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  • Days of wine and roses with Rothschild

    By Roberto Loiederman

    March 13, 2015 | 9:23 am

    Spend some time in Zichron Ya’akov, an Israeli town 22 miles south of Haifa, and you’re bound to cross paths with Baron Edmond James de Rothschild. Not the real baron, who died in France in 1934, but his spirit, which is everywhere: in buildings, parks and streets. The baron’s...

  • Rough It in Style at El Capitan Canyon

    By Judy Gruen

    August 18, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    As a city woman whose family is unaccustomed to "roughing it," I planned our family vacation to involve a lot of nature but no sleeping on hard ground. That's what made El Capitan Canyon in Santa Barbara the perfect place for us: It's camping for people who like staying in Hiltons.


  • Fine Wine Pours Down From Golan

    By Nathan Chroman

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Add wine to Israel's wondrous list of accomplishments. No, it's not a miracle the Israelis make wine; after all, they and their ancestral ancients have been squeezing the grape since time immemorial. The miracle is that today's wines from the Golan Heights are world-class -- capable...

  • Beyond Ordinary

    By George Medovoy

    November 30, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The Silverado Trail, a picturesque highway that winds its way through the Napa Valley, isn't exactly where you'd expect to find someone staking his claim to Jewish identity. But for Ernie Weir, this is home base.

    Weir is owner and winemaker of Hagafen Cellars, one of California's...