Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775

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Amy Leinbach Marquis, JE Feature
Are you going to be one of the anticipated millions set to attend presidential inaugural ceremonies on Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C.? How about a little history about the White House that so many and yet so few are chosen to live in. In 1861, when a Union militia was called in to protect the White House as tensions rose...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
The memories came rushing back to him and were responsible, in great part, for his latest book, A Course in Happiness: Mastering the 3 Levels of Self-Understanding That Lead to True and Lasting Contentment. Inspired by a father who, in his adolescence, yearned to be a rabbi and enjoyed reading the Talmud, Mardi Horowitz, M.D., says he learned a value...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
For those of us with a darker view of the human experience, life is a battle. You fight, struggle, get knocked down, pick yourself up, then get knocked down again. You don't really know where you are in the battle until the fight is almost over, when the benefits of time and distance afford you the perspective to see clearly...
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Is there room for a child's heritage when he becomes 'Americanized'?
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Alexandra Dorante, JE Feature
When she was 2, Jennifer Kelley's mother abandoned her at a Korean train station. She was quickly put into foster care in Korea, and, six months later, a white American couple adopted her. The couple changed her Korean name, Myung Ja Choi, and moved the family to an all-white neighborhood in New Canaan, Conn. With two white brothers and a...
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Joel L. Naroff, JE Feature
Will the recession of 2008 be followed by the recovery of 2009? What a year! It began with the economy faltering -- and then got worse. There was a financial panic, followed by the disappearance of a number of major financial institutions. Companies cut payrolls every month, the stock market cratered, and the recession deepened. In other words, 2008 will...
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