Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774
By:
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
By:
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
By:
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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There's now a spectacular reminder that the city is far from a museum piece
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
Overhead, projected stars that herald the world's creation mingle with the real stars that shine down on Jerusalem. Below, thousands of visitors sit in awe, as they take a personal trip through Jerusalem's glorious and often pain-filled history. For 45 minutes even little children sit spellbound, gazing at the three-dimensional images that make it seem real, as though it's happening...
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Last year marked a record-setting ski season for American resorts with 60.5 million skier visits, according to the National Ski Areas Association. This year, many ski enthusiasts are faced with tighter budgets and new economic challenges that have them searching for ways to save without giving up their annual trip to the mountains. When looking to cut vacation costs, it...
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