Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775
Isn't that Dr. Zhivago in the dining car?
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Ben G. Frank JE- Feature
Dawn was breaking on this clear summer morning when I photographed the most famous picture that Jewish visitors always took on the 6,000 miles of the Trans-Siberian Railway - at least in Soviet times. I snapped a shot of the railroad station stop sign, written in Yiddish letters, "Birobidzhan." "Birobidzhan," known as the Jewish Autonomous Region and located in the...
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Frank Rosci- JE Feature
With the Winter Olympics to begin in two weeks in Torino (Turin), Italy, that funny yet familiar "shushing" sound emanating from snow-covered mountain sides and hills - and heard nearly continuously this time of year in many cold-weather locales, from the Poconos to New England - can mean only one thing: Skis are slicing through snow and ice as the...
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What would Hans Christian Andersen have to say today?
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Mort Alper- JE Feature
What a wonderful surprise when tourists clutch phrase books that are only needed for extreme emergencies like "Where's the dollar store?" You can have a happy face in Denmark and Norway because many locals speak English. While these two countries don't cover all of Scandinavia, if you only have limited time much can be seen when traveling by plane. Perhaps...
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Interested in taking a trip to the "Bermuda Avenue Triangle," where audiences in the past have gotten lost in the laughs? Renee Taylor and Joe Bologna - with Lainie Kazan joining them for the ride - return here three years after their other voyage-oriented title "If You Ever Leave Me … I'm Going With You." And "On the Scene" has...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
License plates, billboards and postcards all refer to it as "Nature's Little Secret." And once you see it for yourself, you'll call it that, too - only it may not be as much of a secret anymore once you describe the beauty, tranquility and utter peacefulness of the British Virgin Islands to your friends. Nestled between the Caribbean Sea and...
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