Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

A busy schedule redefines life's 'bottom line'
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
Stacey Cohen is a billionaire. She's also a philanthropist, lifestyle guru, actress and author. And while her charities are uppermost in her mind, she notes that just as a business venture seeks return on an investment, philanthropy does to. "You want to make sure society benefits," says Cohen, who believes that her giving "makes her feel wealthy in her heart."...
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
With gas prices at the pump out of sight, with a housing slump and a rising number of foreclosures, with economic growth slowed, unemployment heading upwards, and the "R" word on the lips of many -- well, some worry may be warranted. But Philadelphians go overboard in pessimism, it appears. They seem to echo poet Robert Lowell, who once said,...
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Israel learns that going green isn't just for the birds
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As the sun dips behind the Ramat Naftali Mountain range, beginning to draw with it what's left of the light in the Upper Galilee, we set off to see the cranes. Our group, mostly journalists from around the world, are being led out into the middle of the broad Hula Valley by the steady pull of a battered old tractor...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
It's a truism that countless wars have been fought over religion. But still, it has always troubled thinkers and the faithful that something by nature so peaceful and spiritual should so frequently result in stirring up murderous passions. One way to overcome this, according to a diverse scholarly panel, is to develop a deeper understanding of and respect for other...
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Lower mortgages, overextended sellers ... Time to find a bargain?
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Adriana Loeff, JE Feature
Marianela Cordoba and her husband, Abraham Telechanski, a professional couple in their mid-30s, are comfortable in their brand-new rented apartment in New York's Spanish Harlem. They have a concierge dressed in red, a garage, and a shuttle to take them to the train station. Four months ago, they weren't even thinking of leaving. But now they're looking for a house...
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