Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774

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This may indeed be the most turkey of times to travel all year: The Thanksgiving holiday is the bane of the bashed-up flyer, who gets the stuffing knocked out of him when trying to wedge a 200-pound carry-on into a 3-foot overhead compartment. As a service to Jewish Exponent readers, here are a few tips on how to avoid those...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
Letters, do we get letters ... Dear Money Maven, With what is happening in regard to subprime debt, the banking sector and the housing industry, do you think this market is going to collapse? -- Stacy L., Bryn Mawr Well, Stacy, if, after 30 years in the investment industry, there is one thing I have learned in regard to investing:...
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Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
This past October, London's iconic Trafalgar Square saw a gathering with a distinctly Jewish flavor. "Simcha on the Square" brought together klezmer bands, jazz musicians, a youth choir, disc jockeys and even the cast from the local production of "Fiddler on the Roof" to entertain enthusiastic crowds. These festivities at the heart of London serve as an apt symbol of...
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Spare the rod, spoil the child ... This is going to hurt me more than it hurts you. So goes an old saying, and a more modern one, about the practice of punishing children by spanking them. But another school of thought states that spanking is cruel treatment and unnecessary punishment, and that there are other, saner ways to correct...
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While fidgety kids may be told that "patience is a virtue," a University of Arkansas philosopher has found patience to be much more profound than simple, passive waiting. Rather, it is "the living heart of ethics." In a presentation last week to the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Irene McMullin discussed patience as a "neglected virtue" little examined by...
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