Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774
Why Calgary draws the tourists beyond its amazing vistas
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Some people describe Calgary as Canada's answer to Dallas or Houston. The association is understandable, given its most-famous industries have historically been (and continue to be) cattle and oil. The Calgary Stampede, not surprisingly, continues to be one of the city's biggest tourist draws every summer, and the oil industry has continued to bring prosperity to the city in recent...
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A Jewish museum in Holland is all for kids' sake
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
If you have ever tried to schlep a child through the galleries of a museum, you'll know it's often not a completely pleasurable experience. But the Jewish Children's Museum of Holland stands as a stark exception to that rule. The three-level museum that rubs shoulders with the adult-oriented Joods Historisch Museum in Amsterdam is a delightful, bright space that invites...
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By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
The Jewish community of Barbados celebrated a joyous milestone this year with the opening of the Nidhe Israel Museum, which overlooks the Jewish cemetery and historic Nidhe Israel Synagogue in Bridgetown. The museum documents the contribution made by Jews to the island, one that set off profound ripples throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. Barbados is home to the oldest...
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Well, actually, Greenland is not exactly the color of money
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
It may not be on your Top 10 list of favorite places to visit. In fact, it may not make any list at all. But Greenland should be on your list of places you must visit, for those who make the trek often declare it not just worth the effort but probably an experience you'll never forget. Greenland -- a...
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Even with a dipsy-do dollar, Zurich and St. Moritz offer exhilaration as the coin of the realm
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
f you had a month to wander around Switzerland, you would realize there is nothing "neutral" about it when it comes to its appeal as a destination. In fact, it is decidedly fabulous. Cheese and chocolate notwithstanding (and they are as exquisite as you would expect), well-being and joie-de-vivre are Switzerland's greatest assets -- from museum-grade jewelry and watches to...
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