Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774

By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
It's been called America's fastest growing Jewish community, a city that's home to some 70,000 Jews, up from 20,000 just 15 years ago. Las Vegas may seem like an odd place for spirituality, but it boasts 23 synagogues and four mikvahs within a short drive of the Strip. Numbers it may have, but the rate of Jewish affiliation with area...
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Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
The vampire craze has gone one step too far. Blood-sucking bedbugs are back -- and in a big way. "This is something that really hasn't been here for over 40 years, and now cases are doubling every month," says Mark Coopersmith, manager of Peerless Pest Control in Olney, a family business that opened in 1951. "It's already been stated that...
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Amy Sutton, JE Feature
While undergoing an X-ray, Holly Gage of Bowmansville, Pa., shared details about her medical concerns with the technician and asked questions about the results, only to find out the technician wasn't permitted to answer them. Situations like these are embarrassing because you've opened up, revealing very personal information to the wrong person, and it's not always clear who you're supposed...
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Does Berlin offer a 'Wilkommen' to its Jews?
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Andrew Marcione, JE Feature
One year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany was formally united once more on Oct. 3, 1990. At that time, there were approximately 25,000 Jews in the country; however, the nation would soon find itself facing an unprecedented influx of Jewish immigrants from the Soviet Union and its break-away bloc states. In the last two decades, Germany's Jewish...
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Shoe business: What road warriors wear that works out
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Whether you call them sneakers, "tennies" or gym shoes, athletic shoes have come a long way from whatever you (or your parents) wore to the high school or middle-school P.E. class. In the last century, the basic rubber-soled utility shoe has proliferated into sub-breeds for every conceivable team sport, as well as more current fitness phenomena, such as speed-walking, aerobics...
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