Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774

By:
Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
Few people can imagine eating 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes under the hazy Independence Day sun. Or the "Cool Hand Luke"-esque feat of downing 65 hard-boiled eggs in seven minutes or less. But for the newly crowned champions of competitive eating, such gastronomic trials are all in a day's work. But what effect does this massive consumption have on...
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Vienna's Jewish population is no mere museum artifact
By:
Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
It is said that in 1938, several pages in the Viennese telephone directory were filled by the name "Teitlebaum," a typical Jewish name of the day. Then came the German annexation of Austria (the Anschluss), followed quickly by Reichskristallnacht, soon after the mad dash for safety and emigration, and then the Holocaust. The Teitlebaums all disappeared. But today, the name...
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What better way to share your education than offering snippets to others? And now that baby-boomers are reaching the age of retirement, here's an opportunity to live and learn -- and teach, too. Being a tour director can do just that, providing the opportunity to see the world with the flexibility to work whenever you want. Tour directors are the...
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For students across the country, the beginning of a new school year is just around the corner. And, if you haven't started your back-to-school shopping yet, you may soon find yourself dealing with large crowds and pricey cash-register totals. Back-to-school spending is expected to jump 6.9 percent this year, and families with school-aged children are expected to spend a total...
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By:
Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
The 2004 documentary Paper Clips tells the story of the small town of Whitwell, Tenn., where a certain group of middle-school students undertook a remarkable project: filling a railway car with 11 million paper clips -- one for each victim of the Holocaust. Now, the Jess Kedson Foundation and the National Council of Jewish Women have been spreading the message...
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