Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774

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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
Come July, my husband and I may be wandering the streets in search of a home. But it's not because of the economic downturn. It is the result of deciding, two years ago, to downsize when our youngest went off to college. We promptly sold our house, rented half of a large duplex and have been extremely happy in this...
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Sydelle Zove had been writing on the walls with some other kids in the third-floor bathroom of Thomas K. Finletter Elementary School. But someone snitched on her alone. So while everyone else was sent home for lunch, the seventh-grader had to wait on the dreaded long oak bench outside the principal's office. "I just remember being called in. They wanted...
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If you don't, maybe you were really there: It's time to get ready for its 40th birthday ... man
By:
Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
In late summer of 1969, 17-year-old Steven Buchwald, then working in a Catskill Mountains resort, received a phone call to attend a concert in a town called Woodstock. Even though he knew that he'd lose his end-of-season-tips, Buchwald -- back then a self-described hippie with long hair and dressed in torn jeans and T-shirt -- literally "flew" out of the...
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Over the moon for your honeymoon? Practice, practice, practice -- well, in your mind, anyway -- about what you're going to tell your spouse-to-be where you hope to go and what you plan to see while on the vacation of your life. Okay, the date is set, the dress is bought, and the tuxes are rented -- and Aunt Minnie...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
The mind-boggling complexity of the current fiscal crisis, coupled with its real and painful effects on the lives of many Americans, has created the fetid conditions for the emergence of poisonous conspiracy theories and rage-filled populism. Private citizens who had the misfortune to work for AIG have seen their homes turned into a stop on a bus tour of financial...
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