Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775
Or wait until summer to see the salmon spawn
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
For most of us, lox and bagels are the closest we ever come to the humble salmon. We've consumed their smoked, pink flesh for years at Bar Mitzvahs and Sunday brunches, but to really know these tenacious fish, you have to get down onto their level and see just where they come from, and the odds of their survival. Clad...
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Amy Leinbach Marquis, JE Feature
Are you going to be one of the anticipated millions set to attend presidential inaugural ceremonies on Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C.? How about a little history about the White House that so many and yet so few are chosen to live in. In 1861, when a Union militia was called in to protect the White House as tensions rose...
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Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
For many travelers, Paris is all about art, fine food and romance. Certainly, there's plenty of that to go around. By all means, spend a day at the massive, breathtaking Louvre. (If the quality of the art doesn't take your breath away, it will surely be pressed out of you by the crowds swarming the Mona Lisa and the Venus...
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Nothing -- especially its native son's career as a composer
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Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
For hundreds of years, Jews lived in the Austrian city of Eisenstadt, under the protection of the noble counts of the Esterházy family. This community gave the world Rabbi Akiba Eger, one of the most famous Talmud scholars of the early 19th century. The community also gave rise to Samson Wertheimer, a man who served as a key financial administrator...
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Gibraltar: home to a blend of influences
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Jonathan Williams, JE Feature
The Rock of Gibraltar is a place rich in history -- with traces of human existence dating as far back as the age of the Neanderthals. There has been a longstanding battle between Spain and Britain for sovereignty of the place, set in southwestern Europe; and a unanimous vote by the people of Gibraltar to remain under British rule rendered...
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