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One of the holiest Buddhist shrines, the Shwedagon Pagoda of Yangon is said to be dated to the time of Buddha. It is covered with tons of glistening gold and its spire is adorned with thousands of sparkling diamonds. Built on a small hill, the Shwedagon dominates the entire city. It seems to overlook everything and explain everything about Burma.

The Land Of The Golden Pagodas

Irene Shaland Special to the Jewish News PHOTOGRAPHY BY Alex Shaland Myanmar through the eyes of a Jewish traveler. The road to Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is definitely less traveled, even for a seasoned globetrotter. But if you venture along with your eyes and heart wide open, the country embraces and woos you with…

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Amelia and Elliot celebrate their b’nai mitzvah in Israel.

A Well-Planned Leap Of Faith

Marla Kaftan Special to the Jewish News A local family left everything familiar to them for a yearlong adventure of a lifetime. We returned home last August after spending one year living in Barcelona. My husband, Jeffrey, and I fantasized about an extended overseas experience early on in our now 18 years of marriage. My…

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Traveling Abroad While Jewish

Every time I’ve traveled, I’ve hesitated so that I may consider how my Jewish identity could be received in the new places I’m going, as well as how I would feel as a young Jewish individual in those foreign locations. As I’ve traveled to Europe and Israel, I’ve developed a few anecdotes about my travels…

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Stefani Chudnow hides behind an Israeli flag on a trip to Israel.

A College Grad’s Perspective On Birthright

If you’re Jewish or you’re heavily involved in the Jewish community, you probably know about this little thing called Birthright. Birthright is a free 10-day trip to Israel for anyone who’s Jewish between the ages of 18 and 32 who hasn’t been to Israel on an educational trip since turning 18 (with some restrictions). Birthright…

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Flat Fievel

This summer, add a little mazel to your vacation with Flat Fievel! Join in on the fun of our summer social media campaign! Just cut out Flat Fievel from this page to print out your very own Flat Fievel! Then take him with you on your travels and take a picture with him for a chance…

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Ann Arbor 11th-Grader Wins Bronfman Fellowship

Ellie Makar-Limanov of Ann Arbor, a Huron High School student, is one of 26 students nationwide to be chosen for a Bronfman Fellowship. The group of 11th-graders will participate in a transformative five-week program of study and travel in Israel, followed by a rigorous year of programming centered around pluralism, social responsibility and Jewish texts.…

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Soak It Up!

The JN’s annual compendium of what to read this summer — from poolside page-turners to substantial thinkers. FICTION Israeli author Nir Hezroni continues the story of former Israeli secret service operative Agent 10483 in the thriller Last Instructions (St. Martin’s Press). In Memento Park (Farrar Straus Giroux), Mark Sarvas tells the story of a second-generation…

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NJP (Nice Jewish Person) Zach Goldberger

Matchmaker, Matchmaker – Zach Goldberger

Matt Weiner Special to the Jewish News Each month, The Well highlights an amazing (and eligible!) individual. The Well has agreed to share its Q & As with these amazing singles with the JN. This month, The Well has a conversation with NJP Zach Goldberger. NJP (Nice Jewish Person): Zach Goldberger Q: How did you…

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Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor Leon Shear celebrated his bar mitzvah on the FIDF flight from Poland to Israel on April 16. Photo by Shahar Azran

From Holocaust To Independence

Above: The FIDF delegation marches into Auschwitz-Birkenau on April 15. Michigan FIDF supporters travel to Poland and Israel. More than 150 Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) supporters from across the United States embarked on a mission to Poland and Israel, which concluded recently, with Holocaust survivors and 50 soldiers and officers representing all branches…

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Jen Lipson, NJP Nice Jewish Person

Matchmaker, Matchmaker – Jen Lipson

NJP (Nice Jewish Person) Jen Lipson Each month, The Well highlights an amazing (and eligible!) individual. The Well has agreed to share its Q & As with these amazing singles with the JN. This month, The Well has a conversation with NJP Jen Lipson. Q: How did you decide to make your adult life in…

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