Monday, September 1, 2014 Elul 6, 5774
Paris in New York? Mais, oui!
By:
Blake Gernstetter, JE Feature
If you pine to hear French, see classical art and architecture or bite into a fresh baguette, but can't make it to Paris just now, consider an alternative: Paris in New York. With more than 100,000 native speakers of French, New York is home to an entire Parisian world. Manhattan, divided into neighborhoods much as Paris is comprised of 20...
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By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
If you've got music on your mind, odds are the best place to satisfy your craving would be Nashville, known affectionately -- and correctly -- as "Music City." And what a music city it is, featuring everything from gospel to country, jazz and rock 'n' roll. You might want to start your journey at the Country Music Hall of Fame...
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By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Sure. The sands are white, and the water is calm and blue. And not long ago, Cancun, Mexico, was discovered by hordes of college students who claimed it as their own for spring break. But believe it or not, Cancun was first seen as nothing more than swamp land; not much good to anyone for anything. In fact, as recently...
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When it comes to early U.S. settlements, Virginia rocks more than Plymouth
By:
Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
For Jews, the American founding story of Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims is somewhat of a mixed bag. On the one hand, we can relate deeply with the story of a people who fled religious oppression in the search for freedom -- and a nice turkey dinner with cranberries on the side. On the other hand, it is something of...
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By:
Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
While the Caribbean islands have long been a paradise for Jewish snowbirds, Philadelphia vacationers are discovering a wealth of Jewish connections in these sun-drenched isles. Before coming to Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, where he is now rabbi emeritus, Rabbi Simeon J. Maslin served for many years at the oldest surviving synagogue in this hemisphere, Congregation Mikve Israel-Emanuel...
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