Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775

By:
Roy Gutterman, JE Feature
It seemed like the timing, the encounter and the girl were all in line -- brought together by a higher power or at least interesting coincidence. During a recent trip home, I attended Friday-night services at a popular New York City synagogue and met an interesting young woman. With only a few early birds sprinkled around the sanctuary, I could...
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By:
Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
As the miracle of fall foliage unfolds in mid-September and lasts through October, nowhere is the breathtaking blaze of colors that sweeps the landscape more dramatic than in New England. Foliage enthusiasts can enjoy the spectacle of changing leaves several ways -- by car, train, cruise ships ... even chair lifts. Here are states with dazzling foliage scenes and a...
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By:
Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
When people talk about stocks, they are most often referring to the class known as common stock. It's well-known that common stocks have the potential for capital appreciation, and they have produced a higher historical return than most forms of investment, but this has come with the increased risk of losses and more volatility overall. Fewer people are familiar with...
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Company products help cancer patients with their pain
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
Lindy Snider is a woman with a mission -- and not a predictable one for a person who delved into theater and Oriental Studies at Ithaca College and the University of Pennsylvania. The only hint of her destiny may have been Snider's penchant for whipping up "concoctions" in the family kitchen as a child. Decades later, she has turned that...
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How do some micro-organisms manage to exist and even thrive in surroundings ranging from Antarctica to boiling hot springs? A team of scientists from the Weizmann Institute's Plant Sciences Department, led by Professor Avigdor Scherz, has found that a switch in just two amino acids (the building blocks of protein) can make a difference between functioning best at moderate temperatures...
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