Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775

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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
"Motor through the Pyrenees?" I asked incredulously. "Come now," I told my determined friend, "those roads up the mountains must be rather tricky. I think not." Fast forward … and there, in a minibus with seven other hardy souls, I experienced a spectacular, though curvelinear, visit to one of the most beautiful vistas in Europe. Catalonia, in the northeast corner...
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They're the new luxe townhouses in town
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Greg Salisbury, JE Feature
When asked how she decided to buy a townhouse in Liberty Court - the crown jewel of Philadelphia's new upscale housing boom - Marlyn Kline has a ready answer. Kline, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker, was showing a client around the development. "We were walking around, and I kept talking about how terrific the place looked. My client said, 'If...
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Mort Alper, JE Feature
The dreamlike fantasy of Barcelona's special architecture dares you to make sense of its stunning flights of imagination. It's one of Europe's most intriguing cities. It has its museums - housing Picasso, Dali and Miro - its Liceu Opera House, and the Palace of Music. But it's the architectural splendor that makes the city so remarkable. The prime mover of...
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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
Grappling with the fact that the American Jewish population is not only assimilating but shrinking, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Center for Jewish Life and Learning's Task Force on Day Schools is taking steps to alter this pattern. Since children are the Jewish future, the task force is strengthening an area that has proven effective in helping them become...
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By any standards, the view from a school's administrative offices is far from exciting, especially during the dog days of summer. But this year's a little different for the principal of Abrams Hebrew Academy: Outside his office window, a brand-new school building is being erected brick by brick. "It's fun to watch. Every day, there is something new," said Rabbi...
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