Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
Grand Canyon offers spectacles, day-in, day-out
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Arthur R. Ellis, JE Feature
Why would the cast of "Fiddler on the Roof" enjoy a trip to the Grand Canyon? Two words: sunrise, sunset. Tevye isn't usually singing there, but thousands of visitors to this awe-inspiring location nonetheless pry themselves out of bed early in the morning to see first light bring the canyon walls to life, and again line the edge of the...
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These pampering palaces fill those pregnant pauses
By:
Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
“One last getaway before the bundle of joy arrives” might be the mantra parents-to-be exclaim as the days and months, with aches and pains, drag on before the big event. Expecting her first child, recalls Allison Snyder, “I told my husband that all I wanted for my birthday was a getaway where I could relax and recharge my energies —...
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A new Poconos place offers a howl of a time
By:
Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
What a howl! Great Wolf Lodge, the first major and innovative resort to plant itself in the Poconos in more than 20 years, celebrated its grand opening late last month in Scotrun, Pa., as popular television host Regis Philbin led the attending crowd in a howl heard clear across the country on CNN. "This is really spectacular," Philbin exclaimed, in...
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Six months after it opened, Berlin's Jewish memorial has become something of an icon
By:
Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
Berlin likes to pride itself on the fact that it's not just the capital of Germany, but the capital of Europe. Most visitors concur: Berlin possesses the ingredients to become the European cultural capital, if it isn't already. After all, 170 museums, three opera houses, eight orchestras and 17 theaters, as well as 300 communal and private galleries, and more...
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
Old Jaffa, one of the most ancient ports in the entire world, just isn't the same anymore. Of course, the stunning azure Mediterranean kisses the white sand, just as it always has. And the lush palm trees gracing the skyline weren't planted yesterday. But Old Jaffa - the jewel of Israel - is all-new, ready to assert itself as a...
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