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  • Iceland’s inner warmth

    By Elyse Glickman

    June 19, 2013 | 4:51 pm

    Iceland is a small place that is big on surprises. 

    Scandinavian in its roots, the society has a reputation as being a homogenous, quaint and relatively uneventful place — Björk and her infamous swan dress aside. In the last several years, however, an influx of tourists,...

  • Iceland votes to recognize Palestinian state

    November 29, 2011 | 2:29 pm

    Iceland’s parliament voted on Tuesday in favor of recognizing the Palestinian Territories as an independent state, the first Western European country to do so according Iceland’s foreign minister.

    The vote paves the way for formal recognition by the small north Atlantic island,...

  • Finding Jewish leadership in far-flung Iceland

    October 19, 2011 | 11:41 am

    For Mark Levin, a native of Chicago, it took a move to Iceland to turn him into a Jewish leader.

    More than 25 years ago, Levin met an Icelandic woman while both were studying music at a university in Vienna. They married soon after, moved to Reykjavik and had two children. Levin...

  • Flying Solo This Winter? Head South

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The leaves have turned, the days are shorter and Chag Urim, the Holiday of Lights, glimmers ahead. In the meantime, if you're single or a student, and itching to plan a winter getaway, we've rounded up a pair of juicy possibilities. Singles might consider a luxury Caribbean cruise...

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