Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
She was like an onion. No, she did not smell bad or make me cry. But the more we talked, the more I learned about her, and the more I felt like I was peeling away layers of an onion. Her initial e-mail to me sounded depressingly fatalistic about her online experiences: "I'm going out on a limb to write...
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Shaping up figures to fit his outlook
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
He had dreams, just as we all do. For Laurence Kaplan, the dream was to go to the Police Academy after college and, eventually, become a policeman. But his dreams were shattered after suffering a serious spinal cord injury in 1992. The young man broke 10 vertebrae, a couple of ribs, his ankle and suffered serious burns, as well as...
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By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
When the demands of our jobs and personal lives (her married life and my search for one) parted like the Red Sea, our first thought was to pack our bags and high-tail it to a place that had the sophistication of a big city, the laid-back vibe of a resort community and only required a very easy intracontinental plane ride...
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By:
Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
Opening and operating a business are acts of hope, expressions of confidence in the future. So it follows that a small business is not a place where people spend much time thinking about death or disability. Sometimes, the demands of business are so great that it may seem as though nothing else matters, which may explain why only 17 percent...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
It's been a sobering week. I paid two shivah calls and attended the yahrzeit gathering for a friend who died several years ago of cancer. The expression " Nor oif simchas /(We should meet) only at happy occasions" came to mind as I entered yet another house with the dining-room table overloaded with sweets and an adult child perched forlornly...
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