Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Elul 17, 5775

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Daphna Berman, JE Feature
Randee Tecklin attended each of the christening ceremonies for her three grandchildren and has since watched as they've celebrated Christmas and Easter year in and year out. This Friday, she's taking them to a Chanukah party, but navigating the holidays with family -- her daughter-in-law isn't Jewish -- has always been fraught with difficulty. "It's a thin-ice experience," says Tecklin,...
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
When many Jews think of the Gold Rush, one thing that often comes to mind is Levi Strauss and his watershed invention -- blue jeans. While his fortune is forever associated with San Francisco, it is important to note there were other Jews who traveled west to find gold, but ended up prospering in other ways. Back in 1978, the...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Recent dramatic downturns in today's economy have forced and inspired growing numbers of people to rethink the way that they make a living. Take, for example, Eric Weinstein, 35, a teacher of autistic children at Smedley Elementary School in Northeast Philadelphia, where the Penn State grad with a master's in elementary and special education from Holy Family College has his...
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San Juan offers a rich portal into the spice of Carib life
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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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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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