Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774

Quebec City offers a chance to chill at Chanukah
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George Medovoy, JE Feature
When it comes to winter fun, one of my fondest memories is watching dog-sled races in the very center of this historic cradle of French civilization in North America known as Quebec City. It's all part of an annual winter celebration called Carnaval de Quebec, which is scheduled in 2010 from Jan. 29 to Feb. 14. And along with that...
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San Juan offers a rich portal into the spice of Carib life
By:
George Medovoy, JE Feature
One of the biggest treats in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is to wake up in the morning and take in the breathtaking view of the Caribbean. That's what we were able to do during a stay at the San Juan Marriott and Stellaris Casino, conveniently located on San Juan's spectacular Condado Beach. I must admit, it was really hard to...
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Stern Hebrew High School's efforts to take up residence in the old Akiba Hebrew Academy facility in Merion Station took a small step forward on Nov. 19 at a Lower Merion Township zoning hearing. The Modern Orthodox day school, along with the Kohelet Foundation, is seeking the zoning board's approval to alter the facilities on the premises. Chief among the...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feature
According to one local rabbi, Sukkot might just be the ultimate "queer" holiday. "Being queer means bringing a sense of celebration, a spark" to Judaism, and Sukkot, what with the unusual lulav and etrog and all manner of diversity, "is the ultimate holiday, because it is the queer embodiment of Torah," said Rabbi Linda Holtzman of the Reconstructionist Congregation Mishkan...
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By:
Karina Grudnikov, JE Feature
Checking her Facebook page, Laura Miller saw requests from an old family friend, her boyfriend's best friend and a former high-school classmate. Another request surprised her: one from her mother. Miller promptly rejected it. "I told her I'd have no problem helping her use [it] as long as she didn't expect me to be her friend," she says. "So why...
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