Monday, January 26, 2015 Shevat 6, 5775
Bellingham is a real find just a dream away from that Seattle cup o' joe
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Small towns with ancient synagogues pique my interest, and Bellingham, in Washington state, is one of them. This Pacific Northwest city, shrouded by forests, has had a Jewish community since the early 1900s, when the first two dozen Jewish families arrived from the shtetl of Skopishok in northeast Lithuania. The existing Beth Israel synagogue was built in 1925, and, though...
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You made it through the wedding, so now comes the relaxing part -- your romantic honeymoon in a faraway destination. But what do you pack and how much do you need? Gone are the days of multiple suitcases stacked at the doorway to accompany you on your flight. With airlines charging fees for checked luggage, today's friendly skies will only...
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Canadian Arctic offers beauty -- and danger
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
"No scared?" asks my Inuit guide, Sam. Truth is, I was terrified. We'd just climbed a 5,000-foot-high, snow-covered mountain on Nunavut's Bylot Island, our snowmobile just barely making it to the zenith. Perched at the top and about to begin a frightening, 75-degree vertical descent, I was silently praying we'd make it down alive. I squeezed my eyes shut as...
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Try spooning in the North Fork
By:
Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
Do you love Long Island vacations, but hate all the glitz, to say nothing of the horrendous traffic jams that clog the highways out to the Hamptons, where the power brokers of Gotham rest and party? Want something less "frenetic," something to calm the nerves, a place where you can inhale fresh breezes? Well, there is such a dream locale,...
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Synagogue's revival points to elements of renewed hope
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Visit a center that pays homage to the Holocaust and you don't expect to feel uplifted, inspired and encouraged. For those with even a scant knowledge of this dark period in history, the Holocaust means massacre and the virtual defeat of the human spirit. But at the Cape Town Holocaust Centre, which sits directly across from the Jewish Museum of...
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