Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

By:
Jon Entine, JE Feature
Since the horror of the Holocaust, Jews have been at the forefront of those debunking notions that they could be defined by blood ancestry, as a "race." The notion of race seemed to be dead as a scientific concept as recently as 2000, when the first sketch of the human genome was unveiled. "We are all, regardless of race, 99.9...
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Sure, but what if they're different ages ...
Some grandparents do it to be fair to all the siblings. Some grandparents do it so cousins get to know each other. Some grandparents simply love having all, or at least a group of their grandchildren together while on a vacation. However, unless your grandkids are twins or same-age cousins, you should consider the challenges -- and pleasures -- that...
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By:
Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
Do we Americans expect too much out of our economy, and when the economy doesn't deliver, do we expect too much out of our government? It's easy to cast aspersions on America's spending habits, self-absorption and provincialism, but these criticisms are usually overdone, unwarranted and motivated by the envy of others. Nevertheless, in the current clamor of an election year...
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Swiss hotel once harbored Hungarian Jewish refugees
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Getting to know someone in college who had escaped from Hungary in the 1956 uprising, I learned a great deal about that and about other Hungarian Jews who sought refuge, like the 1,400 Hungarian Jews who were housed at the Caux-Palace Hotel in Switzerland from 1944 to 1945. And even though more than 60 years have passed -- and my...
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As expected, the busy 2007 travel season ended with a flurry over the winter holidays. According to AAA, an estimated 65 million Americans traveled 50 miles or more from home at the end of the year; that's in addition to the approximately 38 million who ventured out over Thanksgiving and the near-record sum of travelers who weathered a real record...
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