Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775

That's what an Alaskan cruise can offer during hectic times - See more at: http://je.pliner.com/article/21773/A_Glacial_Pace/#sthash.8VNHELXV.dpuf
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John Metcalfe, JE Feature
Time to slow down when life gets a bit hectic? Need a change of scenery? The Alaska cruise can be a breathtaking adventure: Giant snowcapped mountains, sparkling glaciers, thick pine forests rising up from the shoreline, and abundant wildlife all vie for your attention in this dramatic landscape. Towns and villages simply brimming with history tell a distinctive story of...
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How to best fund the many needs overseas
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When it comes to dollars designated for the Jewish state, is it more important to fund a soup kitchen or send more college students on a Birthright Israel experience? While it might not be an either/or proposition, these issues lie at the heart of an ongoing debate, especially as funds for Israel continue to decline. Now that Israel is considered...
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Passing on the reins of a key community-building program
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The Kehillot, the seven community-building entities throughout the region that stage Jewish festivals, adult learning sessions, soccer leagues, children's storytelling and Israeli Independence Day events, is about to come under new management. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, which created and for years ran the network, is turning over the program to the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education/ Jewish...
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Why would anyone make a vacation out of historical sights of torture and death?
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Courtney Reed, JE Feature
I knew I had to go. But I couldn't say why I wanted to travel to Auschwitz, and why I wanted to do it alone. No one in my family had perished in a concentration camp. I have no Jewish heritage. My relatives did not even fight in World War II. But since adolescence, I have been saturated with brutal...
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Adam Bell, JE Feature
It doesn't take much to find a headline these days regarding ethical problems in the business world. Concerns over activities from the likes of Bernie Madoff, AIG, Goldman Sachs and BP remain all too familiar. But for two years now, a student-initiated movement is trying to counter some of that news and provide business-school students with their own moral framework...
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