Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774
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Ralph Collier, JE Feature
It was just 60 years ago that World War II ended in Europe - shortly after midnight on May 9, 1945. In a sense, it's taken that long for parts of Germany to come to terms with its brutal past, but there are glimmers - in this case, via an exceptional new monument that grapples with history and the Holocaust...
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All aboard! Riding the rails in a nation that normally buses it
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
In Jerusalem, Sept. 26, 1892, was quite a day. Everyone who mattered had gathered outside the city's very first train station, a Baroque building in the German Colony. The Turkish pasha and the Turkish governor of Jerusalem were there, plus dignitaries from Constantinople and European consuls. As a Turkish band played, sheep were slaughtered and their blood sprinkled on the...
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
With a whole host of parties and parades, mega-musical events and fireworks celebrating the Fourth of July in Philadelphia, this year promises to be one of the most exhilarating holiday commemorations to date. There's just so much to see and do as the City of Brotherly Love goes all out to show the nation -and the world - that this...
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Mort Alper, JE Feature
Indifferent to the sound of car engines, the honking of horns or the prattle of human voices, the ponies make their way past the Loblolly pines, the marshes and the hard-topped roads of the preserve. Along the Maryland and Virginia coastline, the main attractions are usually the quiet beaches. But on the southern third of Virginia's Assateague Island, the lure...
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Tennis, anyone?
By:
Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
The mansions and gardens of Newport, in Rhode Island, glorious and regal in their settings, are stunning representations of an excessive time in our country. Situated at the southern tip of the state, the tiny town was founded in 1639 as a ship-building and trading center. But it became much more than that. Because of its wonderful climate and island...
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