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Jewish Journal

Anthea Gerrie

  • Buenos Aires Let Me Dance to Your Beat

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    In Buenos Aires you wouldn't know about the Argentine economy's disastrous crash -- except, perhaps, by chatting with your taxi driver and discovering he was a former tycoon.

    BA, as old hands call it, has retained its prosperous appearance and cosmopolitan cool, and it remains...

  • Shalom Y’All

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "Shalom Y'all" sounds suspiciously like a slogan designed to sell souvenirs to Jewish visitors in the American South, and indeed the phrase adorns T-shirts, mugs and other paraphernalia in the gift shop of Charleston's Beth Elohim Synagogue.

    But the drawled greeting is also common...

  • Amsterdam’s Split Personality

    October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Anne Frank's house, a fabulous 17th century synagogue and an excellent heritage museum give Amsterdam special appeal for Jewish visitors. But they are all sites whose very existence reflect the city's incurable split personality, making for a sightseeing experience that constantly...

  • Destination: Strasbourg

    December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    It's not every day a grown woman gets her cheeks pinched by another woman who's tickled pink to see her eating, but then Yvonne Haller is no ordinary French restaurateur.

    She's one of the handful of honorary Jewish mothers -- actually elegantly coifed and no doubt WASPy grande dames...

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  • The Melting Wok

    February 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    It was Friday night in Shanghai, a major linchpin of the Jewish Diaspora, and folks from all over the world were dropping in to wish Rabbi Greenberg "Shabbat shalom." But in the fastest-changing city in the world, we were gathered for worship in a skyscraper instead of one of the...