issues of Atiu, the distinct and adventurous Cook Island's third most populous isle. Now, it's a time to go further underground on this trip -- on to the famous Anatakitaki Caves, home to 400-swift like Kopeka birds that are indigenous and unique to Atiu. Into the caves we now go like...
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