Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775

By:
Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
They say that the streets of a city contain memory. If so, then King David Street is special to the residents of Jerusalem, this biblical city that is the capital of the State of Israel. Standing tall at No. 23 in all its majesty is the King David Hotel, now celebrating its 75th year. The name is fitting. After all,...
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The photograph that ran with the Nov. 15 travel article "In Israel, Shifting Sands of Time" (above) was misidentified. It was not a rendering of the new-and-improved Israel Museum in Jerusalem (top), but a shot of the reinstalled model of the Second Temple.
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Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it the ... Soviets?
By:
Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
Steve Savitt, a freshman studying engineering at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, was riding in a crowded subway in early October 1957, when he read that the Soviet Union had launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. That news, 50 years ago, stunned the world and affected Savitt, too. "The enormity of what was done," recounted former engineer...
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Not everyone is filled with the spirit of peace and goodwill -- and latke love -- during the holidays. It's also peak season for criminals. The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants recommends several steps you should take to avoid falling prey to their schemes. Hold on to Your Wallet: Crowded stores and distracted shoppers are a boon to pickpockets,...
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Discussing the pros and cons of the homeschool trend
By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
As Hannah Newman typed the first few words of her novel, she started developing a story about a young girl who finds a penny on the ground. After picking it up, the girl realizes that this is no ordinary coin, but one with magical powers. Soon, a beautiful fairy appears, and the protagonist is whisked away to an adventurous world,...
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