Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774

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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By:
Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
Weather is common fare for small talk, but it's difficult to think of many topics that can have a bigger effect on economic activity. It's not a coincidence that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- the federal agency that studies and forecasts weather -- is run by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Take, for example, the most publicized weather...
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By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Courage comes in many forms. We're all captivated, for instance, by accounts of people who rescue others from burning buildings and tales of wartime bravery. Yet sometimes, we discover equally heroic stories of people who struggle day in and day out with some type of severe physical handicap. Such is the particular courage of Josh Winheld of Cheltenham, who was...
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It's no secret that obesity is a problem in humans. Reality television makes millions of dollars chronicling the efforts of Americans attempting to shed excess weight. And every day, new medical research highlights the serious implications obesity has for heart disease, diabetes and other maladies. Now, more and more attention is being paid to the problem in household pets. According...
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