Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775

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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And it may only get worse, says one expert in the field
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
There's havoc being wreaked in the real estate market due to dramatic volatility created by the failure of major financial institutions and selective governmental bailouts. That's the present situation, according to the Real Estate Capital Institute, a Chicago-based organization that monitors realty capital market information. October data from the institute reveals that new construction of commercial property financing is almost...
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