Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774
By:
Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
This past October, London's iconic Trafalgar Square saw a gathering with a distinctly Jewish flavor. "Simcha on the Square" brought together klezmer bands, jazz musicians, a youth choir, disc jockeys and even the cast from the local production of "Fiddler on the Roof" to entertain enthusiastic crowds. These festivities at the heart of London serve as an apt symbol of...
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Montreal is just bubbling with Jewish culture
By:
Kathy Shorr, JE Feature
Ever since the Parti Quebeçois came to power three decades ago, bringing with it greater nationalism and stricter language laws favoring French, it's been easy to feel uneasy about Jewish life in Montreal. The Jewish community has shrunk from a high of about 120,000 before that 1976 election, to just under 100,000 now. Many who left were the younger, well-educated...
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Dublin's rich tradition includes whiskeys that Tevye would tip his cap to
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
More than any other European capital, Ireland's Dublin has plunged headfirst into the 21st century. Though the city has a famously dramatic past with more than its fair share of politics, conflicts and religious struggles, today's Dublin is more about thriving than surviving, thanks to its booming economy and growing reputation as a center of style, innovation and global culture...
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Where do you turn when your airline eats your bags and loses your lunch?
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
It could be described as one of the worst trips I never took. It happened on my way to the Dominican Republic. I had to fly first to San Juan, Puerto Rico, and then get on a plane to Puerto Plata to attend a merengue festival I had been looking forward to for many, many months. Unfortunately, my original American...
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By:
Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
Stop by the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park before the end of the year, and you'll come away thinking that Israel and San Diego County have much in common -- at least, geographically speaking. A special exhibit on the Dead Sea Scrolls opens with panoramic photography of San Diego, Israel and Jordan. From their desert landscapes to...
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