Unknown vandals broke into the synagogue on the island of Corfu and burned books two centuries old as well as kipot and tallitot. The break-in occurred at approximately dawn Tuesday, the second day of Passover. Firemen arrived within minutes and prevented the fire from spreading after being alerted by a police patrol car that was stationed in the front of the synagogue.
Tattooing is an act of indelible self-expression. As such, it serves as an ideal vehicle for Jill Ciment's new novel, "The Tattoo Artist."
Savvy travelers in need of a getaway come to the Caribbean island of Nevis to relax at restored sugar plantations, like the Montpelier Inn, or the opulent Four Seasons. Celebrity visitors have included Michael Douglas, Oprah Winfrey and Princess Diana, who immediately fled to the island to relax after her breakup with Prince Charles.