Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775

Isn't that Dr. Zhivago in the dining car?
By:
Ben G. Frank JE- Feature
Dawn was breaking on this clear summer morning when I photographed the most famous picture that Jewish visitors always took on the 6,000 miles of the Trans-Siberian Railway - at least in Soviet times. I snapped a shot of the railroad station stop sign, written in Yiddish letters, "Birobidzhan." "Birobidzhan," known as the Jewish Autonomous Region and located in the...
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By:
Frank Rosci- JE Feature
With the Winter Olympics to begin in two weeks in Torino (Turin), Italy, that funny yet familiar "shushing" sound emanating from snow-covered mountain sides and hills - and heard nearly continuously this time of year in many cold-weather locales, from the Poconos to New England - can mean only one thing: Skis are slicing through snow and ice as the...
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Bill Miller and most other top portfolio managers will tell you that there's a lot of day-to-day "noise" in the market, most of which has little to no bearing on the actual value of their holdings. Individual investors would do well to adopt a similar mindset when building their own portfolios. True, it's hard to open the business section without...
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Local MacArthur Fellowship recipient brings prescription safety to the frontlines
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Rita Charleston JE-Feature
Just call Michael Cohen a genius. Although he will modestly refute the title, that's exactly what the prestigious MacArthur Fellows Program is calling the Huntingdon Valley pharmacist in awarding him their recent "genius" grant of $500,000. The MacArthur Fellowship is a five-year grant to individuals who show exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work. The program selects...
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The Medicare Rx Education Network is urging Medicare beneficiaries to pay close attention to mail and phone calls they receive about the new Medicare prescription-drug benefit. As people in Medicare receive information about various prescription-drug plans, they can help make sure they are dealing with a legitimate, Medicare-approved plan - rather than a scam artist - by remembering these important...
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