Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775

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Five minutes into a discussion on the intersection of Judaism and technology, LimmudPhilly presenter Sam Zitin tossed out an aside comparing the sometimes cacophonous interplay of voices and ideas found in the Talmud with the hyper-linked, user-generated content on Wikipedia. But before Zitin, director of information management for the fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi, could get any further, J.T. Waldman, an...
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When stocks take a plunge, can a couple's love life take a dive, too?
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Has the stalled, sinking and downright sorry economy -- and the abysmal economic conditions it has wrought -- cast a cold, even icy, spell over the loving relationships normally enjoyed by couples? And because of hard times -- and the attendant money worries that they bring -- are men and women taking things out on each other, and being intimate...
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
I've always loved the line that reads "families that play together, stay together." There's so much truth in those six words, which offer a pertinent reminder of how important it is to indulge in good times with your family, maintaining a healthy balance that's not all about 80-hour work weeks and incessant Blackberry-checking. Recession? No excuse! Greater Philadelphia and the...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
It must be both a fascinating and horrendous time to be a professional economist. On the one hand, you have court-side seats to the mother of all financial crises, occurring right before your eyes in real time. You don't have to pour through hundreds of dissertations about the Great Depression, read newspaper clippings from the 1930s or create complex, but...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
In October 2008, Congress passed a $700 billion emergency bill designed to help shore up the nation's financial system. Fortunately, it also included a few provisions that may help reduce the tax burden for some Americans. Here's a look at some of the most valuable new or newly extended tax breaks for 2008 filers. The alternative minimum tax is a...
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