Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774
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Sharon McDonnell | JE Feature
It's an iconic photo: a tall spire on a tiny island in the middle of a lake, a brilliant turquoise, amid a backdrop of snow-capped Alps.
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
In the midst of preparing for an upcoming trip to Israel, I size up my free time and look for ways to plant interesting, rare seeds to grow those spaces into a permanent garden of memories. The first person I consult on my pre-trip quest is Myriam Miller, an American-Israeli based in Jerusalem who penned Introduction to Jerusalem: A Guide...
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Sharon McDonnell, JE Feature
A companion says, "It's just like a roller coaster." It was nothing of the sort; a roller coaster has a metal bar to tuck passengers securely in, and is powered by machinery. My wicker toboggan on wooden runners has no bar at all, forcing me to clutch desperately at its sides, and place full faith in the deft motor skills...
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Why the Galilee and Golan Heights -- yes, Golan Heights -- offer foodies a table of contents
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
If there is any truism that applies to the Golan Heights and Galilee, it is, "Don't judge a book by its cover." The Galilee has a reputation as a tourism-and-pilgrimage hub, with attractions that include Tiberius, Capernaum and the Mount of Beatitudes. The Golan Heights, regrettably, often gets press for political turmoil and border skirmishes. Even with preconceptions established by...
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Though pop culture references Bangkok's more risqué side (the '80s song "One Night in Bangkok," and the recent film "Hangover 2," among them), a trip to Thailand's capital shows facets that are as multi-dimensional and culturally interesting as New York, Tel Aviv or Hong Kong. Its appeal is also reflected in the fact that in 2009, it was ranked the...
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