Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775

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In attempting to prevent a total meltdown of the American financial system, and while weighing the pros and cons of the federal rescue program that involves up to $700 billion in taxpayer dollars, the nation's lawmakers perhaps entered their most-contentious period since the 2002 debate over whether or not Congress should authorize the president to use force in Iraq. Such...
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Real estate needs more than that, but does it really need the big feet of government?
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Michael L. Schwartz, JE Feature
What started as a trickle about two years ago, with a softening in the real estate market, has now turned into a full-blown watershed event with this week's congressional action or inaction -- rescue or surrender -- as evidence. Our world financial system has changed dramatically with credit markets freezing up, investment banks going belly up, the U.S. government bailing...
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Alzheimer's conference brings together Israelis and Palestinians
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Diana Aydin, JE Feature
For the past three years, Mark Gluck, professor of neuroscience at Rutgers University-Newark, often spent nearly half of his weeks working for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Tuesdays and Thursdays were devoted to developing military robots -- the "R2-D2s for the future" -- and, in the past, he also worked for the Office of Naval Research "to help the...
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A Jewish museum in Holland is all for kids' sake
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
If you have ever tried to schlep a child through the galleries of a museum, you'll know it's often not a completely pleasurable experience. But the Jewish Children's Museum of Holland stands as a stark exception to that rule. The three-level museum that rubs shoulders with the adult-oriented Joods Historisch Museum in Amsterdam is a delightful, bright space that invites...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Talking trash in sports is an accepted part of the culture, but a recent anti-Semitic incident at Lower Merion High School took it too far. Last week, Lower Merion was scheduled to play rivals from Strath Haven High School in Wallingford, and a group of students -- and possible alumni and community members -- were swapping some trash talk on...
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