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Jewish culture adds spice to Santa Fe

By Elyse Glickman

August 28, 2013 | 12:02 pm

Santa Fe Farmers Market at the Railyard, a commercial, residential and social district. Photo by Dianne Stromberg

Santa Fe has a lot more than great cuisine and an art scene to intrigue travelers — this New Mexico town is more than 400 years old and the oldest state capital in America. And for Jewish... read full article

  • 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,...

  • Destination Kauai

    by Lisa Alcalay Klug

    May 10, 2013 | 2:13 pm

    When it comes to honeymoons, nothing is more romantic than a tropical island. From Los Angeles, the most tempting include the Hawaiian archipelago. The oldest — and by far the greenest — of them all is Kauai. 

    Also known as the Garden Island, Kauai’s lush rainforests, jagged...

  • 2 museums trace Israel’s peace process

    by Michele Chabin, Contributing Writer

    April 10, 2013 | 8:31 am

    Which experiences led former prime ministers Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Rabin — once considered hawks — to attempt to make peace with Israel’s Arab neighbors?

    That question is at the heart of the two thought-provoking museums dedicated to their legacies.

    Located in Jerusalem,...

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  • Beresheet Hotel: A Desert Dream

    By Elyse Glickman

    April 10, 2013 | 7:56 am

    The two-year-old, five-star luxury resort not only raises the stakes for Negev Desert tourism but also puts visitors in touch with the Israeli south’s past and future.

    When the Beresheet hotel opened for business two years ago in the Negev Desert, Israeli President Shimon Peres...

  • Finding jewels of Judaism on Italy’s Adriatic coast

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    March 28, 2013 | 4:28 am

    It’s a foggy fall morning, and standing atop Mount Cardeto on the east coast of central Italy, I can barely make out the deep blue of the Adriatic Sea. As I look out toward the cliff’s edge, what I do see is a vast, grassy slope dotted with gravestones. Most of the stones are...

  • Haifa a many-faceted jewel

    By Elyse Glickman

    October 31, 2012 | 10:58 am

    Visiting Americans often compare Haifa with San Francisco for its hilly landscape and trendy, artsy neighborhoods, or Boston for its mix of academia and maritime culture. While this northern Israeli city is a weekend getaway for Jerusalemites and Tel Avivians, Haifa is also worth...

  • ‘Feel the rhythm’ of Jamaica’s Judaism [PHOTOS]

    By Roberto Loiederman

    October 10, 2012 | 12:18 pm

    The first thing you notice at Shaare Shalom Congregation in Kingston, Jamaica is the sand on the floor, softening the sound of your footsteps as you take your seat. You bend down and let the grains, smooth-gritty, run through your fingers. Is there some meaning in it, a reference...

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