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Anthea Gerrie
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Opening minds in Jerusalem

By Anthea Gerrie, September 22, 2016

One moment we're donning Virtual Reality headsets and experiencing what it feels like to go blind, the next applauding a Palestinian professor who recounts why he felt compelled to take his students to Auschwitz-Birkenau at the cost of his livelihood.

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Cantor who changed his tune to Arab song

By Anthea Gerrie, September 22, 2016

He may be a sensation in Israel - his concert was a sell-out at the Jerusalem Festival of Sacred Music - but Ziv Yehezkel's one and only British performance was private event for a wealthy Dubai family.

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Deep in Alpine Austria, a synagogue returns to life

By Anthea Gerrie, September 8, 2016

It may be one of the smallest synagogues in Austria, but the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde für Tirol und Vorarlberg is getting ready to welcome the country's chief rabbi, no less, to preside over its Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.

"We have very good connections with Paul Chaim Eisenberg," explains Anna Pfeifer, secretary of the tiny synagogue in the heart of Innsbruck.

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Getting spicy with the beef

By Anthea Gerrie, September 2, 2016

Micah Wexler has good looks and a celebrity following - but what he's best known for is pastrami.

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I'm over mother's ruin

By Anthea Gerrie, August 25, 2016

Climbing the gangplank to their cruise liner, they make a charming sight - the bubbly middle-aged woman laughing with the mother she's taking on holiday, still sprightly and beautiful at 93. But behind this pretty picture lies an ugly shadow, one ruined childhood perpetuated by another, a relationship which has left lasting scars and taken a lifetime to resolve.

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Israeli tech start-ups win global prize

By Anthea Gerrie, August 25, 2016

Israeli start-ups have taken the first and second prizes in the Global Innovation Awards in Beijing.

NiNiSpeech, a digital platform for treating speech disorders, beat around 3,000 competitors and was the second firm in two years from Israel to take first place.

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When it comes to dog care, Tel Aviv takes the biscuit

By Anthea Gerrie, August 18, 2016

Every dog has its day in Tel Aviv, which is well-known to be an extremely canine-friendly city. And now, all 25,000 four-legged friends and their owners have been invited to a pooch-centred party to celebrate that fact.

Tel Aviv Dog Day will take place on August 26 at Bnei Dan Dog Park, one of 70 such facilities in the city.

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Denmark makes an inpression

By Anthea Gerrie, August 5, 2016

It's a shame green and pleasant Jutland is linked in history with a naval battle which took place off its shoreline a century ago. For the westernmost province of Denmark is a tranquil land rich in culture right from its less-travelled south, whose coastline has earned World Heritage Site status, to the northernmost tip at Skagen, where the extraordinary light takes on a heavenly quality.

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How Israelis took on Bordeaux - and won

By Anthea Gerrie, July 8, 2016

What are the chances of finding not just one, but two Israeli chefs tempting diners in Bordeaux?   And both taking the town by storm, in spite of being modernising interlopers in a city associated with traditional French food?

Despite their Michelin-star training, these Israelis are not mimicking the natives.

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Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa

By Anthea Gerrie, July 8, 2016

For those drawn to Georgia O'Keeffe country by the artist's major new blockbuster retrospective at Tate Modern, the spa resort of Ojo Caliente is a treat.

O'Keeffe often came up from her home in nearby Abiquiu, one of New Mexico's greatest attractions, to bathe in Ojo's natural hot springs.

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Step into the past as app recreates the old East End at the click of a button

By Anthea Gerrie, July 7, 2016

It's Spitalfields, but not as we know it - at least, not as the millennials among us know it. Dodge the espresso stands and the fashionistas and you may get a glimpse of the ghosts haunting the old neighbourhood.

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Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria

By Anthea Gerrie, June 23, 2016

It's no great surprise when a five-star hotel lays on live piano music at dinner. But when the grand piano is in the breakfast room and the serenade accompanies one of the finest wake-up spreads in Italy, you know you're somewhere special.

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Down New Mexico way

By Anthea Gerrie, June 17, 2016

The Silicon Valley capital, San Jose, is now the closest gateway to the beauty spots, vineyards and cultural treasures of central California. But San Jose is also a great jumping-off point for the national parks of the west and south-west in a year when New Mexico, just two super-scenic states away, is attracting art aficioadoes to the landscape made famous by artist Georgia O’Keeffe.

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Hotel Santa Caterina

By Anthea Gerrie, June 17, 2016

There could be three reasons why Amalfi's Santa Caterina attracts so many repeat visitors on a coast positively awash with five-star hotels.

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Doing the hokey poke

By Anthea Gerrie, May 27, 2016

In Hawaii you can find it in every surf shack and grocery store, while in New York and Los Angeles it's become a cult among Instagramming foodies. Now a nice Jewish boy has elevated the raw fish dish which is an everyday snack in Honolulu to a gourmet appetiser for Mayfair's well-heeled diners.

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