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- Smoking rooms available
- Multilingual staff
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Concierge desk
- Breakfast Available
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... is experienced through the senses, a communing with the divine. I stood in awe. Color everywhere -- almost blinding the eyes. Massive royal red rugs blanketed the floors with the double-headed eagle emblem too big to fit within the lens of my cell-phone camera. Billowing clouds of lilac incense infiltrated the nostrils while byzantine chanting (12 chanters on the right & 12 on the left) melodiously breached the ears.
The second Sunday of ...
... I was very grateful,
it meant that we would be experiencing the actual culture, not a replicated
parody. Upstairs was our table, tucked away in the corner where we could still
hear one another over the music. I ordered myself a drink. Now my Greek is not
only sufficient enough to order without flaw, it has started to pick up native
habits. For example, in English you might say “What’s up?” That wouldn’t make
sense to anyone who ...
... Shabtai himself and his Polish wife Sara who both converted to Islam, eventually settled in Salonika. They remained there as a separate, Kabbalah-inflected community, until well into the 20th century when Greece forced out its Muslims.
Today’s Jewish community in Salonika is modest in size. Estimates range from 1000 to 4000 people. But it remains a living, functioning, unique Jewish community. The Shabbat service I attended was quite ...
... and religious art. We then moved to the ruins at Phillipi, and it was here that St. Paul preached, was beaten and imprisoned. We walked around and our guide Joanna has the amazing knack of re-creating through story, how things looked and operated in ancient times. We saw the market place where St Paul and St Silas were brought before the rulers and the cistern which tradition identifies as the place where St Paul was imprisoned. The ...
... soulmates. These are people that you are just meant to meet throughout your life. And once you do, it's a sigh of relief. It's that feeling where you almost want to say "Oh, there you are." "There you've been." "It's about time." Like they've been meant to happen forever. It can be friends, family, significant others, they can come and go, they can teach you lessons on life or be the ones helping you through while you're dealing with ...