Monday, April 20, 2015 Iyyar 1, 5775

Your house value may depend on the guy next door and his overgrown jungle of a lawn
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
As the mortgage mess continues, with more foreclosures expected in 2008, another factor -- while usually not nearly as dramatic and tragic as losing one's home, but one that affects a homeowner's wallet nonetheless -- is living either next door to bad neighbors or within very close proximity to them. Bad neighbors are like perpetual doses of bad karma because...
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There's a lot to munch on in Beersheva, with or without cream cheese
By:
Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
You can't buy a bagel in Beersheva. It's a shandah, too -- with oceans of the best cream cheese in the world being sold in dairy stores, the lack of bagels in Israel's south becomes downright painful. It's not just bagels that are AWOL down here, either: Kugels appear only in the homemade version, on someone's Shabbat table. Ask for...
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New toy figures are bouncing into customers' heads
By:
Diana Aydin, JE Feature
For the holidays two years ago, Alicia Arinella and her sister put their father, Dennis Arinella, in a box that was approximately "1 foot by 6 inches and 3 inches thick." Inside the box was an ophthalmologist, geared to represent their dad's career; strawberry-rhubarb pie, his favorite dessert; and a shovel, because he does a lot of yard work. But...
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By:
Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
On my first trip to Tucson, Ariz., I discovered that the desert is actually green. It turns out that Tucson rests in the northern section of the Sonoran Desert, one of the wettest deserts in the world. Some sections can get an average of 16 inches of rainfall per year. All that water supports millions of cacti, including the majestic...
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More students may be turning to the physical sciences
By:
Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
More young American Jews may be returning to the physical and biological sciences; they are doing this, according to experts, not just as a desired path to medical school, but because they want to pursue a career in the traditional sciences, such as physics, chemistry and biology. The consensus in Jewish scientific circles these days seems to be that the...
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