Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Iyyar 16, 5776

Just outside the German city, a town with the flavor of Jewish history thrives
By:
Silke Schmidt, JE Feature
The next time you go shopping, keep your eyes open for a very special fruit: the "Seckel pear." To tell the truth, you might never find it in a Wal-Mart, but more likely at the little grocer's next door, especially if he's Jewish. Because then he has probably heard about the man who first bred the pear, and whose life...
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By:
Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
At a conference held last month on how to make congregations more welcoming, Rabbi Philip Warmflash was heartened to see that more than 250 leaders from 42 area synagogues had come to learn what they could do to make their congregations more amenable. The event was put together by his organization, the Jewish Outreach Partnership, where he serves as executive...
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By:
Rachel Silverman, JE Staff
Imagine a situation where the sea levels in Egypt rise so substantially that Alexandria, the Nile River bank and parts of the Suez Canal become completely inundated. In addition to producing millions of casualties and creating a massive refugee crisis, the floodwaters would wreak havoc upon the nation's economy, which depends upon agriculture. Such strife could also affect Egypt's relationship...
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By:
Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
An excess of cash and complacency characterizes elements of today's financial markets: excess cash, in the form of the seemingly endless gush of money that continues to flow from institutional investors through private equity investors and into private equity deals; and excess complacency, reflected in the lowest risk premiums that the market has ever seen. These two excesses have created...
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By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Back when Johnny Carson was the only show on late-night television, the old joke was that millions of Americans "went to bed with Johnny." With Saturday night the most active date night of the week for single people, I am one of millions of American singles who goes on dates with Garrison Keillor. Keillor -- the creator, host and writer...
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