Thursday, December 8, 2016 Kislev 8, 5777

Beaches and a bounty of history, including the Americas' oldest synagogue extant
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
When we arrived in Curaçao, palm trees swayed in the wind; warm, white sands beckoned; and friendly faces greeted us at every turn. This was definitely a welcome retreat from the Philadelphia chill. And we knew we'd chosen even more wisely when we drove up to the Breezes Resort. Located on Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, just minutes away from...
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Or is it back to square one with your sense of perspective and style
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Experts agree that being hip is about having an "in" outlook, a certain "with-it" stance that identifies one as cutting-edge, contemporary, "in sync" with the times and even a bit ahead of the popular-culture curve. While the word "hip" is used most often in connection with young and younger people, there are a number of older people, too -- those...
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By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, Staff Writer
Kids today face a considerable assortment of gadgets and technologies to master: cell phones, BlackBerrys, iPods and the vast world of the Internet. It's no wonder, then, that the young focus so much on material goods; if the majority of a child's friends have the latest appurtenances, chances are he or she will be asking for them, too. Add to...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
I've just finished unpacking my simcha suitcase. Due to the prodigious size of my husband's family, we're often en route to cities like New York, Minneapolis or San Francisco to attend yet another wedding or Bar/Bat Mitzvah. We have it down to a science: Nice outfits are hung in a garment bag, and everything else is divided into carry-ons. The...
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This Cook Island is a medium for beauty in paradise
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
What's a nice Jewish girl doing in church on a Sunday morning? Well, if that girl happens to be in the Cook Islands, it's because she's seeing the sights and that's the place to be on this day of rest for a tourist, when the islands shut down, and everyone, but everyone, heads to church. My husband and I had...
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