Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
A few months ago, I voluntarily took myself out of the running for president. Sure, I was not a viable candidate, and being single did not help either. I admit that. And the call to join up as a vice presidential running mate never came, even though my "Batphone" is almost always on. But, at the risk of being labeled...
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Synagogue's revival points to elements of renewed hope
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Visit a center that pays homage to the Holocaust and you don't expect to feel uplifted, inspired and encouraged. For those with even a scant knowledge of this dark period in history, the Holocaust means massacre and the virtual defeat of the human spirit. But at the Cape Town Holocaust Centre, which sits directly across from the Jewish Museum of...
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By:
Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
If you are affected by insomnia, anxiety, lack of appetite, panic attacks or nightmares, chances are you may be reacting to the economic chaos and stock-market plunge affecting Wall Street today. Doctors say many of the stress problems we face are related to the market crash, housing slump, credit crunch, high unemployment and inflation. So much so that some psychiatrists,...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Pong ? Try again. Tetris ? No way. Today's video games are a far cry from what they were even a few years ago, let alone a decade or two. As technology has progressed and gaming has become more interactive, games have become bigger business and a larger part of the culture. Educators have responded in kind, and the Entertainment...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
This past erev Rosh Hashanah found my husband and I scurrying through the streets of Paris's Jewish quarter. Hours earlier, those streets pulsed with the sounds of schmoozing and shopping. We, along with local Parisians and a gaggle of tourists feasted on Mi-va-mi's falafel l'authentique and Sacha Finkelsztajn's Viennese strudel. But now the streets were quiet, the shops closed. The...
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