Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Kislev 25, 5775

By:
Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
The arrival of the New Year offers another opportunity to reflect on the passage of time and the cycles of human behavior. Even as life around us changes at a rapid pace -- in the form of iPhones, iPods, Treos, BlackBerrys, e-mail and all the other technological inventions that allegedly make our life easier -- certain eternal themes reappear every...
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You don't have to be a mohel to clip some savings online
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Diana Alexandra Aydin, JE Feature
As a Princeton University graduate student on a budget, John Schmitt became a coupon expert -- the person his friends would come to for discount tips. He was well-versed in the restrictions of coupons and knew the best places to find savings. Memorable coupons even included a Barnes & Noble discount offering $10 off a $10 purchase and a 50...
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Although sports agent Marc Simon has 15 clients playing basketball in Spain, France, Hungary, Poland, Austria, Lithuania, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and all over the United States, he said that placing a kid on a pro team in Israel proved to be one of his most meaningful experiences. "There's a personal connection," said the 26-year-old, who played ball himself at...
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Portland is flush with eco-friendly fanfare
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Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
For decades, three synagogues -- Conservative Neveh Shalom, Reform Beth Israel and Sephardic Ahavath Achim -- defined the Jewish landscape of Portland, Ore. In recent years, however, the flourishing Jewish community has grown to support a wide array of synagogues whose traditions and practices mirror the diversity and inclusiveness that Portlanders prize. Thus, today, a visitor to Portland can find...
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By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Play ball! That's a lifelong cry of baseball delight and a clarion call of sports to most of the men of the Sports Club at the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life in Horsham. And what better time to celebrate than now, with the Phils in the playoffs? The club's members -- a dozen or so sports-minded guys...
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