Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
My friend Nina went to Israel for her junior year -- and stayed for 11 years. Each summer, she'd come home to see her family in New York. Her parents' friends would pester her: "How can you live in such a dangerous place like Israel?" She'd counter with: "How can you live in such a dangerous city like New York?"...
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Before men of twisted ideology -- seven years ago today -- brought inconceivable violence to the shores of our country, ending an extended period of calm and prosperity that many had hoped was becoming a permanent feature of the world, a theory known as "The End of History" had been gaining currency within the world of intellectuals. This theory argued...
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By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
The Sept. 11 attacks were overwhelmingly tragic events in this country's recent history; and yet the U.S. military action that followed two years later has brought misery, either directly or indirectly, to people elsewhere in the world, most notably to the already downtrodden, forgotten and desperately poor women -- particularly widows -- of Afghanistan. Their plight, which has mostly gone...
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Amid controversy, just how good -- or bad -- is the supply now being offered up?
By:
Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
While many area residents are getting in their last licks at the Jersey shore, or enjoying a frolic in parks or traveling overseas, a constant battle is being raged right now, not only to maintain the blood supply in the Philadelphia-New Jersey region, but to make sure there is no contamination in the blood that is donated. And if there...
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Even with a dipsy-do dollar, Zurich and St. Moritz offer exhilaration as the coin of the realm
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
f you had a month to wander around Switzerland, you would realize there is nothing "neutral" about it when it comes to its appeal as a destination. In fact, it is decidedly fabulous. Cheese and chocolate notwithstanding (and they are as exquisite as you would expect), well-being and joie-de-vivre are Switzerland's greatest assets -- from museum-grade jewelry and watches to...
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