Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774
Services in Twi? Yes, if you're in Sefwi Wiawso
By:
Ido Shargal, JE Feature
A 5-year-old was the first to reach me. He tugged on my pants to get my attention, then looked up and said in the sweetest voice, "Shabbat Shalom." This African child knew no Hebrew, yet was using a phrase known to all Jews. It was the last greeting I expected to receive here, in Sefwi Wiawso, an isolated rural village...
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By:
Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
God truly must have formed Tahiti and French Polynesia and placed coral necklaces around them. They are too perfect: Bright morning sunshine, calming breezes, turquoise lagoons, spectacular waterfalls, towering mountains, lush fruit and vegetable fields, and friendly people. Who could ask for more? Indeed, Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora -- to name just three of these 118 volcanic and coral...
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By:
Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
Take a walk some Friday evening on Collins Avenue, the main drag of Miami Beach. Up around 40th Street, you won't see many joggers, bicyclists or sun-worshippers in bikinis. (They're all on the other side of the towering condominiums and resorts, enjoying the beautiful beaches and boardwalks.) But you will see Orthodox Jews dressed modestly despite the heat, walking to...
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Vienna's Jewish population is no mere museum artifact
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Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
It is said that in 1938, several pages in the Viennese telephone directory were filled by the name "Teitlebaum," a typical Jewish name of the day. Then came the German annexation of Austria (the Anschluss), followed quickly by Reichskristallnacht, soon after the mad dash for safety and emigration, and then the Holocaust. The Teitlebaums all disappeared. But today, the name...
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What better way to share your education than offering snippets to others? And now that baby-boomers are reaching the age of retirement, here's an opportunity to live and learn -- and teach, too. Being a tour director can do just that, providing the opportunity to see the world with the flexibility to work whenever you want. Tour directors are the...
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