Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774
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
By:
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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Dallas is worth its weight in 10-gallon hats
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Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
Tell friends and neighbors that you're going to Disney World, Paris or Hawaii for vacation and people will smile and nod approvingly. Tell them you're going to Dallas, and you'll see their eyebrows shoot up. The fact is that most people are perfectly willing to join one of the 1,900 daily flights in and out of Dallas-Fort Worth's state-of-the-art airport...
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Spending a summer in Chengdu? Bring on the pandas and parasols!
By:
Leaya Lee, JE Feature
To walk down any street in Chengdu, the capital of China's southwest Sichuan province, is to feel it on every inch of skin. On summer days, the heat rises from the dirt-caked roads and sidewalks, and the sun slicing through the smog is unforgivingly bright. A sweaty, sticky mass of bodies competes with endless lines of bicycle-riders for slivers of...
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