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Text By Steve Lipman |
This month marks a minor anniversary in Israel — the “Lonely Planet” travel guide publisher a year ago placed Israel’s Negev desert second on its list of the world’s top 10 regional travel destinations for 2013.
“For decades the Negev was regarded as nothing but a desolate desert,” the guide stated. “But today, this region is a giant greenhouse of development. Think eco-villages, spa resorts and even wineries. In the next few years a new international airport at Timna is scheduled to open, followed by a high-speed railway to Eilat and more hotels.”
Within the bounds of Jewish law, creativity over the years has brought forth a wide range of sukkah huts for the observance of the Sukkot holiday. There are huts on flatbed trucks and those whose walls are canvas and wood and ply-glass.
Helen Chernikoff |
Staff Writer |
With the New Year come and gone, however early it feels, we must also say goodbye to summer and its pleasures. This past season, one of them was Orly Genger’s massive Madison Square Park rope sculptures: Red, Yellow and Blue, which dominated the Flatiron District’s green space from May 2 through Sept. 8.