Monday, November 24, 2014 Kislev 2, 5775

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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
All Hallow's Eve has come and gone. Jewish children, just like others, donned costumes and gorged themselves on sweets. Yet, since Halloween's goblins come from an old Celtic tradition, I can see why some frum families look askance at something that was originally concerned with the rising of the dead. Thanksgiving, though, is another matter. There's a theory among some...
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The Perelman Jewish Day School, in an effort to increase enrollment and lessen the financial burden on parents, announced a $6,000 tuition reduction for all kindergarten students entering in fall 2009. The pilot program will offer a total of $27,000 in tuition assistance per pupil for this incoming class, according to school officials. That means parents of entering students will...
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If caught in the web of a recession, logging on may untangle it
Unless you live in the wilderness, you know the news on the economy is not good. Employers have been cutting workers from their payrolls for six months straight, according to the Labor Department, and economists don't expect the job market to improve any time soon. With all this talk about a recession, it's hard to feel any kind of job...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Staff
James Hansen is obviously admired by environmental activists -- especially if the multiple standing ovations and shout-outs of agreement he received during a recent program are any indication. To governments and fossil-fuel companies, though, he is a force to be reckoned with. The head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York and a renowned climate scientist,...
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And they're not lacking in advice, either
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
A really cute girl finally sat next to me at services recently. She was absolutely adorable and was eager to converse. Unfortunately, "Gabrielle" was only 4 years old. She had broken away from her parents and older sisters, and decided the empty seat in the back of the synagogue's small chapel was the place she wanted to spend the Friday...
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