Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775

By:
Laura Kramer, JE Feature
Sir Frederick Banting came to London, Ontario, in July 1920. A medical doctor, he was offered a research position at the university, and in 1921, when he was asked to prepare a lecture on diabetes, he came up with the idea that would lead to the discovery of insulin. It was an idea that changed the world in any number...
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Recession may be ending, but, oh, those bumps along the way
By:
Joel L. Naroff
The longest recession since the end of the Great Depression is just about over. Consumers are spending, housing is improving, manufacturing is rebounding, and even the services sector is showing signs of life -- or so they say. But why isn't everyone happy? Simple. A rising unemployment rate is not something that makes people want to smile. Unfortunately, that problem...
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By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Susan Stoutz has had 12 vacations since last October, and in all of them, the Philadelphia grandmother enjoyed top-notch accommodations without spending a dime. A subscriber to the swapping service HomeExchange.com! , Stoutz has vacationed in Mexico; Virginia; Miami; Washington, D.C.; Montreal; the Hamptons; and the Poconos. As part of the deal, she exchanges her home with residents of those...
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The sounds of silence -- only a few hours beyond Sydney
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
I'm a few hours drive from Sydney, Australia -- far from the city that's home to the second largest Jewish community in the country. With 45,000 Jews -- among them many immigrants from South Africa, New Zealand and the former Soviet Union -- Sydney boasts a fantastic Jewish infrastructure, with several synagogues, Jewish day schools and a Jewish museum that...
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By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
We've all done it as parents: dumped our kids in front of the television set, or the computer, the DS or the iPod to get some downtime ourselves. We've justified it with excuses like "it's good for them," and "it gives them a chance to relax," but deep down, many of us worry that we're choosing to tune the kids...
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