Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774

But a Russian schvitz at the 'banya' may have its benefits
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Tania Barnes, JE Feature
A stocky man appears from the shadows, wearing a fat gold chain and speaking in a thick accent. For $25, he offers to beat me. This isn't a fight club: It's Royal Palace baths, a Russian "bath house," or banya , on the edge of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, where Russians and intrepid foreigners pay $40 to roast inside wooden rooms...
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Where better to stop off for a little nosh than Delhi?
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Quite often, when you tell some people you are flying to India, they may assume you're headed to a yoga retreat, you work in high-tech or you're taking an enlightened voluntourism path. However, my path involved a different kind of enlightenment -- exploring the culture of a country that has fascinated me since childhood. By the time I was 10,...
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Just a few months ago, InterFaithways seemed like the next big thing. The one outlet in the region devoted exclusively to helping interfaith families feel more welcome in the community had secured prior funding from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. With the release of the 2009 "Jewish Population Study of Greater Philadelphia" -- and its startling statistics on intermarriage...
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By:
Nan Myers, JE Feature
As a gathering of donors sat attentively in an area of the new Robert C. Young, M.D., Pavilion of Fox Chase Cancer Center, they heard: "It's a good match. Two organizations bringing together the best of hearts and minds." So said Dr. Michael Seiden, president of Fox Chase, recently as he welcomed guests of the American Associates of Ben-Gurion University...
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Chopsticks and a choppy schedule on the ​menu
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Singapore Air not only has to its advantage a great economy class section, but also Singapore itself. Even if your travel plans take you elsewhere in Asia, a long stopover in Singapore lends the perfect opportunity to stretch both body and mind. Though Singapore is a (relatively) small city-state that's big on stuff to do, and you really cannot do...
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