Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Kislev 25, 5775
For years, despite carrying a cell phone with them, Americans traveling abroad have been incommunicado, namely because when wireless technologies were being created, the United States used systems that were incompatible with those in the rest of the world, which opted for a single standard called Global System for Mobiles. Well, good news; times are changing. Now some wireless providers...
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Recent crashes pose a scare; are airlines equipped to handle it?
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Crashes of several airliners in the recent past, including the Air France flight 358 that burst into flames after the plane skidded off a windswept Toronto runway during a violent thunderstorm last August, have left many travelers wondering just how safe air travel is nowadays. Perhaps more importantly, people also have questions about the possibility - even the probability -...
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
As I completely unwound at a newly discovered resort - Litchfield Plantation on Pawley's Island in South Carolina - a chance remark by a dinner companion alerted my ethnic antenna: "Did you know that Bernard Baruch's estate, Hobcaw Barony, is just minutes away?" Pawley's Island is located on the southern tip of South Carolina's famed Grand Strand in the Low...
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Itching for a bargain? Then try the Tel Aviv flea market
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
There's no telling what you might find in the lee of Tel Aviv's famous clock tower. The Israel Antiquities Authority struck cultural gold in their ongoing dig at the tower base - first up was a 61?2-foot cannon, apparently used by Napoleon on that fateful March 7, 1799, when he charged Jaffa's city walls. Beneath that was a 12th-century human...
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City salutes its Founding Father
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
The biggest birthday party ever will be happening right here in Philadelphia! Benjamin Franklin, the nation's oldest - and possibly most important - Founding Father, will celebrate his 300th birthday, as Philadelphia reinvents this remarkable man with an international traveling exhibition at the National Constitution Center on Independence Mall. "Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World" is a remarkable...
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