Friday, August 28, 2015 Elul 13, 5775
By:
Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
En route to the U.S. Virgin Islands, you'll probably come across numerous ads in your in-flight magazine touting state-of-the-art resorts and a pirate's bounty of duty-free shopping. On closer inspection, however, the fine print indicates that these hot spots are either located on St. Thomas or St. John. But isn't the point of an island getaway to get away from...
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Fredda Sacharow, JE Feature
If job-related woes are keeping area residents closer to home these days, one travel agency said that it's not feeling much of a pinch and has particularly continued to book trips to Israel. "Recession? You can't tell by this office, that's for sure," said Susan Blum, manager of the Israel Department for Gil Travel, which has offices in Philadelphia; Miami;...
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By:
Lauren Kramer, Jewish Exponent Feature
It's early morning, and as motorists speed to work on the highway just a few meters away, I am gazing at a 20-foot-high statue of a kneeling Buddha surrounded by offerings of flowers, fruit and rice. The air simmers with the scent of incense, and Buddhist chanting in an unidentifiable language fills this ornate temple. Were I in Asia, there...
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By:
Frank Rosci, Jewish Exponent Feature
With money for everyday living at a premium nowadays, extra cash for family vacations may be a bit harder to find this year. But there are "buys" to be had locally and regionally, from summer days and nights spent right here in Philadelphia to bargains not too far afield in other parts of Pennsylvania and nearby. And what better time...
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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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