Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774
By:
Bill Wine, JE Feature
It's about time! That's what we told ourselves, literally and figuratively, when we finally pulled the trigger on the cross-country train trip we'd paid lip service to for years, but never quite got around to booking. It's also what we realized, by the time we headed home, that made the experience such a refreshingly therapeutic, hush-instead-of-rush throwback. It was, when...
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A new chairman talks of a national airline's future ambitions
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Since becoming the new chairman of El Al Israel Airlines on Jan. 9, professor Israel "Izzy" Borovich - he's a full professor at Tel Aviv University - has set his and the airline's sights on a series of lofty goals. These include positioning El Al as both a global carrier and niche airline, one that, in time, will expand to...
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Visit the site where the national anthem was born
By:
Mort Alper, JE Feature
The bombardment of Fort McHenry began at dawn on Sept. 13, 1813. From a U.S. ship under British guard, Americans Francis Scott Key and his friend, a Dr. Beames, witnessed the onslaught of cast-iron bombshells that filled the sky. They could only hope that the fort would weather the assault. For 24 hours, the British fleet kept up their outpouring...
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By:
Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
"Motor through the Pyrenees?" I asked incredulously. "Come now," I told my determined friend, "those roads up the mountains must be rather tricky. I think not." Fast forward … and there, in a minibus with seven other hardy souls, I experienced a spectacular, though curvelinear, visit to one of the most beautiful vistas in Europe. Catalonia, in the northeast corner...
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By:
Mort Alper, JE Feature
The dreamlike fantasy of Barcelona's special architecture dares you to make sense of its stunning flights of imagination. It's one of Europe's most intriguing cities. It has its museums - housing Picasso, Dali and Miro - its Liceu Opera House, and the Palace of Music. But it's the architectural splendor that makes the city so remarkable. The prime mover of...
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