Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774

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Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
For hundreds of years, Jews lived in the Austrian city of Eisenstadt, under the protection of the noble counts of the Esterházy family. This community gave the world Rabbi Akiba Eger, one of the most famous Talmud scholars of the early 19th century. The community also gave rise to Samson Wertheimer, a man who served as a key financial administrator...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Miracles are not the stuff of dreamy fantasy, but a tangible truth to Shoshanna Garfinkel and ophthalmologist Leonard H. Ginsburg, M.D., a certified diabetes educator, as well as the chairman of Moore Eye Institute of Springfield Hospital in Delaware County. That's because of the way Garfinkel, a diabetic who lost sight in both eyes during her first pregnancy, regained complete...
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Adele Sommers, JE Feature
Are you wondering what the future holds for your business? Whether you want to predict your future or prescribe an outcome of your choosing, you'll have plenty of company. Throughout history, we humans have tried many ways to predict the future, from reading palms to stargazing. Today, we refer to these as descriptive methods when we attempt to describe objectively...
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Many people find gift cards to be a convenient and thoughtful way to allow friends and family to choose their own presents during the holidays. While this may be true, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants warns of some potential pitfalls to be aware of when giving or receiving a gift card. · Know the seller . If you...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
When I was a little girl in Yiddish school, we read a touching Chanukah story by Aaron Maggid. It concerned the plight of European refugees who were trying to make their way to the Jewish homeland right after the Shoah. The story is set in a small fishing village in Eretz Yisrael. Little Miriam and her friends hear about the...
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