Friday, August 26, 2016 Av 22, 5776
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
China - the Middle Kingdom, the heavenly land, the sweeping plains, the rice fields in the spring, the glorious mountains and the wild, cruel rivers. Add to that 1.3 billion people, an economy growing at almost 10 percent a year (as well as a challenge to U.S. global hegemony), and you know that when you visit this People's Republic, you're...
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Archaeological dig unearths a biblical bombshell
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
"Abraham planted an eshel in Beersheva, and there he proclaimed the name of Hashem, God of the Universe. And Abraham sojourned in the land of the Philistines many years … " (Parashat Vayera) What's the eshel that Abraham planted? The sages differ: One says it was an orchard, for growing the fruit that the hospitable Abraham served the people who...
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Rental properties are easy to come by - whether in the Caribbean or in Italy
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
Your own private villa is a vacationer's dream come true. For families, couples, singles, multigenerational reunions, retirees, business executives - there is a diversity of luxurious rental villas all over the world - from a beachfront estate on a pristine shore, a lodge overlooking snow-capped mountains, an Italian retreat with vineyard views, even a house on your own island. The...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Just one of the many wonderful ways to enjoy the pleasures of autumn is to stay at a country inn in the Middle Atlantic States and New England. With a seemingly endless choice of inns in the two regions — in locations relatively close to the Philadelphia area and as far afield as Maine — a broad range of B&B...
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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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