Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775
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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The holiday season is rapidly approaching here, and you're probably traveling somewhere to see family and friends. While some Americans still turn to travel agents to do trip planning, most are now doing it themselves online. According to a new report from the travel industry research group, PhoCus Wright Inc., more than half of all U.S. travel will be booked...
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Brazil is flooded with history -- in the most unlikely places
By:
Janet Darbey, JE Feature
Everyone's surely heard of Carnival in Rio and its wild street parades that bring on the somber time of Lent. And, of course, Brazilian cities are much influenced in many ways by their Catholic heritage -- Rio's Corcovado and its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer, known worldwide, attest to that. And yet, although the Jewish community in Brazil numbers...
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Portland is flush with eco-friendly fanfare
By:
Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
For decades, three synagogues -- Conservative Neveh Shalom, Reform Beth Israel and Sephardic Ahavath Achim -- defined the Jewish landscape of Portland, Ore. In recent years, however, the flourishing Jewish community has grown to support a wide array of synagogues whose traditions and practices mirror the diversity and inclusiveness that Portlanders prize. Thus, today, a visitor to Portland can find...
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