Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774

Welcome mat put out for Jewish emigres
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Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
Among the winding, bustling corridors of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, at one of the thousands of small shops selling carpets, lamps, scarves, artwork and more, I chanced upon a jewelry store whose wares included pendants of the Israeli flag and several Stars of David. Jews represent only a tiny percentage of the Turkish nation -- perhaps just 25,000 people, mostly Sephardim,...
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Janet Darbey, JE Feature
According to the Bible, the Prophet Abraham was born in Ur in Chaldea, which is now known as the ancient city of Sanlurfa in the modern day Eurasian country of Turkey, which borders eight other nations, in its mix of East and West. Many ancient sites described in the Bible are located in Turkey, including the cave that is believed...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
Who is teaching your kids about money? The answer, unfortunately, may be no one. In the 2001 "Parents, Youth & Money Survey," written by the TIAA-CREF Institute, 61 percent of parents reported feeling that the responsibility to educate their children about finances should be shared by them and their child's school. When asked to describe just how they educated their...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
The array of brightly colored flowers seemed to glow, despite the overcast skies on a recent weekday, as the residents at the Evelyn and Daniel Tabas House unveiled an appropriate Mother's Day gift for Evelyn Rome Tabas: a new garden dedicated to her on the grounds of the property. Daniel and Evelyn Rome Tabas donated funds in 2002 to Federation...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
While looking at a black-and-white photo from his playing days, Joe Blasenstein's eyes were distant and his face somber -- a stark contrast to the imposing and determined figure charging ahead in the photo. A linebacker and offensive guard for Pennsylvania State University in the early 1960s, Blasenstein terrorized opposing players with bone-crushing hits. Seeing the photo at 66 years...
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