Thursday, November 20, 2014 Heshvan 27, 5775

By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
Jews in Yiddish-speaking lands didn't cross borders; they stole them. Slipping across a country's boundaries was known as ganvenen dem grenetz/ stealing the border. Ganvenen has the same root as ganif , or "thief." It's an interesting linguistic window into how fraught with danger moving from place to place could be. We Jews have a long history of being treated...
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On top of everything, tax refunds have increased for 2008 filers
Tax refunds have risen an average of $200 for people who have filed their 2008 tax returns early, the Internal Revenue Service reports. Part of the reason for the increase -- the IRS has made several changes aimed at helping taxpayers save money this year. Really? That's right. In an ongoing effort to make what has evolved into a burdensome...
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Maybe not as depleted demand may mean an increase in prices for this new year
By:
Madalina Iacob, JE Feature
Oil companies around the world are rapidly scaling back exploration and refining plans since the price of crude has plummeted from $147 to just above $40 a barrel over the past four months. With demand slowing, income plunging and credit scarce, prospecting for new oil looks a lot less lucrative -- and is harder to execute. "Everyone is cutting projects,...
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A tourist's veritable Judaic treasure hunt
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Given its recent history from the Communist era to war in the early 1990s, continental Croatia's emergence as a destination of style and substance is impressive. However, the sensory pleasures that Croatia's heartland offers -- from hearty comfort food and superb wine to sweeping Baroque architecture, nature reserves and cutting-edge fashion -- gain depth and relevance when considering how Israel...
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By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
For a guy who is astute or caring enough to notice that a woman's behavior might be signs of anorexia, bulimia or another eating disorder, it may only be the tip of the iceberg. This recognition might be lifesaving, but a solution with treatment and therapy will not occur overnight, according to Lauren Strobeck, program coordinator of the Eating Disorders...
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